25 April 2024

2024 International Hairdressing Awards winners revealed on world tour!

The winners of the 2024 International Hairdressing Awards were announced during the IHA World Tour, organized from March 10th to 20th.

The winners of the eight categories in the 2024 International Hairdressing Awards were personally and surprisingly revealed by Mikel Luzea, the IHA director and founder, along with Sergi Bancells, the global ambassador of the awards. Both traveled to personally announce the awards to the winners, and the announcements were streamed live on Instagram at @ihawards

The winners in the Best International Women’s Commercial Collection are Carlos Valiente & Bernat Sayol, from Salones Carlos Valiente (Spain). The award in Best International Men’s Commercial Collection goes to Sam Elliot (UK). The Best International Avant-Garde Collection award is for Efi Davies (UK). The winner team in the category of International Artistic Team of the Year is Toni&Guy Artistic Team (UK). In the International Film & TV Hairdresser of the Year category, the winners are Ivana Primorac, Marie Larkin and Clare Corsick for their hairdressing work in the movie ‘Barbie’. And last but not least, the British hairdresser Cos Sakkas, has been crowned International Hairdresser of the Year for the third year in a row.

Australian hairdresser icon Sharon Blain, with a career of more than 50 years in the profession, taking her training around the world and contributing to elevate hairdressing worldwide, has been recognized with the International Hair Legend of the Year Award. In 2022, her outstanding services to our industry were honored with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) by the Governor General – one of Sharon’s proudest moments to date. Sharon’s remarkable achievement marks a historic milestone as the first woman ever to receive this prestigious recognition.

The International Hair Influencer of the Year Award, which recognizes the positive influence of a hairdresser, goes to Ken Paves, for his impact in the industry and beyond, shaping the craft through his dynamic presence on television and social media. From his iconic collaborations with Oprah Winfrey to his appearances on many other TV programs and his dedication to charitable endeavors, Ken has truly left an indelible mark. Also, Ken is the go-to hairstylist for A-list celebrities like Victoria and David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Tom Brady, Jessica Simpson, and many others.

After this world tour, the winners are invited to attend the great night of the hairdressing industry in Lisbon, on April 29th, where the International Hairdressing Awards’ evening will consist again of a purple carpet –the red carpet of global hairdressing–, a catwalk with the most important hairdressing teams of the world, and the awards ceremony, where all the winners will be crowned.


In its sixth year, participation has registered great figures: almost 500 collections from 32 different countries have entered to participate with their photographic work in the categories of Best International Women’s CollectionBest 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 summarizing their professional career in the last year.


The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty company, powered by hairdressers, which has been supported from its beginnings by 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 MBAArtero and Salón Look IFEMA Madrid as sponsors. These brands have made a strong bet and have combined their forces to make this event an international success.



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