It’s that time again! Hair Expo is excited to announce that the one-and-only Hair Expo Awards are open for entries with a new category, a new finalist announcement, and a new social media competition all set for 2019.
Read on to learn about all our changes for next year’s awards and head to the website to get acquainted with category criteria and to enter! Entries for 2019 close on Wednesday 20 March.
NEW CATEGORY: Master Cutter of the Year – shining a light on excellence in haircutting
The Master Cutter of the Year Award is a category that recognises and honours the incredible craft of cutting and will be awarded to a hairdresser that demonstrates superior cutting prowess. The category calls for a photographic collection of three images, with styles that reflect contemporary and emerging hair fashion trends. Importantly, no wefts, wigs, extensions, hairpieces or other materials of any kind can be used in this category. The award is open to Australian and New Zealand hairdressers at any level of their career, provided they have a regular client column. Those interested in entering the new category should familiarise themselves with criteria on the Hair Expo website.
Instagram competition to spotlight everyday salon transformations
Launching alongside the Hair Expo Awards, the ‘What you do matters’ social media competition will spotlight the incredible work undertaken by hairdressers every day in the salon. Throughout the awards period – from now through to March – share your client transformations with the hashtag #WhatYouHairDoMatters to Instagram. Hair Expo’s Head Judge, Julie Piantadosi, will pick monthly finalists from the tagged posts, with an overall winner selected on Wednesday 24 April 2019. The winner will receive an exciting prize pack from Hair Expo!
A golden delivery: changes to the finalist announcement
We will be shaking up the way we deliver the finalist announcement in 2019, with a more exciting, personalised delivery of the news. The new style will mean that those entrants located interstate in Australia and those in New Zealand will be able to share in the celebrations without having to travel. 2019 Hair Expo Awards entrants can note Wednesday 24 April as the key date for the announcement, with more details to be released soon – watch this space!
2019 Hair Expo Awards Head Judge and Awards Ambassador
We are thrilled that Julie Piantadosi has agreed to continue her role as Head Judge and Awards Ambassador in 2019! Julie will be your first point of call for any awards queries and will also be providing invaluable oversight of the awards process for both entrants and judges. Here’s what she had to say about the awards next year:
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be once again involved with the Hair Expo Awards in 2019! These awards push our industry to be the best it can be and the talent that was spotlighted in 2018 was incredible. I encourage all hairdressers to enter in 2019 and to push their career to the next level. I look forward to supporting entrants and judges every step of the way.”
You can contact Julie with any pressing questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
50/50 split: awards weighting remains unchanged
Weighting for the awards remains unchanged, with 50 per cent of an entry’s overall score assigned to the photographic collection, and 50 per cent assigned to the written business submission for creative categories (with the exception of the new Master Cutter of the Year category, for which there is no written component).
2019 HAIR EXPO AWARDS CREATIVE CATEGORIES
|· Apprentice Student of the Year
· Australian Hairdresser of the Year
· Best Salon Design
· Colour Technician of the Year
· Creative Force of the Year
· Master Cutter of the Year (no written submission, creative entries only)
· Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year
|· New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year
· NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year
· Queensland Hairdresser of the Year
· Salon Team of the Year
· SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year
· Session Stylist of the Year
· Victorian Hairdresser of the Year
· WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year
2019 HAIR EXPO AWARDS BUSINESS CATEGORIES
|· Education Business of the Year
· Educator of the Year
|· Industry Business Performance of the Year
· Salon Business of the Year
2019 HAIR EXPO AWARDS ADDITIONAL CATEGORIES
- Hall of Fame (by peer nomination, final decision made by Head Judge)
- Editor’s Choice
All category criteria and general rules and regulations of entry are now live at www.hairexpoaustralia.com