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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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Mielin Chaliz-Villatoro

Age 24

They/She

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

From the time I was 13 years old I’ve been experimenting with hair. From dying my own hair bright pink with manic panic in my parents' bathroom to razor cutting my best-friend fringe bangs. All of which led to me going into perusing a career in cosmetology after graduating high-school. After graduating beauty school in 2016 and working my first official job as a licensed professional I quickly realized my passion lay in vivid coloring and the freedom that comes with it. Watching clients who otherwise wouldn’t have tried something bold, daring, and new is what continues to motivate me as a stylist.

What was your inspiration for this look?

My inspiration was the X on the XMONDO color cape. I wanted to accurately represent all of XMONDO Colors and its vibrancy while also showcasing my technique and style as a vivids specialist.

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

Winning the XMONDO Color Awards would not only be an incredible honor, it would give me the platform needed to succeed and thrive as a small business owner. From social media coverage and exposure, to enough financial stability to possibly open up a bigger shop and take on more clients. Winning would mean my life, my dedication, my hard work and my dreams as a stylist would no longer be a dream, but reality.