Lyndal Salmon (BIBA) was named the Australian Hairdresser of the Year at the highly anticipated and sold-out 2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards.
The Australian Hair Fashion Awards gala event, held at The Star in Sydney, served as the pinnacle of a remarkable year in the Aussie hairdressing industry. Renowned figures from the industry, both local and international, gathered to honor outstanding achievements in business, creativity, and product innovation. The Star’s Ballroom buzzed with excitement as exceptional work was recognized and accolades were presented.
Dyson, as the Presenting Partner for the fifth consecutive year, and welcoming Revlon Professional, the Official Colour Partner, supported this year’s AHFA competition while new awards, including Global Hairdresser of the Year and New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year, added an international dimension to the occasion. Esteemed international guests included Errol Douglas MBE, Jordan Robertson, James Earnshaw, Richy Kandasamy, Sergi Bancells, Mikel Luzea, Renee Valerie, Richard Mannah, and Karine Jackson.
The highly anticipated Dyson Runway Show, a mesmerizing display centered around a Utopian theme, showcased the work of Dyson Styling Ambassadors Renya Xydis, Michael Beel, and Damien Rinaldo –with Monica Morales with her exceptional styling–, pushing boundaries and exploring the realms of hair artistry through interpretations of Deities and the Underworld.
DJ Tigerlily energized the crowd, and Club Sol performers ensured that guests danced the night away. True to the spirit of the hairdressing industry, the festivities continued into the early hours with an unforgettable afterparty, keeping the celebration alive.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 Australian Hair Fashion Awards, whose incredible talent, dedication, and innovative mindset shone brightly throughout the event! Don’t miss Lyndal Salmon’s winning collection here:
AHFA 2023 CREATIVE GROUP CATEGORIES
AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Dyson: Lyndal Salmon | BIBA Academy
AHFA New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Wella Professionals: Chinney Yeap | Salute Hair and Day Spa
AHFA Global Hairdresser of The Year 2023 | Sponsored by Davroe: Gary Hooker & Michael Young | Hooker & Young
AHFA Icon of The Year: Chris Appleton
AHFA Apprentice of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by De Lorenzo: Zara Zust | Academie Salon
AHFA Artistic Team of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by ghd: FAME TEAM 2023
AHFA Creative Colourist of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Revlon Professional: Stevie English | Stevie English Hair
AHFA Hair Shot of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Matrix: Sarah Laidlaw
AHFA Editorial Stylist of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by OneMusic: Madison Voloshin
AHFA Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by American Crew: Tim Pascoe | Tim Pascoe Hair
AHFA Newcomer of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Artego: Shanna Popowski | Same Same But Different
AHFA Transformation Stylist of The Year 2023 | Sponsored by J’adore Hair Supplies: Sarah Emilia | Sarah Jade Hair
AHFA 2023 STATE GROUP CATEGORIES
AHFA NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Alfaparf Milano Professional: Matthew Ashton
AHFA VIC Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Cloud Nine: Benjamin Martin | Salon XVI
AHFA QLD Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Salon Lane: Max Cooper | Helmet Hair Co
AHFA SA/TAS Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Dyson: Maria Cotroneo | Zink the Element of Hair
AHFA WA/NT Hairdresser of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Dyson: Joanne Banks | Hairart
AHFA 2023 BUSINESS GROUP CATEGORIES
AHFA Digital Influencer of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by Redken: Belinda Mills | Pipsqueak Salon
AHFA Educator of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by L’Oréal Access: Sharon Blain | Sharon Blain Education
AHFA Salon of the Year 2023 | Sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel: Sloans
AHFA 2023 PRODUCT GROUP CATEGORIES
AHFA Best New Colour Innovation 2023: R+Color
AHFA Best New Hair Care Product 2023: K18 Molecular Repair Hair Oil
AHFA Best New Hair Styling Product 2023: Natalie Anne Prep & Play All-in-One Cream
AHFA Best New Hair Tool 2023: Cloud Nine 2-in-1 Contouring Pro
AHFA Best New Packaging and Design 2023: Mon Amie Haircare