With little under five sleeps until this year’s FAME Team is revealed, we’re thrilled to share (yet another!) exciting announcement.

It’s the industry’s premier discovery program; an invaluable platform for the cultivation of new and emerging hair talent. A program that celebrates the next generation of hairdressers, on both a local and global scale.

Now, the revered program is welcoming two new and ethos-aligning brand sponsors to it’s brimming brand portfolio; both market leaders, set to enhance the experiences of this year’s talented participants.

Joining the FAME Team’s exceptional portfolio of sponsors in 2019 are (drumroll please) KELA and JOICO!

Of the announcement, M Division Creative Director shared; “We welcome with gratitude our new sponsor partners KELA and JOICO – we can’t wait to see the exciting direction you will help take the FAME Team.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks our longstanding friends and partners evo and Cloud 9 who are continuing to support and nurture the FAME program in their own unique way throughout the next twelve months.”

“Stay tuned for more updates, it’s going to be a ripper year!”

A home-grown outfit – and the FAME Team’s first ever accessory brand – KELA is transforming the industry with pioneering hair accessory technology, paving a modern future for stylists, brides, festival-goers, celebrities and everyday women.

“We are beyond excited to be partnering with the Australian FAME team in 2019; unarguably the most influential discovery program in the hair industry,” said Janna Miccio, Brand and Marketing Manager for KELA Hair Jewellery

“Hair and Fashion play a pivotal role in each others’ worlds and as leaders in hair fashion innovation we are thrilled to be the first accessory brand to partner with such an inspiring industry initiative.”

“KELA will provide a new dimension for the FAME Team and a fresh source of inspiration. We can’t wait to see this talented team get creative and showcase our product portfolio over the coming year.”

JOICO joins this year’s roster as the new colour and wet line sponsor for the team. With ‘success through knowledge’ at the core of the brand’s ethos, JOICO are the perfect partners to the knowledge, experience and skill base of this year’s participants – arming them with the tools for a successful future.

“JOICO have always supported the next generation of industry talent and our new partnership with the FAME Team allows us to continue to do so in an exciting new way,” said Kylie McLeod, Marketing Director, Sabre Corporation.

“These up and coming tastemakers are the ideal team to showcase the capabilities of our professional colour ranges to the industry, thanks to their unique personalities and individual styles.”

“We look forward to getting started and helping guide and inspire FAME Team 2019.”

Next up: four deserving delegates will earn their place amongst the greats, as members of the 2019 Australian FAME Team to be announced at this year’s Australian Hair Fashion Awards on Sunday April 14th!

Relaunched to Australia in 2014, the FAME Team perseveres as an invaluable hairdressing discovery program and talent platform, offering life changing opportunities, mentorship and exposure to next generation hairdressers from across the nation.

The year spanning program boasts a rich roster of mentors, stage opportunities and photographic shoots, with each FAME group travelling to London, Paris and Rome as part of their year in reign.

Good luck to each of the amazing finalists for 2019: we’ll see you on the red carpet!

To keep up to date on all things FAME, visit: thejournalmag.com/category/fame/