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International Hairdressing Awards® announce the finalists

International Hairdressing Awards® announce the finalists

28 Sep 2018

International Hairdressing Awards® announce the finalists of their first edition


• The 15 finalists of the five categories, chosen by the jury from the hundreds of participating collections, come from 8 countries: Australia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. 


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


On 28th September, International Hairdressing Awards announced the 15 finalists of their first edition with worldwide live broadcasting through its website and its social networks. From the gallery of finalists located in the Salon Look trade fair in Madrid (Spain) the names of the 15 nominated hairdressers, who come from 8 different countries, were revealed:



Best International Women’s Collection

Morgan Richards (Australia)

Steven Smart (United Kingdom)

Rick Roberts (United Kingdom)


Best International Men’s Collection

Jim Shaw (United Kingdom)

Terry Kay & Andrea Giles -Mark Leeson Hair  (United Kingdom)

Mio Sota (United States)


Best International Avant-garde Collection

Sylvestre Finold (United Kingdom)

Kylie Hayes (New Zealand)

Natallia Rotmanova (Belarus)


International Artistic Team of the Year

Rush Artistic Team (United Kingdom)

Saco (United Kingdom)

X-presion (Spain)


International Hairdresser of the Year

Detlef Gehlhaar (Germany)

Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic)

Angelo Seminara (United Kingdom)


The fifteen finalist collections have been chosen with the help of an exceptional jury panel, made of five renowned industry icons: Anthony Mascolo, Trevor Sorbie, Tony Rizzo, Carlo Bay and Klaus Peter Ochs. 


The first edition

 In its first year, participation has exceeded all the expectations of the organization, with hundreds of collections presented from around the world. Hairdressers from 26 countries have registered 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 summarizing their professional career in the last year.



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