Hair Expo is an annual event that aims to recognise the top hairstylists and hair professionals in Australia and from all over the world. This year’s event was held in Sydney’s Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 8-10, 2013. During the 3-day event, visitors and exhibitors were treated to world-class hair products and brands showcasing their latest offering to the hair industry and international talents showcasing new hair styling techniques and education to those who are interested about the hair styling industry.
The most anticipated part of the Hair Expo 2013 weekend-long activities were the Hair Expo awards to be given to the top hairdressers and professionals within Australia and surrounding countries. With many professionals sharing their vision and their knowledge to the aspiring hairstylists who are in attendance, it was truly a night of celebration for how far the Australian hair industry has gone.
The awarding served as the culmination of the activity with awards like the Hairdresser of the Year, Emerging Hairdresser of the Year, and Salon Team of the Year among the most coveted prizes. To see the full list of winners, you can check out below:
Australian Hairdresser of the Year: Frank Apostolopoulos
New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year: Sara Allsop
Emerging Hairdresser of the Year: Scott Sloan
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Jules Tognini
Colour Technician of the Year: Matt Clements
Apprentice of the Year: Kristy Furniss
New Creative Force: Lisa Muscat
Session Stylist of the Year: Darren Borthwick
Excellence in Marketing: Woohoo Salon
Salon Design: Ryder
Salon Team of the Year: e Salon
Educator of the Year: Sharon Blain
Education Organisation of the Year: Biba Academy
Hall of Fame Inductee: Sandy Chong of Suki Hairdressing
This year’s Hair Expo festivities mark the 38th year of the event in Australia, which is recognised as the largest hair industry event in the world with over 10,000 visitors from around the region flocking to see the exhibits and industry innovations showcased therein.
Did you attend this year’s Hair Expo 2013?