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.
First show of the night was the very talented Mana Dave from Blaze in Newmarket who had no trouble displaying his usual high standard of hair expertise to the appreciative audience. The Industry Creative team followed with an interesting fluorescent component to their showcase. We were most impressed however with the team from French Revolver lead by the very capable Brad Lepper, the collection was outstanding and very well received by everyone in attendance.
Next up was the Australian Fame Team, their show however was somewhat spoiled by poor lighting. The guys were well light up but the girls were lost in the dark, it was difficult to see what looked liked some excellent work by the girls. Finally the man we all came to see, expatiate New Zealander stylist Brad Ngata! Brad has done very well for himself after settling in Sydney some years ago. We were not disappointed as Brad produced a variety of hair looks that spelt ‘Party’ and party he did. In a break away from the norm, the models and Brad stopped posing and started dancing! I loved it... We all need more of that wonderful tonic called FUN!
Now to the Industry Awards, here are the winners:
NZ Hairdresser of the Year: Cheryl Fafeita Mane Salon Wellington
Colourist of the Year: Mana Dave Blaze Newmarket
Mens Hairdresser of the Year: Anne Marie Young Jingles Hamilton
Editorial Stylist Of The Year: Michael Beel Buoy Salon Wellington
Newcomer Of The Year: Kelly Manu Blaze Newmarket
Team Award Of The Year: Three Hairdressing Whangarei
Emerging Stylist Of The Year: Ella Pixie Hair Raiser Titirangi
Photographer Of The Year: Karen Ishiguro - Three Hairdressing Team Shoot
Makeup Artist of the Year: Abbie Gardnier