4 August 2021

The 2021 International Hairdressing Awards’ winners presented in a virtual awards ceremony

Terri Kay & Andrea Giles @ Mark Leeson (UK), Emma Simmons (UK), Dicksum Low (Malaysia), X-presion (Spain) and Errol Douglas (United Kingdom) are the five winners of the 2021 International Hairdressing Awards!

The famous British hairdresser Tony Rizzo has been recognized with the International Hair Legend of the Year honorific award while the International Hair Influencer of the Year award, which recognizes the positive influence and impact in the industry and beyond, has been awarded to Mark Bustos (USA).

The 2021 International Hairdressing Awards have been presented in a virtual awards ceremony broadcasted live from Pamplona’s cathedral, in Spain, a space of incomparable beauty that has given a new dimension to an awards ceremony that has not been carried out as expected due to all the conditions of the pandemic. The awards ceremony was presented live by Mikel Luzea, founder and director of the International Hairdressing Awards, and Sergi Bancells, IHA global ambassador.

You can rewatch the Awards Ceremony BELOW!

The winners in the five categories have been revealed tonight, among the fifteen finalists, coming from all over the world. The winner in the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection have been Terri Kay & Andrea Giles (United Kingdom). The award in Best International Women’s Commercial Collection has gone to another British hairdresser, Emma Simmons. The Best International Avant-Garde Collection award is for Dicksum Low, from Malaysia. The winner team in the category of International Artistic Team of the Year has been X-presion for second year in a row, the Spanish team who has rocked the hairdressing world with their innovative techniques. And last but not least, the British hairdresser Errol Douglas, has been crowned International Hairdresser of the Year. The candidacies have been voted by a jury made up of five renowned hairdressers: Mark Hayes, Tracey Hughes, Vivienne Mackinder, Sam Villa and Antonio Bellver.

Check out the five winning collections HERE!

Also, the famous British hairdresser Tony Rizzo has been recognized with the International Hair Legend of the Year honor award, being the third hairdresser awarded with this honorific award, for his career in the profession and for being an indisputable reference for professionals from all over the world, as well as the founder of the Alternative Hair Show. For second year, the organization of the International Hairdressing Awards decided to present the International Hair Influencer of the Year award, which recognizes the positive influence and impact in the industry and beyond, and has been awarded to Mark Bustos, one of the hairdressers who currently has the most impact on the world with initiatives that improve people’s lives, like his foundation ‘Be awesome to somebody’.

The third year
In a very difficult year, marked by the global health crisis, the International Hairdressing Awards have managed to remain a global event, which has brought together more than 600 photographic collections, a very high participation that confirms it as a reference event in all the world. Hairdressers from 44 countries have entered 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 organization will announce very soon the calendar for the 2022 International Hairdressing Awards.

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty company, powered by hairdressers, which has been supported from its beginnings by a main  sponsor of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards: Revlon Professional. Salón Look Madrid- Ifema act as sponsor. In addition, Estetica Magazine as a global media partner, with 24 editions around the world, will cover and contribute to the dissemination of this fantastic event.

For more information, visit www.ihawards.com

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