Monday the 14th June saw Australia’s leading creatives take some time to celebrate the best of the best; joining together for the first time in two years at The Australian Hair Industry Awards.
The Australian Hair Industry Awards took place at The Star, Sydney. This long-awaited gala evening brought renewed positivity and solidarity as salons begin to rebuild and reconnect.
Launched in 2012 by Mocha Publishing, the Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA’s) are celebrating their 10th year. They are the trusted national award platform; providing a benchmark of excellence across both specialist and individual Educational and Business categories. This event marks the inaugural year that the Creative categories have been given their own awards program.
Creative Director, Host and Media Personality Adam Williams MC’d the evening; 700 talented hairdressers and their salon teams experienced the 17 awards announcements.
‘Greatest Show on Earth’
The gala festivities opened with ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’- an incredible choreographed circus extravaganza. This featured Ring Master Adam with his cast of 20 dancers, aerialists and models. Also there was a hair show from the creative and artistic teams of Revlon Professional and ghd. Extensions were provided by Amazing Hair.
The awards also marked a record with 100 esteemed international and local judges enlisted to hone in on the impressive entries with business, media and industry experts including Estetica Magazine.
“The creativity and passion I’ve seen in this year’s inaugural AHIA Creative entries has been outstanding,” said one of the judges, Sam McKnight. “What a defining year it has been. The ingenuity and resourcefulness of the entries is a testament to how strong, globally, we are as an industry.”
As always, the next generation were waiting for the announcement of one of the most exciting moments of the night- the Hot Shots team for 2021.
The Hot Shots program is renowned for providing the industry’s brightest up and coming talent an incredible platform to learn from industry icons and take their hairdressing experience to exciting new heights.