Last night, the Australian hairdressing industry descended upon Sydney’s Luna Park to celebrate our country’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards program: the Australian Hair Fashion Awards.
The (long anticipated) annual Gala took place before an intimate audience of guests including hairdressers, brand ambassadors and members of the media; all gathered to celebrate the best of the best in Australian hair, fashion and beauty talent.
For the first time in AHFA history, the glamorous evening was also broadcast live in its entirety, with a live Zoom feed enabling stateside winners to dial in and accept their respective accolades before all in attendance.
2020 also saw global technology magnates, Dyson return as the event’s official Major Partner; an alignment harnessing a shared ethos of innovation, inspiration and integrity while solidifying Dyson’s global status as leaders in the professional hairdressing sphere.
Hosted by model and presenter Erin Holland, the event featured musical performances by America’s Got Talent alum Sheldon Riley and winner of the Voice Australia, Alfie Arcuri.
This year also brought together Dyson’s Australian Styling Ambassadors Renya Xydis, Damien Rinaldo, Jayne Wild and Peter Thomsen for the annual AHFA Runway.
Drawing cues from the nineties, the high-octane showcase featured an array of jaw-dropping hair creations, with beauty provided by international staples MAKE UP FOREVER.
Taking out the evening’s highest honour, was Victoria’s own Jamie Furlan (Xiang Hair), who was awarded the coveted title of Australian Hairdresser of the Year for his trailblazing creative collection, Intentional.
Australia’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards program, the AHFA’s continue to celebrate the very best in hair, fashion and beauty talent; showcasing the Australian hairdressing industry both locally and on an international scale.
Now in its 28th year, the annual awards program platforms an esteemed portfolio of creative, business and digital categories, judged by some of the biggest names in international hairdressing.
With hundreds of entries from salons and individuals across Australia, the AHFA’s remain a crucial facet of the Australian hairdressing industry, honouring creativity, passion and innovation year upon year.
Congratulations to each of this year’s talented winners, finalists and entrants alike. Bring on AHFA 2021!
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
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AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Dyson)
Jamie Furlan (Xiang Hair)
NSW/ACT HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Salon Lane)
Richi Grisillo (Academie Salon)
VIC HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Hairhouse)
Cristina Tatasciore (Flipped Hair)
QLD HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Hairhouse)
Amy Gaudie (Urban Chic)
SA/TAS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Davroe)
Sam James (SJ Establishment)
WA/NT HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
Jude McEwen (TONI&GUY Perth Central)
APPRENTICE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Matrix)
Eliza Andrews (Royals)
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Dyson)
Christopher Byrne (Sloans)
SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by K18)
Joey Scandizzo Salon
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION (Sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel)
Dario Cotroneo (DCI Education)
ARTISTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by ghd)
Masci Art Team (Masci Hair)
AVANT GARDE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Alfaparf Milano)
Bill Tsiknaris (Tsiknaris Hair)
CREATIVE COLOURIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by ELEVEN Australia)
MEN’S HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by American Crew)
Camille De Bondy (Kings Domain Barbers)
BEST NEW PROFESSIONAL HAIR CARE PRODUCT
Kerastase Blond Absolu Shampoo + Conditioner
BEST NEW PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLING PRODUCT
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
MOST INNOVATIVE HAIR TOOL
INDUSTRY CHOICE COLLECTION OF THE YEAR
Chung-Yang Su (Chiseled Hair)
SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Dyson)
TRANSFORMATION STYLIST OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Showpony Hair)
Mary Alamine (Royals)
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
HAIR SHOT OF THE YEAR
DIGITAL INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by Redken)
Renya Xydis (Valonz)
HAIR FASHION VIDEO OF THE YEAR
FAME TEAM 2021 (Sponsored by Dyson, Evo, Joico, Seamless1)
Eunji Kim (TONI&GUY Georges)
Joshua Congreve (Togninis)
Elyse Sprott (Rixon Hair)
Rebecca Snow (Alchemy Hair & Makeup)
Missed out? Recap the action below: