Matrix Announces Contestants For Fergie Social Media Contest

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Matrix Announces Top 30 Stylists Who Could Color Fergie's Hair

13 April 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

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As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

After three months and countless entries, Matrix is excited to announce the top 30 finalists in the Fergie and Matrix SoColor Cult social media contest. The contest—first announced in January at Matrix Destination 2018—invites hair stylists from around the world to submit their best vivid hair color looks for a chance to work alongside a Matrix celebrity stylist for an upcoming Fergie concert in 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.

Matrix will conduct interviews with the top 30 finalists to pick 10 potential winners for one of two prizes.Two winners of the grand prize will each receive a trip 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. Eight winners of the first prize will receive a trip to New York City to create fun, flirty, fierce looks using SoColor Cult and other Matrix products on dancers, band members, and celebrity guests and attend a Fergie concert.

Continue reading to learn about the top 30 finalists and take a glimpse at their breathtaking work. Be sure to click that follow button as these talented artists will be the ones to watch over the next few years.

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Jenna Acquisto

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

See More: @jennaa_hair

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Amy Ramos

As the owner of Pink Nouveau Studio in Riverside, California, Amy specializes in creating custom vivid hair colors.

See more: @pink_noveau

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Eli Mancha

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.

See more: @elimancha

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Rebekkah Wekerle

Rebekkah is known for her creative hair colors and styles, but she considers herself a jack of all trades. In addition to being a master hair stylist, she is also a makeup artist and skin therapist.

See more: @bekkah_stlhairstylist

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Zoe Kilthau

This may be Zoe’s first year as a hair stylist, but she’s already cemented her spot among the pros because of her willingness to take chances and experiment with trendy cuts and colors.

See more: @hairby.zoe

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Monica Gajdos

As the co-owner of Salon Deadly in Cypress, California, Monica is able to live out her passion for creating fantasy colors.

See more: @monicacolor

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Megan Schipani

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

See more: @shmeggsandbaconn

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Naira Rivera

Naira is not only a hair stylist specializing in coloring and highlights, but also a makeup artist!

See more: @nairashair

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Leanna Gonzalez

Leanna is a master cosmetologist, makeup artist, and hair stylist. She loves experimenting with colors from soft hues to bold shades.

See more: @lea_lea_lox

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Karina Martinez

At age 21, Karina is already a talented hair stylist, colorist, and barber.

See more: @kaikarx

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Shadara Lindsey

Shadara specializes in flawless wig and hair extension installations. From multi-colored wigs to faux locs, there’s no such thing as a style she can’t create.

See more: @Shadaravictoria

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Pamela Kibby

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

See more: @pamkibby123

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Carol Chao

Carol is a hair stylist who specializes in balayage, ombre, vivid colors, and updos.

See more: @stylesbycarol

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Mackenzie Edmonson

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

See more: @beautyby_mackenzie

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Rian Cockrell

Rian is a talented hair stylist who loves to experiment with trendy colors as well as timeless styles.

See more: @hair.rian

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Mandy Catlett

After seeing Mandy’s rainbow looks, there’s no denying her raw talent.

See more: @mandycatlett

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Georgina Barnes

Whether Georgina is simply highlighting her client’s locks or painting them a vivid fantasy color, she lives to create visually stunning hairstyles.

See more: @ginabarnes_

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Tiffany Hallmark

Tiffany creates so many breathtaking hairstyles and colors that she calls herself a hair illusionist.

See more: @coiffeuseextraordinaire

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Amanda Stone

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

See more: @yourfavoritehairstylist

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Dawn Reece

Based in Colorado, Dawn specializes in precision haircuts and hair extensions.

See more: @sachikoshairstyling

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Lisa Wagner

Lisa is a self-employed hair stylist who is known for her vivid hair colors and intricately braided styles.

See more: @lisa.loves.hair

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Nancy Gomez

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

See more: @iamladygomez

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Cynthia Lumzy

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

See more: @cynthialumzy

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Chelsea Alva

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

See more: @mrshairstylist

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Francine Benoit

Francine is a master hair stylist and colorist at the Salon Beauté Design in New Brunswick, Canada.

See more: @francinebenoithairstylist

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Joel Goyco

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

See more: @joels_canvas

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Jennifer Cook

Jennifer is a hair stylist and colorist who works with clients of all ages.

See more: @jenniferpalmer_hair

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Sabrina Shue

Sabrina is a licensed hair stylist and colorist who specializes in safely lifting hair color.

See more: @sabrina_shue

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Morgan Burnett

Morgan is a self-proclaimed cosmetologist, makeup artist, and hair magician.

See more: @hairbymorgan11

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John Anthoney

John is a UK-based hair stylist with a passion for creative color.

See more: @johnanthoneyhair

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