The hair, makeup and nail art competition, Global Beauty Masters, announced the winning team in an exciting finale aired April 25, 2016. Working against five other teams in the challenge to create an avant-garde “Phoenix Rising” look, Mexico’s SHE Salon won the title of Global Beauty Masters.
The finale was hosted by model and entrepreneur, Nicole Murphy, and master colorist Kim Vō. The judges were platform artist, Charlie Price; celebrity makeup artist, Vicki Starr; master educator, Sam Villa; award-winning nail artist, Amy Becker; and co-founder and chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems, John Paul DeJoria.
After a season of rigorous competition, participating in challenges such as making over cancer survivors, turning beauty bloggers into pin-ups and basing a look off of the word “liberty,” the professionals of SHE Salon emerged as the judges’ choice for their fierce finish.
“It’s a lot of emotions," said Jorge Munoz, SHE Salon team leader. "I have around 25 years of doing hair and sometimes people don’t believe in you. Finally, we did it. Now, I want to enjoy this award for the rest of my life." The winners will receive a grand prize that includes product packages from John Paul Mitchell Systems, Beauty & Pin-Ups, Conair, Revlon Professional, Wella, Bar Bar Tools, Fromm Beauty, Goldwell, TIGI and Millennium Software.
"These people are some of the most creative and talented people on the planet and they found their niche in beauty," says Co-founder and chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems, John Paul DeJoria,
The show was written and directed by multiple Emmy nominee Jim Milio, and produced by his award-winning team including executive producer, Jeanette B. Milio, and producers, Glenn Kirschbaum, Jesse Combs and Schlonda McCarthan.
The TV series was supported by top beauty and lifestyle brands including, but not limited to, BSG, CosmoProf, Armstrong McCall, Loxa Beauty, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Revlon Professional Brands, Beauty & Pin-Ups, American Crew, UniqOne, CND, Wella, Nioxin, Sebastian, Goldwell, BaBylissPRO by Conair, TIGI Haircare, Westgate Properties, Millennium Software, Kryolan Professional Make-up, Cuccio, Fromm International, and many more.
In the student competition, Beauty Transformers of the Robert Fiance Beauty School in North Plainfield, New Jersey was the winning team.
About Global Beauty Masters
Uniting styling professionals from around the globe, “Global Beauty Masters” brings the only competition and reality show that integrates the disciplines of hair, makeup, nails and styling to life on TLC. The team format emphasizes the collaborative nature of the work, yet provides exposure to the cultural and artistic perspectives of the different countries represented.
For reprint and licensing requests for this article, Click here.