Finalists announced for CWGA 2023

The results are in… 

Whoop whoop! The finalists of the Colour World Genius Awards 2023 are announced. We’re stoked that this year has been more competitive than ever; more than 650 entries across 10 categories. The most entries we’ve received in the fifth year of hosting. So congratulations to everyone who has entered! 

Finalists decided

The jury was made up of 26 highly-accredited judges; each a colourist or leading salon owner and award-winners. Entries were judged on technical ability, taste and suitability for the category entered. 

CWGA 2023Thanks to sponsors Joico, K18 and Blonde Solutions, we’re bringing the finalists to a Colour World Genius Party in central London to announce the winners and you can join them! The Grand Final CWGA 2023 is held in a new stunning venue: Gigi’s Hoxton on 14th May 2023. This is our time to celebrate colour properly. Awards presentations, live music, dancing and a cool London vibe venue. From 6pm till late… we can’t wait to see you there! Tickets on sale HERE

Scroll to see who’s on the list: Colour World Genius Awards finalists 2023

People’s Choice:
Counting the most watched Reels, these finalists will now be judged on a photograph submitted to the jury

  • Sylvain Gagliardi
  • Casey Coleman
  • Gemma Hill
  • Gaby Kennedy
  • Chloe Szubinski 
  • Oli Tracey 

Creative Colour Genius:  

Creative Colour Genius Finalists 2023
Creative Colour Genius Finalists 2023

• Macy Smith
• Stephanie Gamble
• Maxine McArthur
• Dean Lawton Taylor
• Anne Veck
• Danilo Giangreco  

Colour Correction Genius: 

Creative Colour Genius Finalists 2023
Creative Colour Genius Finalists 2023

• Corey Jack
Lea Shaw
• Shane Aherne (2 finalist places)
• Kirby Brewer
• Sophie Mundy 

Commercial Colour Genius: 

Commercial Colour Genius Finalists
Commercial Colour Genius Finalists 2023

• Jess Larrad
Alfie Pfeffer
Dean Lawton-Taylor
• Kirsty Judge
Zoe Roberts
Ashley Long  

Innovative Colour Genius: 

Innovative Colour Genius Finalists 2023
Innovative Colour Genius Finalists 2023

• Samantha Bell
• Giuseppe Stelitano
• Brandon Messinger
• Rick Roberts
Casey Coleman
• Danilo Giangreco  

Mens Colour Genius: 

Mens Colour Genius Finalists
Mens Colour Genius Finalists

• Stephanie Gamble
• Sean Thomas
• Simon Townley
• Megan Stockford
• Dylan McConnachie
• Maria Sutton 

 #Colourtastic Genius: 

  • Federico Damiani
  • Justin Mackland
  • Sian Quinn
  • Casey Coleman
  • Charlotte Cave
  • Giuseppe Stelitano

 Colour Communicator:

  • Rachel Lomax
  • Brian Leo McCallum
  • Gareth Williams
  • Paul Watts
  • Niall McNulty
  • Michelle Summer Davis

 Afro Colour Genius: 

Afro Colour Genius Finalists
Afro Colour Genius Finalists 2023

• Neria Mendes
• Jess Larrad
• Ashley Gamble
• Stephanie Gamble
• Anne Veck
• Danny Malone

 International Colour Genius: 

International Colour Genius Finalists 2023
International Colour Genius Finalists 2023

• Pescal Lombardo
Maxim Sotnikov
• Ivonne Martens
• Danny Pato
• Stevie English
• Kristie Kesic

A huge congratulations to this year’s finalists, we can’t wait to see you all Sunday 14th May at Gigi’s Hoxton. 

Good luck!

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