NAHA Winner Haircolor Category 2013
Intercoiffure ICONS of Color Award 2014
Meet Sue Pemberton -
Sue is accomplished in color chemistry, practical and advanced application, techniques, salon artistry, and fashion while also maintaining a keen sense of real-world wearability and practical application. Her most outstanding achievements are in color, where she is active as an expert, an artist, a leader, mentor and is inspiration among her peers and the industry. Constant with an elevated status in the industry, Sue remains young at heart, down to earth, open-minded, and open-arms to her peers, students, and anyone who shares the same passion for the craft, regardless of recognition. She is always innovative, always learning, and always looking to expand on her knowledge and practice of the craft.
Rewards and Recognitions:
NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) Two-time award winner in the Hair color Category 2013 & 2007 and eight-time nominee, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and in 2012 Sue was nominated two times one for Hair color and one for the Editorial Category. In 2013 Sue was a finalist & WINNER once again in the hair color category.
ICON’S Of Color Award in 2014 from Intercoiffure.
Listed as 1 of 50 in the book; “top 50 hairstylists” by Rick Morton, ranked 17 in the top 40 in the world for Platform Artists, and also ranked 14 in the top 40 in the world for Colorists and ranked 5 in the top 20 of Educators by BE magazine.
Extensive coverage in every top trade publication worldwide, including Modern Salon, American Salon, Behind The Chair, Estetica, Launchpad, Colorist, Australian Hairdressers Journal, Irish Hairdresser, and Hairdressers Journal UK and South Africa.
Headliner at major hair expos around the world, including; ISSE, America’s Beauty Show, the International Beauty Show, Premiere Orlando, Cosmoprof Hong Kong, Canada’s ABA Show, and the Sydney Expo in Australia.
International Artistic Director for Joico Vero K-PAK Color for 15 + years & Platform Artist, Educator for over 20 years.
In that position, she was the creator of the hair color designs for Joico’s ads, seasonal collections, corporate imagery, magazine photoshoots and trainer of JOICO'S Artistic & Education team worldwide since 2001 up to December 31st, 2016.
Sue is originally from the UK and a Color Professional for 30 years plus.
“I like to have a signature practice that stands out when it comes to color. I like vivid colors but also beautifully executed colors, regardless of how vivid they are, it is well done, beautiful, and stunning.”
“I am always seeking ways to be more creative and one step ahead... what’s next, what’s the next level for me and the stylist and team I share knowledge with. I love my artistry and craft... and I love what I do... and I love sharing knowledge, whether it is for the stylists or international team of platform artists, I truly love what I do and have a true passion for my artistry and the industry. I am always seeking ways to be more creative and to produce innovative hair color.”
“To be a first-class color artist, first you must thoroughly master the fundamental laws of color. Then you can break the rules and have more creative freedom and fun!”
NAHA Winner Haircolor Category 2007