Monday night saw Doltone House in Sydney house the 2013 Australian Hair Fashion Awards. It was a hair extravaganza, sponsored by David Mannah’s iconic magazine The Journal – formerly Austrlalian Hairdressers’ Journal. Judging by the awards night, the magazine’s new look promises to be a big hit.
Hosted by Miss Universe Australia winner, Laura Dundovic and actor, Dan Ewing, the night was flawless and it was a real thrill to be there. Standouts were performances by Natasha Bedingfield, looking incredible in her super-glam floor-length gold sequined dress and white blonde faux mohawk. Australian Idol winner, Stan Walker was super cool, as was Prinnie Stevens from The Voice.
The awards themselves were well-deserved and equally well-received.
Andrew O’Toole won Photographer of the Year, which held particular significance for me personally. I was lucky enough to work with him on some photoshoots a couple of years ago, so it was great to see him step up for the award.
Frank Apostolopoulos, Creative Director of BIBA Salons, was named Hairdresser of the Year to standing ovation and fireworks in his honour.
Australian Hair Fashion Award Winners
AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2013 Sponsored by Label.M – Frank Apostolopoulos
AHFA Creative Colourist of the Year 2013 sponsored by Goldwell – Igor Rosales-Jackson
AHFA Mens Hairdresser of the Year 2013 sponsored by American Crew – Lucas Dowling
AHFA NSW Hairdresser of the Year 2013 – Kobi Bokshish
AHFA Victoria/Tasmania Hairdresser of the Year 2013 – Michelle Anthony
AHFA Queensland Hairdresser of the Year 2013 – Bill Tsiknaris
AHFA SA Hairdresser of the Year 2013 - Sam James
AHFA WA/NT Hairdresser of the Year 2013 – Judith Mc Ewen
AHFA Artistic Team of the Year 2013 – Papas & Pace
AHFA Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2013 – Wade Blackford
AHFA Apprentice Hairdresser of the Year 2013 – Steff Tanian
AHFA Salon of the Year 2013 – Head Studio
AHFA Salon Manager of the Year Dimitri Papas – Papas & Pace
AHFA Best New Salon Design – Uros Mikic – Kinky Curly Straight
AHFA Excellence in Salon Training 2013 – Papas & Pace
AHFA Excellence in Education 2013 – Tracey Hughes Education
AHFA Make-Up Artist of the Year – Sue Marshall
AHFA Photographer of the Year – Andrew O’Toole
AHFA Session Stylist of the Year – Alan White
Best New Professional Hair Product – KEVIN.MURPHY – FULL.AGAIN
Best New Consumer Hair Product – LIVE CLEAN Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo
Best New Product Packaging and Design – XCESSIVE – Refinement Mist
Best New Marketing Campaign – Eleven Australia
Australian Wholesaler of the Year – KIMDEC
Thanks again to The Journal for such a great night. Make sure you get a look at your hairdresser’s copy next time you’re in salon.