American Crew All Star Challenge 2019 Global Finalists Revealed
American Crew has announced the global finalists for its annual All-Star Challenge men’s grooming competition which will take place in New York this May.
The All-Star Challenge is an annual global competition that highlights world-class talent in men’s grooming. Stylists are challenged to combine their expertise in art, style, and technique to deliver their ultimate interpretation of the American Crew man.
“The level of talent that showcases their skill in The All-Star Challenge each year continuously elevates the standard of men’s grooming to an exciting new level of artistry,” said David Raccuglia, founder of American Crew. “With American Crew celebrating its 25thAnniversary in 2019, it’s refreshing to see these finalists bring their individual cultures, creativity, and vision to an industry that continues to thrive. As clients’ expectations evolve, these stylists are leading the charge in the future of grooming by upholding brilliance in their craft and an understanding of connection behind the chair.”
The 15 All-Star Challenge finalists, chosen from thousands of entries, include: Blade Pullman, Australia; Maria Ivanova, Bulgaria; Sandra Perovic, Canada; Fabien Tonicello, France; Desiree Hammer, Germany; Chris O’Riordan, Ireland [lead article image]; Giuseppe Messina, Italy; Pieter-Theo Zuurbier, Netherlands; Gamal Abdel Galvez Gonzales, Peru; Tiago Pinto, Portugal; Mark Markov, Russia; Pablo Perez, Spain; Gemma Willock-Smith, U.K [image pictured above].; Bohdan Vasylevskiy, Ukraine; Emma Jankowski, U.S.
The judging panel for the competition consists of: David Raccuglia, American Crew Founder; Alfredo Remolina, American Crew Global Vice President; Mike Sharkey, American Crew Director of Global Education; Phoenix Thomson, American Crew Senior Education Manager; Sara Cristina Arroyo, American Crew Global Marketing Director.
Following a final competition in NYC in May 2019, the Grand Prize Winner of the American Crew All-Star Challenge will be announced on May 19th , earning industry recognition, as well as a cash prize of $10,000 and a feature in ESTETICA Magazine.
Congratulations to the UK finalist Gemma Willock-Smith and the Ireland finalist Chris O’Riordan.Best of luck for the final!