Finalists revealed #cwga22

Ta dah! At last, we can reveal the finalists in Colour World Genius Awards 2022

More than 35 eminent colourists took part in the judging for the Colour World Genius Awards 2022 with 10 categories to pore over. We can reveal their decision on who now goes through to the finals. The winners will be announced at a colourtastic awards party on Sunday 22 May at the Colour World venue. From 6pm – 9pm we have 2 fun-loving hosts to entertain, models on parade from the awards sponsors, the all-important awards presentations and a bubbles bar with a DJ to continue the fun. TICKETS ON SALE HERE

All the names to know!

People’s Choice Colour Genius

Nikita Fisher
Heffy Wheeler
Laura Smith
Sylvain Gagliardi
Kara Thomson
Ilker Nalkiran

Creative Colour Genius

Adrian Paoluccio at Smith’s Salon
Rachel Valentine at Rachel Valentine Hair
Courtney Cockburn at Roar Hair & Beauty
Guste Kliukaite at Haus of Sottung
Chelsea Thompson at Slunks
Marie Ramminger at Dream Hair

Colour Correction Genius

Chris Donohue at Billi Currie
Leva Zviceviciute at Hair Culture
Lea Shaw at Rural Fringe Hair Salon
Morgan Graham at MG The Hair Specialist
Nikita Fisher at Palmer Fisher London
Nikita Fisher at Palmer Fisher London (2nd entry)

Innovative Colour Genius

Suzie McGill at Rainbow Room International
Casey Coleman at Chair Studio
Nikita Fisher at Palmer Fisher London
Rachel Valentine at Rachel Valentine Hair
Jaymz Marsters at the Watt
Hannah Gayton at Blush and Blow

Commercial Colour Genius

Leva Poce at Hair Culture
Andi Pearce at Francesco group
Dean Lawton Taylor at Clipso St Albans
Federico Damiani
Francesco Merico at Trevor Sorbie
Nikita Fisher at Palmer Fisher London

Men’s Colour Genius

Shaun Buckingham at FG Men
Sid Sottung at Sid Sottung Academy
Darren Cunningham The Secret Garden
Dean Lawton Taylor at Clipso St Albans
Michaela Bazzoli at Toni and Guy Islington
Francesca Sleightholme Toni and Guy Gloucester Road

#colourtastic Genius

Ashleigh Hodges
Casey Coleman
Dylan McConnachie
Mel Brough

Colour Communicator Genius

Brian McCallum
Danilo Giangreco
Darrel Starkey
Heffy Wheeler
Siobhan Haug

Afro Colour Genius

Nikita Fisher at Palmer Fisher London
Rick Roberts at Rick Roberts
Anthony Grant at Anthony Grant Hair
Neria Mendes at Blush & Blow London
Pamela Cooney at Hazel&hadyn
Corey Jacks at Tint salon

International Colour Genius

Stevie English at Steve English Hair, Australia
Viktoriia Vradii at Le Salon SRV, Ukraine
Feng Wei (Oka) at Saco Taiwan
Arjan Bevers at Avanti, Netherlands
Carles Sanchez at Pelsynera, Spain
Paula Alonso at Salon blue by Raquel Saiz

Remember, the finals are on 22 May at the Colour World venue MC Motors.

Good Luck!

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