Global Creative Awards from Kao Salon Division

An annual award with a great buzz, we love the Global Creative Awards from Kao Salon Division – the parent company for Goldwell, KMS and Oribel. Reaching the UK Finals of the Global Creative Awards is an amazing achievement, never mind being a winner. To enter, competitors must create their vision with a photograph, which if successful they go on to recreate the look in the international live competition. This is where all the Goldwell countries come together to see who takes the global trophy. We can’t wait!

Firstly the announcement of the UKl finalists. The winners overall will be announced at the Global Creative Awards 2023 UK & Ireland. There will be a Meet & Greet Day and Winner Announcement event on Friday 4th August at the Menier Lounge, London Bridge. We’ll be there to report back but do follow us on socials. 

So let’s find out who are the Global Creative finalists 2023:

New Talent colourist of the year:

  • D’Arcy White: Jack & The Wolfe
  • Keeragh Harper: Alex Thaddeus 
  • Katie Beck: Toni&Guy, Hamel Hampstead
  • Annabel Wharton: Lilys 
  • Ruby Wyndham: Wyndham Hair

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Creative Colourist of the year finalists: 

  • Alice Manser: SO Hairdressing
  • Alex Thaddeus: Alex Thaddeus Hairdressing 
  • Lewis Frost: Rumour Hair 
  • Luke Golson: Golson Hair 
  • Annabel Eaton: SO Hairdressing 

Global Creative awards KAO Salon division

Creative Haircutter of they year finalists: 

  • Steven Dulay: POMO Hair
  • Jacob Scully: ScullyScully 
  • Rob Brooks: Lazarou Hair 
  • Rachel Lazarou: Lazarou Hair 
  • Ben Brazzo: Jack & The Wolfe 

Global Creative awards KAO Salon division

Let’s hear from Julie Winchester, General Manager, Kao Salon Division, UK & Ireland:

“The Kao Salon Global Creative Awards are the highlight of the hairdressing calendar. For us and our salon customers, it’s an opportunity to celebrate their incredible talent and passion. The atmosphere is always electric. We thank each of our partner salons for taking the time to take part, and for continuing to inspire us as a business as well as the entire UK and global hairdressing industry. We can’t wait for everyone to join us at the UK & Ireland Final event in a few weeks’ time” 

Kao Salon Global Experience Event 2023 Chicago 

Bringing all the Kao Salon countries together… and celebrating creativity, culture and community. 

Two creative days in Chicago with more than 2000 stylists who will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the new colour concepts from Goldwell, street styles and trends from Kerasilk, KMS, Varis and Oribe. The grand final of the Creative Awards will also take place here. 

We can’t wait to see who the winners are going to be… We will see you on 4th August! 

Looking for some more colour inspiration? Here you go: INSPIRATION.


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