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International Hairdressing Awards (IHA) Jury Announced

Monday, 04 June 2018 13:12

In this first edition, the competition has a spectacular  jury, formed of five hairdressing international icons: Tony Rizzo, Anthony Mascolo, Trevor Sorbie, Klaus Peter Ochs and Carlo Bay.

The International Hairdressing Awards’ has announced the names of the 5 hair icons who will form the jury at this year's competition:

TONY RIZZO is one of the most prestigious hairdressers in the world, with more than 40 years of experience in hairdressing. He founded Sanrizz, a brand that currently has seven salons in London and a renowned school. Also, Tony Rizzo is the creator of Alternative Hair Show, the legendary annual event that raises funds for fighting child leukaemia and gathers more than 5000 hairdressers every year in London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Revered for his hairdressing excellence, ANTHONY MASCOLO is an icon to generations of hairdressers. Constantly pushing boundaries and striving to elevate his conceptual ideas to an ever-higher level, Anthony believes on-going training leads to progression and success. His philosophy is to constantly share knowledge and inspire others. Anthony founded the TIGI International Creative Team in 2003. Leading the creation of TIGI image collections, Anthony’s creativity is seen through his hairdressing and photography. He also leads TIGI global shows, working closely with his wife, TIGI make-up guru, Pat Mascolo.

TREVOR SORBIE’s name is synonymous with pioneering hairdressing throughout the industry and around the world, four times British Hairdresser of the Year and awarded with countless recognitions and prizes, among which stands out the medal of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He was born in 1949 in Scotland, son and grandson of barbers, and he began very young in hairdressing. Having worked with Vidal Sassoon himself, he in turn has trained the likes of session stylist Eugene Souleiman and fellow British Hairdresser of the Year winner Angelo Seminara. Currently, Trevor Sorbie owns five salons in United Kingdom and recently opened Dubai salon. His artistic team is one of the most awarded and renowned in the world. In 2006, Trevor Sorbie launched his charity “My New Hair”, as a non-profit organisation which helps patients suffering medical hair loss and works closely with many hospitals in UK.

KLAUS PETER OCHS is a renowned German hairdresser, worldwide president of Intercoiffure Mondial from 2000 to 2018. He has been awarded with several prizes and recognitions along his career. And as sole German hairdresser, Klaus Peter Ochs was given the title of “Legends of Alternative Hairshow” by Tony Rizzo. For his outstanding business qualities he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, and his company counts 20 salons and 300 employees. He also supports social projects such as “Education for Life” and stands for the promotion of young talents.

CARLO BAY is one of the most famous Italian hairdressers. In 1985 he created in Firenze his own brand, Carlo Bay Hair Diffusion, with nearly 80 salons worldwide nowadays. In 1990 he opened his education academy, l’Accademia Carlo Bay, and also created his own cosmetic brand. During his career, Carlo Bay has received many awards and recognitions, such as the “Nextlook Award” in Cosmoprof and in 2014 the “Italian Hairdresser Award”. Besides, he has worked with several fashion designers in backstages, photoshoots and catwalks.



The first round of the International Hairdressing Awards takes place from 15th June to 3rd September 2018, during which entries are submitted.  There are two categories: International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year. Only artists who have been pre-nominated can enter these two categories. The shortlisted names will be announced on 11th June. Access to the  other three categories is open to everyone.

Once the entry period closes on 3rd September, the judges will vote on the participating collections and on 28th September 2018, the finalists and the Honorary Award will be announced at Salon Look Madrid, where a gallery with the finalists’ collections will be presented. The International Hairdressing Awards® first edition will take place on 3rd February 2019 in Madrid with a glittering show and awards ceremony.

The International Hairdressing Awards is an independent beauty organisation that has been supported since its inception by sponsors of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards including Revlon, Revlon Professional® and Salon Look Madrid-Ifema. The three highly regarded firms have bet high and combined forces to make this contest an international success as well as, Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide, which will cover and aid in the efforts of this amazing event. 

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