The 2022 International Hairdressing Awards winners announcements took place during the world tour from 21st – 30th March.
The winners in the five categories of the 2022 International Hairdressing Awards (IHAs) found out in a surprise reveal by Mikel Luzea, director and founder, and Sergi Bancells, global ambassador of the awards.
They have been travelling around the world together with their production team to personally announce the names of the award winners. The footage recorded during the world tour will form a TV docu-reality. The announcements were also streamed live via Instagram.
The 2022 winners
The winner in the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection is Siëro (Spain). The award in Best International Women’s Commercial Collection goes to South African hairdresser, Candice McKay. The Best International Avant-Garde Collection award winner is French, London based, Sylvestre Finold. The winner of International Artistic Team of the Year is Spanish group X-presion for third consecutive year. Last but not least, the British hairdresser Cos Sakkas scoops the big one: International Hairdresser of the Year. The jury consisted of five renowned hairdressers: Richard Thompson, Gun-Britt Zeller, Sophia Hilton, Paul Gehring and Marcel Montlleó.
Robert Lobetta also receives recognition with the International Hair Legend of the Year award; being the fourth hairdresser to receive it. The International Hair Influencer of the Year award recognises positive influence and impact in the industry and beyond. This year it goes to Mustafa Avci, born in Turkey and based in New York City (USA). He is famous for his one-of-a-kind award-winning styling and chic hair artistry; also for his inspiring, educational tutorials in social media activity.
The seven winners will receive an invitation to attend the awards ceremony Madrid, on May 16th. Here, the IHAs evening will showcase a runway show by some of the top hairdressing teams from around the world. There will, of course also, be the ceremony during which the seven winners will receive their awards.
The world tour in numbers
Eleven days of touring, seven cities, seven winner announcements live on Instagram, nine flights (two trans-Altantic), 25,000 kilometres travelled by plane, more than 1,000 kilometres by car, 6 lost bags (recovered within 24 hours!), 14 fashion outfits, 1,463 gigabytes of audiovisual information on two hard drives, 60 stories on Instagram, 38 posts on Instagram/Facebook, more than 550,000 impressions on social networks (Instagram/Facebook)… and countless doses of enthusiasm, happiness and good vibes.
The fourth year
For the fourth year, almost 500 collections from 38 different countries entered 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, hairdressers and artistic teams in the International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year categories received an invitation to submit their applications, consisting of a photographic collection and a dossier summarising their professional career in the last year.
The International Hairdressing Awards is an independent beauty organisation. It is powered by hairdressers and has received support since its inception by a main sponsor of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards: Revlon Professional. Beauty Underground, Salon Look Madrid-Ifema and The Hair MBA act as sponsors and Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide.