Goldwell's Color Zoom 2012 Finalists Officially Released

It's official! While we were given a sneak peek at the winning images and the names of the finalists of Goldwell's Color Zoom Challenge, they were never put together! Modern Salon Media has now been given the OK to share the names of the finalists alongside their winning images.

I had the honor of helping judge this competition along with Goldwell's John Moroney and celebrity judges Nick Arrojo, Rona O'Connor and Dimitrios Tsioumas. Not one of us on the judging panel took this assignment lightly. Hours were spent looking at the images and reading the attached materials. It is always such a joy to see when your favorites make the cut!

Congratulations to all the finalists. The images will be sent to the Goldwell home offices in Germany for final judging. A winner from each category will then be announced and that artist will be sent to represent the United States at the international competition in London this October.

New Talent Semi-Finalists
Kassandra Retos
Krave Salon
Washington, PA
Melissa Iris Garner
Mizu New York
New York, NY
Michael Gierl
Mizu New York
New York, NY
Nicole Larsen
Salon Vivo
San Carlos, CA
Zachary Allen Jancek
Robert Allen Salon
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Creative Semi-Finalists
Kati McDonald
Wichita Falls, TX
Leslie Cook
Wichita Falls, TX
Michelle Azouz
Wichita Falls, TX
Robin Cook
Wichita Falls, TX
Salina Bernal
Wichita Falls, TX
Partner Semi-Finalists
Daniel Rubin
Alpha Hair Design, Inc
Berkeley, IL
Derrick Zeno
Reno, NV
Nicholas Pagano
I.D. Salon
Syosset, NY
Robert Brown
Hairobert Salon
Germantown, TN
Tiffany Conway
CoCo Cheveux
South Portland, ME