Kylie Hayes and Mana Dave nominees for International Hairdresser of the Year!

International Hairdressing Awards

The International Hairdressing Awards is a photographic hairdressing competition created with the aim of recognising the best hairdressers in the world, discovering new talents and giving the best international professionals the prominence they deserve.

The International Hairdressing Awards will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid. These Awards aim to be the most rigorous, serious, impartial and transparent awards in the industry and aim to recognise the best hairdressers worldwide.

There are six categories:

International Honorary Award: An award granted to a lifetime of dedication to our profession.
Best International Men’s Collection: Commercial hairdressing works on male models
Best International Women’s Collection: Commercial hairdressing works on female models
Best International Avant-Garde Collection: Creative, artistic, fantasy or catwalk items for male or female
International Artistic Team of the Year: The best annual career of an artistic team.
International Hairdresser of the Year: The best annual career of an individual hairdresser.

Pre-nomination is a required condition to participate in International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year, but the remaining categories are open to every hairdresser from all over the world.

The judges will be selected by the organising committee of the International Hairdressing Awards and the selection criteria will recruit top-level, renowned international professionals unrelated to the International Hairdressing Awards or sponsoring brands, in order to reinforce its credibility and neutrality when awarding the prizes.

International Hairdresser of the Year pre-nominees (in alphabetical order)

Alain Pereque (Canada)
Angelo Seminara (UK)
Anne Veck (UK)
Bertram K (Austria)
Bianca van Zwieten (Netherlands)
Candice McKay (South Africa)
Chan Xiao Dong (China)
Christophe Gaillet (France)
Christos Michailidis (Greece)
Damien Carney (USA)
Damien Rinaldo (Australia)
Detlef Gehlhaar (Germany)
Dmitry Vinokurov (Russia)
Dylan Tung (Singapore)
George Bouras (Greece)
Guo Jun (China)
Igor Sedlák (Czech&Slovak)
Ilknur Akbulut (Turkey)
James Longagnani (Italy)
Julia Beckers (Germany)
Kenji Toyota (Japan)
Kylie Hayes (New Zealand)
Laetitia Guenaou (France)
Loic Masurel (France)
Mana Dave (New Zealand)
Manuel Mon (Spain)
Maria Montes (Spain)
Mark Leeson (UK)
Mimmo La Serra (Italy)
Mio Sota (USA)
Pavel Okhapkin (Russia)
Petra Mechurova (Czech Republic)
Pinar Yildirim (Turkey)
Ray Ng Koon Ting (China)
Sally Brooks (UK)
Sal Misseri (USA)
Salvo Filetti (Italy)
Silas Tsang (Canada)
Tadashi Harada (Japan)
Vivienne Mackinder (USA)

For the International Hairdresser of the Year category, nominations include individual hairdressers that have won selected national competitions worldwide, and also the winners of other selected global competitions. In addition, individual hairdressers are also nominated with the help of the editors of the international editions of Estetica Magazine, taking into account their career, the quality of their photographic collections and their international educational/artistic during the last year (seminars, shows…).

International Artistic Team of the Year pre-nominees (in alphabetical order)

Avanti Kappers (Netherlands)
Gandini (Italy)
é Salon (Australia)
Fruition Hair (Australia)
HOB Creative Team (UK)
Hooker & Young (UK)
John Barbier Artistic Team (China)
Maison Gerard Laurent (France)
Mazella & Palmer (UK)
Medley Academy (France)
MM Bahcecik Art Team (Turkey)
Pro-solo (Netherlands)
Rush Hair (UK)
Saco Hair (UK)
Sassoon Academy (UK)
Shy + Flo (Switzerland)
Toni&Guy (UK)
ULTA Beauty Team (USA)
X-Presion (Spain)
Zoom Hairstyling (Taiwan)

For the International Artistic Team of the Year, a category that rewards a team that represents a hairdressing brand – not a cosmetic company–, for their educational work, are directly nominated the artistic teams winning in selected national competitions worldwide and also the teams selected with the help of the editors of the international editions of Estetica Magazine, taking into account their career, the quality of their photographic collections and their international educational activity during the last year (seminars, shows…).

Once entries close, on 3rd September, the judges will vote on the participating collections and on 28th September 2018, the finalists and the Honorary Award will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid with a glittering show and awards ceremony.