Vote for your favorite look

The Top 5 contestants of the 2022 XMONDO Color Awards have completed their final looks! Who do you think should take home the $10,000 and year supply of XMONDO Color? Learn more about the artist behind the look and cast a vote for your favorite color creation by December 2, 2022.

The Top 5 contestants of the 2022 XMONDO Color Awards have completed their final looks! Who do you think should take home the $10,000 and year supply of XMONDO Color? Learn more about the artist behind the look and cast a vote for your favorite color creation by December 2, 2022.

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Walter

Age 24

She/Her

What inspired you to get into the art of hair color?

I often found myself dying my own hair at home as a teenager, which naturally made me curious about pursuing a cosmetology career. I did any hair color anyone was brave enough to trust me with. Now after 5 years behind the chair, I get to do rainbow hair everyday. My clients and my fellow hairdressers inspire me and push me creatively all the time.

What was your inspiration for this look?

I was inspired by the look of magma glowing under cracks of rock. I wanted something intense and bright contrasted against something neutral and calm. Then I let the shades of XMONDO color inspire me. I chose not to customize most of the colors so the pure tones would be highlighted in my look.

What would winning the 2022 XMONDO Color Awards mean to you?

Winning the 2022 XMONDO color awards would be an amazing accomplishment for me. Winning the grand prize is almost inconceivable and being rewarded for my hard work would feel so validating. I have been told by many people that there is no career in vibrant rainbow colored hair styles. On top of being immensely proud of myself, I believe this would bring more credit to people who create similar work.