Goldwell Global Master, Austria

World champion hairstylist Mario Krankl is one of Austria‘s most distinguished hairstylists. He’s considered an allrounder in the hairstyling scene. Krankl creates hairstyles for fashion magazine shoots, works with highprofile fashion photographers, styled for Germany’s Next Top Model and participates in designer fashion shows. Since 1990 he has been working in the creative ranks of Goldwell for which he’s presented his trend and styling interpretations in the framework of shows and workshops in nearly 40 countries to date. His unique cuts and color creations, up-dos and avant-garde styles cause a worldwide sensation. One such glimpse of his impeccable skill and artistic ingenuity was given to audiences during his debut at the Alternative Hair Show in 2011, which also helped the Austrian sensation etch a permanent nook for himself within the “community” of the world’s best avant-garde hairstylists. In 2012, Krankl landed the image campaign for the global presentation of the Alternative Hair Show’s 30th anniversary event entitled, “Legends of Alternative Hair.” In October of that year, he got to present his interpretation of that theme—which the London Evening Standard described as “ingenious”—as one of the world’s best stylists, at the Royal Albert Hall, before an audience of 5000 guests. Krankl’s knack for trendsetting is something he’s been able to live out as a Goldwell Global Master for the international Color Zoom Team with whom he was responsible for many of the brand’s trend collections in the past years. His stage shows with a fashion attitude turn the heads of stylists and artists everywhere. That is why he is also one of the top creative faces for the brand Goldwell. 

’It’s impossible to please everyone all of the time. That sounds so banal, but it couldn’t be truer! Life is about constantly making decisions and having the guts to stand up to the consequences. What decisions, specifically? For me that meant choosing quality over mass-marketability early on, as well as loyalty over variability. The result: Running an exclusive, premium hair salon since 1996, and working for Goldwell – one of the internationally most acclaimed hair care brands for 24 years’.


Community of Alternative Hair Show since 2011
World champion hairstylist, 1990 Rotterdam
European champion hairstylist
Vice European Champion hairstylist
Winning dozens of Grands Prixs and hairdressing competitions in Italy, Hungary, Austria etc. 

Area of Expertise

Unique cuts and color creations for stage shows as well as seminars and workshops
Photo shoots
Editorial shoots
Trend collections
Avant- garde collections
Editorial styling
Remarkable trend- and avant- garde shows

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