22 February 2024

International Hairdressing Awards 2020 – Jury Announced!

International Hairdressing Awards 2020 machine goes at full speed, announcing the five names that will make up the professional jury for their second edition, that will take place on February 16th 2020 in Madrid with a glittering show and awards ceremony.

This year, the competition has a jury formed by five renowned public figures of international hairdressing, living legends of this industry: Antoinette Beenders, Robert Lobetta, Tabatha Coffey, Tono Sanmartín and Beverly C.

Antoinette Beenders (Netherlands) is Senior Vice President and Global Creative Director of Aveda, and drives the creative vision of the Aveda brand. In 2004, she won the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year title. A true visionary, Antoinette is responsible for executing Aveda’s imagery and artistic direction as well as professional and consumer advertising campaigns. Drawing on her experience as an award-winning and  world-renowned hair stylist, Antoinette works closely with the world’s top photographers, models and creative talent to develop dynamic beauty concepts and striking images that combine high-fashion sensibility and environmental consciousness.

Robert Lobetta (United States) is internationally recognized icon in the hair and beauty industry. He has lead a truly inspiring journey, from his beginnings as a young hairdresser in the mid 70’s in what was London’s most fashionable street, The Kings Road. His is a fascinating story, full of twists and turns. Robert has a profound respect for the art and craft of his profession, and is renowned for his unique style, eye for detail, and his compelling, thought-provoking ideas, along with his modern and daring photographic imagery.

Tabatha Coffey (Australia) is credited for her ability to help struggling businesses and people’s lives transform. Through her no-nonsense approach and savvy business expertise, she draws on her own life experiences, and her transformative coaching skills to offer straightforward advice and deliver her empowering message of inner Beauty and strength. Her television show, speaking appearances, and books inspire Women and men around the world to take charge of their lives, their businesses and their futures. Tabatha is also a contributing writer for People Style Watch and Pop Sugar, as well as Global business Ambassador for Matrix Haircare.

Tono Sanmartín (Spain) is one ot the most famous Spanish hairdressers, with a unique creative and artistic vision that has allowed him to create his own style, influenced by numerous historical eras. Tono has won many awards, including the AIPP Grand Trophy in 2005/2006 and throughout his career he has designed stage productions for shows, exhibitions and fashion productions.

Beverly C (formerly Beverly Cobella) is one of the UK’s most prolific female hairdresser, named British Hairdresser of the year in 2001 and 2002. In May 2008 Beverly was the first woman in hairdressing to receive the honour of an MBE at Buckingham Palace by the Queen Elizabeth II. Beverly has worked as a consultant creative director for both George Hammer at Aveda’s Urban Retreat and for Toni Mascolo at Essensuals/Toni&Guy,whilst continuing a global ambassador’s role for Wella. In January 2008, Beverly joined Goldwell as a brand ambassador. Also, Beverly has worked as a Babyliss Creative Ambassador for over 14 years and continues to inspire and collaborate on their imagery, educate hairdressers and the consumer and work to develop new products.

Entries for the IHA 2020 are open from June 17th 2019 to September 16th 2019, and every hairdresser from all over the world can take part in the contest by signing up at www.ihawards.com and uploading their photographic collections (4 pictures of 4 different hairdressing styles, professional shooting, hi-res), without participation fees.

Two categories, International Haidresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year, need a pre-selection to take part: click here to discover this year’s pre-nominees! The remaining categories –Best International Men’s Collection, Best International Women’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection– are open to every hairdresser.

The competition
Once the entry period closes, on September 16th, the judges will vote the participating collections and on October 18th 2019, the finalists will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards® second edition will take place on February 16th 2020 in Madrid with a glittering show and awards ceremony

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by two main sponsors of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards: Revlon Professional® and Salon Look Madrid-Ifema. The two 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 22 editions worldwide, which will cover and aid in the efforts of this amazing event. Also, Beauty Underground act as sponsor.

For more information, please visit www.ihawards.com


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