2018 GenNext Gala
The 2018 GenNext Gala was an amazing showcase of the young talent in the hairdressing industry, with each team bringing a unique flavour to the stage. The gala was hosted by the formidable duo that is Jules Tognini and Richard Reid, who got the crowd involved with an audience dance-off. Capped off with a spectacular performance by the Matrix Playground team, this year’s gala was a night to remember. Check out the highlight snaps below from our superstar teams.
Box Hill Institute
Korean Artists with The Masters Institute of Creative Education
A special international presentation from the Korean Artists with The Masters Institute showcased the combined skills of hairdressers Jaemyeong Jung, Jun Jung, and Hee Lin Jung, and makeup artist Sujin Seo; who collaborated with Australia’s own Sharon Blain to create exceptional avant-garde hair.
Project NZ’s entrancing black magic-inspired show, OBEAH, paid homage to the dark voodoo of the Deep South and the original voodoo queen, Marie Laveau.
The Revolution team pulled out all the stops for their multi-faceted show, with glitter, jewels, metallic appliqué and pops of colour all featuring in the styling and hair looks. Textured hair came in the form of crimps, gel and loose waves. revolutionaustralia.com.au / @revolutionhairdressing
Fellowship of Hairdressing FAME Team in collaboration with BaByliss PRO
The UK FAME team presented their youth-inspired Misfits showcase, backed by pop culture references from The Beatles to Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali and Star Wars; and set to a remixed ‘Riders on the Storm’ by The Doors. @fameteam2018
Matrix Hot Team
Vibrancy ruled the Matrix Hot Team runway in both the hair looks and the styling. Hair was an eclectic mix of big ’80s texture, coloured mullets, hair accessories, and near-floor-length long styles, including a neon-pink crimped look. www.matrix.com / @matrix
The 2018 GenNext Gala finale by the formidable force that is the Matrix Playground team. Members Kobi Bokshish, Stevie English, Paul Ricupito, Mat Johnson, Adam Ciaccia, and Uros Mikic brought the house down in a 20-minute, high-energy showcase that merged hair with dance, music, fashion and art. www.matrix.com / @matrix