Over 600 industry members from across Australia gathered on Monday night for the 2021 Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA), at Sydney’s Luna Park to celebrate this years’ best in business, innovation and creativity in style.
For the second year in a row, the AHFAs partnered with Dyson for the second year running and wowed the crowd gathered with jaw dropping runway show featuring clothing from Steven Khalil and Marriam Seddiq, and looks created using Dyson via Styling Ambassador, Renya Xydis and the 2020 – 2021 FAME Team, led by Lauren McCowan.
A performance from Australian icon Ricki-Lee got attendees up and dancing, and a sponsored Arrival and Afterparty courtesy of THRYVE and K18 respectively ensured that celebrations started early and continued on well into the night.
The pinnacle of the evening, of course, was the eagerly anticipated announcement of this year’s AHFA Hairdresser of the Year… And we’re thrilled to congratulate Hermiz of Joey Scandizzo Salon in Melbourne for taking out the title in 2021! Take in his award-winning collection right here, and check out our full list of 2021 winners below!
All-in-all the event delivered the ultimate end of year celebration for an industry who has yet again, navigated a challenging 12 months… A huge TJM to all of this year’s winners!
Presented by L’Oréal Professionnel
AHFA HAIRDRESSER: Hermiz
ARTISTICT TEAM: Sloans
MEN’S HAIRDRESSER: Luke Munn
CREATIVE COLOURIST: Danielle Solier
NEWCOMER: James Morris
APPRENTICE: Tia Wright-Pihama
TRANSFORMATION STYLIST: Natalie Anne
MAKEUP ARTIST: Shella Martin
Presented by ALFAPARF MILANO
NSW/ACT HAIRDRESSER: Jordan Hone
QLD HAIRDRESSER: Damian Gray
VIC HAIRDRESSER: Michael Piastrino
WA/NT HAIRDRESSER: Jo Banks
SA/TAS HAIRDRESSER: Lauren Cooper
Presented by Thryv
BEST NEW PROFESSIONAL HAIR CARE PRODUCT:
Davroe CURLiCUE Cleansing Clay + Conditioner + Oil
BEST NEW PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLING PRODUCT: R+Co Bleu Smooth & Seal Mist
MOST INNOVATIVE HAIR TOOL: L’Oréal Steam Pod 3.0
SALON OF THE YEAR: Circles of Hair
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION (INDIVIDUAL): Kate Reid
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION (Brand): Barbery – The Craft of a Barber
DIGITAL INFLUENCER: Natalie Anne
MARKETING TEAM: Matrix Australia