The results are in! Pravana, a global salon professional hair care brand and leader in creative color, has announced the winners of this year's Show Us Your Vivids Contest.

From July 1 to Sept. 30, 2015, over 500 students and stylists entered their brightest, head-turning color creations using Pravana ChromaSilk Vivids hair colors for a chance to win their own editorial photo shoot in Los Angeles and a multi-page feature in a national magazine.

This year’s judging panel included Pravana Guest Artist and celebrity stylist Danny Moon of Andy Lecompte Salon, Vadre Grigsby, Pravana Artistic Color Director and James Gartner, Pravana Guest Artist. This year’s winners embodied the spirit of Pravana by showcasing beautiful hair color created with ChromaSilk Vivids while combining exceptional techniques with creative and polished styling to produce a stunning overall effect in each entry.

Congratulations to the 2015 Winners!

First Place: Erica Keelen of Jacksonville, Fla.


Judges Feedback: "This color combination required different levels of lift to achieve the vibrancy we see here. The pre-Vivids application work on this model, that would typically go unnoticed, was done perfectly. If it weren’t for the precision in the lightening process, the finished color would not have its seamless look."

-Vadre Grigsby, Pravana Artistic Color Director

“I love how she related it to her art inspiration [Van Gogh’s Starry Night] and showcased the final look with more than one style.”

 -Danny Moon, Pravana Guest Artist

“Perfectly melted colors, strategic placement and a wise model/photographer made this a number one choice for me.”

-James Gartner, Pravana Guest Artist

Second Place: Jessica Davis of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.


Judges Feedback: "Amazing combination of color placement to complement a killer cut."

- James Gartner, Pravana Guest Artist


Third Place: Nicole Pede of Alymer, Ontario, Canada


Judges Feedback: "Nicole did an amazing job recreating the multidimensional colors seen in the inspiration photo of the jewel necklace. The final look is soft and blended perfectly while maintaining a distinction between the different shades. The styling is beautiful on this as well."

Vadre Grigsby, Artistic Color Director, Pravana

Honorable Mention: Erica Hardy-Knoop of Corpus Christi, Texas


Judges Feedback: "This is a great translation of her inspiration photo. The subtle nuances of tonal shifts in this pastel creation showcase lighter shades of the full cool spectrum, but include wisps of warm colors too."

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