AUSTRALIAN HAIR FASHION AWARDS 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

 


AUSTRALIAN HAIR FASHION AWARDS 2016
THE FINALISTS ARE ANNOUNCED!

Now in their 24th year, The Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA’s) continue to consolidate their position as Australia’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards program, this year again proudly partnered by L’Oréal Professionnel who share the vision of the AHFA’s in recognizing and rewarding the symbiotic and dynamic relationship between hair, fashion and beauty.

Featuring hundreds of entries from the elite of the hair fashion industry in Australia, the AHFA’s are the only Australian industry awards with an international reach. In order to gain global recognition for our esteemed national stylists, all photographic categories are judged
in London under the watchful eyes of the crème de la crème of British and European hairdressing.  This year was no exception with the panel reading like a ‘Who’s Who’ of hairdressing heroes, including Anthony Mascolo, Bruce Masefield, Akin Konizi, Sacha Mitic and Jorge Càncer. An innovation for 2016 saw the addition of a number of influential fashion and hair media judges to the roster: Robert Johnston (British GQ), Lisa Oxenham (British Marie Claire) and Catherine Handcock, publisher of Brit-industry bible Creative Head and also a number of highly influential make-up artists such as Daniel Sandler and backstage queen Val Garland. The overall feedback from the judges was that the Australian hair fashion industry is up there with the best in the world in terms of the creativity and vision of our stylists.
 

// AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year
CATERINA DI BIASE – HEADING OUT HAIR & BEAUTY
CRAIG SMITH - FRUITION
FRANK APOSTOLOPOULOS – BIBA ACADEMY
JAMIE FURLAN – XIANG HAIR
JOEY SCANDIZZO – JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
UROS MIKIC – KINKY CURLY STRAIGHT

// AHFA Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
AARON CHAN – KINGS DOMAIN
AIDEN HORWOOD – HEADING OUT HAIR & BEAUTY
MADISON VOLOSHNI – DISTRICT SALON
PAUL MASCI – MASCI HAIR & SPA
SHANTELLE NEATE – OSCAR OSCAR SALONS
STEFANO SILVESTRI – PORTFOLIO HAIR

// AHFA Creative Colourist of the Year
ADAM ISLES – ROKK EBONY
DANIELLE SOLIER – XIANG HAIR
KYRA WILLIAMS – JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
MELISSA WALKER – MASCI HAIR & SPA
RACHEL VITULLO – JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
TRAVIS BANDIERA – ROYALS HAIR

// AHFA Artistic Team of the Year
BOND HAIR RELIGION
FRANCK PROVOST SALON
FRUITION
HEADING OUT HAIR & BEAUTY
INTERCOIFFURE MONDIAL AUST
TONI&GUY ARTISTIC TEAM

// AHFA Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
ANDREA DE DEUGD – JACOU HAIR & BEAUTY
BILL TSIKNARIS – TSIKNARIS HAIR
LUKE McCAUL – EVOKE HAIR & MAKE-UP
NADIA SEMANIC – TONI&GUY GEORGES
PAUL JAMES GRAHAM – PAUL & PAUL SALON
SHAUN McGRATH – STEVIE ENGLISH HAIR

// AHFA NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year
ALEXANDER FUCHS – BAUHAUS HAIR
BRETT ALBURY – MURPHY GOZZARD HAIR COMMUNITY
LESLIE HENSHAW – NEXT HAIR
MARIA UNALI – s.81 HAIR
MARY ALAMINE – ROYALS HAIR
PALOMA ROSE GARCIA – OSCAR OSCAR SALONS

// AHFA Victorian Hairdresser of the Year
ALEXANDRA NEWMAN – CHUMBA CONCEPT SALON
HERMIZ DANIEL – JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
JACKY CHAN – OSCAR OSCAR SALON
JOSEPH SEMAAN – JOEY SCANDIZZO SALON
MALISSA MASCI – MASCI HAIR & SPA
SCOTT CONDON – ROKK EBONY

// AHFA Queensland Hairdresser of the Year
AMANDA MENZ – FRUITION
BILL TSIKNARIS – TSIKNARIS HAIR
BRODIE-LEE STUBBINS – ROKSTAR
LAURA HUDSON – LAURA HUDSON HAIR DESIGN
LEE BLACK – MOW HAIR
SHANNAH CROWE – PAPAS AND PACE

// AHFA South Australian/Tasmanian Hairdresser of the Year
ANDREANNA MANOV – ALKAZAR SALONIERES
CHERIE FALCO – KINKY CURLY STRAIGHT
JOHNNY GEORGIOU – PARLOUR HAIR GROUP
NICOLE HABENSCHUSS – ROGUE AND REGAL
SAM JAMES–COCKAYNE – ORBE NORTH ADELAIDE
TIFFANY DECAUX – BORIS THE CUTTERY

// AHFA Western Australian/Northern Territory Hairdresser of the Year
JESSICA DEL BORRELLO – CIRCLES OF SUBIACO
JO BANKS – HAIR ART
LISA POLINI – HYPE HAIR STUDIO
MICHAEL O'DOWD – O’DOWD CHRISTIE HAIR
RACHEL WALKER – CHILLI COUTURE
STEPHANIE BELLAIRS – HEAD GRAFFITI HAIR & BEAUTY

// AHFA Apprentice Hairdresser of the Year
EMMA GOTTWALD – ROYALS HAIR
JASMINE HECKENBERG – SFUMATO HAIR
JESSICA BURT – CHUMBA CONCEPT SALON
MADISON LAMB – LUKE REYNOLDS HAIRDRESSING
NAOMI STEWART – ROKK EBONY
ROXANNE BENLI – ROKK EBONY

// AHFA Newcomer Hairdresser of the Year
JAY FREDERICKSON – MASCI HAIR & SPA
NATHAN CHERRINGTON – TONI&GUY PARRAMATTA
NICOLE KAE – TONI&GUY NEWTOWN
NIKKI PORTER – RUBI HAIR
STEFFI TANIAN – OSCAR OSCAR SALONS
TRAVIS BANDIERA – ROYALS HAIR

// AHFA Session Stylist of the Year
JENNY KIM
MANDY KINGSMAN
MICHELE MCQUILLAN
RICHARD KAVANAGH
RICHI GRISILLO
SARAH LAIDLAW

// AHFA Make –Up Artist of the Year
 CHEREINE WADDELL
KYLIE EUSTACE
MIKELE SIMONE
NADINE MONLEY
SARAH BAXTER

//AHFA Fashion Stylist of the Year
CHLOE ROSE
EMMA COTTERILL
LETICIA DARE
MILANA DE MINA

// AHFA Hair Fashion Video of the Year
CATERINA DI BIASE
é SALON
ELEVEN AUSTRALIA
KEVIN MURPHY
KOBI BOKSHISH
THE 2015 AUSTRALIAN FAME TEAM

The awards night itself will take place in Sydney’s iconic Luna Park on Sunday 10th April and it’s shaping up to be THE industry event of 2016. 

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