American Crew Announces All Star Challenge 2018 Global Champion

by charlottegw / June 12, 2018


American Crew has announced Vitaly Pimenov from Russia as the Global Champion of the 2018 All-Star Challenge in Barcelona 2018, which recognizes the best men’s hair stylist in the world.

Speaking of his winning image Vitaly said: “I was really inspired by texture and the length of the hair of my model, so that was my initial foundation and inspiration to the look I created. However, I am also influenced by different countries, their trends, people and architecture, which all shape the styles and looks I create.”

Countless stylists from around the world submitted styles that represented their interpretation of the modern, classic American Crew man. Barcelona hosted the top 15 stylists, after going through preliminary events in their respective home countries. The finalists then worked alongside leading industry experts to put their skills to the test. Each finalist cut and styled their model, followed by shoot and photo selection that would represent their final look, with American Crew founder David Raccuglia.

“I was really impressed and blown away by the look Vitaly created, he really showcased true craftsmanship and talent, confident in the direction of his look from the start of the competition!” David Raccuglia said. “The standard of the All-Star Challenge just gets better every year. It’s amazing to see the breadth and depth of global influences and inspirations that our finalists bring to the competition. It’s truly inspiring.”

The following finalists were selected to represent their country on the global stage:

Australia – Kelvin Wong
Canada – Hassan Nasser
France – Rabbah Bouzghaia
Italy – Mariano Schian
Peru – Wilman Valverde Perez
UK – Sam Wall
Spain – Alberto Salvador
Turkey – Mehmet ali Denel
Ukraine – Bohdan Vasylevskyi
Denmark – Brit Laursen
Germany – Laura Sierra Garcia
Mexico – Daniel Arturo Quinones Elias
Russia – Vitaly Pimenov
South A rica – Viggo Von Scheliha
Switzerland – Julien Vacca
USA – Jorge Buccio

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