Two thousand hairdressers from around the world attend the 2022 International Hairdressing Awards
• The fourth year of the International Hairdressing Awards® has presented its awards during a spectacular gala held in Madrid
• The awards ceremony featured a runway show in which some of the world’s leading hairdressing teams presented their collections
Two thousand professionals from 30 different countries around the world have come to Madrid for the great night of the international hairdressing industry, the 4th year of the International Hairdressing Awards, which represent an indisputable consolidation of the event after the pandemic. The International Hairdressing Awards were held at the Marriott Auditorium hotel, in Madrid, on May 16th with a live broadcast on the internet.
The great night of world hairdressing has brought together the best hairdressers from around the world in Madrid, once again turning the Spanish city into the hairdressing capital of the world. The night has passed in the style of the grand prizes, with a purple carpet (the red carpet of the hairdressing industry), a catwalk with the main hairdressing teams in the world presenting their collections and a glamorous awards ceremony. The famous hairdresser Robert Lobetta has received the International Hair Legend 2022 honorary award, for his career in the profession and for being an indisputable reference for professionals around the world, as well as a media icon. The International Hair Influencer of the Year award was also given to the Turkish hairdresser based in the USA Mustafa Avci, for his reach and positive impact on social media.
Exceptionally, in this edition, the winners of the different categories of the contest were announced during the world tour that the International Hairdressing Awards carried out in March. The winners were revealed personally and by surprise by Mikel Luzea, director and founder, and Sergi Bancells, global ambassador for the awards, who traveled around the world together with their production team to personally announce the awards to the winners. The footage recorded during the world tour will be used to make a docu-reality for television platforms.
In this way, the Spanish hairdressers Marcos and David Siero have been winners of the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection category, while the Best International Women’s Commercial Collection has gone to the South African hairdresser Candice McKay. In the Best International Avant-Garde Collection category, the winner was the UK-based hairdresser Sylvestre Finold. The Spanish team X-presion have won the award International Artistic Team of the Year for the third year in a row and, finally, British Cos Sakkas has won in the queen category of the contest, International Hairdresser of the Year.
The awards ceremony was accompanied by a catwalk led by some of the most outstanding hairdressing teams in the world: Trevor Sorbie Art Team (UK), Toni&Guy (UK), Pierre Ginsburg (France), Danilo Giangreco (Italy), and the Spanish teams X -presion and No Name. In addition, some of the icons of international hairdressing, such as Tony Rizzo, Anthony Mascolo or Errol Douglas, have attended as VIP guests.
The fourth year
In the fourth year, participation has registered awesome figures: almost 500 collections from 38 different countries have entered to participate with their photographic work in the five categories of the contest. In addition, two hairdressers chosen by the organizing committee of the International Hairdressing Awards have received the honorary awards International Hair Legend of the Year, for career, and International Hair Influencer of the Year, for projection and positive impact on social media.