Mary Alamine: Co-owner of the internationally-acclaimed and award-winning Royals Hair in Sydney and O&M’s Australian Ambassador, Mary Alamine’s career has spanned over a decade, a timeframe in which her dedication, passion and drive to not only excel as a salon owner but also her continuous wins in coveted hair industry awards.
Renowned for producing groundbreaking collections and setting a benchmark for creative excellence, Mary is constantly producing globally relevant, fashion forward and on-trend collections that grace the pages and covers of hair fashion magazines from around the world.
In 2016, Mary Alamine won the awards for AHFAs and Hair Expo for NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year; a true testament to her ability to create looks that are truly unique and intriguing.
Mary owns four hair salons in Sydney with over 50 team members whose training and education she is directly responsible for. The multi-award winning Royals Hair salons are the leading creative hubs for Sydney’s superior hairdressers and colourists.
Passionate about education, Royals now has a dedicated Academy that enhances Mary Alamine’s roles as Australian Ambassador for O&M and as a Brand Warrior and educator for ghd and Hollywood Hair Extensions.
Mary also oversees tailored workshops for hairdressers wanting to enter hairdressing competitions to provide guidance and assistance from A to Z of the photo shoot process.
“My inspiration for this collection came from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with gold alloy, called KINTSUGI. It’s built on the idea of strength and beauty in imperfection.
This is seen to many as a metaphor for brokenness and healing – that embracing one’s brokenness and imperfections can create something unique, beautiful and strong.
Upon visiting Japan a few years ago, I came upon a pottery lantern that had been repaired using this technique.
When an object breaks it rarely does so evenly. Life is equally as messy and unpredictable.
In KINTSUGI, the broken parts on a vase aren’t hidden and instead are used as part of its design; a reminder that the bad will always exist but have the power to turn into something beautiful , celebrating this imperfect beauty, rather than disguising it.
The collection is bound together by elements of golden light – interpreted as the ‘gold thread’ in each image, which references KINTSUGI, paying homage to the beauty of each individual woman.
Working with the different golden textures and materials as a medium allowed me to add in different elements and create a different dimension within the hair.
Just as in KINTSUGI, I have been able to create different, unique works of hair art, each image with it’s own story and beauty.” Mary Alamine
HAIR: Mary Alamine
PHOTOGRAPHY: Andrew O’Toole
MAKEUP: Chereine Waddell
STYLING: Josie McManus
- 2020 AHFAs Australian Hairdresser of the Year
- 2020 AHFAs Hair Transformation of the Year
- 2020 AHFAs Hair Fashion Video of the Year
- 2020 AHFAs Hair Shot of the Year
- 2020 Salon Business of the Year
- 2019 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year
- 2019 AHFAs Australian Hairdresser of the Year
- 2019 Hair Expo Salon Business of the Year
- 2019 AHFAs Hair Shot of the Year
- 2019 AHFAs Salon Business of the Year
- 2019 AHFAs Artistic Team of the Year
- AHIAs Australian Salon of the Year
- AHIAs State Salon of the Year (Sydney)
- 2016 AHFA NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year
- 2016 Hair Expo NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year
- 2015AHIA HOTSHOTS Female Rising Star
- 2016 AHFA NSW/ACT Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
- 2015 AHFA NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year
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