Entries for 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Now Open!
Entries for the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards are now open. The coveted awards celebrate the creativity, passion and business acumen of hair industry professionals across Australia and New Zealand – the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is. In 2017, new entry criteria has been introduced, including the option to enter images from a photo shoot also used for other purposes* and an extended entry period with first-round submissions due on Friday 7 April 2017.
Mana Dave takes Silver at Wella International Trend Vision Awards!
Wella Professionals has held its 2016 International TrendVision in Barcelona with thousands of stylists, colourists, attending from around the world. 80 teams competed in the live three-hour competition for the grand prize in the Color Vision and Creative Vision categories. Judges, including Wella’s global creative director of care & styling Eugene Souliman and global color creative director Josh Wood. New Zealand’s Mana Dave from Blaze Newmarket took out silver for Color Vision!
SI hairdressers win big at HITO/NZARH/Kitomba Industry Awards!
Christchurch salon True Grit won the 2016 Kitomba NZARH Salon of the Year. Owner Jacqui Victor celebrated with her team as they took out the most prestigious national hairdressing award. They also collected another three awards, Grand Salon of the Year, Excellence in Marketing and Best Salon Design. After six years of displacement following the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, it’s incredible to see the strength and determination of this team
ghd support New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
ghd has raised $18 million for breast cancer charities across the globe with annual pink limited editions over the past twelve years. This year they want to raise that number to $20 million by donating money from every electric pink purchase to breast cancer charities. This year around 1.7 million women across the world will be told they have breast cancer. That’s three women every minute who will experience this life-changing and daunting diagnosis.
Local hair care brand Holistic Hair set to go Global!
It’s a little over 10 years since Holistic Hair, a range of natural hair care products, first entered the New Zealand market. Founder, Trichologist and hair stylist Nigel Russell developed the first Holistic Hair products in response to a growing need in the market. Many of his clients at the time, suffered from either sensitivity to synthetic chemicals, scalp complaints or hair disorders and were unable to find safe & effective
ghd sold to Coty!
Coty announces its acquisition of ghd from Lion Capital LLP for approximately £420 million As its 15th anniversary year draws to a close, ghd celebrates its new home with Coty. The addition of ghd’s market-leading and high-performance lines of hair stylers, hairdryers and hairstyling appliances is expected to further strengthen Coty’s worldwide leading position in the professional hair category. Founded in the UK, ghd is deeply rooted in the UK market with its headquarters in London.
Wella Professionals Australia & New Zealand 2016 TrendVision Award winners announced!
Australian and New Zealand hairdressers celebrated the very best in colour and creativity with Wella Professionals at the joint national finals of the TrendVision Award 2016 (TVA). 500 of the industry’s finest gathered at the Melbourne Pavilion for a night of entertainment, creativity and hair fashion, alongside the unveiling of the TVA 2016 winners, as judged by industry experts and influential media.
Mathias Te Moananui is the 2016 L’Oréal Style and Colour Trophy NZ Hairdresser of the Year!
The L’Oréal Style and Colour Trophy Awards were held in Auckland on the 30th July. Mathias Te Moananui from Buoy Salon and Spa in Wellington was awarded the title of NZ Hairdresser of the Year at the glamorous evening event held at St Matthews in the city! Mathias will now travel to Lisbon, Portugal in October this year to represent New Zealand and compete against the world for the global title.
New Zealand ColorZoom winners announced!
The Color Zoom Challenge is one of the biggest live hair styling competitions in the world. After a national and international selection process the creative elite of hairdressers recreate their international winning looks live on stage. The Colorzoom theme was the interpretation of the D!SRUPT Collection and Gold national winners from the two categories will now go on to compete on the global stage in Stockholm later this year.
New Zealand Wella Trend Vision finalists!
Wella Professionals announced the Australian and New Zealand national finalists of the Wella TrendVision 2016 Awards at Hair Expo in Melbourne on 12th June 2016. The awards showcase the very best that each country has to offer, featuring two categories, Colour Vision which recognises exceptional colouring technique, and Creative Vision, which focuses on cut and finish expertise.
Frank Apostolopoulos And Danny Pato Take Out Top Awards At Hair Expo 2016!
Frank Apostolopoulos, creative director of Melbourne’s Biba salon group, has been named the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year. Frank joins a small circle of just four elite Australian hairdressers who have been named Hairdresser of the Year three or more times. Frank beat five others to the award and his win sees the national trophy coming home to Victoria for the eighth time in 31 years.
Barbercraft at Shed 10
Barbers from all over the country came to attend New Zealand’s first Barbering Expo at Shed 10 down on Queens Wharf in Auckland. Very special guests included Tommy J from ‘Hair by Tommy J’ one of Sydney’s most famous barber shops out in Redfern. The opening event on Saturday night featured competition participants, sponsors and VIP media. Erica Cummings from Hito and Julian Maloney from Maloney Barber Shop welcomed the attendees before Tommy J took the stage for a hands on cutting
Industry Extracted 2016
It was party time at ‘industry extracted’ held for the first time at The Studio Krd. With the venue jam-packed with people the whole atmosphere felt like being at a rock concert in a nightclub. The crowd came from all over the country and we seemed to bang into lots of friends that we knew, including Julia Erben from Hair Expo. With free drinks flowing the buzz was electric! The MC for the night was Rebecca Brent from Willis York in Wellington who did a great job getting the crowd excited.
2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards finalists announced in Sydney!
More than 300 of the industry’s most influential personalities from across Australia and New Zealand gathered in Sydney’s historic Town Hall on Monday 4th April for the unveiling of finalists of the prestigious 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards. Now in its 31st year, these pinnacle awards are Australasia’s most coveted trophy to win. They reward those who truly are ALL that they can be.
Industry Extracted 2016
You have heard the rumours and now we can finally confirm that on May 8th at The Studio on Krd, Australian hairdressing superstar Brad Ngata will headline ‘Industry Extracted.’ Joining Brad on stage will be the Australian FAME Team and one of Australia’s top colourist Belinda Jeffery. The New Zealand contingent will consist of Mana Dave, Brad Lepper and the Industry Creative Team. The event will finish with the presentation of the Industry Hairdressing Awards.
Mikaela Edwards takes Gold at International Wella Trend Vision in Berlin!
Kylie Hayes from Moha Hairdressing Dunedin and Mikaela Edwards from Runway in Gore represented New Zealand at the International Trend Vision Awards held recently in Berlin. Sixty nine competitors, from 39 countries, competed for Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in Wella’s 135th Trend Vision year. Daniella Barca and Chung-Yang Su of Rokk Ebony Salon represented Australia.
Protégé Hair, Wanganui - Kitomba NZARH New Zealand Salon of the Year!
Wanganui salon, Protégé Hair, was announced New Zealand Salon of the Year at the Kitomba and New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) Business Awards. Named as a finalist in an impressive five categories, it’s no surprise Protégé Hair are the New Zealand Salon of the Year. They also went home as the winner of three additional awards - Employer of Choice, Evo Excellence in Marketing and Moroccanoil Boutique Salon of the year.
2015 NZARH Editorial Stylist of the Year is Bethany Paige Woods!
The New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers announced the winners in the NZARH 2015 Editorial Stylist Competition at the 2015 Supreme Awards on Sunday 4th October as part of the 2015 NZARH Supreme Awards held at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland. Chairperson of the Competitions Committee, David Shields, said “The work submitted this year was incredible. In the end it came down to a group of 14 outstanding images from across New Zealand
2015 NZARH Supreme Hairdressing Awards and Oceanic Masters Awards
The New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers held the Supreme Hairdressing Awards and Oceanic Hairdressing Masters Awards on Sunday 4th October at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland. The event showcased regional winners from all around New Zealand who competed for the bi-annual national competition made up of five, live cutting and styling events.
Uros Mikic Wins Global Men’s Hairdressing Award!
The Creative Director of Adelaide’s Kinky Curly Straight hair salon Uros Mikic, is the global winner of the Best Men’s photographic category in the Association of International Professional Press awards (AIPP), the most prestigious hairdressing photographic competition in the world. His winning collection ‘Streets of New York’ featured in the April/May issue of Images.
Patrick Cameron Photographic Challenge 2015 Winner Announced!
The NZARH announced the winner of the 2015 Patrick Cameron Photographic Challenge at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on October 4th at the NZARH Supreme Awards. Carmen Rutland from The Hairdressing College, Palmerston North was the lucky winner with the runner-up Sharon Small from Varda, Hamilton. Third Place went to Makaela Tiddy, from Fusion Hair, Oamaru.
2015 Wella Trend Vision Awards National final!
Wella’s National Trend Vision Awards final held in Auckland on Sunday the 13th September saw one of the biggest crowd turnouts in recent years! An added attraction was the combination of both the Australian and New Zealand National finals held together for the first time. The audience was treated to two outstanding hair shows from Hair Expo salon team of the year éSALON and the Servilles Creative Team! There was an impressive line-up of judges selected from the who’s who of Australian and NZ
East Day Spa wins NZ and Oceania’s Best Hotel Spa Award!
East Day Spa at Auckland’s Sky City Grand has been named New Zealand and Oceania’s Best Hotel Spa at the World Spa Awards. Ina Bajaj, founder of 10-year-old East Day Spa, at the SkyCity Grand, said she was immensely proud of her team. “We are honoured to receive one of the highest accolades in the spa industry,” she said. Heidi Klum and Justin Timberlake are some of the many celebrities who have visited East Day Spa.
Dr Christina Riesselman - L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science New Zealand Fellow!
The inaugural L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science New Zealand Fellowship award winner was honoured at a cocktail reception in Auckland hosted by L’Oréal New Zealand’s Executive General Manager, Martin Smith. Dr Christina Riesselman from the University of Otago was awarded $25,000 to assist her research into rapid climate change since the last ice age. “I feel incredibly privileged to be the first L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science New Zealand Fellow"
NZARH announce the 2015 Editorial Stylist Awards finalists!
After six hours of deliberation, the judges for the 2015 NZARH Editorial Stylist Awards have selected the finalists from 478 images entered. Lyndsay Loveridge, Christina Sayers-Wickstead and Grayson Coutts all agreed that they were ‘Very impressed with the vast range of creative talent and ability demonstrated’. Four finalists from each of the 14 NZARH Regions represented in this year’s Editorial Stylist competition have been selected, which is sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel.
2015 Hokonui Fashion Design Awards
It was with great pleasure that we were able to attend this year’s Hokonui Fashion Design Awards in Gore. This year marked the 27th anniversary of NZ’s longest running and most successful fashion awards. But sadly one person was missing, the show’s co-ordinator for many years Heather Paterson, who died from cancer in February. With what must have been a stressful time, Heather’s husband Wade Patterson has taken over the reins to ensure that her vision and legacy continue.
Michael Beel - Stylist Extraordinaire!
Well it has been quite a year for Wellington Stylist Michael Beel, after taking out ‘Mens Stylist of the Year’ at the Industry awards in February, he was awarded ‘NZ Hairdresser of the Year’ at the Hair Expo Awards in June! We were proud to be part of the audience that witnessed that very special occasion when Michael accepted his pinnacle award on stage at the Star Event Centre in Sydney. We chatted with Michael recently to find out just a little bit more about him and his career.
11th iD International Emerging Designer winners announced!
Emerging Kiwi fashion designer Steve Hall has taken out the top prize at the 11th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards held at the Town Hall in Dunedin, New Zealand. The Massey University graduate won the $6,000 MiNDFOOD Style first prize by unanimous decision from the panel of five esteemed judges, including Doris Raymond (vintage fashion aficianado and star of L.A. Frockstars), Doris de Pont (NZ Fashion Museum founder)
2015 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards!
It was a fabulous night at the Hair Expo Awards held in The Star Event Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The packed audience of over 900 comprised of the creme de la creme of the most influential leaders in Australian and New Zealand hairdressing! The best creative and business talent from across the region were recognised, after being selected by a panel of the industry’s most renowned and respected leaders.
Errol Douglas at Hair Expo 2015!
Hairstylist Errol Douglas is renowned for his stunning photographic, session and event work, and has won several of the world’s most coveted awards. In 2013, he secured the coveted Hair Magazine’s “Hair Hero” award and the Creative Head Most Wanted “Creative Talent” award. In 2014 he has been awarded “International Industry Ambassador” at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards and secured his 18th consecutive nomination for British Hairdresser Of The Year 2014.
Brad Lepper Joins Prestigious Sebastian Professional International Artist Team!
NZ Stylist Brad Lepper has earned a place on the Sebastian Professional International Artist Team. He is the first ANZ hairstylist to be offered a place in the globally esteemed program and will now represent the brand globally at events, shows and seminars. The International Artist Team is currently made up of 11 gifted hairdressers from across the globe who are trained exclusively by Sebastian Professional’s Global Artistic Directors, Shay Dempsey and Michael Polsinelli.
Industry Awards Night at the Hilton!
The annual 2015 Industry Hair Awards took place this year at the Hilton Hotel on Princes Wharf Auckland. Now in its 4th year the ‘Sold Out’ event continues to attract the créme de la créme of the New Zealand hairdressing fraternity who gathered to pay tribute to our top artists. Jayne Wild and Gary Latham owners of the highly successful Sydney ‘Wild Life Hair’ salons were the hosts for the evening. First up was last year’s NZ Hairdresser of the Year, Micheal Beel who presented to the audience
Alternative Hair Show promises to be the biggest & best yet!
The Alternative Hair Show 2015 takes place on Sunday 11th October, at 8pm at The Royal Albert Hall, London, celebrating the artistry and pure creativity of hairdressing teams from across the globe, whilst raising much-needed funding for “Fighting Leukaemia”; a charity set up by Tony and Maggie Rizzo to support Leukaemia sufferers, primarily children and their families.
New York’s Hudson River - The world’s most spectacular catwalk!
On the 20th March in New York the Hudson River was transformed into the world’s newest catwalk. Jessica Minh Anh’s ‘J Spring Fashion Show’, presented New York, as we all know it, in a new light. Visually pushing the envelope, the fashion show created the illusion of models walking on water by having guests seated facing the multi-faceted glass windows of Bateaux New York and watch models walking in front of them while the boat was cruising.
British Hairdresser of the Year!
Goldwell Ambassador Mark Leeson has won the most acclaimed and prestigious title in British Hairdressing – British Hairdresser of the Year. Held at the acclaimed Grosvenor House hotel in London, 1700 hairdressers gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the awards and to witness the ultimate award, 2014 British Hairdresser of the Year. Akin Konizi, Angelo Seminara, Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas, Gary Hooker and Michael Young, Jamie Stevens, Mark Hayes and Mark Leeson
Ssshhh…The Secret is Out!
Robert Lobetta, Saco, Brooks and Brooks, X-Presion, Togninis and é SALON push creative boundaries in an Australian first. With no idea where or how the event would take place or what would be presented, or who would be leading them through this underground creative adventure, over 350 guests from around Australia descended on Sydney, Sunday 16th November, eager to be let in on the industry’s most hotly guarded secret.
Goldwell ColorZoom: Traditional Rebels!
This is the hottest trend in fashion for 2015, and the inspirational source for the Global Color Zoom Creative Team to create the new ColorZoom fashion collection - Traditional Rebels. The Three global ColorZoom Challenge winners joined the ColorZoom Master team and created a rebelliously fresh collection: the concept of making disharmony harmonic, stunning color combinations and tribal inspirations push hairstyling to new dimensions.
Asia Pacific Screen Awards
LA BIOSTHETIQUE was the official hair sponsor of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) which took place at Brisbane City Hall on December 11th. Hair director, Todd Arndt, and his team from Vogue Nationale, a LA BIOSTHETIQUE concept salon, worked backstage to style the hair of presenters and actors before they hit the red carpet. Make up was directed by Rachel Espley of Therapy Hair and Beauty. The eighth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards are the region’s highest accolade in film
Riviera by Patrick Cameron in Monaco!
Recently Patrick Cameron presented ‘Riviera’ created to embody the feel and elegance of the 1950’s French Riviera, especially for the 2014 Wella International Trend Vision Awards in Monaco. 1500 Hairdressers from over 40 countries gathered to take part in the event. The show was inspired by Princess Grace and the timeless look of Dior. Gowns were hand made especially for the collection by his Artistic Director Marco Erbi.
Meet the Industry Creative Team!
Kim Hazelton - Devereux and Villiger Hamilton How long have you been part of the industry team? 2 years. What has been the most memorable moment for you on the team? I will never forget when the first team was chosen and getting the call to say I had made the cut, and then the day we all met each other was like the first day at school. What is the best part about being on a team like industry creative? It really is awesome that Sara and ock can not only teach us so much but open so many doo
Wella Professionals names Paul Serville as its Global Business Ambassador!
New partnership expands Wella’s business education program, offering unique, holistic and proven training and education for salons to thrive. Adil Mehboob-Khan, president of Wella, the Salon Professional Division of Procter & Gamble, has today named salon industry veteran and successful business educator Paul Serville as Wella’s Global Business Ambassador.
HITO Awards celebrate excellence in hair and beauty!
Nadine Gratton from Ursula Harris Hair Design in Nelson was thrilled to be named 2014 HITO Apprentice of the Year at the Industry Awards on the 9th Nov. Competition was tight for this highly coveted award which recognises the year’s most outstanding HITO apprentice. The judges selected Nadine as the overall winner because she displays motivation, commitment, and a willingness to go above and beyond to be the best. She was chosen out of over 60 entrants from across New Zealand.
La Villa Hair & Beauty - 2014 Kitomba New Zealand Salon of the Year!
On the 9th November the 2014 Kitomba NZARH Business Awards were held at Shed 6, Wellington on Sunday night in front of 380 guests. La Villa Hair & Beauty was named a finalist in an impressive five categories: Kitomba Excellence in Marketing, 2Degrees Employer of Choice, Wella Fastest Growing Salon, H&B Boutique Salon of the Year (WINNER) and Schwarzkopf Business Stylist of the Year (WINNER).
NZARH Editorial Stylist Awards 2014
On Sunday the 9th of November a celebration of New Zealand hairdressing took place on Wellington’s Queens Wharf at Shed 6, when the NZARH held their annual Hairdressing Awards. The day started in the afternoon, with the skills of 21 stylists from throughout New Zealand and Australia on display, competing in the new revamped Oceanic Masters competition. The Hairdressing Oceanic Masters is an Australasian competition that combines the WOW factor and for the first time was held in Wellington.
New Zealander Takes Top International Hairdressing Title!
A young hairdresser from Pukekohe, Auckland, is officially the one of the world’s best hair colourists. On Monday 20 October 2014 Keegan Nelson of Pukekohe’s Common Thread salon took the prize for Best Colour at the Davines World Style Contest 2014 in London. Competing with nine other regional finalists from around the world, the 22-year-old impressed the judges with his transformation of a natural light brunette into a shimmering sand blonde with delicate blue and green ribbon highlights.
L’Oréal Professionnel & Trelise Cooper team up to fight breast cancer!
Four limited edition L’Oréal Professionnel gift packs designed by Dame Trelise Cooper are to help in the fight against breast cancer. During August and September, L’Oréal Professionnel salons are joining Breast Cancer Cure and Dame Trelise Cooper to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer by 2018. Dame Trelise is designing four limited edition L’Oréal Professionnel gift packs and from every gift pack sold, $2.00 will be donated by L’Oréal Professionnel to the charity.
Goldwell announces NZ winners of ColorZoom 2014!
Color Zoom entries from all over New Zealand were narrowed down to five finalists in each category. A panel of international judges looked at the overall photographic entry, the technique used to create each look and the inspiration drawn from the 2014 Color Zoom trend, Reallusion. On Sunday 17th August in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, our 10 finalists gathered to find out who would be going further to compete in the global competition to be held in Berlin later this year.
Global.Synergy announces Australian finalists!
It’s become one of the most anticipated announcements in the Australian hairdressing industry – who will be the deserved finalists in the 2nd instalment of Global.Synergy? And now Emiliano Vitale, in association with é SALON, the AHC and Youthworx, is pleased to announce the 4 talented State finalists, and one lucky wild card, all vying for the chance to win a trip to London in October to work alongside Emiliano & the é SALON Creative Team backstage at the global hairdressing event of the year
Global.Synergy NZ - Meet Your Mentors!
They are some of the most influential people in the New Zealand and Australian hairdressing industries, and they’ll be at the helm to take our Global.Synergy NZ finalists through two life-changing, inspiring and phenomenal days of mentoring and education. The Global.Synergy New Zealand mentors boast current 2014 AHFAs Australian Hairdresser of the Year, 2014 Hair Expo New Creative Force, 2014 NZ Industry Hairdresser of the Year, 2014 Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year
WorldSkills Hairdressing National Competition Winners!
Hamilton apprentice Jenny Eastwood from Morph Hair took out the Gold Medal for hairdressing in the WorldSkills National Competition over the weekend. Up against nine other competitors from across the country, 20-year-old Jenny completed six sections over two intensive days to become the overall winner. She was also the top-scoring apprentice for the Waikato region. “When they announced I was the winner, my first thought was that they had made a mistake. Then I just felt overwhelming joy
Global.Synergy announces New Zealand finalists!
Four young, talented New Zealand hairdressers, who dream big, are motivated and believe they can contribute to the global hairdressing industry, were announced as the inaugural Global.Synergy NZ finalists on Monday 28th July, 2014 all vying for the chance to win a trip to Australia in November to work on the ultimate hairdressing event. And the Finalists are: Michael Hewin – Senior Stylist, Fabrik Hair, Waikato Kiri Roberts – Stylist, Mane Salon
True Grit Apprentice A Cut Above!
Apprentice Ashlee Van Wijk from True Grit hair spa in Christchurch has astounded competition coming second at the World Trade National competition in Hamilton. Ashlee (20) topped the Canterbury region and now has the opportunity to progress to the finals next year in Brazil. “I’m still getting my head around what this all means, it was a challenging two days, very intense but heaps of fun”, says Ashlee. The World Skills competition gives young people the chance to compete globally
Sara Allsop Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year!
Its always a thrill attending the Hair Expo Awards, but this year it was a little bit more exciting as the awards were held at the prestigious Star Events Centre, inside the Star Casino not far from Darling Harbour. During a sumptuous 3 course dinner, winners were announced throughout the night leaving the biggest awards for the end. The question on all our lips was answered when Sara Allsop from Dharma was crowned ‘NZ Hairdresser of the Year’ for the second year running!
Richard Kavanagh - Hair Expo Session Stylist of the Year!
Rodney Wayne creative director Richard Kavanagh, has won the highly coveted ‘Session Stylist of the Year’ award at Hair Expo. His work has graced the international pages of Vogue Australia, Vogue Italia and Harper’s Bazaar, local catwalks by Zambesi and Kate Sylvester, and has been the go-to guru for the likes of Kelly Osbourne, Adrian Brody, Lorde and more! “We are thrilled to hear of Richard’s fabulous achievement,” says Julie Evans, Rodney Wayne CEO. "He is an absolute asset on our team and
Paula Kent: Industry Pioneer & Icon
The co-founder of the Redken cosmetics brand who established the ‘Scientific Approach to Beauty’ has died. Paula Kent (Meehan) passed away peacefully in her Beverly Hills home at the age of 82. Ms Kent’s scientific approach was based on her dedication to developing products that respect the natural pH of the hair and skin. She also pioneered the concept of teaching chemistry to hairdressers, enabling them to better serve their clients. "Paula Kent was a truly inspiring woman who transformed
2014 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Winners!
Frank Apostolopoulos, creative director of Melbourne’s Biba salon group, was last night named the 2014 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year. Winning the top prize in Australian hairdressing, Frank beat three others to the award and takes the national trophy to Victoria for just the fifth time in 18 years. Sara Allsop of Auckland’s Dharma, received the coveted accolade of New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year – Sara also took home the award in 2013.
Alternative Hair 2014 - 20 incredible international teams appearing in EQUILIBRIUM!
The Alternative Hair Show 2014 takes place on Sunday 12th October, at 8pm at The Royal Albert Hall, London, celebrating the artistry and pure creativity of hairdressing teams from across the globe, whilst raising much-needed funding for “Fighting Leukaemia”; a charity set up by Tony and Maggie Rizzo to support Leukaemia sufferers, primarily children and their families. This is the 32nd London Alternative Hair show
Lorde collaborates with M.A.C cosmetics!
New Zealand recording artist Lorde and makeup brand M.A.C Cosmetics are collaborating on a limited-edition makeup collection due to be released this winter. Famously renowned for her sultry, deep purple lip hues, clear complexion, and lashings of mascara and eyeliner, the 17-year-old singer works frequently with M.A.C senior artist Amber Dreadon on creating her looks for events and tours. "I have loved M.A.C Cosmetics since I was a little kid,” said Lorde.
INTERVIEW: Robert Lahman - Making It Happen!
We catch up with Robert Lahman, MD for the getfunkd group of salons in Wellington. Having known Robert for many years, long before either of us entered the Hair & Beauty business, I can tell you that he has always been a very special friend with an absolutely bubbling personality! What do you think Robert Lahman stands for? Professionalism, Passion, Honesty, Integrity, Visionary, Philanthropic, Competitive Would the Day of Reckoning agree? Depends who is at the Gate, I suppose!
Karina Gollins wins Gold at Wella International Trend Vision Awards!
The Wella International Trend Vision Awards were held this year in Frankfurt as part of the annual Hairworld exhibition. 82 finalists from 56 countries assembled in Germany to showcase their hairdressing skills in this amazing competition. New Zealand was well represented by Mana Dave (Color) and Karina Gollins (Young Talent). The evening was hosted by NZ’s Patrick Cameron, international celebrity stylist.
INDUSTRY 2014 Awards!
It was the night of the stars when New Zealand’s hairdressing fraternity turned out in their finest to celebrate our best stylists at the annual INDUSTRY Awards night held at the Pullman Hotel on the 16th March. After a full on day of seminars and ‘look and learn’ shows from Sebastian, Fudge, Structure and ghd, everyone was looking forward to seeing just who would take out the coveted prizes! After a very successful day with all of the day seminars selling-out, it was a full house for the Awards
Australian Hair Fashion Awards at the Ivy Sydney!
The Australian Hair Fashion Awards winners were announced at the fashionable Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on the March 31. The AHFAs are the longest running independent hairdressing awards in Australia. The event was hosted by NZ stylist Richard Kavanagh and actress Erica Heynatz with Dami Im, winner of X Factor, entertaining the packed out crowd. AFHA Winners were: Hairdresser Of The Year 2014: Emiliano Vitale, é Salon
Rebecca Brent - Willis York Wellington wins L’Oréal Colour Trophy NZ Hairdresser of the Year!
Chosen from seven Supreme Award finalists, Rebecca’s look impressed the judges with her technique, colour execution and beautiful result. The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards were judged live by a panel of three top international stylists – NZ-born/Sydney-based Brad Ngata, Caterina DiBiase of Melbourne, and Adelaide-based stylist Damien Rinaldo. Head judge Brad Ngata says ‘in a competition of this nature it’s important to see colour - and my eye was always drawn back to the colour execution
Salon Melbourne 2014
Victoria’s premier destination of all things hair and beauty, Salon Melbourne, opened on Sunday March 23 and Monday March 24, at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. Experiencing its highest count of visitors, exhibitors, pre-registration and education tickets sold – Salon Melbourne has continued to grow and 2014 celebrated its best year yet. Over the two days, visitors experienced 1,000 products from over 250 brands, including the likes of skincare specialist, Dermalogica
2014 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo finalists announced!
The who’s who of Australian and New Zealand hairdressing came together last night to discover the finalists for the coveted 2014 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards. Held in one of the repurposed train bays of the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, finalists were announced during a fashionable cocktail reception. More than 200 of the industry’s most influential personalities browsed the breathtaking photographic collections in Hair Expo’s purpose built gallery
Patrick Cameron 2 day Long hairdressing Workshop at Tapuae New Plymouth!
Patrick Cameron home for his annual sabbatical where he and his partner/husband Randy spends time with family and friends, re charging their batteries on the west coast a gated property ‘Tapuae Estate’ on the outskirts of New Plymouth. Put the effervescent, highly energised Long hair Maestro Patrick Cameron, in a room with 13 career focused NZ Hairdressers (one of whom hails from Ireland) and you feel the ‘energy’ and know that they are there to glean all they can from this incredible man
Alternative Hair Show 14
The 32nd Alternative Hair Show will be returning to the Royal Albert Hall on the 12th October. Titled ‘Equilibrium’ it is recognised as the global hair event of the year. The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation raises funds for ‘Fighting Leukaemia.’ Tickets can be purchased online at www.alternativehair.org
INTERVIEW: Salvatore Mauceri - Global Managing Director Wella Professionals
We had the pleasure of meeting Salvatore Mauceri, Wella Professional’s Global Managing Director on his very first trip to New Zealand. He was here to attend the national final of the Wella Trend Vision Awards in Wellington and the Color.id launch in Parnell, Auckland. Can you tell us about yourself and your role at Wella Professionals? I joined Wella about 10 years ago. I moved from Canada to the United States to run their sales organisation and worked the North American integration of Wella
Wella Trend Vision National finals in Wellington!
A rousing reception from an enthusiastic Wellington crowd greeted the announcement of the New Zealand winners of the Wella Trend Vision National finals held in the Capital on November 4th. Special guest at the event was Wella Professionals Global Managing Director Salvatore Mauceri who presented the Color award to Mana Dave. ANZ Country leader David Dias presented the Young Talent Award to up and coming stylist Karina Gollins who won on her first ever entry into the competition!
Vodafone NZ Music Awards at Vector Arena
The biggest event on the NZ music calender took place on November 21st at the Vector Arena in Auckland. Thousands of fans, celebrities and the ‘who’s who’ of the music industry turned out to celebrate the annual Vodafone NZ Music Awards and then joined the after-party which continued into the wee hours. Behind the scenes the FUDGE Styling Lounge was a hive of activity with the Fudge Creative Team busy styling special celebrities, artists, and announcers for the evening!
Oceanic Grand Master Award goes to Karina Gollins!
Karina Gollins from Karina Grace Hairdressing in Palmerston North competed in Hobart on the 6th October at the IHS Awards. She was placed 1st for the cut. 2nd for the conversion and the overall winner for the Oceanic Australasia Grand Master Award. The 7th New Zealander to win the trohy in 10 years! Karina had this to say about her achievement; “What a dream! Competitions have been such a huge passion of mine and winning the Oceanic Master Award was absolutely the highlight of my career.
Fashion Icon Lara Stone is the new L’Oréal Paris spokesperson!
Lara Stone is an otherworldly Beauty. Her spectacular body curves, impossibly feminine, Bardot-esque silhouette and sexy gap-toothed grin have made her a true icon. The sheer uniqueness and glamour of a beauty that caught the Fashion world totally off guard and which catapulted her all the way to the top of the modelling scene. She is hailed as one of the world’s greatest Top Models, sometimes even described as the “anti-model” for her sharp looks and personality in the standardised environment
TONI&GUY celebrates its 50th Festival at Knebworth House
TONI&GUY celebrated its 50th Festival at Knebworth House on the 8th September. The festival was a world first for hairdressing being the only Festival ever to be held by a hair brand. The festival had two key stages the first of which entertained the crowds with up and coming acts such as Joel Bailey. The main stage held the big event with crowds of over 4000 hairdressers being led in to the arena by a The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band.
L’Oréal announces its new sustainability commitment for 2020 - ‘Sharing Beauty With All’
Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, announced today the new commitment L’Oréal has made to transform by 2020 the sustainability footprint of the company while achieving its business ambition. L’Oréal’s ambition is to win 1 billion new consumers by means of its universalization strategy which aims to answer all the diverse beauty needs of men and women around the world. Part of the Group’s growth strategy is its commitment to produce more but with less impact
INTERVIEW: Jose Bryce-Smith of Original & Mineral
We had the pleasure of meeting Jose Bryce-Smith owner of Original & Mineral last year at the Marr Factory down at Golden dawn in Ponsonby Road. We caught up with her again, over from Sydney, attending this year’s 4 runway shows, featuring top NZ designers Karen Walker, Zambesi, Nom’d, Workshop and Kate Sylvester. With Stephen Marr Salons recently changing all of their hair colour over to O&M, we asked Jose for her story behind O&M, how it all started and how did O&M rise to become the sort-after
NZ Beauty Industry Awards!
The NZ Beauty Industry Awards were held on Saturday 6th July at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland where an entertaining ‘circus’ themed gala dinner celebrated the best of the best in the industry. MC was X Factor host Dominic Bowden with JUVE from Gisborne being the big winner on the night, taking out the coveted Best Clinic & Spa Award. The awards were very competitive and simply to make it to the short list was a great honour in itself. A leading industry expert, described the challenge
Servilles And Wella Merge Creative And Educational Forces In A New Partnership!
This September marks the beginning of a new era for internationally renowned Auckland-based Servilles Group as they partner with industry-leading brand Wella. More than just a product partner, the complete collaboration will include Wella working creatively with Servilles’ award-winning team, as well as partnering with the Servilles Business Programme to bring the best in salon business training to clients globally.
NZ Beauty Expo gives the industry a much needed Boost!
The hype and excitement surrounding the 2013 NZ Beauty Expo was finally realised when the event opened its doors to over 2500 beauty, spa and hair professionals on the weekend of 6 & 7 July. The biennial event had been eagerly anticipated since the last one in 2011 and show visitors and exhibitors alike are commending the organisers for exceeding industry expectations and giving the industry a required boost of energy and enthusiasm.
Interview: Franck Riviére and Ariane Boulogne, Davines
Franck Riviére, Director International Hair Division was in Auckland recently as part of the Davines World Wide Hair Tour which kicked off in Paris 26-28th of May. He was accompanied by Ariane Boulogne, Davines Business Development Manager. Both are based at Davines headquarters in Parma Italy. We had the pleasure of interviewing them after the Davines WWHT Show at the Stamford Plaza Hotel.
Interview: Tracey Hughes, Stacey Broughton and Vic Piccolotto!
Our first assignment on the Saturday morning of Hair Expo was to interview Tracey Hughes, Vic Piccolotto and renown British hairdresser Stacey Broughton at the Goldwell Studios in Sydney’s CBD. Stacey is one of the founders of myhairdressing.com and previously Senior Creative Director at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy working with greats such as Tim Hartley. He has trained many of the world’s top hairdressers including 3 times British Hairdresser of the Year Akin Konizi.
Venom Model Search Awards!
Images were delighted to be invited to the Venom Model Search held on the 3rd May at the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill. The event was organised by Adrian Barclay, finalist for this years Hair Expo NZ Hairdresser of the Year Awards in Sydney. Twelve stunning finalists strutted the catwalk decked out in the latest fashions from Lady Knuckles, Rawenergy & DT Carter. This fundraising event for ‘Heart Children Southland’ is held every two years, discovering local models for Adrian’s photographic c
eforea: spa at the Hilton Queenstown!
While visiting Queenstown recently we decided to check out the luxurious eforea: spa at the Hilton Queenstown which last year won ‘Best Hotel Spa’ in Australasia in the ASPA Awards and also ‘New & Emerging Business’ in Queenstown through the Westpac Chamber of Commerce Awards. Set against a majestic mountain backdrop the Hotel is located right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
Mana Dave & the NZ Crew present Katalyst!
There is always so much to take in over the hair expo weekend, so many shows and demonstrations going on all at the same time. It really is a feast for hairdressers who are thirsty for knowledge! One show we were never going to miss however, was Mana Dave & New Zealand Crew show, aptly named Katalyst. It was held in the magnificent ‘Look & Learn theatre upstairs in the Convention Centre providing a perfect opportunity to see clearly everything that was taking part onstage!
Frank Apostolopoulos - Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2013!
Frank Apostolopoulos, creative director of Melbourne’s Biba salon group, was named the 2013 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year. Winning the top prize in Australian hairdressing, Frank beat three others to the award and takes the national trophy to Victoria for just the fourth time in 17 years. As part of the annual awards at Hair Expo, held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre over the Queen’s Birthday weekend
ghd brings the best of hair and photography together for new ghd eclipse campaign!
ghd has brought world-renowned session stylist Sam McKnight together with leading fashion photographer Rankin, to create a stand-out campaign that will officially launch its most innovative product in over a decade – ghd eclipse™. Sam McKnight created the hair for the campaign – featuring an evolution of texture through five striking images of one model and a short creative film – as his debut for ghd
Style ID has arrived!
The traditional salon experience just got better! StyleID is an exciting new app that will help you build rapport and wow your clients. Delivered via iPad, this interactive tool will make it easier to discover exactly what your clients want so you can create every cut and colour with confidence. StyleID is made by stylists, for stylists – developers Janine Simons and Larissa Macleman each have over twenty years’ experience in the hair industry and know what it takes
Micheal Beel at LFW - Emilia Wickstead
For autumn/winter 13, London-based designer, New Zealand born, Emilia Wickstead paid homage to the accomplished female professionals of the mid-20th century. Female businesswomen, to whom elegant tailoring was paramount to their working wardrobe. Hair director was Snowden Hill assisted backstage by our own Micheal Beel from Buoy Hairdressing, Wellington. Micheal says “I worked backstage at the Emilia Wickstead show held at the beautiful Connaught Hotel in Mayfair London
Hokonui Fashion Design Awards 25year Anniversary Show!
The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards is this year celebrating 25 years at the forefront of New Zealand fashion, as it opens for entries once again. Creative amateur designers of all ages are now invited to enter New Zealand’s most iconic fashion design awards competition. Based in the South Island town of Gore, and one of the major events on New Zealand’s fashion calendar, the awards offer emerging designers the chance to showcase their work in front of a panel of industry and guest judges.
BRITs Awards - Fudge Backstage Spa hair partner!
Professional cult hair brand Fudge was the official Backstage Spa hair partner at this years BRITs Awards, held on 20th February in London and broadcast live. Fudge hosted BRITs nominees, award presenters and VIPs in a specially created pop-up salon at The O2 Arena. A team of stylists led by Fudge creative director John Vial provided cutting and styling services to a host of music glitterati. The salon provided a full service for both rehearsal days through to the BRITs Awards on 20th February
myhairdressers.com appoints Tracey Hughes as ANZ ambassador!
World-renowned online training facility, MyHairDressers.com has announced the appointment of Tracey Hughes, 2012 Educator of the year, as their Australian and New Zealand Ambassador. Tracey will be the ‘face’ of the forthcoming launch of MHD representing the company at Hair Expo later this year. Born and trained in the UK, Tracey has successfully established Mieka Hairdressing and Tracey Hughes Education in Australia.
ghd reveals the eclipse!
We were thrilled to cross the Tasman to take part in one of the biggest and most anticipated launches since the first ever ghd styler took place, as ghd unveiled its new generation styler: ghd eclipse! Held on the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art, down in The Rocks, we were treated to one of Sydney’s best views and an exclusive preview of this game changing styling tool. ghd Managing Director Lino Sinni welcomed guests, citing ‘the most important innovation from ghd since ghd launched
Kate Moss - The face of Kérastase Paris 'Couture Styling' collection!
She has appeared on the cover of more than 300 magazines, starred in advertising campaigns for many top fashion houses including Chanel & Christian Dior, now top British model Kate Moss has signed up to be the face of luxury haircare brand Kérastase’s first styling collection - Couture Styling. The alliance of Kérastase’s high expertise and the 39 year old fashion icon Kate’s audacious glamour will change the way styling is perceived
Kimbra Wins Album of the Year at Vodafone NZ Music Awards!
It was another great night out for the New Zealand music industry as thousands crammed into Auckland’s Vector Arena to celebrate and party the night away at NZ’s annual music awards. We were there with the team from STRUCTURE hair, the official hair sponsor and with the wonderful atmosphere we really enjoyed the evening’s vibe! Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Kimbra was the red hot favourite to win and ended up taking home 5 awards
Shar Sutherland Todd Winner International Face of IHS
At the Pullman Hotel in Auckland on the 14th October, the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers (NZARH) announced the winners of the prestigious Hairdresser of the Year Awards (formerly named Supreme Awards), Oceanic Hairdressing Master Award, Editorial Stylist of the Year Awards and the Patrick Cameron Photographic Challenge Awards. For the first time ever the International Hairstylists Society in Australia chose to recognise the 2012 International Winner
NZARH Awards Winners!
It was an exciting Sunday night at the Pullman hotel in Auckland on the 14th October, when New Zealand’s hairdressing fraternity turned out in their finest to celebrate the NZARH 2012 Hairdressing Awards. Images were delighted to be part of the wonderful crowd that applauded the fantastic variety of hairdressing talent that was on display. Kylie Hayes from Moha Hair in Dunedin was crowned ‘Hairdresser of the Year’ and Natasha Boustridge from Jan Waite took out ‘Oceanic Hairdressing Master’
Servilles Somptueux Surprise!
On the last day of Fashion Week we were totally blown away with an amazing hair show presented by Servilles in conjunction with L’Oréal Professionnel at Auckland’s Viaduct Event Centre . Titled Somptueux, the shows were a nod to L’Oréal Professionnel’s new colour collection and featured four inspired looks setting the scene for a creative summer. Headed by Paul Serville, the Servilles Creative Team comprised of Kyla Rose, Steve Cockle, Jacqui Joe, Ivan Lee and Sarah Anwar.
O’Right – So Much More than Just Organic!
In only 10 years O’Right Salon Products has gone from a passionate small business enterprise to a world leader in reducing carbon emissions in the salon environment, paving its way in the hair and beauty industry as the new kid on the block and attracting media attention throughout Asia and Europe. O’Right is the first hair care manufacturer in the world to build a purpose built facility run on wind and solar power and with water recycling systems.
Marilyn Monroe - ‘The candle burned out long before, the legend ever did’
50 years after her mysterious death in 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s influence today is still more vibrant than ever. Everywhere you look you can see that her culture phenomenon still lives on! Just flick through any magazine and you are bound to see somebody famous having a “Marilyn” moment. Singers Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Madonna and Lady Gaga have all incorporated her signature looks and style into their own.
STRUCTURE Launch Rocks The Ivy!
As always Hair Expo week in Sydney was full on! And it wasn’t over, on Tuesday evening at the Ivy on George Street, Joico hosted a lavish cocktail party to unleash STRUCTURE, an exciting new range of British heritage inspired products into the market. The penthouse overlooking the Ivy poolbar was transformed into a scene reminiscent of London’s underground. As we arrived we were treated to the customary Union Jack decal which we had blasted on to our hands! Looking around, the room was decorated
Karen Walker Candy Bar Launches in Japan!
The Karen Walker Candy Bar concept was launched recently at one of Tokyo’s coolest stores RESTIR. Karen Walker hosted a super chic and stylish crowd at RESTIR to celebrate her latest eyewear collection, in what was the first stop on a worldwide tour. Very different from your typical Tokyo shop, RESTIR is very much like a surreal night club, with its club-like entrance on the ground floor and a staircase leading you upstairs to a cutting edge assortment of Men’s and Women’s clothing.
Masters of Art & Students of Fashion Collide at Auckland’s Art Gallery!
Fashion, like art, constantly renews itself, drawing inspiration from images as eclectic as the recent ‘Degas to Dali’ exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery. The exhibition from the National Galleries of Scotland represented the major art movements of the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries, featuring 79 works of art by influential and celebrated artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Ernst, Magritte and Warhol, from the French Impressionist Edgar Degas through to the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.
Hairdressing Icon Vidal Sassoon dies aged 84 in Los Angeles
Hairdressing and fashion icon Vidal Sassoon passed away at his home in Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles on the 9th of May. The 84-year-old had been battling leukaemia for some time and died with his wife and family by his side. A true rags-to-riches story from his early days in an orphanage in the East End, to his time as a soldier in Israel, his beginnings on Bond Street in 1954, and ultimately international success. Spurred on by his mother’s dream that her son would find success as a hai
Groundbreaking Hair Spectacular in Atlantic City !
The spectacular ‘Day of the Hairdresser’ show made its epic debut recently at The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Hosted by Emiliani Enterprises the two-day event lived up to all of its hype and exceeded expectations with one of the most innovative displays of hair styling in the industry. There was no shortage of amazing moments, stellar creativity and awe-inspiring talent. The extravaganza kicked off with an exclusive VIP party where famed celebrity hairdressers such as Tim Hartley
New York’s Coolest Salons!
The Big Apple, the most amazing city in the world! Everyone just wants to take a bite of it! And why not? Just to be part of this crazy metropolis, even for a short time, is a major buzz! But where?... I hear you ask, do New Yorkers go for a great haircut? The choices, believe me, are endless... If you can afford to keep up with the celebrities, then you might like to check out ‘Garren New York’ situated in Henri Bendel’s 5th Ave. Here you might find yourself rubbing shoulders with Madonna, Nico
Richard Kavanagh Hair Director For 'Tribune Standard' - Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York
After years of working New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks as part of Guido Palau’s team, Richard Kavanagh, Creative Director for Rodney Wayne, was invited to be the hair director for Tribune Standard’s fall/winter 2012 collection. This was an amazing opportunity for Richard to put together and lead his own team, for the very first time in New York, provided by Cutler Salon and Redken NYC. Go Richard!
An Extraterrestrial Offering From Karen Walker Eyewear!
Once again, Karen Walker Eyewear leads the way with fantastic imagery, shot by Derek Kettela in New York City and conceived by Karen Walker’s Creative Director, Mikhail Gherman. At the core of all of the Karen Walker Collections their inspiration always comes in the form of an outsider, this season’s campaign is no different taking on the furtherest outsider, Aliens. The full collection is available through selected fashion boutiques
Britomart Precinct - It’s got the Cool Factor!
Britomart, one of New Zealand’s most exciting retail developments, is taking place in Auckland’s CBD. With High Street and Newmarket having held the retail crown for years, that is all about to change. Suddenly the tide has turned for the better! with Zambesi, WORLD and Kate Sylvester all relocating to Britomart from High Street to open flagship stores on Tyler Street, adjacent to Takutai Square. All three stores are on the ground floor of the 1970s Seafarers Building, which has recently
Darphin Paris - The Story Behind One Of The World’s Most Iconic Brands!
Under the Estée Lauder umbrella, Darphin is in good company with other iconic brands such as Aveda, MAC, Jo Malone and Smashbox. Darphin remains one of the leading beauty brands in the world today. Darphin’s immutable core belief that outward beauty emanates from inner balance and harmony of the body, mind and soul originated with the company founding father, Pierre Darphin. In 1958, Darphin helped revolutionize esthetic care by opening one of the first beauty institutes in Paris
Killer Hair in Miami - Blog by Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly of Auckland’s Killer Hair jetted off to the ‘Davines Worldwide Hair Tour’ in the fabulous city of Miami. Here’s Steves blow by blow account of what happened “On Tour’! I’m feeling very lucky to be off to Miami to join in the three days that is the Davines Worldwide Hair Tour, an annual event that brings together the Davines family from all over the globe. Along with my cousin Scott Buckingham of Dunedin’s ‘ScottBase Hairdressing’ we make up the kiwi contingent
Enzo Angileri - Hairstylist to the Stars!
Enzo Angileri is one of the most experienced hairstylists working in Hollywood today. His clientele are among the world’s most beautiful and talented: Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Renee Russo, Holly Hunter, Lucy Liu, and Nicole Kidman are just a few. As a young boy growing up in Sicily and Milan, Enzo dreamed of being a hairdresser. He’d study the hairstyles of his favorite Italian movie stars in black and white films, and then recreate the styles by experimenting on willing
The Versailles Collection by Sharon Blain
Hair smocking, vintage waves, 40’s rolls and unusual shapes create a strong editorial vibe that make up the creative elements in The Versailles Collection. The opulent palace of Versailles is acclaimed as the most beautiful achievements of the French 18th century art. Inspired by the royal chateau, Sharon Blain’s latest photographic extravaganza ignites a kaleidoscope of creative elements. From the grandeur of stunning surroundings, exquisite haute couture gowns, beautifully refined makeup and
H&B Hair Art & Beauty Wins Top Business Award!
H&B Hair Art & Beauty, Christchurch were proud to win the prestigious Grand Salon of the Year award at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards held recently in Auckland. The award recognises excellence in business performance, profitability and customer service. Carla Thompson, owner of H&B, said she was ecstatic to have won the award but could not have done it without the support of her dedicated team of employees and her loyal clients. She paid tribute to her partner who she said has put up with
Tabatha Takes Over Auckland’s Sky City Theatre!
The créme de la créme of New Zealand hairdressing turned out for what surely must have been one of the year’s most anticipated shows, when Joico presented the star of Arena’s popular reality series, ‘Tabatha’s Salon Takeover’, Tabatha Coffey. Against a set black & white stage backdrop Tabatha kept her spellbound audience captivated for almost 2 hours. As one of Australia’s most successful hairdressing exports Tabatha has certainly carved her mark on the world stage.
Jason Davies Receives Global Recognition Award In Paris!
Renowned New Zealand Hairdresser & L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassador Jason Davies flew to Europe in early September to receive a highly prestigious, Global Recognition Award - the ‘Créateur de Mode Award’ at the Intercoiffure Mondial ‘Night of the Stars’ Award Ceremony, held at the Palais Brongniart in central Paris. The international community of elite hairdressers from across the world attended this stellar event, with Jason accepting his award in front of a 1500 strong audience
New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Hair - Vision of the Elite.
New Zealand, the land at the end of the earth lures with a new perspective; that pioneer spirit of the first settler women. Ready to go. Trends and hair design consist of opposites: minimalist and playful, plain and unconventional. New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Hair is as many-faceted as a “best of” all continents. New Zealand surprises, excites and enthralls: there are fiords like in Norway, beaches like in the Caribbean
Mozart Goes Gaga At NZ Beauty Expo!
Following on from its success in 2009, the biggest names in the beauty and spa industry once again turned out to be part of this years NZ Beauty Expo. Exhibitors from all around New Zealand and Australia, representing some of the biggest brands in the industry, were all together under one roof in Auckland for the largest NZ Beauty Expo to date. A record number of visitors enjoyed an incredible variety of stands covering the whole beauty spectrum including Skincare, Makeup, Nails, Eyelash product
Gael Thompson - A ‘Cut Above’ Career - Her Story
Looking back over a career of highs and lows, punctuated by moments of hilarity, I realise how good hairdressing has been good to me. As a somewhat direction less teenager in the 1960s I was faced with two choices. My father wanted me to go to university and become a writer, but my mother said ‘learn hairdressing!’ So here I am, 40 years later, writing about hairdressing, and passing on my mother’s advice to the school-leavers of our troubled times.
Anthony Mascolo - The Hairdressing Rockstar!
It was with eager anticipation that we looked forward to our meeting with perhaps one of the most famous hairdressing legends in the world, the International Creative Director for TiGi, Anthony Mascolo. The youngest brother of the Mascolo family, well known as the creators of the worldwide iconic salon chain Toni&Guy and of course the TiGi brand. Anthony and his creative team are constantly on the move, travelling around the globe
Backstage at Miss Saigon - Civic Theatre Auckland
Professional theatre offers great opportunities for students to gain valuable hands-on experience. Cut Above students in the ‘Diploma in Makeup’ work as backstage crew for Amici Productions on at least two shows a year. Following on from Cats and 42nd St in 2010, this year the class recently completed the three-week season of Miss Saigon at the Civic Theatre – They then go into preproduction in August for the Amici production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes – again at the Civic.
The Royal Wedding Of The Century!
All eyes were on London recently as millions of people from around the world watched Prince William and his bride Kate (Catherine) Middleton tie the royal knot at Westminster Abbey. The bride wore an intricate, off-white gown, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen. Her layered veil was made of soft, ivory silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers paired with a Cartier ‘halo’ tiara lent to her by the queen. The bridal gown’s sweeping train measured just over
Turning Heads at NZ Bridal Fashion Week
Think bridal fashion and the adage of ‘old, new, borrowed, blue,’ springs to mind. However, as we saw on the runway at the NZ Bridal Fashion Week, held last month in the Auckland Museum Dome, this is not necessarily so. Organiser Mike Padfield drew on the creative talents of eighteen NZ designers, two international fashion icons, and a 20-strong team of hair and make-up artists from Cut Above, to prove that Haute Couture belongs in the bridal armoury
ghd Announces Katy Perry as New Face in Global Partnership
World leading professional hair styling brand ghd announces the signing of music sensation Katy Perry as the new face of the brand. Working in close collaboration with indisputably one of the most talented women in music today, the association will kick off over the next few months with an exciting new multimedia global brand campaign recently shot by world renowned photographer David LaChapelle. ”Katy is the epitome of modern fashion
Cut Above Celebrates 40 Years of Fabulous!
The who’s who - and the talented new - of the beauty world were at the Aotea Centre on the 16th February when The Cut Above Academy celebrated an impressive 40 years in the hair and beauty business with a Ruby Anniversary Party and Academy Awards Spectacular. Highlights of the evening included a Maori welcome and performance by the 35 member Fetu Aro Choir. Award-winning opera singer Zane Te Wiremu Jarvis
After Dark - Gothic Meets Victorian - The latest collection by Sharon Blain
Sharon Blain, a true ambassador and globally acclaimed as one of the leading creative minds in the industry, has just announced the release of her much awaited collection, After Dark – a juxtapose of her signature style of beautiful dressed long hair, couture gowns and dramatic directional shapes. The collection embodies beauty, fragility and sensuality. Using a combination of hair textures, After Dark delivers a creative twist to her gothic meets Victorian influence throughout the styles.
It’s a... Man’s... Man’s... Man’s... World!
The recent worldwide trend towards sophisticated mens grooming has seen the rise of upmarket grooming establishments popping up just about everywhere. The traditional barbershop style has made a huge comeback in the fashionable parts of London, New York, Sydney and even right here in Auckland. The scruffy look is well on its way out with todays man requiring closer facial hair, moustache and eyebrow trims. There has been a huge surge of interest in vintage shaving
Patrick Cameron is presented with the Intercoiffure Best World Academy Award in Paris
2010 has been another exceptional year for long hair maestro, Patrick Cameron. Celebrating a unique 20 year partnership with Wella, travelling the world educating and motivating hairdressers, launching his new educational DVD - ULTRAVIOLET and receiving international awards have just been a few of this years highlights. Patrick has spent the past 20 years educating and inspiring hairdressers globally
Emiliano Vitale Wins ‘Best Mens Hair Collection' Award In Paris
The 2010-2011 AIPP Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, 7 November at Mondial Coiffure Beauté in paris, honouring the artistic achievements of five internationally acclaimed hairstylists & hair salons: Carita (France), Rush (United Kingdom), Gemis (Spain), é Salon (Australia) and Felicitas (Spain). Roberto Pissimiglia, President of the AIPP (Association Internationale Presse Professionnelle Coiffure), hosted the 14th annual event
Christchurch Earthquake Brings Salons Together
Shaky trees and blossom falls As the earth cracks through stone walls Views distorted Our economy claps Heads hang tired as energy is zapped Outsiders jealous of a lifted recession Whilst uninsured victims learn challenging lessons Stolen rest Sound has changed Hearts beat deep as the sun shines… And life can never be the same...... Poem by Shar Sutherland Todd, Sutherland Todd Hairdressing
Aveda Opens First Australian Lifestyle Salon In Melbourne
Aveda™ expands its holistic philosophy of connecting beauty, fashion and well-being with the launch of its first Lifestyle Salon “Zucci” at David Jones, Bourke Street. Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling shopping and fashion district, the spectacular new Zucci Lifestyle Salon is Melbourne’s latest destination for hair, beauty and wellbeing
Copenhagen’s Most Beautiful Hair - Intercoiffure Mondial
Copenhagen is the inspiration for Intercoiffure Mondial’s latest Collection. A photo-shoot in the liberal, lively city of design. Presenting clear, strong shortcuts. Blond color perfection. Pure lust for life. Modern design. It is about a combination of sophisticated simplicity, quality and form. Minimalist elegance besides pure design. Ultramodern and fantastic at the same time. Copenhagen’s Most Beautiful Hair shows four themes:
Jane Iredale’s ‘Perfectly Nude’ Launch At Westhaven
Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics celebrated the launch of their new ‘Perfectly Nude’ collection with a stunning media event in the Orams Marine Village Conference and Function Lounge overlooking Auckland’s beautiful Westhaven Marina. Special guest was International makeup artist for jane iredale Kevin Mendelson along with New Zealand’s own Nikki Lovrich. While sipping on french bubbly and a wonderful array of canapes media and celebrity guests
Meet The Influencer: Redken Creative Consultant, Guido
Guido is one of the most influential and in-demand fashion hair stylists working today—his styling can be seen in ad campaigns for luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, and fashion layouts for magazines such as Vogue and W. But where he truly becomes a trend-making powerhouse is backstage at top designer fashion shows. During the Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Guido created the hair looks for 26 shows
Helen Clark Opens The New Servilles Academy Of Hairdressing In Queen Street
On Tuesday 24th August the Rt Hon Helen Clark officially opened the new Servilles Academy of Hairdressing at an intimate event hosted by Paul Serville and Servilles CEO Jackie Allum. The new Servilles Academy of Hairdressing and Servilles head office premises are located over three levels and 2,725 m2 at 131 Queen Street in Auckland’s city centre. “We are finally all back together [head office and academy] under one roof.
From Australia To Miami And An Audience Of 96 Million!
Well known NZ salon owner, business coach and author, Karen Lynch, has just returned from Miami, USA, after being guest author on the TV show ‘The Balancing Act’. This show screens across America every morning. We managed to catch up with her while she was in Auckland. Karen, can you tell us how you got to be guest author on the morning show in America? The associate producer of ‘The Balancing Act’ emailed me and requested I send
Redken’s 50th Birthday Celebration An Inspiring Display Of Artistic Vision
From the ethereal opening to cutting-edge street styling and bold use of colour, the Redken artistic team delivered a fashion-forward show and informative demonstration for the 500-strong industry professional turn out. Inspired by everything from lampshades to solar systems we talked to some of the team to find out how they came up with their ideas and the outstanding styles showcased on the evening. “My avant-garde opening for the show was the result of a brain storming session
Air New Zealand’s ‘Sky High Shave Flight’ To Queenstown
On Sunday morning the 27th June, Air New Zealand put on a free flight to Queenstown to raise money for the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation. Everybody on the flight had agreed to have their heads shaved in order to support the cause and that included the entire flight crew and cabin staff. Very special guests on the flight were former World Boxing Champion, the first boxer to earn over 100 million dollars in the ring with 36 wins, Sugar Ray Leonard
L’Oréal brings Global AIDS initiative to NZ
It’s classified by the World Health Organisation as a pandemic. It is AIDS and annually it affects millions of people world-wide. And while proportionally New Zealand has been left largely unscathed compared to the rest of the world, nearly 200 people were last year diagnosed as being HIV positive, carrying the virus that can lead to contracting AIDS. Now the New Zealand hairdressing community is being urged to back a global initiative
China Inspires L’Oréal Master Class Educator Paul Serville
China is at the same time a hairdresser’s paradise and a blank canvas. That’s the opinion of master hair stylist Paul Serville who recently returned from hosting an innovative L’Oréal Master class programme in the Republic. “It’s a delight because the Chinese have the most amazing hair but it’s a blank canvas because fashion and beauty are way more popular than hair styling.” Said Paul. Auckland based Serville spent three weeks
Style And Good Looks Go Hand In Hand!
Style and good looks are words associated to luxury brands Saben and Kérastase. Across the month of August, Kérastase is running an in-store promotion with Saben which has produced a stylish, studded and limited edition clutch bag. Worth $100, the Saben clutch comes complimentary with the purchase of any three Kérastase smooth, plumping or shine products. We spoke to Saben’s designer, Roanne Jacobson about the promotion.
Images Magazine Wins 'Intercoiffure Mondial Global Press Award 2009 at ‘Night Of The Stars’ in Paris
Well the big night finally arrived! With excited anticipation we set out, with our friends Garth and Marilyn Nicholson, who had travelled with us to Paris, to the CNIT La Defense, a new convention center in the business district of Paris. Talk about the league of nations - there was people there from all over the world! More than 1000 stylists and hair experts from 36 countries gathered together to celebrate the collections of the elite hairdressers.
Get The Hair Looks From 'SEX AND THE CITY 2 '
One of the most highly anticipated movie releases of 2010, Sex and the City 2 is set to hit New Zealand screens this June and women around the world are clambering to see the latest looks of their favourite four New York women. Clive Allwright, International Artistic Director for KMS California provides some simple tips on how to achieve the latest hair looks of Carrie Bradshaw and her three best friends Miranda Hobbes, Charlotte York and Samantha Jones.
Vidal Sassoon - The Movie Premieres in Manhatten
Michael Gordon and Craig Teper’s revealing and inspirational portrait of how one extraordinary man changed the world with a pair of scissors, had its world premiere at the 2010 tribeca film festival held in Manhatten in April. A fast-paced feature documentary spanning 80 years of revolution in history and culture, Vidal Sassoon The Movie is a true rags to riches tale, tracing Sassoon’s path from a london orphanage to international success
'Twenty Ten' - Lee Preston Artistic Team, Perth
‘Twenty Ten’ brings together the talents of the entire Lee Preston Artistic Team. It has been the focus of the Artistic Team this year to work as a team, rather than as individuals working together. The main focus for the collection was to illustrate the work they do as a team, as well as the skills of the individuals involved in the team. As a successful boutique salon, Lee Preston Hairdressing is known for their cutting and colour departments
Colour Luxury From Klaus Peter Ochs
Luxury means enjoyment and the desire for individuality. Beautiful hair is a luxury that can be fulfilled; through perfect colorations, they become unique looks. Blonde shortcuts for androgynous punk-princesses, gold-color effects in flowing long hair or black-blue nuances in geometrical Asia styles. Uniqueness through color-luxury for everyone who wants to break out of mediocrity. Haircut and color as a creative balance of perfect structure and wonderfully beautiful moments of brilliance. Th
Rarotonga - The Perfect Romantic Escape!
If you have ever felt the urge to simply pack your travel bags and jump on a plane to a beautiful Pacific island - then there is a hundred reasons why Rarotonga could be for you. Idyllic, peaceful and romantic, the Cook Islands are as close as you can get to paradise. Comprising of 15 amazing islands spread over 2.25 million Sq km, with the capital Rarotonga and the breathtaking Aitutaki only 45 mins north by air, there is much to see.
MINK - Beauty & Glamour Defined!
MINK Photography - providing the ultimate in luxury makeover and photo shoots. Based in Takapuna the MINK experience starts with your complimentary planning session, where their creative team will guide you through the designing of your own customised professional makeover and studio shoot. The two hour session begins with an hours makeover and hair styling with one of their makeup artists, so you are relaxed and looking fabulous when you go through to your photo sitting.
Images - Proud Winners of the Intercoiffure Mondial Global Press Award 2009
At the Council meeting of the Intercoiffure ‘Order de la Chevalerie’ held in Paris on the 8th of March 2009, IMAGES magazine was awarded the Intercoiffure Mondial Global Press Award for the year 2009. This is the first time an award of this statue has been awarded to any publication, this part of the Southern Hemisphere. The Award was presented at the prestigious Award Ceremony that took take place during the festive gala evening of the ‘Night Of The Stars’ in Paris.
Villa Thalgo Spa Paris- The Ultimate Indulgence!
With our heads still spinning from our big night, we were off first thing in the morning to the Trocadero district of Paris, not far from the Eiffel Tower, to visit the absolutely wonderful Villa Thalgo Spa. Elodie Fantino, Thalgo Area Manager Asia Pacific, was waiting for us at the Spa entrance with a heart-warming welcome! The Villa Thalgo Spa is located in one of the most beautiful business centers in Paris just a stones throw from the Maritime Museum, the ‘Musee de L’homme’ and ‘Paris Grand
Odile Gilbert - The Perfectionist With the Golden Hands!
Associated with the catwalks of Paris, New York and Milan, the images of famous fashion photographers, and the advertising campaigns of the most prestigious houses, Odile Gilbert’s work as a hairstylist has been one of the mainstays of the fashion industry for the past decade. Born in Brittany, Odile started her career in 1975 as an apprentice in the Paris studio and salon of the late Bruno Pittini where she learned the basics of the profession.
COIFF1RST - The Most Beautiful Hair In The World!
On the eve of the ‘Night Of The Stars’ we had the pleasure of visiting one of Paris’s top hair salons, COIFF1RST located in Saint-Germain-Des-Pres. Eric Pfalzgraf, owner of Coiffirst International, whose Salon chain spans from Paris to New York and from Luxembourg to Tokyo was on hand to show us around in person. The presentation standard of the salon was simply superb! From the amazing entrance and reception area, where our jackets were looked after, right through to the main area
Guy Mascolo’s Sudden Death Leaves Hair World Saddened
Guy Mascolo, co-founder of the TONI&GUY salon group, has died suddenly of a heart attack in his home in Dallas on the 6th May aged 65. Guy [Gaetano] together with his brother Toni was the founder of TONI&GUY. Their globally renowned hairdressing company was launched in Clapham in South London in 1963 when the brothers were still in their late teens. The sons of Francesco and Maria Mascolo, the brothers learned their hairdressing skills from their father.
Chaun Spa opens at the Langham, Auckland
The launch party for the exquisite Chaun Spa took place on the 16th April at the five star Langham Hotel in Symonds Street. Images were invited to be part of this very special occasion. We were delighted to be given a personal tour of this absolutely stunning urban oasis and wow!... we were impressed! The newly built 4 million dollar Chaun Spa facility has six treatment rooms, individual and dual suites, a heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi, relaxation lounges and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Rodney Wayne has styled a salon dynasty
Just about everyone that has visited a Rodney Wayne salon knows what to expect, excellent service and one of the best hair days you’ve ever had. Thousands of happy customers, during the last 40 years, can testify to that. AsBut it may surprise you to know that the service ethos that drives the Rodney Wayne success story was born in a butchers shop. Yes… Rodney Wayne started out helping design dinner menus rather than styling tresses.
Mangapapa Spa Retreat - Hawkes Bay
Mangapapa Petit Hotel is set in the tranquil grounds of an historic homestead, just 5 minutes from the centre of Havelock North and Hastings city and 15 minutes from Napier in the heart of Hawkes Bay wine country. This historic property is 125 years old, built in 1885 by William Nelson, founder of the Tomoana Freezing Works in Hastings. Sir James Wattie purchased the homestead in 1946 to grow fruit and vegetables for his cannery business. Sir James and his wife, Gladys
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