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The 2020 International Hairdressing Awards Shine in Spectacular Style!

Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:53

It's a global hair event that's fast gaining a reputation synonymous with all things glamour. The 2020 International Hairdressing Awards, held in Madrid tonight, was a glittering and memorable occasion which showcased the very best of the hairdressing craft.

From the moment the first guests arrived for the pre-event welcome dinner through to the closing moments of the glittering show and presentations night, the 2020 International Hairdressing Awards conveyed its signature style – a combination of the very highest standards and outstanding warmth and hospitality.

Now in its second year, the IHAs welcomed one thousand hair professionals and special guests from 30 different countries, with finalists from as far afield as Malaysia and New Zealand. Those not fortunate enough to attend in person were able to follow all the proceedings via a live stream direct from the show venue, IFEMA – Feria de Madrid.

The event's huge success this year is true confirmation that the organisers' objective to consolidate and grow on the foundations laid last year has undoubtedly been achieved. Created along the format of other great awards nights, the experience began with some amazing photo opportunities on the purple carpet –the red carpet of the hairdressing industry– and incorporates a spectacular runway show of hair collections created by some of the most outstanding hair teams of the world, who this year included The Beauty Underground, Christophe Gaillet, Mark Leeson, Revlon Professional Global Artistic Team, Saco Hair and X-Presion.

The event was presented on-stage by Mikel Luzea, Founder and Director of the International Hairdressing Awards, and hosted by Sergi Bancells, International Editorial Director at Estetica Magazine. The big moment then came for the fifteen finalists in attendance, as the winners in the five categories were revealed:

● Best International Men's Commercial Collection: Jim Shaw & Daisy Carter (UK)

● Best International Women's Commercial Collection: Lisa Polini (Australia)

● Best International Avant-garde Collection: Dee Parker Attwood (Australia)

● International Artistic Team of the Year: X-Presion (Spain)

● International Hairdresser of the Year: Angelo Seminara (UK)

The winners were chosen by a jury made up of five renowned hairdressers: Antoinette Beenders, Tabatha Coffey, Beverly C., Robert Lobetta and Tono Sanmartín. The sponsors of the International Hairdressing Awards 2020 were Revlon Professional and Salón Look Madrid-Ifema, while Estetica Magazine was once again the global media sponsor.

For the first time in 2020, the organisation of the International Hairdressing Awards decided to present the International Hair Influencer of the Year Award, which recognises the impact and influence of a hairdressing professional in the world of social media, and was awarded to Sam Villa, one of the most respected and beloved professionals and educators in the world. Furthermore, iconic British hairdresser, Trevor Sorbie, was honoured with the International Hair Legend of the Year Award, in recognition of his career in the profession and charitable work, as well as for being an indisputable point of reference for industry professionals from all over the world.


  • X-Presion

  • X-Presion

  • Saco Hair

  • Saco Hair

  • Revlon Professional Global Artistic Team

  • Revlon Professional Global Artistic Team

  • Mark Leeson Art Team

  • Mark Leeson Art Team

  • Christophe Gaillet

  • Christophe Gaillet

  • The Beauty Underground

  • The Beauty Underground

  • Best International Men's Collection – Jim Shaw & Daisy Carter

  • Best International Women's Collection – Lisa Polini

  • Best International Avant-garde Collection – Dee Parker Attwood

  • International Artistic Team of the Year – X-Presion

  • International Hairdresser of the Year – Angelo Seminara (award collected by his daughter Noemi Seminara)

  • International Hair Influencer of the Year Award – Sam Villa

  • On behalf of Trevor Sorbie, Antoinette Beenders receives Trevor's International Hair Legend Award from Karl Joubrel (Revlon Professional)

  • The 2020 International Hairdressing Awards Judges



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