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The Best Hairdressers in the World gather in Madrid at the International Hairdressing Awards

Monday, 04 February 2019 11:33

The first edition of the International Hairdressing Awards® took place yesterday at IFEMA, Madrid, with a glittering awards ceremony and an awe-inspiring runway show.

Jim Shaw (UK), Steven Smart (UK), Sylvestre Finold (France/UK), Saco Hair (UK) and Angelo Seminara (Italy/UK) are the five winners of the 2019 International Hairdressing Awards. Famous Spanish hairdresser Lluís Llongueras has been recognized with the International Hair Legend 2019 honor prize, being the first hairdresser awarded with this honorific award.

The International Hairdressing Awards’ first edition it’s a wrap: about one thousand professionals from 30 different countries of the world have attended the great night of the international hairdressing industry, an indisputable success in the first edition of the awards. The International Hairdressing Awards has taken place in Madrid – Ifema yesterday at 7:30 pm, with live broadcast on the Internet and a glittering awards ceremony. The event was hosted by Mikel Luzea, Founder and Director of the International Hairdressing Awards, while the awards ceremony was presented by Sergi Bancells, International Editorial Director at Estetica Magazine.

The winners in the five categories have been revealed last night, among the fifteen finalists, coming from all over the world. The winner in the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection is Jim Shaw (UK), with a collection named “Decade” made up of reloaded classic styles. The award in Best International Women’s Commercial Collection has gone to another British hairdresser, Steven Smart, who entered with a collection named “Raw”. The Best International Avant-Garde Collection award is for Sylvestre Finold, French hairstylist resident in United Kingdom. The winner team in the category of International Artistic Team of the Year is Saco, an international team directed by Richard Ashforth. And last but not least, the Italian hairdresser resident in United Kingdom, Angelo Seminara, has been crowned as the first International Hairdresser of the Year.

The winners have been voted by a jury made up of five renowned hairdressers: Trevor Sorbie, Tony Rizzo, Anthony Mascolo, Klaus Peter Ochs and Carlo Bay. Also, the famous Spanish hairdresser Lluís Llongueras has been recognized with the International Hair Legend 2019 honor prize, being the first hairdresser awarded with this honorific award, for his career in the profession and for being an indisputable reference for professionals from all over the world, as well as a media icon that has surpassed the Spanish borders.

The great night of global hairdressing have gathered in Madrid the best hairdressers from around the world, making the Spanish city the hairdressing capital of the world. The night has run in the style of the great award ceremonies, with purple carpet (the red carpet of the hairdressing industry), and a runway show with the main teams of the world presenting their collections: Beauty Underground, Mikel Luzea, Revlon Professional Artistic Team, Sanrizz, Sassoon, Toni&Guy and X-Presion.

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty company, powered by hairdressers, which has been supported from its beginnings by sponsors of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards, including Revlon, Revlon Professional and Salón Look Madrid-Ifema, as main sponsors; Estetica Magazine as a global media partner; and Takara Belmont and Beauty Underground have also been incorporated as collaborating firms.

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  • Five Winners on Stage

  • Lluís Llongueras – International Hair Legend Award

  • Angelo Seminara – International Hairdresser of the Year Award

  • Richard Ashforth @ Saco Hair – International Artistic Team of the Year Award

  • Sylvestre Finold – Best International Avant-Garde Collection

  • Steven Smart – Best International Women's Commercial Collection

  • Jim Shaw – Best International Men’s Commercial Collection

  • Mikel Luzea & Sergi Bancells

  • Mikel Luzea

  • The Runway Show – The Beauty Underground

  • The Runway Show – Mikel Luzea

  • The Runway Show – Revlon Professional Team

  • The Runway Show – Sanrizz

  • The Runway Show – Sassoon

  • The Runway Show – Toni&Guy

  • The Runway Show – X-Presion

  • The IHA Runway

  • The IHA Runway


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