A colourful assemblage of hairdressers, salon owners and industry insiders descended upon The Mint at Sydney’s Barracks for the 2019 Aveda Colour Harmony Awards.

Celebrating exceptional skill, styling, and colour dexterity nationwide the event honoured Aveda’s formidable network of creatives, showcasing the outstanding award contenders for 2019.

This year, entrants were tasked with presenting their 2019 fashion predictions, demonstrating a successful synergy between haircut, colour, styling and makeup whilst celebrating the spirit of Aveda.

The theme for 2019? Worldhood; a colourful analysis of visual culture through self-expression and creative exploration. Drawing cues from current global and social trends, Worldhood was a theme that welcomed countless artistic interpretations.

“Worldhood celebrates the unity within diversity and individuality as well as the power of every individual to be an influencer,” shared Aveda’s Artistic Lead and Education Partner Matthew Wickham, emcee for the evening.

“Worldhood honours the global connection that social media allows for, empowering individuals to inspire one another, create new trends and make them our own. This theme has been replicated by our very own incredible finalists.”

Finalists were invited to recreate their looks before a panel of experts including international session stylist Alan White, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Hair Colour, Ian Michael Black and Youtube sensation Rowie Singh.

From there, judges were given the crucial task of whittling down the finalist collections into four standout winners for 2019, each of whom will share in an epic pool of prizes including a published editorial shoot and a trip to next year’s Aveda Congress in Tokyo.

Taking out the titular Colour Harmony Award for 2019 was Naoki Mozen of Salon Yazbek.

Congratulations to each of the talented winners for 2019. Check them out below:

Colour Harmony

Naoki Mozen (Salon Yazbek)


Amber O’Donnell (Element Aveda Lifestyle)

New Talent

Isobel Austin-Andrews (De Stijl)


Jade Beal (Amicus Hair & Beauty)

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