appoints Tracey Hughes as ANZ ambassador!

World-renowned online training facility, 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.

Mark Butcher, MHD CEO says, "Tracey Hughes and her team were the obvious choice when MHD was looking to launch in Australia. The ethos of MHD is shared by Tracey’s commitment and dedication to education and continuous personal development. We are very excited about this appointment and looking forward to building the MHD brand in Australia and New Zealand with Tracey and her team.”

Since September 2007, has pioneered online hairdressing training and is now recognised as the leading force behind this new medium, offering a unique platform to nurture and encourage the development of hairdressers around the world. In the last 90 days over 3 million people have watched videos. These videos feature step-by step guidance from an array of contributors, chosen for their world-wide appeal and international reputation in the hairdressing industry.

MHD collaborates with some of the most influential and acclaimed figures of contemporary hairdressing, including Tim Hartley, Josh Wood, Patrick Cameron, Stacey Broughton, Tracy Hayes, Callam Warrington, John Vial and Lee Stafford. They has also worked with cultural icons and leading training establishments, including Vidal Sassoon, Guido Palau, Henry Holland, Barry Lategan and the London College of Fashion.

Since its inception, MHD’s in-house team of filmmakers, writers, photographers, web developers and designers have been dedicated solely to the task of producing visionary online content, exploring every facet of hairdressing through cut, colour and style. By constantly changing, consistently innovating, delivers the world’s best online hairdressing education package.

Tracey was at the MHD UK studios in February to shoot her first set of videos for the Australian/New Zealand hair industry. Vic Piccolotto, who will be returning to his native Australia after 8 years residing in the USA, accompanied her and they were also joined by MHD stalwart and internationally renowned, Stacey Broughton for what promises to be a series of very clever and beautiful education videos.

Tracey says, "I was truly honoured when MHD approached me to become their Ambassador to launch MHD in Australia and New Zealand and delighted to be invited as an international contributor. It’s going to be a very busy year as we ensure that our industry understands the value MHD can offer to each individual hairdresser and salon business. Everyone knows that I am an avid believer that education empowers not only hairdressers but can ignite a passion in anyone.”

MHD will launch officially in Australia at Hair Expo in Sydney in June 2013.