Goldwell has announced three global Gold Winners for Color Zoom 2019.

Close to 3,000 professionals assembled in Vienna, Austria for two days of learning, networking and creative inspiration. The premise? Goldwell’s annual Global Color Zoom; the undisputed pinnacle of the brand’s thriving network calendar.

Comprising a full roster of live hair shows, illuminating artist sessions and one electric gala evening, the event saw the announcement of this year’s global Color Zoom challenge winners, all of whom were first chosen as national winners in their respective home countries.

To qualify as a national winner, finalists were first tasked with submitting their photographic interpretations of the brand’s current R∃MIX trend; an expressive collection of vivid hues and creative cuts devised by Goldwell’s reigning Color Zoom Creative Team.

Culminating a palette of bold, statement colours, sharp contours and striking visual contrasts, the collection draws cues from the aesthetics of Pop art and graphic minimalism, offering hairdressers a kaleidoscopic spectrum of colour and style inspiration.

As demonstrated by this year’s national champions.

During gala proceedings, each of the national winners recreated their qualifying looks live, before both attendees and a panel of expert judges. From 91 national finalists (spanning 38 countries) three gold winners were announced across three categories: New Talent, Creative and Partner.

Taking out gold in the New Talent category (given to one young, creative colourist with less than five years of professional experience) was Singapore’s own J Lim, while Russia’s delegate Irakli Sardalishvili secured the gong for the Creative category (awarding a stylist with more than five years’ experience).

Yuujin Ho, also of Singapore, was awarded the top spot in the Partner category, an award entrusted upon one professional stylist who has worked for Goldwell across the brand’s shows or seminars, for upwards of two years.

Amidst the evening’s revelries, event-goers were also introduced to Goldwell’s 2020 Couture Collection, INTREPID: a lineup of bold, fearless looks harnessing the power of the brand’s vibrant ELUMEN range. (View the collection recap here).

Encompassing three product skus – namely ELUMEN, ELUMEN PLAY and ELUMEN CARE – the range boasts a gentle, ammonia-free and non-oxidative formula, offering clients everything from glossy shine, through to bright, intensified colours.

Congratulations to each of this year’s finalists and winners!

Gold Winners: J Lim, Irakli Sardalishvili and Yuujin Ho.