Goldwell ColorZoom 2019 — Yuujin Ho
Goldwell ColorZoom 2019
Global Champion - Partner Category
Yuujin’s very first Goldwell ColorZoom competition was in 2009, a whole decade ago. It wasn’t until 2013 when he was able to represent Singapore in Los Angeles and he entered the Global Top 5. He represented Singapore again in Berlin in 2014. Finally, a decade after his first Goldwell ColorZoom competition, he attained the Global Champion title for the Partner Category in 2019! Congratulations!
What is your inspiration for the competition hairstyle?
My competition hairstyle was inspired by the architecture of the Teshima Art Museum and the building’s concept. In that museum, there is a very nice view of the hall and when I was taking a photo of it, I accidentally captured the exact moment a couple kissing, and it was such a beautiful photo and moment. So that was my inspiration, to make my look with very minimal shape and cut, similar to the museum.
Having participated in Goldwell Colorzoom a few times, what have you been doing to get from where you were then to where you are now?
It's all about hard work and perseverance. The most important thing is our mindset. We need to be true to ourselves, and I believe that when you have set your goal, you are then able to achieve it.
Being busy with salon work, editorial photo shoots and competition preparation, how do you juggle everything?
It is all about time management. On days when I was busy with salon work, I had to sacrifice some of my personal time and work even harder to prepare for this competition. In addition, the preparation came at a very crucial time when Evolve Salon was moving to our new location at Great World City, which made me even busier than before.
What are you looking forward to as part of the Global Artistic Team?
Being part of the Global Artistic Team, I believe it will be a very good opportunity for me to learn from the global masters since there will be many people being part of the creation of the collection every year, so there’ll be many exchange in ideas and skills. And I’m also looking forward to work together with the hairstylists from around the world.
What can people expect in the 2020 edition of Global Zoom?
The competition will be very different next year. There’ll be a change in concept, and it will no longer be called Color Zoom, it will be called the Goldwell Creative Awards. The competition is evolving and stepping into a new era.
Any tips or advice for those who want to participate?
If you know what you want, just go for it. Maybe you won’t succeed in the beginning, but I believe that if you don't give up, you’ll be successful one day.