Genius Awards 2021 – All the finalists!

More than 400 entries for the 2021 edition of the Colour World Genius Awards have been judged and all the finalists are revealed! We’ve had nearly 500,000 views of the entries for Peoples Choice Colour Genius on @colourworlduk reels… and more than 50 judges invited to decide who goes through to the next round. Phew…. BIG excitement. Here’s what you need to know:

People’s Choice finalists

The entries with the most likes on @colourworlduk Reels will now submit a photograph for the final round. They are:

  • Ilker Nalkiran @by_alpacino
  • Danilo Giangreco @danilohairboutique
  • Heffy Wheeler @heffyx
  • Megan Johnson @hairstatementt
  • Gemma Davers @hairbygemmadavers
  • Federico Damiani @ fededamians

Creative Colour Genius finalists

• Alfie Pfeffer at The Hair Salon
• Caroline Matthews at Simon Webster Hair
• Casey Coleman Freelancer
• Leanne Chadwick at Salon 64
• Pamela Cooney at Toni&Guy, Birmingham
• Adrian Paoluccio at Smiths Salon

Colour Correction Genius Finalists

• Peter Mellon at Medusa
• Kirby Brewer at Painted by Kirby
• Chris Donohue at Billi Currie
• Douglas Reid at R And R Hair & Beauty
• Anna Voumvounidou at Rock n Rose Hairdressing
• Angel-Lee Hilton at Elite

Commercial Genius

• Gareth Williams at Salon 64
• Chris Donohue at Billi Currie
• Alfie Pfeffer at The Hair Salon
• Naomi Byron at Hall of Hair Salon
• Jack Howard at Jack Howard Colour / Paul Edmonds
• Zoe Harrison at Co. Lab Hair & Beauty

Innovative Colour Genius

• Casey Coleman freelancer x 3
• Stephanie Peckmore at Bad Apple Hair
• Peter Mellon at Medusa
• Giuseppe Stelitano at Trevor Sorbie

Men’s Colour Genius

• Gareth Williams at Salon 64
• Shaun Buckhingham at FG Men
• Megan Evans at Colours & Clippers
• Sandra Odoh at Beauty by Sands
• Dylan McConnachie at Salon 64

#colourtastic Genius

Films are playing on our channel at – click a name to view

• Lydia Wolfe
• Casey Coleman
• Andrew Five

Colour Communicator Genius

Films are playing on our channel at – click a name to view

• Jack Howard
• Casey Coleman
• Jo McKay
• John Spanton
• Heffy Wheeler
• Ben Madle 

The awards will be held at Colour World TV filming on Sunday 27 June in London. Finalists will be contacted by email with information about attending.

Thank you to our fabulous sponsors for making the Awards happen:
L’Oréal Professionnel
COLOR.ME by Kevin.Murphy
Alfaparf Milano
Denman Brush


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