Salon Look held the awards ceremony for I Premios Salon Look Internacional in Madrid, recognizing the work of VIP industry professionals, including the General Manager of Estetica in USA, Spain and America Latina, Sergi Bancells.
The winners were selected from among 17 finalists: the Fundación Ángela Navarro, for the Best Humanitarian Initiative; Mónica Ceño of The Lab Room, for the Best Career; Cristina Álvarez, of the Centro Médico Estético Cristina Álvarez, for the Best Entrepreneur; the Club Figaro, for the Best Spanish Talent, and the trade magazine Nueva Estética, for the Best Communications. Moreoever, there was a special honorable mention for journalist Sergi Bancells, for his professional career and for his dedication and involvement in the Hairdressing Industry over the last years.
The star-studded awarded ceremony took place during the gala celebrated at the Casa de Vacas del Parque del Buen Retiro in Madrid. Instituted for the first time this year by the leading Spanish trade fair, from now onward the awards will be celebrated annually with a view to supporting sector development by highlighting its overall economic and social impact.
The winners were selected by a Salon Look Internacional Jury, organized by IFEMA, based on the work and committment of these salon professionals, companieas, and organizations in the beauty sector, who work on improving training, business management, promotion and publication of beauty-related material and total look.
The finalists in the five categories were: hairdressers Antonio Panizza, Moncho Moreno and Club Figaro, for the Best Spanish Talent; Masglo – Manos Bonitas, Fundación Ángela Navarro, Fundación Cris Cáncer, Fundación Ponte Guapa Te Sentirás Mejor and Pablo Pérez of Leonardo Hair, for the Best Humanitarian Initiative; Ramiro Fernández, Rizos and Mónica Ceño of The Lab Room, for the Best Career; X-Presion, Sepai and Cristina Álvarez, of the Centro Médico Estético Cristina Álvarez, for the Best Business Model, and trade publications Beauty Market, Nueva Estética and Cabines, for the Best Communications in the sector
The selection of the finalists and winners of I Premios Salon Look Internacional were selected by a jury consisting of Cuca Solana, director of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid; Carmen Navarro, beautician; Itziar Salcedo, journalist; María Eugenia León, blogger on Belleza en Vena; Alicia Hernández, designer of the brand Dolores Promesas; Mikel Luzea, hairdressers and president of the Club Figaro; Val Díez, General Manager of the Stanpa, Asociación Nacional de Perfumería y Cosmética; as well as representatives of the City of Madrid and IFEMA, organizers of Salon Look Internacional.
The emcee at the awards ceremony was popular journalist Juan Luis Cano (Gomaespuma).