10 December 2023

Global Creative Awards 2022 Winners!

Amsterdam was the destination for over 2,300 global hairdressers and industry movers, who united at the Kao Salon Global Experience 2022 to hear the announcements of this year’s Global Creative Awards winners.

Global Creative Awards

A programme of outstanding shows and inspiration artists sessions was the backdrop for the Kao Salon Global Experience and the Global Creative Awards, which went LIVE in Amsterdam from 2 -3 October 2022, after two frustrating years of delays and disappointments. Even those guests who were not able to make it to in Amsterdam had the chance to watch the Event on the Kao Salon Division Website or via YouTube Live. 


For those participating in the competition the most highly-anticipated part of the Kao Salon Global Experience was without doubt the gala evening held at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, where the names of the Gold Silver and Bronze Awards winners in each of the categories were announced. The evening also included two outstanding stage shows by Angelo Seminara and Mario Krankl, as well as the presentation of a truly beautiful collection to herald the exciting relaunch of Goldwell Kerasilk in early 2023.


This new Goldwell Collection from Goldwell Global Ambassador, Angelo Seminara is a continuation of emotion, places, styles and history, this year, HAIR EVERY WEAR 2.0 builds on diversity, combining art, architecture, fashion, philosophy and beauty. “I look at people as one because I am a people person and I believe in a world without preference and prejudice,” commented Angelo. “Hair Every Wear 2.0 embraces that feeling, where everyone is unique and everyone is free to be whoever they want to be. It’s going to bring you an emotion, and from an emotion, it becomes a feeling, and from a feeling, it becomes a piece of art.


Mario Krankl’s presentation was a declaration of love for Goldwell. It was also a teaser for the Brand´s 75th anniversary coming up in 2023. He took us away to his “creative hair factory”, a dream world where anything is possible when it comes to hair and creativity. He shares with hairdressers how a long-lasting collaboration with Goldwell can virtually take them beyond themselves. “In my presentation, the square of the Goldwell logo was one of the creative key elements. You can find it in the shapes of the hair and in the fashion as a token of appreciation to my strong partner,” explained Goldwell Ambassador Mario Krankl. 

Goldwell Kerasilk Collection

The Announcement of the Global Creative Awards Winners was an outstanding moments of the evening.

Here are the 2022 winners:

New Talent Colorist of the Year 

GOLD: Tiew Pei Yu from Malaysia 

SILVER: Emily Kooistra from Canada 

BRONZE: Lucia McEvoy from United Kingdom 

Creative Colorist of the Year 

GOLD: Junz Loke from Singapore 

SILVER: Ian Lee Jia Pei from Malaysia 

BRONZE: Tasha Yip from Hong Kong 

Creative Haircutter of the Year 

GOLD: Daniela Farzetti from Italy 

SILVER: Rafael Monzó López from Spain 

BRONZE: Alex Tant from USA 

Editorial Colorist of the Year 

GOLD: Ben Driscoll-Price from United Kingdom 

SILVER: Amy Wardley from United Kingdom 

BRONZE: Jack Mead & Lydia Wolfe from United Kingdom 

Avant Garde Stylist of the Year 

GOLD: Tom Yek Teng Siong from Malaysia 

SILVER: Manou Grijsen from Netherlands 

BRONZE: Abbie Jackson from Australia 

Salon Team of the Year 

GOLD: Siew Thiam Kui from Malaysia 

SILVER: Rafa Monzó López from Spain 

BRONZE: Donna Page from United Kingdom 

Men’s Hairstylist of the Year: 

GOLD: Andrew Plester from United Kingdom 

SILVER: Jeffrey Den Dikkenboer from Netherlands 

BRONZE: Jos Verzijlberg from Netherlands 


Another highlight of the show was the recognition of one salon per continent for their leadership in salon sustainability.  Representing Europe, the recognition for “Salon Sustainability Leadership” is Floke, Norway. For North America, Gene Juarez Salons, Spas & Academies, United States of America. For Asia, red hill hair salon, Hong Kong and for Australia, Shibui, Australia


Five inspiring Artist Sessions gave guests from all over the world the opportunity to experience excellent mastery of their craftmanship. These were:  internationally renowned J.7 Creative Team from Stuttgart, Germany;  EVOLVE, an award-winning salon based in Singapore; Oribe Hair Care ambassador, STACEY CICERON; top international hairstylist HUUB EYSINK and multi-award winners, TAZ HAIR CO. 

The Academy stage in 2022 showcased five Academy Teams from around the world sharing the newest trends of their cities. The best educators & artists joined them live on stage: Sona Brado & Daniel Bruns, Agnes Westerman & Sascha Haseloff, Salome de Wet & Neil Barton, Kylie Bussing & Jacob Khan and Nicci Welsh 

“It was a huge pleasure to be able to do host the event live again this year,” said John Moroney, VP Creative & Communication. “Our salon owners and stylists were thrilled. According to our stylists, attending this year’s Kao Salon event was like coming home to a family reunion – if your family was made up of the coolest, most creative people in the industry. It’s a place to meet up with like-minded artists and create friendships for life. Every type of creativity was waiting for the guests – from the contemporary color and style of Goldwell to the street style craftsmanship of KMS and the chic, editorial styling of Oribe” 



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