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2022 Global Creative Awards UK and Ireland Finalists Announced

by Sian Jones / last updated July 11, 2022

GCA Finalist

Kao Salon Division UK is thrilled to announce the 2022 UK & Ireland Finalists for the prestigious Global Creative Awards.

The finalists will take to the stage for the Final & Summer Party, taking place on Sunday 31st July 2022 at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, London. Expect a stunning runway show, canapés and cocktails, before the National Technical category finalists are announced; they will then go on to represent the UK & Ireland at the Kao Salon Global Experience in Amsterdam in October.

The Kao Salon Division Global Creative Awards invites the industry’s most ambitious, inspiring and creative salons and stylists to share their work with their industry peers and the world.

The Technical Awards Finalists for this year are:

New Talent Colourist of the Year: to show the world that age is not a prerequisite for creative excellence and to show their talent and technical ability. This category is designed for stylists with less than five years of experience.

GCA Finalists

Creative Colourist of the Year: The ultimate colour competition. In this category stylists create their vision with a stunning photograph and then recreate it in the international live competition. This category is open to all stylists with the passion and drive to compete in world of colour.

GCA Finalists

Creative Haircutter of the Year: This new category is open to all passionate haircutters to show the world that their work is a cut above with this precision cutting competition. In this category stylists create their vision with a stunning photograph and then recreate it in the international live competition.

GCA Finalist

Finalists for the Editorial Awards will also be announced in August. These four exciting new categories of photo-only global competition celebrate the ultimate in editorial creativity.

  • Men‘s Hairstylist of the Year: Stylists show their mastery and expertise in men’s styling, barbering, and Grooming by creating a collection of cutting-edge men’s looks.
  • Salon Team of the Year: This category is the perfect opportunity to show the creativity of the entire salon team and to create a collection that represents a shared vision and show the power of the entire team.
  • Avant Garde Stylist of the Year: To win this award stylists need to push the boundaries of conventional hairstyling and dare to inspire with their collection of visionary work.
  • Editorial Colourist of the Year: In this category stylists have to express their vision in colour and to create an editorial colour collection that showcases colour creativity, precision, and vision.

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