Oh Canada!

Goldwell, KMS and Oribe inspire 3,000 hairdressers in Toronto at Global Zoom, as the winners of the 2018 Color Zoom Challenge are revealed…

When Toronto was revealed as the host city for Goldwell’s Global Zoom event last year, it illustrated how this event always delivers something new, something fresh. The two days in Canada’s largest city did not disappoint, even making the history books as The Netherlands made a clean sweep of victory in the annual Color Zoom Challenge final (the three winners all came from the same salon in Appledorn, which has a population 160,000! ). Almost 3,000 passionate stylists from across the globe enjoyed two days full of creativity, innovation and inspiration, as Goldwell, KMS and new stable mate Oribe showcased their artists and their new products.

The UK had its largest ever contingent at Global Zoom, who all enjoyed a trip to Niagara Falls and a welcome party at the city’s Rec Room before alongside supporting UK Color Zoom winners Lydia Wolfe from Tony Wood Hairdressing, Kasha Havis from Blu Hair and Stephanie Jones from Stephanie Jones at the international final. The final also celebrated new Color Zoom Hall of Fame inductee Neil Barton, the Scottish hairdresser who scooped gold in Paris in 2010. He is part of the Color Zoom Creative Team that revealed the trend for 2019 – Remix. Full of acid brights and Pop Art references, it’s a celebration of colour that’s been devised alongside trend forecasting agency WGSN and forms the base for 2019 contest.

Meet 2019’s top trend – Remix

Another new addition this year was UK styling duo Mazella & Palmer, revealed as Goldwell education ambassadors in the summer. JB and Dove hit the stage to present a new collection, their first with Goldwell, called Ombre Rouge, inspired by a 2014 Chinese Vogue shoot by Tim Walker and mixing precision cutting and precision styling together.


Next year, the Global Zoom action moves to Vienna – Austria, you better start planning now…

And the winners are…

Creative Colorist

Gold: The Netherlands
Silver: Russia
Bronze: China
Stylist Favourite: Mexico

New Talent

Gold: Netherlands
Silver: Spain
Bronze: Taiwan
Stylist Favourite: The Netherlands


Gold: The Netherlands
Silver: Singapore
Bronze: Russia
Stylist Favourite: The Netherlands

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