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 night! First up on the agenda was Mana Dave who presented his very first hair show titled ‘Anime’ - a beautiful collection laced in a Pacifica theme set against a backdrop of Japanese Anime drawings.

Next up was the é Salon team from Sydney - Emiliano Vitale and current Hair Expo ‘New Creative Force’ Lisa Muscat. It was easy to see why é Salon is currently Hair Expo ‘Salon of the Year’ and is again a finalist for this year’s awards! Both the show and models were simply stunning!

Finally the awards were announced with the big winner on the night being the ever popular Michael Beel, from Buoy Hairdressing, Wellington. Colourist of the Year went to Mana Dave from Blaze, who declared "this was the award that I really wanted to win!” 

Nicole Gordon from Vada, took out ‘Newcomer of the Year’ while Brad Lepper was another popular choice taking ‘Mens Hairdresser of the Year.’ Jason Chong Li from Stephen Marr was chosen ‘Artistic Stylist of the Year while ‘Educator of the Year went to the lovely Shar Sutherland Todd. Artistic Team of the Year was Hamilton Brooks Newmarket.

Congratulations to all INDUSTRY Award Winners:

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year (sponsored by ghd) - Michael Beel Buoy Hairdressing Wellington.

Colourist of the Year (sponsored by Wella Professionals) - Mana Dave, Blaze Hair Newmarket.

Artistic Team of the Year - Hamilton Brooks Newmarket

Newcomer of the Year (sponsored by Fudge) - Nicole Gordon, Vada Auckland.

Men’s Stylist of the Year (sponsored by STRUCTURE) - Brad Lepper, French Revolver Studio Auckland.

Artistic Stylist of the Year - Jason Chong Li, Stephen Marr Hair Design Auckland.

Educator of the Year - Shar Sutherland Todd, Shar Sutherland Todd Hairdressing Chrisrchurch.

Photographer of the Year (sponsored by ELEVEN) - Jessica Sim for Michael Beel’s collection