Do you know who throws a good party?
On Monday night I attended the Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFAs) at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. The AHFAs are the longest running independent hairdressing awards in Australia and the whole night was a celebration of the industry.
I’m so inspired by the passion in the Australian hairdressing industry, and to have so much talent in one room made for an incredible night.
Leading editorial stylist Richard Kavanagh and actress Erica Heynatz hosted the event and Dami Im, winner of X Factor, wowed the crowd with her incredible voice.
The Journal was relaunched last year by Creative Director David Mannah, and – with Viola as editor – they have created a fresh fashion-focused hair magazine.
The AHFAs celebrate all aspects of the hairdressing industry, including makeup artists and stylists. I was proud to be one of the judges for the product categories and I’ll be sharing more about some of the best new products I trialled for the AHFAs.
Congratulations to all the winners – here is a full list of all those honoured at the 2014 AHFAs.
Australian Hair Fashion Award Winners 2014
AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR 2014
Emiliano Vitale, é Salon (pictured above with his partner Lisa Muscat)
ARTISTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR 2014 – Sponsored by TONI&GUY
MENS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR 2014 – Sponsored by American Crew
Grant Norton, Boris The Cuttery
CREATIVE COLOURIST OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Goldwell
Jack Morton, TONI&GUY Georges
APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Joico
Steffi Tanian, Chumba Concept Salon
MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Stylerunner
AVANT GARDE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by label.m
Chung-Yang Su, Rokk Ebony
NSW/ACT HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by FUDGE
Maria Unali, s.81 Hair
VIC/TAS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Goldwell
Malisa Masci, Masci Hair & Spa
QLD HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Tangle Teezer
Andre Faiva, Revolution Hairdressing
SA HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
Kristy Hodgson, Jarahs Hair
WA/NT HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Delorenzo
Judith McEwen, TONI&GUY Perth Central
Best New Professional Hair Care Packaging & Design
ELEVEN Australia – Hair Care Range
Best New Professional Hair Care Product
Terax – Crema + Keratin
Best New Professional Styling Packaging & Design
ELEVEN Australia – Styling Range
Most Innovative Professional Hair Styling Tool
ghd – eclipse
Best New Professional Styling Product
Kérastase Paris – Couture Styling Mousse Bouffante
Salon Manager of the Year
Olivia Zynevych, Mieka Hairdressing
Salon of the Year – Sponsored by Cloud 9
Excellence in Education – Sponsored by Evo
Tracey Hughes Education
Most Innovative Marketing Campaign
Goldwell – Put yourself in the hands of a Goldwell color expert
Best New Salon Design – Sponsored by Shu Uemura
Best New Business Resource
Industry-nominated categories were awarded to:
International Industry Ambassador
Session Stylist of the Year
Photographer of the Year
Part of Emiliano Vitale’s winning collection, Cryptogram.
Thanks to The Journal for a fantastic night and congratulations again to all of the winners.
Tell me, do hairdressing awards make a difference to you when choosing a stylist or salon?