The 15 finalists of the five categories, chosen by the jury from the hundreds of participating collections, come from 8 countries: Australia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The International Hairdressing Awards® first edition will take place on February 3rd, 2019 in Madrid.
On September 28th, the International Hairdressing Awards announced the 15 finalists of their first edition with a worldwide live broadcasting through its website and its social networks. From the gallery of finalists located at the Salon Look trade fair in Madrid (Spain) the names of the 15 nominated hairdressers, who come from 8 different countries, were revealed:
Best International Women’s Collection
Morgan Richards (Australia)
Steven Smart (United Kingdom)
Rick Roberts (United Kingdom)
Best International Men’s Collection
Jim Shaw (United Kingdom)
Terry Kay & Andrea Giles @ Mark Leeson Hair (United Kingdom)
Mio Sota (United States)
Best International Avant-Garde Collection
Sylvestre Finold @ Toni&Guy (United Kingdom)
Kylie Hayes (New Zealand)
Natallia Rotmanova (Belarus)
International Artistic Team of the Year
Rush Artistic Team (United Kingdom)
Saco (United Kingdom)
International Hairdresser of the Year
Detlef Gehlhaar (Germany)
Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic)
Angelo Seminara (United Kingdom)
The fifteen finalist collections have been chosen with the help of an exceptional jury panel, made of five renowned industry icons: Anthony Mascolo, Trevor Sorbie, Tony Rizzo, Carlo Bay and Klaus Peter Ochs.
The first edition
In its first year, participation has exceeded all the expectations of the organization, with hundreds of collections presented from around the world. Hairdressers from 26 countries have registered to participate with their photographic work in the categories of Best International Women’s Collection, Best International Men’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection. In addition, the hairdressers and artistic teams that had been shortlisted to participate in the categories of International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year were invited to submit their applications, consisting of a photographic collection and a dossier summarizing their professional career in the last year.
The award ceremony will take place on February 3rd in Madrid with a glittering show: the catwalk with the most important teams of the world, the fabulous purple carpet, the red carpet of global hairdressing, and a Hollywood-style awards ceremony with all the glamour that this industry deserves.
The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by sponsors of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards including Revlon, Revlon Professional® and Salon Look Madrid-Ifema. The three highly regarded firms have bet high and combined forces to make this contest an international success as well as, Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide, which will cover and aid in the efforts of this amazing event.
For more information, please visit, www.ihawards.com
Watch the finalists video announcement below!