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Meet the 2021 International Hairdressing Awards Finalists

Monday, 02 November 2020 12:40

The 15 finalists of the five categories, chosen by the jury from the hundreds of participating collections, come from 7 countries: Netherlands, Italy, Taiwan, Malaysia, USA, Spain and United Kingdom.

The International Hairdressing Awards® third edition will take place on February 2021 in a new and surprising format.

Last night the International Hairdressing Awards announced the 15 finalists of their third edition with a worldwide live streaming through its website. The names of the 15 nominated hairdressers, who come from 7 different countries, were revealed.

An incredible SEVEN out of the FIFTEEN FINALISTS are from the United Kingdom!


Best International Women’s Commercial Collection

Emma Simmons (United Kingdom)

Nicola Smyth (United Kingdom)

Anne Veck (United Kingdom)


Best International Men’s Commercial Collection

Gianluca Caruso (Italy)

Pelsynera (Spain)

Terri Kay & Andrea Giles (United Kingdom)


Best International Avant-Garde Collection

Dicksum Low (Malaysia)

Mark Van Westerop (Netherlands)

Visavis (Taiwan)


International Artistic Team of the Year

Beauty Underground (USA)

Mark Leeson Art Team (United Kingdom)

X-presion (Spain)


International Hairdresser of the Year

Antoinette Beenders (USA)

Sally Brooks (United Kingdom)

Errol Douglas (United Kingdom)


The fifteen finalist collections have been chosen with the help of an exceptional jury panel, made of five renowned industry icons: Mark Hayes, Vivienne Mackinder, Sam Villa, Tracey Hughes and Antonio Bellver.

In its third year, participation has exceeded all the expectations of the organisation in a year marked by the pandemic, with almost 600 collections presented from around the world, a new record broken. Hairdressers from 44 countries have registered to participate with their photographic work in the categories of Best International Women’s Collection, Best International Men’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection. In addition, the hairdressers and artistic teams that had been shortlisted to participate in the categories of International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year were invited to submit their applications, consisting of a photographic collection and a dossier summarising their professional career in the last year. The award ceremony will take place on February 2021 in a revolutionary format that will change the way of understanding hairdressing awards.

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organisation, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by a main sponsor of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards: Revlon Professional. Salon Look Madrid-Ifema acts as sponsor and Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide.

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