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The pre-nominees

The pre-nominees

11 Jun 2019

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® second edition will take place on February 16th 2020 in Madrid.


International Hairdressing Awards® 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 June 17th to September 16th, according to the contest rules (available at www.ihawards.com). And they are...


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


Alexey Osipchuk (Russia)

Angelo Seminara (UK)

Antonio Bellver (Mexico)

Arjan Bevers (NL)

Bertram K (Austria)

Candice McKay (South Africa)

Carlos Valiente (Spain)

Christophe Gaillet (France)

Christos Michailidis (Greece)

Chrystofer Benson (USA)

Craig Smith (Australia) 

Danielle Keasling (USA)

Daniele Dragotta (Germany)

Danny Pato (New Zealand)

Dee Parker Attwood (Australia)

Detlef Gehlhaar (Germany)

Dmitry Vinokurov (Russia) 

Errol Douglas (UK)

Gao Hong Bo (China)

George Bouras (Greece)

Harri Akerberg (Finland)

Igor Sedlák (Czech Republic) 

Jakub Ziemirski (Poland)

Julie Vriesinga (Canada)

Kenji Toyota (Japan)

Laetitia Guenaou (France)

Manuel Mon (Spain) 

Mark Leeson (UK)

Mauro Galzignato (Italy) 

MM Bahcecik (Turkey)

Pavel Okhapkin (Russia) 

Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic) 

Raphael Perrier (France) 

Sally Brooks (UK)

Salvo Filetti (Italy) 

Sam Han (Hong Kong)

Silas Tsang (Canada)

Silvia Aranza (Argentina)

Tadashi Harada (Japan) 

Tony Ricci (Canada)

Vivienne Mackinder (USA) 

William De Ridder (Belgium)


For the International Hairdresser of the Year category, nominations include individual hairdressers that have won selected national competitions worldwide. In addition, individual hairdressers are also nominated by the organizing committee 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) 

Art Hair Studios (Italy)

Color Group (Hong Kong)

Gandini Team (Italy)

Hakan Kose Difference (Turkey)

Harmony Hair Care (Canada)

HOB (UK)

Maison Gerard Laurent (France)

Marc Antoni Art Team (UK)

Medley Academy (France)

Papas and Pace (Australia)

Prestige Telis Kikeris (Greece)

Rush Hair (UK)

Sanrizz (UK)

Sassoon Academy (UK) 

Saco Hair (UK)

Shy + Flo (Switzerland)

Studio Delux (Russia)

Titi Artistic Team (China)

Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team (UK)

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 by the organizing committee 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 second competition of the International Hairdressing Awards® is about to start with the collections entries, from June 17th to September 16th 2019. 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 September 16th, the judges will vote the participating collections and on October 18th 2019, the finalists will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards® second edition will take place on February 16th 2020 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 Professional® and Salon Look Madrid-Ifema. The two 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.  Also, Beauty Underground acts as collaborator.



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