The International Beauty Stylist Award ceremony went off with a bang this year. Held over the course of a full weekend the event began on Saturday night in style at the Print Temps, the iconic Parisian department store, with a meet and greet for all delegates of 30 countries in the rooftop soiree.

On Sunday the attendees were invited to the La Biosthetique Paris Headquarters in the 17th arrondissement, overlooking the famous Arc de Triomphe for champagne and canapés. Followed by a Full Artistic Show in the historic Salle Wagram, with a model showcase of 25 models in front a crowd of 1100. A live cut and style demonstration then commenced, featuring Creative Director Alexander Dinter, Creative Colour Director Andrea Bennet, Marek Wan of Hong Kong, Alexander Fuchs of La Biosthetique Australia, Marc Reise of Canada and Stephan Gallien from Paris. The cut and colour models showcased the latest trending styles in Europe, along with new pastel trends and new blonding balayage techniques. The event culminated with the announcement of the International Beauty Stylist Winner, Dylan Beatch of Black to Blond Salon from Vancouver Canada, and closed with bang beneath the famous Pont Alexander at club Faust.

In all, 35 Australians and New Zelanders came to Paris to show their support for the tight knit network in La Biosthetique. National winner Gess Mazis represented us in an incredibly competitive and evermore popular competition spanning 5 continents.

– TJ