22 June 2021

Hong Kong Hair Inspiration: Shiseido Professional Beauty Innovator Award

Hong Kong hairstylists supplied some fabulous examples of creativity and skill in the 2015 Shiseido Professional Beauty Innovator Award.

Paving the way for a bright industry future, Shiseido Professional believe in the encouragement and support of young hairdressers through the Beauty Innovation Award. Eight Asian countries (Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand) are invited to select their five most promising young stylists in a photo entry competition. The overall winner for each region is then selected by a Grand Prix jury, and announced at a huge gala event each year. The industry is already gearing up for March 2016 when each country’s five finalists will fly to Tokyo for the grand finale. But, first, the aspiring winners had to successfully pass the first step of the contest….

Hong Kong Hair Inspiration
November 2015, Causeway Bay, for the annual Bia event, and nerves were tense amongst the Hong Kong competitors as they prepared to hear the jury’s verdict on their months of hard work. Photo entries had already been pared down to a shortlist of ten potential winners. The quality of work was amazing and the jury panel had a very difficult task on their hands, but luckily the expert experience of hair maestro Carr Cheung, Mod Makeup founder Jonathan Li, photographer Paul Tsang, Disconnect publisher Philip George and Fame Glory Creative Director Tian Yo Ma, eased the process.

Their final decisions recognized the creativity and skill of Aaron Hui for “The Hair Sculpture”, a beautifully feminine pastel recreation of a woman’s body; Chung Ka Wai for “Checkers Fairy”, a bold and fun game-based idea; Frankie Ho for “The Hardships of Geisha”, a stunning geometric balance of cube shapes representing a geisha’s many talents; Porky Chu for “Trapped”, a mass of knots to represent the sadness of locked-up human thoughts; and again Porky Chu, this time for “Fireworks”, an explosion of light and ephemeral volume against a background of black sky.

Hair and Art – Hong Kong hairstylists merged the two for stunning results, as shown in the five finalist entries…

Inspiring both new generation and seasoned stylists, this “Total Beauty” photo contest by Shiseido Professional promotes hair excellence!

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