International Hairdressing Awards

International Hairdressing Awards 2019

Lauren The Blog

We’re biased of course – but come on – all five winners from the first International Hairdressing Awards in Madrid last night are either from the UK or reside in the UK. A standing ovation for British hairdressing if you will. 
Huge congratulations to the champions Jim Shaw, Steven Smart, Sylvestre Finold, Saco and Angelo Seminara. Special mention to the Sanrizz and Toni&Guy teams too, who we hear from reliable sources on the night, put on fantastic catwalk shows.

Only in its infancy, the International Hairdressing Awards saw more than 100 of hairdressing’s finest from 30 different countries jet in to the Spanish city for a fiesta of talent. With Revlon Professional and Takara Belmont among its sponsors. Check out the winning collections below. Swoon…

Best International Men’s Commercial Collection – Jim Shaw (UK)

Hair: Jim Shaw, styling: Bernard Connolly, makeup: Rose-anna Velin, photography: Tony Le-Britton

Best International Women’s Commercial Collection – Steven Smart

Hair: Steven Smart, styling: Bernard Connolly, makeup: Debra Smart, photography:Richard Miles

Best International Avant-Garde Collection – Sylvestre Finold (French hairstylist living in UK)

Hair: Sylvestre Finold, styling: Phonix, makeup: Simon James, photographer: Kevin Luchmun

International Artistic Team of the Year – Saco (UK)

Hair: SACO, directed by Richard Ashworth, styling: Tani Zekout, makeup: Marco Antonio, photography: David Oldham

International Hairdresser of the Year – Angelo Seminara (Italian hairdresser living in UK)

Hair: Angelo Seminara, styling: Niccolo Torelli, makeup: Laura Dominique, photography: Andrew O’Toole

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