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 – the Alternative Hair Show.

Finalists are:

SA - Cherie Falco, CHI Hair Skin Body

VIC/TAS - Alexandra Kontos, Nischler Salon

NSW – Missy Veyret, Stevie English Hair

QLD – Andy Yip, Vogue Nationale

WILD CARD – Leslie Henshaw, Bond Hair Religion

"My goal or purpose with Global.Synergy has always been to identify gifted learners and giving each one of them a platform to transform themselves into talented individuals, who will then become experts in our field, with a view to becoming prolific ICONS within our industry, globally. And these guys are simply stand outs!” Says Emiliano Vitale.

Cherie, Alex, Missy, Andy & Leslie will gather in Sydney on Saturday 30th August, to be mentored over two days, by an enviable line up of super stars of the Australian & international hairdressing industry including Emiliano, Sandy Chong, Dario Cotroneo, Matt Clements, Benni Tognini, and Dennis Langford and a selection of ‘Junior’ mentors including Lisa Muscat, Jordan Hone, Jules Tognini, Jamie Furlan and Ali Holmes on Sunday 31st August and Monday 1st September.

Indisputably, the most inspiring and anticipated highlight for the weekend will be working on a photo shoot with international superstar, Robert Lobetta on the Monday. The Mentors will observe the Finalists over the weekend and the winner will be announced on Monday 1st September once the photo shoot has wrapped.

"Once again, I need to thank the judges, – Sandy, David, Hayley, Cameron, and Linda and express my gratitude for viewing the video entries with excitement and enthusiasm. I feel honored to have them all on board with Global.Synergy and for trusting me again on this project. The buzz around Global.Synergy Australia this year was fantastic and we hope the finalists enjoy every moment of it,” says Emiliano

An industry phenomenon in Australia in 2013, Global.Synergy launched its 2014 campaign in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, asking hairdressers with 1-6 years qualified hairdressing experience (no apprentices) to submit a creative 2-minute video, outlining why the entrant wanted to win, a brief bio, a selection from their portfolio & collection imagery, reasons why the entrant believed they should be chosen and how they would share the experience with their peers.

"I want to congratulate ALL the entrants on having the dream and courage to share their video entry in the 2014 Global.Synergy competition with our industry and their peers. All entries this year were outstanding and it’s truly inspiring to see such passion and creativity coming from the new generation of hairdressers in Australia,” says Emiliano.

"So many people dream, so many people make excuses yet there are few special individuals who take action and move step by step towards achieving their dreams or at the very least turning them into a reality. Congratulations to all the entrants, and the finalists, on taking this step.”

Prize Dates: The overall winner will travel to the UK with Emiliano and the é SALON Creative Team, between October 8th – 14th 2014.