2018 ILLINOIS EXCELLENCE AWARD

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TRIO Salon receives 2018 Illinois Excellence Award

August 20th 2018 - TRIO Salon has been selected for the 2018 Illinois Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute of Trade & Commerce (USITC).

Each year the USITC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Companies of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that USITC strives to recognize.

TRIO Salon has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USITC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of its industry.

2018 Chicago Small Business Excellence Award

THANK YOU SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS!!!

The Chicago
Small Business Excellence Awards

Each year, the Chicago Small Business Excellence Awards chooses only excellent local small businesses. We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use great marketing methods and excellent customer service to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through great service and community involvement. For most companies, this recognition is a result of your dedication and efforts as well as the work of others in your organization that have helped build your business. Your team is now a part of an exclusive group of small businesses that have achieved this selection.

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TRIO Salon's Mio Sota takes gold at Goldwell Global Color Zoom 2017!

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Goldwell’s international hair event Global Zoom 2017, the amazing competition that is taking place in Barcelona (Spain), has crowned Mio Sota of Trio Salon (Chicago, IL) as Best Partner Colorist!

The other Gold winners are Dylan Tung (Singapore), Best Creative Colorist and Maxim Sotnikov (Russia), Best New Talent. The worldwide competition gathered almost 3,000 of salon professionals from around the world cheering on 97 global finalists from 38 countries. Cory Couts, Global President of Kao Salon Division welcomed the audience before John Moroney, Kao Salon Global Creative Director introduced the new Color Zoom 2018 collection, ELEMENTAL.

On Sunday, October 8th, the Global Zoom Event 2017 started with the Welcome Session, where Kao Salon Global Creative Director John Moroney and Global VP of Marketing Stephan Becker shared the latest news from Goldwell and KMS. The event encompassed celebration, creativity and inspiration with a series of seminars, amazing shows featuring hair icons like Global Haircutting Ambassador Jay Mahmood supported by the best talents from the Master Colorist Program, Master Stylist Program and the new Master Texture Program; Australia’s Most Awarded Hairdresser Shane Henning, Creative Director and owner of Noddys on King in Sydney; the KMS Global Style Council offered initial insights in the new KMS 2018 Campaign featuring the best of HighSTYLE and StreetSTYLE from the new global hotspots; and the Color Zoom '17 Creative Team gave an insight into the ELEMENTAL Collection: Global Winners from 2016 Larissa Bresnehan, Sargis Airapetian and Daniel Rubin, along with Goldwell International Artists Agnes Westerman and Sascha Haseloff, presented the technical insight of the Color Zoom '18 Collection.

The Global Zoom Event 2017 also included awesome parties in the most exciting spots in Barcelona – but the highlight of the weekend was the announcement of the Global Zoom Winners ’17. The challenge was to recreate their interpretation of the IN·FLUX trend collection live on a model in just three hours, and produce the most important artistic creations of their career.

The finalists paraded onto the Global Zoom main stage with their models, before the announcement of the three global winners who had demonstrated the most astounding hairdressing skills during the competition! “I can’t think of a better or more inspirational way to come together with our top clients from around the world than the Global Zoom Event. Every year it is a global gathering of some of the most creative stylists in the industry – sharing creativity and community in an inspirational city. For Kao Salon Division, it gives us the opportunity to continually demonstrate our commitment to partnering with salons and stylists worldwide and helping them to grow their business,” says John Moroney.

Goldwell also announced that the Global Zoom competition comes back to North America in 2018, and it's going to be held in Toronto (Canada)!

Here's the complete list of winners:

PARTNER CATEGORY
Gold: Mio Sota, USA
Silver: Velette Huang, Taiwan
Bronze: Sean Chiu, Hong Kong

CREATIVE CATEGORY:
Gold: Dylan Tung, Singapore
Silver: Lauren Kocman, USA
Bronze: Caroline Brand, United Kingdom

NEW TALENT CATEGORY:
Gold: Maxim Sotnikov, Russia
Silver: Sam Lim Sze Shien, Malaysia
Bronze: Ayaka Tanioka, Japan

STYLIST'S CHOICE AWARDS:
Creative Colorist: Futoun Ahmed Hakim, United Arab States
New Talent Colorist: Lydia Wolfe, United Kingdom
Partner Colorist: Maarten Schapendonk, Netherlands

COLOR ZOOM HALL OF FAME:
Agnes Westerman, The Netherlands
Mario Krankl, Austria

ARTICLE FROM ESTETICA MAGAZINE