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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Reina DeMoss

Age 41

She/Her

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

Hair is an art form that allows people to express a representation of who they are inside. Since highschool I’ve been interested in fashion and hair. Art in general, from punk culture to high fashion. After trying to conform to society’s standards, I decided at 30 years old to give myself the craziest challenge ever and join hair school. My life changed after that and I truly became connected to my craft.

What was your inspiration for this look?

I wanted to create a look that is edgy but precise. Creative with intention. I wanted to bring together different techniques without being too busy. I love connecting with my clients/models and it was important for me to give Savannah something that’s wearable. So we decided on Harajuku meets Hello Kitty in 2001.

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

As an artist, creating is one of the things that brings me the most joy. Being a hairdresser means we get to create art and bring joy to others. It’s full circle. In this line of work, we always question ourselves, our worth. It’s hard not to get caught up comparing ourselves to others because of social media. This would just solidify that my work is valid, and that my talents are valued by others just as much as I value them on my own.