24 March 2023

Get Ready for the Global Hair Olympics in Paris – OMC Hairworld 2017

OMC is the largest professional hairstylists’ organization in the world and is responsible for hosting a very special competition for those who thrive both in their careers and in the competitive hairdressing realm.

With over 50 member countries and over 2,000,000 individual members worldwide, this is a competition that will lure 1,000 of the most competitive participants in the industry on a global scale. OMC Hairworld 2017 World Cup (September 17-18, Porte de Versailles, Paris) offers the best of international hairdressing in terms of creativity and technical skill, and is always a huge draw.

The competition will take place during the biggest professional beauty show in France, MCB by Beauté Sélection. OMC Hairworld will open with the very elegant and prestigious Hairworld Global Award Cocktail Party on Saturday, September 16. This is a night where many industry leaders will be honored for their contribution to the industry that obsessed with hairdressing. The highest OMC Awards presented annually include Hall of Fame, Sponsor, Ambassador, Education, Motivation, Academy and Best Magazine Awards. Estetica is happy to share the winners of the coveted Life Achievement Global Award – this year, both Ann Bray from the USA and Gigi Gandini from Italy are the recipients of this very prestigious honor!

OMC Hairworld offers a global platform to all competitors of the beauty sector of Hair, Aesthetics and Nails to become World Champions in their own field among competitors from the 5 continents. “We have come a long way since the hairdressing and beauty industry started international competitions in 1946,” says Salvatore Fodera, OMC World President. “The events have become ever more exciting and meet the highest standards. I think we are on the right path. One thing is very particular to our industry – every, but really every hairdresser loves his/her profession. I would propose to every hairdresser to go ahead, improve the standard. If there is any change to make, it would be to become even better.

An amazing treat this year is the Sassoon Academy show by the amazing duo Edward Darley & Mark Hayes in the final Awards Ceremony and the Gordon Miller’s Social Beauty keynote during the OMC General Assembly. ESTETICA will be in the city of lights with the inside scoop of who wins the gold and, of course, online coverage of the breath-taking creations that are always spotted in this annual competition!


OMC is going digital! For the first time in history, this prestigious organization is hosting a contest taking place on a virtual platform. Instagram has changed the hairdressing game, and OMC is embracing a visual place where the sharing of ideas has to engage more profoundly and share opportunities for artistic growth and community through competing and being part of the OMC family.

The prize? TWO all-expenses paid trips to OMC Hairworld in Paris this September!!! You can enter the competition in three easy steps: follow @omchairworld; create and share your most artistic work on Instagram using both hashtags #OMCHairWorld & #OMCWorldBest; then tag your hair friends in the comments and invite them to the contest! Winners will be chosen by the number of likes on your image, so be sure to share your art far and wide to get your community support.

The last day to enter is July 31st 2017, so be sure to not miss that window of opportunity! Winners will be announced August 12th 2017 on Instagram!

For more information, please visit www.omchairworld.com


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