18 May 2024

2023 International Hairdressing Awards: Meet the Teams!

The hairdressing teams who will perform on stage at the 2023 International Hairdressing Awards are some of the most renowned firms in the world.

From 1st April, tickets for 2023 International Hairdressing Awards’ ceremony are on sale at www.ihawards.com

The price of the tickets is 200 euros and include access to the purple carpet, the runway show, the awards ceremony, the after-show cocktail-dinner and the after-show party. The great night of global hairdressing will gather in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) hairdressers from around the world. The awards ceremony of this fifth year will take place on 8th May 2023, with a glittering event: the runway show with some of the most important teams of the world, the fabulous purple carpet, and a Hollywood-style awards ceremony with all the glamour that this industry deserves. 

Also, the International Hairdressing Awards have announced the teams who will perform on stage on the runway show during the great night of hairdressing industry. Six of the most renowned hairdressing teams in the world will present their latest collections, their knowledge and inspiration in a high level show: HOB Academy Creative Team (UK), Mark Leeson Art Team (UK), Rick Roberts (UK), Salones Carlos Valiente (Spain), Steven Smart (UK), and X-presion + Antoinette Beenders (Spain – USA). An amazing display of talent that will bring together in the same show some of the most leading firms in the current hairdressing scene. 

HOB Academy Creative Team

Internationally recognised as a leading creative force, HOB Academy Creative Team’s vision, energy and artistic flair drives the company’s creativity ever forward in their pursuit of excellence. Renowned for their precision cuts and stunning colour work, the team are consistently in demand from all areas of the industry to teach, demonstrate or present shows in every corner of the globe.  

Mark Leeson Art Team

The Mark Leeson Art Team are globally renowned for their photographic collections, platform work & education and collectively epitomise creativity, vision & skill which pushes boundaries with technical intricacy and passion. The highly awarded team have notched up more than 50 national and international awards and work tirelessly making sure British hairdressing stays at the forefront of this incredible industry.  

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts Hair portfolio is full of diverse and creative work. Producing multi award winning collections with strong and impactful images. Rick and Zoe often collaborate making them a dynamic duo who recently won together at the British Hairdressing Awards. Renowned for working with all types of hair and promoting hair diversity. Rick shares his talents to educate around the world delivering bespoke education. 

Salones Carlos Valiente

Carlos Valiente is the current Spanish Hairdresser of the Year, recognized by his amazing hair artistry skills and inspiring creativity. Based in Alzira (Valencia), Valiente leads his own multi awarded artistic team, dedicated to advanced education and creative hairdressing, producing dozens of photographic collections in the last years and leading shows and seminars all around the world. 

Steven Smart

Steven Smart is a 3 times British Hairdressing Awards winner, hall of fame member, an International Hairdressing Awards winner, 3 times Behindthechair OneShot Colour winner and a former OMC European and World Hairdressing Champion. Steven Smart’s is an art team who bring a truly powerful combination of creativity, talent and passion to every event and project they work on. 

X-presion + Antoinette Beenders

X-presion and Antoinette Benders are proud to announce the release of their latest collaboration, The Show, which was created as a part of A.P.O.H. The name A.P.O.H stands for “a piece of hair” and was inspired by the futuristic designs of fashion designer Issey Miyake. This unique collaboration represents a fusion of fashion, photography, and hair, and pushes the boundaries of hair concepting and hair color. The Show is the result of the collaboration between two industry greats, Antoinette Benders & X-presion and shooted by Miguel Reveriego. Conceived in X-presion Studio in Madrid, this project showcases the expertise and creative vision of both artists, and is a stunning display of their combined talents. 


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 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.

For more information, visit www.ihawards.com


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