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2023 International Hairdressing Awards® announce the finalists

2023 International Hairdressing Awards® announce the finalists

19 Feb 2023

• The 18 finalists of the six categories, chosen by the jury from the hundreds of participating collections, come from 8 countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, France, USA, Sweden and Malaysia 

• The International Hairdressing Awards® 2023 will take place on May 8th in Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

Last Sunday, 19th February, the International Hairdressing Awards announced the 18 finalists of the 2023 competition with a global live broadcasting from the heart of the city of Pamplona, in Spain.

The names of the 18 nominated hairdressers, who come from 8 different countries, were revealed:

Best International Women’s Commercial Collection

Pierre Ginsburg (France)

Rebecca Jacques (United Kingdom)

Robert Masciave (United Kingdom)

Best International Men’s Commercial Collection

Arjan Bevers (Netherlands) 

Bayleigh Peace & Laura Scott - Mark Leeson (United Kingdom)

Brian Sanchis - Salón Carlos Valiente (Spain)

Best International Avant-garde Collection

Dicksum Low (Malaysia)

Emmanuel Esteban (France)

Enrica Russo (United Kingdom)

International Artistic Team of the Year

HOB Creative Team (United Kingdom) 

Jack Horton Hair (Australian)

Mark Leeson (United Kingdom)

International Hairdresser of the Year

Angelo Seminara (United Kingdom)

Antoinette Beenders (USA)

Cos Sakkas (United Kingdom)

International Film & TV Hairdresser of the Year

Erika Okvist (Sweden) - ‘Bridgerton’

Teresa Hill, Yvonne De Patus, Kupka Lindy Dunn and Kim Santantonio (USA) - ‘Being the Ricardos’

Stephanie Ingram (USA) - ’The eyes of Tammy Faye’

The eighteen finalist collections have been chosen with the help of an exceptional jury panel, made of five renowned industry icons: Robert Lobetta (USA), Dobrawa Piekos-Szymanska (Poland), Dove Palmer (UK), Beatriz Matallana (Spain) and Alexis Continente (Spain). 

The 2023 awards ceremony will take place in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on May 8th. In March, Mikel Luzea, IHA director and founder, and Sergi Bancells, global ambassador of the awards, will travel around the world together to announce personally the awards to the winners, by surprise and with live broadcasting via Internet. After this world tour, the seven winners will be invited to attend the great night of the hairdressing industry in Spain, on May 8th, where The International Hairdressing Awards®’ evening will consist again of a purple carpet -the red carpet of global hairdressing-, a catwalk with the most important hairdressing teams of the world, and the awards ceremony, where all the winners will be crowned.

The fifth year

In its fifth year, participation has registered great figures: almost 500 collections from 38 different countries have entered 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.

The organization

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by a main sponsor of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards: Revlon Professional. Beauty Underground, Salon Look Madrid-Ifema and Hair MBA act as sponsors and Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide. For more information, please visit,  

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