After an incredible competition, the winners of Hairshots2theworld’s first GLOBAL competition are: Nicole Kae, Sydney, Australia and Nicole Pede, InStyle Salon & Spa, Ontario, Canada. The two fantastic Nicoles have each won an international release of their collection to hairdressing media around the world.
“I’m so incredibly excited to win this awesome opportunity, standing alongside so many amazing collections and stylists. So honoured! Inca Rising was one of my favourite collections that I’ve worked on, as it took me out of my comfort zone. It was one of those ones where I knew people would love it or hate it. I love working with different fabrics in the hair, and it was so fun exploring Peruvian culture, fashion and modernising it into the hair world,” Nicole Kae said.
Nicole Pede awoke in Ontario to the fabulous news of her win. “Thanks so much to Hairshots2theworld and judges for this amazing opportunity, competition like these give stylist like myself the platform to showcase our passion and hard work. I feel so honoured to have been chosen as one of the winners,” Nicole Pede said.
Hairshots2theworld managing director, Leanne Cutler said that between awesome colour married with inspiring hair fashion, these collections were deserving winners from an outstanding field of entries. “They show the fun side to hairdressing and also excellent technique and skill,” Leanne said.
There was another surprise when a “Merit” award announced, and the winner was picked out of the next top ten runners up. This went to Kylie Hayes of Moha Hairdressing in Dunedin, New Zealand. “I told myself that I would win this (haha!) because I needed this. I’ve seen what Hairshots2theworld has done for salons over the past few years and already decided that I must get on board to start working with professional PR,” Kylie said.
Leanne said that the Merit Award evolved because the scores between the top twelve entries were so close that it was fair to acknowledge the field of excellence. She said that all finalist entries were so good that they were making a digital lookbook to give finalists the kudos that they deserved.
Hairshots2theworld thanks the international judging panel of experienced editors: Veronica Boodhgan – Salon Magazine Canada, Sheryl Buckley – Images Magazine NZ, Nina Nagode – Frizer Slovenia and Ruth Hunsley – Red Mane Media UK.
“The Hairshots2theworld team is really excited that hairdressers were super keen to enter the Global Competition this year and can now develop the competition further for 2020,” Leanne said.
For more information, please contact Leanne Cutler at Hairshots2theworld on + 61 (0)400 790 060 or at www.hairshots2theworld.com/contact-us