21 May 2024

2023 International Hairdressing Awards Winners Announced During World Tour

Cos Sakkas, Robert Masciave, Bayleigh Peace & Laura Scott, Enrica Russo, Mark Leeson Art Team and Erika Okvist are the winners of the 2023 International Hairdressing Awards and will collect their awards on May 8th at the awards ceremony in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

2023 International Hairdressing Awards

Announcements of the 2023 International Hairdressing Awards winners took place during the IHA World Tour that the International Hairdressing Awards have done from March 6th to 14th. Mikel Luzea, IHA director and founder, and Sergi Bancells, global ambassador of the awards revealed the 8 category winners personally and by surprise. There was also live streaming of the announcements live via Instagram at @ihawards.

The 2023 Winners

The winners in the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection are Bayleigh Peace & Laura Scott, from Mark Leeson Salons (UK). The award in Best International Women’s Commercial Collection goes to Robert Mas­ciave (France/UK). The Best International Avant-Garde Collection award is for Enrica Russo (Italy/UK). The win­ner team in the category of International Artistic Team of the Year is Mark Leeson Art Team (UK). In the newly created category, International Film & TV Hairdresser of the Year, the winner is Swedish hair­dresser Erika Okvist for her work on the television series ‘Bridgerton’. And last but not least, the British hairdresser Cos Sakkas (UK), picked up International Hairdresser of the Year for the second year in a row.

Also, global icon Anthony Mascolo (UK) received recognition as International Hair Legend of the Year. He is the fifth hairdresser to receive this honorary award, for his career in the profes­sion and for being an indisputable reference for professionals from all over the world. For the fourth year, the organisation of the International Hairdressing Awards presents the International Hair Influencer of the Year award. This recognises positive influence and impact in the industry and beyond, and went to Sophia Hilton (UK).

After this world tour, the eight winners will receive an invitation to attend the great night of the hairdressing in­dustry in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), on May 8th. There, the International Hairdressing Awards®’ evening will consist again of a purple carpet – the red carpet of global hairdressing. It’s a catwalk with the most im­portant hairdressing teams of the world. Then., of course, there is also the awards ceremony, where the winners will be crowned.

The fifth year

In its fifth year, participation has registered great figures: almost 500 collections from 38 different 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 summarising their professional career in the last year.

The organisation

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty company, powered by hairdressers. It has got support since the beginning from a main sponsor of international relevance that believes in the message and mission of these awards, Revlon Professional. Also, Estetica Magazine acts as global media partner and The Hair MBA and Salón Look Madrid as sponsors.

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