November saw Matrix Australia Design Team Creative Director Uros Mikic (Kinky Curly Straight) win the International Hairstylist of the Year title at the 2018 Contessa Awards.

Beating out a number of talented international competitors, Australia’s own Uros Mikic took out the 2018 title of International Hairstylist of the Year, with his celestially glamorous Cassiopeia collection. We caught up with Uros following the hairstylist’s prestigious win.

Image 1/6 from Cassiopeia

This was the first year that the International category was introduced at the Canadian awards – with a select group of artists from around the globe nominated eligible to enter the category, the title was an incredibly prestigious win for Uros.

Image 2/6 from Cassiopeia

Tell us, what’s been happening in the world of Uros Mikic?

UM: It’s a typical December really. The salon is very busy with Christmas around the corner, and with the Australian award season starting soon, I’ve been busy finalising my AHFA entries and working with my team on theirs. I’ve also been planning my 2018 education and show calendar with Matrix… and of course trying to catch some waves when the weather is good!

Image 3/6 from Cassiopeia

How does it feel to have been named International Hairstylist of the Year at the 2018 Contessa Awards?

UM: It’s truly an honour to receive this award from my international peers… recognising talent across the industry is so important, and being able to share skills and artistry on this scale has been so rewarding.

Image 4/6 from Cassiopeia

What inspired your winning collection, “Cassiopeia”

UM: The collection was designed to bring together the beauty of colour, cutting and styling – truly working all hairdressing aspects and creating a spectacular collection. I was inspired by the mesmerising nebulas and constellations; their soft colours and intriguing patterns which shaped the idea behind enriching strong cuts and styling with unique colour blends.

What are your must have Matrix styling and maintenance products for summer

The Biolage Sugar Shine System for lightweight glossy locks… the Sugar Shine Scrub is a great product to eliminate build up on the scalp and hair. For blondes, a neutralising shampoo is essential! Matrix Total Results Brass Off corrects brassy tones with a blue-violet pigment to keep your blonde cool. If you want a product that does it all, Matrix Total Results Miracle Creator helps prevent heat damage, fights frizz, detangles, softens and conditions lightly… it’s the perfect travel companion.

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