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BREAKING NEWS: 2016 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Semi-Finalists Announced

Elizabeth Jakaitis | June 17, 2016 | 9:42 AM
Colette Jones | GiddyUp Salon & Spa | Okanogan, WA | Creative Semi-Finalist
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Keely Martinez | Tangles Salon | Wichita Falls, TX | Creative Semi-Finalist
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Sharon Majano | Trademark Salon | Houston, TX | Creative Semi-Finalist
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Amy Marshall | Dear Clark Hair Studio | Dallas, TX | Creative Semi-Finalist
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Jacob Khan | Jacob K. Hair | Atlanta, Georgia | Creative Semi-Finalist
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Veronica Inness | Bleach Hair Addiction | Miami, FL | New Talent Semi-Finalist
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Linda Cabrera | Hair by Scott & Co. | Delray Beach, FL | New Talent Semi-Finalist
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Chelsey Smith | Hairplay Salon | Anchorage, AK | New Talent Semi-Finalist
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Sophia Ance | Cortello Salon | Jacksonville Beach, FL | New Talent Semi-Finalist
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Jasmin McGahan | Jasmin’s Hair Design | Kenai, AK | New Talent Semi-Finalist
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Daniel Rubin | Trio Salon | Chicago, IL | Partner Semi-Finalist
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Rosa Hawkins | Di Rosa Haircare | Franklin Square, NY | Partner Semi-Finalist
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Christopher Smith | Belleza Salon & Spa | Knoxville, TN | Partner Semi-Finalist
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David Peacemaker | David Ross Salon | Charlotte, NC | Partner Semi-Finalist
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Julie Sharp | Tangles Salon | Wichita Falls, TX | Partner Semi-Finalist
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The Goldwell Hair Color team has announced the 2016 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Semi-Finalists. Hundreds of applicants nationwide entered for the opportunity to be selected as this year’s U.S. Color Zoom Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist, and Global Partner Colorist winners. Contestants were challenged to bring their creativity to life around the theme of Disrupt, which asked stylists to break through the conventional constraints of shape, color, and texture.


Tasked to create unexpected elegance with fashion-inspired, boundary-breaking looks, contestants were judged by an esteemed panel of experts composed of: Kao USA Inc. Vice President of Education, Salon Sandra Humphries, MODERN SALON Beauty and Fashion Director Maggie Mulhern, Hairbrained Co-Founder Randy Taylor, and Top Stylist Patrick Melville. This prestigious panel curated this year’s roster of talented entrants and ultimately selected five standout colorists in each category as the U.S. Semi-Finalists.


Following this round, a 2016 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. gold, silver and bronze winner in each of the three categories will be named by the Goldwell Hair Color Global judges’ panel in Darmstadt, Germany. The Gold winners from each category will be invited to participate in the Color Zoom 2016 International Competition. This exciting live competition will take place at Global Zoom in Stockholm, Sweden in October, allowing finalists from around the world to showcase their talent. Judges then will decide which colorists will earn the titles of bronze, silver, and gold medal winners in the Global Creative Colorist, Global New Talent Colorist and Global Partner Colorist categories. The Global gold medal winners will be granted a role in helping create an upcoming fashion forward Color Zoom collection. Please join us in congratulating this year’s talented 2016 Color Zoom Challenge U.S. Semi-Finalists.


Creative Semi-Finalists

Colette JonesGiddyUp Salon & Spa Okanogan, WA
Keely MartinezTangles Salon Wichita Falls, TX
Sharon MajanoTrademark Salon Houston, TX
Amy MarshallDear Clark Hair Studio Dallas, TX
Jacob KhanJacob K. Hair Atlanta, Georgia

New Talent Semi-Finalists

Veronica InnessBleach Hair Addiction Miami, FL
Linda CabreraHair by Scott & Co. Delray Beach, FL
Chelsey SmithHairplay Salon Anchorage, AK
Sophia AnceCortello Salon Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jasmin McGahanJasmin’s Hair Design Kenai, AK

Partner Semi-Finalists

Daniel RubinTrio SalonChicago, IL
Rosa HawkinsDi Rosa Haircare Franklin Square, NY
Christopher SmithBelleza Salon & Spa Knoxville, TN
David PeacemakerDavid Ross Salon Charlotte, NC
Julie SharpTangles Salon Wichita Falls, TX



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