In a dazzling and star-studded event held in the heart of Paris, the OMC international community came together to celebrate their Global Awards and honor the outstanding achievements of hair professionals and icons from around the world.
The Global Awards, organized by the OMC (Organisation Mondiale Coiffure), took center stage during the OMC Hairworld competition at the Mondial Coiffure Beauté beauty fair, and it was a night to remember. The award ceremony, was presented by Sergi Bancells alongside Salvatore Fodera, Chairman OMC & OMC Hairworld; Gianni Fodera, OMC World President; Vincent Fodera, OMC Hairworld CEO & Marketing Director; and Carmelo Gugliotti, OMC Vice President. showcased the remarkable talent and dedication of hair professionals who have made a significant impact on the industry. Among the distinguished honorees were the renowned hair icons Mustafa Avci and X-Presion Creativos, whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the world of hairdressing.
Known for his innovative techniques and artistic vision, Mustafa Avci is a true trailblazer in the field of hairdressing, where he’s considered the King of Waves. Avci has consistently pushed the boundaries of creativity and his dedication to the craft has earned him a global following. His ability to transform hair into breathtaking works of art has inspired countless professionals and continues to shape the industry.
Hailing from Spain, X-Presion Creativos is a revolutionary collective that has redefined the art of hairdressing. Comprised of Jorge Cáncer, José Luis Almendral, and Marco Antonio Restrepo, this dynamic trio has brought a fresh perspective to the industry. Their groundbreaking techniques have captivated audiences worldwide. X-Presion Creativos has not only elevated the craft but also inspired a new generation of hair artists to think outside the box and explore the limitless possibilities of hair.
The ceremony reached its emotional peak when a surprise recognition was bestowed upon Vincenzo Fodera, the older brother of Salvatore Fodera. Vincenzo’s mentorship and guidance played a pivotal role in shaping Salvatore’s career, introducing him to the world of barbering and eventually becoming a World Champion. Surrounded by his family, Salvatore Fodera expressed his gratitude for his brother’s unwavering support. It was a heartfelt moment that underscored the importance of family, mentorship and the profound impact it can have on an individual’s journey in the hairdressing world.
Meet all the honorees:
Christophe Dore – MCB Co-President
Christophe Gabreau – MCB Co-President
FURNISHING PLATINUM SPONSOR
Toriumi Rieko – OMC Japan
Iryna Tsiura – OMC Ukraine
Ki-Hyoung Kwon – OMC Korea
HALL OF FAME AWARD
Martina Gregur – OMC Croatia
Valeria Valentina – OMC Switzerland
Lloyd Griffiths – OMC Great Britain
Stipe Filipovic – OMC Bosnia-Herzegovina
Aldo Vigolo – OMC Itay
OMC GLOBAL ARTIST AWARD
Mustafa Avci – Turkey/USA
X-Presion – Spain
SALVATORE FODERA LEGACY AWARD
Pierfilippo Francia – OMC Italy
Zoran Vukcevic – OMC Montenegro
Amanda Cassidy – OMC USA
Dusan Licina – OMC Serbia
Rose Lee – OMC China
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Vincenzo Fodera – OMC USA
Carmelo Gugliotti – OMC USA
Vincenzo Tallarico – OMC Italy
Lone Nordentoft Frost – OMC Denmark
The Global Hair Awards in Paris not only celebrated the accomplishments of these exceptional individuals but also highlighted the collaborative and supportive spirit that defines the global hairdressing community. It was a night of inspiration, recognition, and the reaffirmation of the industry’s commitment to pushing boundaries, fostering innovation, and honoring those who continue to elevate the world of hairdressing.
As the applause and cheers echoed through the grand venue in Paris, it was evident that the Global Hair Awards had not only recognized excellence but had also united the world of hairdressing in a shared celebration of passion, artistry, and the boundless potential of hair.