Goldwell's Color Zoom USA Winners Announced

By Lauren Salapatek and Maggie Mulhern | 07/05/2012 9:50:00 AM


The Goldwell Color Zoom USA winners have just been announced. Here, Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern's blogs about this breaking news. Congratulations to:

Creative Colorist: Michelle Azouz
Tangles, Wichita Falls, TX               
New Talent Colorist: Michael Gierl
Mizu, New York, NY
Partner Colorist: Daniel Rubin
Alpha Hair Design, Berkeley, IL

This is particularly exciting news for me as I had the honor to help judge and narrow down the finalists, prior to the final judging just completed in Germany. These three winners were at the top of my list. Equally excited is fellow judge and VP of Education for Goldwell and KMS, John Moroney. I contacted him to get his reaction to the announcement. "At this level of compeition, it becomes very difficult to choose," he told me. "All of the entries are amazing. Ultimately, what the judges had to look for was not only the execution of the cut and color, but most importantly, that the winning images really captured the true essence of the FasciNature trend. I can tell you that not only did our winners capture the trend, but they took it to the next level."

These three winners will represent the United States at Goldwell's international Color Zoom Challenge in London on October 13, 2012.

Creative Colorist: Michelle Azouz from Tangles in Wichita Falls, TX

click image to zoomNew Talent Colorist: Michael Gierl from Mizu New York in New York, NY

click image to zoomPartner Colorist: Daniel Rubin from Alpha Hair Design in Berkeley, IL






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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Yolanda Carrasco    
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Alpha Hair Desing Inc Berkeley il  |  July, 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM

Beautiful work, congratulations everyone.

Yolanda Carrasco    
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Alpha Hair Desing Inc Berkeley il  |  July, 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM

Beautiful work, congratulations everyone.

Patti Ward    
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Chicago  |  July, 06, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Very excited and proud to have Daniel Rubin represent Chicago and the United States.

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India  |  July, 07, 2012 at 03:51 AM

very awesome work, Congratulations to all...

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