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Pre-nominees announced!

Pre-nominees announced!

22 Jun 2020

Pre-nominees announced!

• 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® third edition will take place on February 2021 in a new and surprising format.

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 24th to September 23rd, according to the contest rules (available at www.ihawards.com). And they are...


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

Alexander Lepschi (Austria)

Alexey Osipchuk (Russia)

Angelo Seminara (UK)

Anna Pacitto (Canada)

Antoinette Beenders (USA)

Arjan Bevers (Netherlands)

Candice McKay (South Africa)

Carlos Valiente (Spain)

Chris Baran (USA)

Christophe Gaillet (France)

Christos Michailidis (Greece)

Chrystofer Benson (USA)

Cos Sakkas (UK)

Craig Smith (Australia)

Daniele Dragotta (Germany)

Danny Pato (New Zealand)

Darren Ambrose (UK)

Dee Parker-Attwood (Australia)

Dicksum Low (Malaysia)

Dmitriy Vinokurov (Russia)

Dudi Ben Harush (Israel) 

Egidio Borri (Italy) 

Errol Douglas (UK)

Harri Akerberg (Finland)

Ivan Rodriguez (Mexico)

Jose Boix (Spain) 

Julia Vorontsova (Russia)

Julie Vriesinga (Canada)

Kylie Hayes (New Zealand)

Laetitia Guenaou (France)

Leona Michalova (Czech&Slovak)

Lisa Polini (Australia)

Lorenzo Marchelle (Italy)

Lucian Busuioc (Romania)

Manuel Mon (Spain)

Marco Chan (Hong Kong/China)

Mark Leeson (UK)

Mego Ayvazian (Lebanon)

MM Bahcecik (Turkey)

Pascal Lombardo (France)

Pavel Okhapkin (Russia)

Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic)

Porky Chu (Hong Kong/China)

Robert Eaton (UK)

Ryu Miyazaki (Japan)

Said Rubaii (Germany)

Sally Brooks (UK)

Sebastian Curyło (Poland)

Silas Tsang (Canada)

Silvia Aranza (Argentina) 

Thanos Zaimis (Greece)

Tracy Newton (Canada)


For the International Hairdresser of the Year category, the pre-nominees list include individual hairdressers that have won selected hair competitions worldwide plus individual hairdressers that have been nominated by the organizing committee with the help of the editors of the Estetica Magazine International Network, taking into account their career, the quality of their photographic work and their educational/artistic activities during the last year.


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

Avanti Kappers (Netherlands) 

Art Hair Studios (Italy)

Beauty Underground (USA) 

Bellus (Hong Kong/China)

Bundy Bundy (Austria)

Gandini Team (Italy)

Hakan Kose Difference (Turkey) 

Harmony Hair (Canada)

HCG Team (Greece) 

HOB Salons (UK)

Hooker & Young (UK)

Maison Gerard Laurent (France) 

Mark Leeson Art Team (UK) 

Medley Academy (France)

Mi (Hong Kong/China)

Papas and Pace (Australia) 

Prestige Telis Kikeris (Greece) 

Rush Hair (UK)

Saco Hair (UK) 

Salon by Instyle Design Team (USA)

Salon Michal Zapoměl (Czech Republic)

Sanrizz (UK) 

Shy + Flo (Switzerland)

Stevie English Hair (Australia)

Studio Delux (Russia) 

Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team (UK)

Toni&Guy (UK)  

Tsiknaris Hair (Australia)

ULTA Beauty Design Team (USA)

Vinokurov Academy (Russia)

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–, the pre-nominees list include teams that have won selected hair competitions worldwide plus teams that have been nominated by the organizing committee with the help of the editors of the Estetica Magazine International Network, taking into account their career, the quality of their photographic work and their educational/artistic activities during the last year.

The competition

The third competition of the International Hairdressing Awards® is about to start with the collections entries, from June 24th to September 23rd 2020. 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 23rd, the judges will vote the participating collections and on October 16th 2019, the finalists will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards® third edition will take place on February 2021.

TThe International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported in its first edition by a main sponsor of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards, Revlon Professional®. Salon Look Madrid-Ifema also acts as sponsor. 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. 

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





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