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International Hairdressing Awards® announce the pre-nominees

International Hairdressing Awards® announce the pre-nominees

11 Jun 2018

International Hairdressing Awards® announce the pre-nominees for International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year


•Pre-nomination is a required condition to participate in International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year, but the remaining categories are open to every hairdresser from all over the world

•The International Hairdressing Awards®first edition will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid.


After the jury’s announcement, International Hairdressing Awards®now announce the shortlist of pre-nominees for International Haidresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year, the two categories of the contest which need a pre-selection to take part. The remaining categories (Best International Men’s Collection, Best International Women’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection) are open to every hairdresser from all over the world, by uploading a photographic collection, without participation fees.   

Now, the hairdressers who have been preselected are invited to submit their entries for these two categories, from 15th June to 3rd September, according to the contest rules (available at www.ihawards.com). And they are...

International Hairdresser of the Year pre-nominees (by alphabetical order)

Alain Pereque (Canada) 
Angelo Seminara (UK) 
Anne Veck (UK) 
Bertram K (Austria) 
Bianca van Zwieten (Netherlands)
Candice McKay (South Africa)
Chan Xiao Dong (China)
Christophe Gaillet (France)
Christos Michailidis (Greece)
Damien Carney (USA)
Damien Rinaldo (Australia)
Detlef Gehlhaar (Germany)
Dmitry Vinokurov (Russia) 
Dylan Tung (Singapore)
George Bouras (Greece)
Guo Jun (China)
Igor Sedlák (Czech&Slovak)
Ilknur Akbulut (Turkey)
James Longagnani (Italy) 
Julia Beckers (Germany)
Kenji Toyota (Japan) 
Kylie Hayes (New Zealand)
Laetitia Guenaou (France) 
Loic Masurel (France)
Mana Dave (New Zealand)
Manuel Mon (Spain)
Maria Montes (Spain)
Mark Leeson (UK)
Mimmo La Serra (Italy)
Mio Sota (USA)
Pavel Okhapkin (Russia) 
Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic)
Pinar Yildirim (Turkey) 
Ray Ng Koon Ting (China)
Sally Brooks  (UK)
Sal Misseri (USA)
Salvo Filetti (Italy)
Silas Tsang (Canada)
Tadashi Harada (Japan)
Vivienne Mackinder (USA)

For the International Hairdresser of the Year category, nominations include individual hairdressers that have won selected national competitions worldwide, and also the winners of other selected global competitions. In addition, individual hairdressers are also nominated with the help of the editors of the international editions of Estetica Magazine, taking into account their career, the quality of their photographic collections and their international educational/artistic during the last year (seminars, shows…).

International Artistic Team of the Year pre-nominees (by alphabetical order)

Avanti Kappers (Netherlands)
Gandini (Italy) 
é Salon (Australia) 
Fruition Hair (Australia)
HOB Creative Team (UK) 
Hooker & Young (UK)
John Barbier Artistic Team (China)
Maison Gerard Laurent (France) 
Mazella & Palmer (UK) 
Medley Academy (France)
MM Bahcecik Art Team (Turkey) 
Pro-solo (Netherlands) 
Rush Hair (UK) 
Saco Hair (UK) 
Sassoon Academy (UK) 
Shy + Flo (Switzerland)
Toni&Guy (UK)
ULTA Beauty Team (USA)
X-Presion (Spain) 
Zoom Hairstyling (Taiwan)


For the International Artistic Team of the Year, a category that rewards a team that represents a hairdressing brand – not a cosmetic company–, for their educational work, are directly nominated the artistic teams winning in selected national competitions worldwide and also the teams selected with the help of the editors of the international editions of Estetica Magazine, taking into account their career, the quality of their photographic collections and their international educational activity during the last year (seminars, shows…). 


The competition
The first competition of the International Hairdressing Awards®is about to start with the collections entries, from 15th June to 3rd September 2018. Two categories need a prenomination to participate: International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year. The other three categories are open to every hairdresser in the world to participate. 

Once the entry period closes, on 3rd September, the judges will vote the participating collections and on 28th September 2018, the finalists and the Honorary Award will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards®first edition will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid with a glittering show and awards ceremony. 

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by sponsors of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards including Revlon, Revlon Professional®and Salon Look Madrid-Ifema. The three highly regarded firms have bet high and combined forces to make this contest an international success as well as, Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide, which will cover and aid in the efforts of this amazing event.  

For more information, please visit, www.ihawards.com.


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