Matrix Announces Fergie SoColor Cult Contest Winners

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Matrix Announces The Winners Of Its Fergie SoColor Contest

14 May 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor

Just one month after announcing the top 30 finalists for the Fergie and Matrix SoColor Cult social media contest, Matrix is excited to announce the top ten winners. The contest—first announced in January at Matrix Destination 2018—invited hair stylists worldwide to submit their best vivid hair color looks for a chance to work alongside a Matrix celebrity stylist for Fergie’s July 12, 2018 concert in Long Island, New York. Artists submitted their entries via Instagram using the hashtag #SoColorCult and #FergieXMatrix, and were encouraged to include a special message for SoColor Cult icon Fergie.

All 30 of the finalists who were chosen in April participated in a phone interview with members of the Matrix education team to determine the top 10 winners. At stake: Two grand prize trips to New York City to assist a Matrix celebrity stylist using Matrix SoColor Cult to create fun, flirty, fierce look on Fergie and attend a Fergie concert and eight first prize trips to New York City to create using SoColor Cult and other Matrix products on dancers, band members, and celebrity guests and attend a Fergie concert.

Grand prize winners will work alongside Matrix brand ambassadors and celebrity hairstylists George Papanikolas and Nick Stenson to help color and style Fergie’s hair. Frequent contributors to, Papanikolas and Stenson are some of the most well known and most sought after colorists and stylists in the industry.

Meet the winners of the Fergie and Matrix SoColor Cult social media contest!

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Grand Prize Winners:

Eli Mancha (@elimancha1)

Eli is a hair stylist and educator who has presented his work all over the world for the last 20 years. As the owner and master stylist of Bang Salon in Chicago, Illinois, he is known for his creative styles.


Amanda Ston (@yourfavoritehairstylist)

Amanda is the owner of Your Favorite Salon in Orlando, Florida, and is an internationally published and award winning hair stylist.


First Prize Winners:

Jenna Acquisto (@jennaa_hair)

Jenna is a self-described “balayage inspired artist” who works out of the Kristina Michele salon in Hackettstown, New Jersey.


Nancy Gomez (@iamladygomez)

Nancy loves to experiment with bold hair colors, including glow-in-the-dark hues!


Cynthia Lumzy (@cynthialumzy)

Cynthia is a celebrity hair stylist who specializes in created custom multicolored wigs for her clients.


Pamela Kibby (@pamkibby123)

Pamela is an award winning hair stylist who specializes in vivid color balayage.


Mackenzie Edmonson (@beautyby_mackenzie)

Mackenzie is a level three stylist at Texture Salon in Palm Harbor, Florida, and an accomplished makeup artist.

Chelsea Alva (@mrshairstylist)

Chelsea is a celebrity stylist and owner of the award winning Salon Adair in Carlsbad, California.


Joel Goyco (@joels_canvas)

Joel is a hair stylist, educator, and colorist who specializes in color correction.


Megan Schipani (@shmeggsandbaconn)

Megan is known for creating high fashion vivid hair colors and flawless balayage.


Head over to the FergieXMatrix website to learn more about the winning entries.

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