Goldwell Color Zoom 2011 Semi-finalists Announced!

By Lauren Salapatek | 06/17/2011 11:41:35 AM


Goldwell has announced their 2011 Color Zoom Challenge US semi-finalists. This year the United States received a record 244 entries in the three Color Zoom Challenge Categories: Creative Colorist, Partner Colorist and New Talent.

Goldwell's judging panel included: Emmy-Nominated Celebrity Stylist—Rachael Dowling, A-List New York Star and Celebrity Stylist—Ryan Nickulas, President of Carlton Hair International—James O’Reagan and Goldwell North American Guest Artists—John Simpson and Timothy Switzer, as well as an esteemed team of industry media editors, including MODERN's own Maggie Mulhern.

The submissions of their semi-finalists (five from each of the three categories) will now be sent to Germany to be judged by a Global Panel. This independent group of industry experts and international stylists will select one winner for each category to represent the United States at the 2011 Color Zoom Finale Live Competition in South Beach, Miami on October 16, 2011.

Creative Colorist semi-finalists:

Robin Cook Tangles Salon—Wichita Falls, TX
Derek Lopez-Almodouar Cleber Lopes Salon—Coral Gables, FL
Micki Mazza Robert Allen Salon—Fort Lauderdale, FL
Allan Ngo Allan’s Salon—Santa Clara, CA
Angel Torres Robert Allen Salon—Fort Lauderdale, FL

New Talent semi-finalists:
Crystal Garcia Carissima Salon—Chicago, IL
Kayla Randell Ohana Salon—Fort Collins, CO
Kassandra Retos Lewis Hair Salon—Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel Rubin Johnathan Breitung Salon—Chicago, IL
Alfredo Solis-Pita California Looks Salon—Visalia, CA

Partner Colorist semi-finalists:
Tracey Castrichini Red Salon—Peabody, MA
Jesse Fortin Aura Salon & Day Spa—Scottsdale, AZ
Erica Haase Env Salon Color Bar—Apex, NC
Jesse Marcks Hair Excellence—Sun Prairie, WI
Mary Tricano Salon 600—Sayville, NY

 Derek Lopez-Almodouar Cleber Lopes Salon—Coral Gables, FL Robin Cook Tangles Salon—Wichita Falls, TX
 Crystal Garcia Carissima Salon—Chicago, IL Alfredo Solis-Pita California Looks Salon—Visalia, CA
 Mary Tricano Salon 600—Sayville, NY Jesse Marcks Hair Excellence—Sun Prairie, WI





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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