Meet our 2024 judges!
Five hairdressing international icons
The International Hairdressing Awards announce the five names that will make up the professional jury for the IHA 2024 competition: Robert Lobetta (USA), Tony Rizzo (UK), Anthony Mascolo (UK), Luis Romero (Spain) and Anabela Pereira (Portugal). Again, the competition has a panel of judges formed by five names that exemplify the best of international hairdressing and authentic icons for the entire profession.
Robert Lobetta (USA)
Robert Lobetta is a legendary global artist and has lead a truly inspiring journey, from his beginnings as a young hairdresser in the mid 70’s in London to becoming an internationally recognized Icon in the hair and beauty industry. In 2022 he was awarded with the International Hair Legend title at the International Hairdressing Awards.
Anthony Mascolo (UK)
Anthony Mascolo is an icon to generations of hairdressers. Constantly pushing boundaries and striving to elevate his conceptual ideas to an ever-higher level, Anthony founded the TIGI International Creative Team . In 2023 he was awarded with the International Hair Legend title at the International Hairdressing Awards.
Tony Rizzo (UK)
Tony Rizzo is one of the most prestigious hairdressers in the world, with more than 40 years of experience in hairdressing. He founded Sanrizz, a brand that currently has seven salons in London and a renowned school. Also, Tony Rizzo is the creator of Alternative Hair Show, the 40 years old philantrophic event. In 2021 he was awarded with the International Hair Legend title at the International Hairdressing Awards.
Anabela Pereira (Portugal)
Anabela Pereira boasts over 33 years of dedicated expertise as the founder of Manubela Hairdressers, celebrated for its commitment to excellence. Beyond her role as a salon owner, she has ventured into product creation, introducing a line that brings the quality of professional care into clients’ homes. Anabela extends her influence through the Anabela Pereira Academy, shaping the next generation of hairdressing professionals.
Luis Romero (Spain)
Luis Romero is one of the most recognized Spanish hairdressers, with a career of more than fifty years at the forefront of the profession. Luis Romero has developed an unparalleled career as a trainer, stylist and president of professional associations, owns seven hair salons and has also launched his own lines of cosmetic products.