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Mikel Luzea in collaboration with salon look international

Is to present


A hair show where each year the best of Spanish hairdressers

will show live all the techniques used to create their latest avant garde collections.

Only pure hairdressing, a scene of pure effervescence of ideas, tricks, creativity,
art .... Hence the name.

With the participation of Marcel Montlleó, Pelsynera, antonio Calvo and Mikel
Luzea this year’s event will be held on Sunday 19th October. in salon look international
Madrid, one of the most important hairdressing fairs in europe,on the main stage.

More information at:


The British Hairdressing Awards 2014 - The Waiting is Over

For the last 30 years HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards has celebrated the creativity and passion of hairdressers from across the UK and today the finalists for the 2014 British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional have been announced.

The level of creative expertise and innovation has once again secured these awards as the ultimate professional accolade, recognising individual stylists and artistic teams from salons the length and breadth of the country. Each entered a collection of four photographic images that showcased their talent within a particular region, or field of hairdressing, and demonstrated their technical expertise and creative ability. Judged anonymously and independently by iconic industry names, the finalists will now submit a further four images to create a collection of eight that are again judged to reveal the definitive winners. The fifteen categories include nine regional and six specialist categories including Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year, Men’s and Newcomer.

These creative talents will come together to celebrate the industry on Monday 24th November at The Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel. A celebrity compere will host the event and as we celebrate the fifteen winners, the final award to be announced will be HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year 2014. The nominees this year are Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas MBE, Mark Hayes, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Akin Konizi, Mark Leeson, Angelo Seminara and Jamie Stevens.

Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International Jayne Lewis-Orr says, "Congratulations to all our finalists on their achievements to date as the level of work submitted was exceptional, making it a difficult task for our highly respected panel of judges. The work of these individuals sets the benchmark for creativity and ensures that British hairdressing receives the respect it so rightly deserves."

Regional Finalists

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Emma Bedwell and Lisa-Marie Seldon, Hoop Haircutters, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Daniel Granger and Lucie King, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Nathan Jasztal, Silhouette du Barry, Chelmsford, Essex
Neil Smith, Barrie Stephen Hair, Anstey, Leicestershire
Angelo Vallillo, Zullo and Holland, Nottingham

London Hairdresser of the Year

Richard Ashforth, Saco, London
Darren Bain, HOB Salons, Camden, London
Sam Burnett, Hare and Bone, London
Andrew Heasman, RUSH Hair, London
Gary Ingham, Gary Ingham Salon & Spa, Hampstead, London
Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

Royston Blythe and Charles Douek, Royston Blythe, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
James Earnshaw, Francesco Group, Birmingham
Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
Lewis Moore, Lewis Moore Salons, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Peter Prosser and Sam Millard, Peter Prosser Hairdressing, Hereford
Matthew Roskell, Francesco Group, Weeping Cross, Staffordshire

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Joseph Ferraro, Halo Hair and Beauty, Harrogate
Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard
Michelle Rooney, Hooker & Young, Wynyard
Alan Simpson and Karen Simpson, Contemporary, Guisborough, Cleveland
Toni Stephenson, Hooker & Young, Darlington, County Durham
Jill Watkins-Wright, Watkins-Wright Hairdressing & Beauty, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

Martine Broggy and Ciaran Harbinson, Natural Hair Company, Lisburn
Julie Cherry and Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Co. Down
Julian Dalrymple, The Sittingroom Hairdressing, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Simon Houston, Simon Houston Hairdressing, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International, Belfast
Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Newtownards, Co. Down

North Western Hairdresser of the Year

Brent Barlow and Rosie Binns, Ethos Hairdressing, Chorlton, Manchester
Mai Ha, Trevor Sorbie, Manchester
Laura Kulik and Ria Kulik, The Hair Bank, Urmston, Manchester
Alison Roberts, Andrew Collinge Hairdressing, Liverpool
Matthew Sutcliffe, Renegade Hair Studio, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Melenie Tudor, En Route Hair & Beauty, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

Neil Barton, Neil Barton Hairdressing, Edinburgh
Philip Bell, Ishoka, Aberdeen
Nelson Brown, Browns, Dumfries
David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing, Bothwell, Glasgow
Brian Gallagher, Gallagher Horner, Bishops Briggs, Glasgow
Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston

Southern Hairdresser of the Year

Seung Ki Baek, RUSH Hair, Epsom, Surrey
David Baker and Ben Hendry, The Vault Hair and Spa, Claygate, Esher, Surrey
John Castelli, Twist Hair, Kingsclere, Newbury, Berkshire
Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire
Peter Gibbs and Emily Warne, Headromance, Havant, Hampshire
Kerry Mather, KJM Salons, Fleet, Hampshire

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Ben Driscoll-Price, Robert John, Portishead, Bristol
Joshua Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy’s Hairdressing, Swindon, Wiltshire
Rachelle Simmonds & Dafyyd Rhys Thomas, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff, Wales
Steven Smart, Smart:Est 73, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset
Lisa Walby, Francesco Group, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Specialist Finalists

Afro Hairdresser of the Year

Luke Benson, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
Junior Green, Junior Green Hair & Beauty, Knightsbridge, London
Aycan Kemal, New York Hair Design, London
Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London
Jamie Stevens and Harry Casey, Jamie Stevens Hair London, Kensington, London
Anne Veck, Anne Veck, Oxford

Artistic Team of the Year

Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames
Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Michelle Griffin, Birmingham
RUSH Hair, Croydon
Shane Bennett Salon, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Zullo and Holland, Nottingham

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year

Karen Brown, Hair by JFK, Edinburgh, Scotland
Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing, Kingston-upon-Thames
Skyler McDonald, seanhanna, Putney, London
Lucie Monbillard, seanhanna, Putney, London
Chie Sato, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London
Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Simon Khan, Toni & Guy, Solihull, West Midlands
Donna Mitchell, Bonce Salons, Wednesbury, West Midlands
Rosanne Potter and Mikio Akiawaza, Brooks & Brooks, Holborn, London
Jamie Stevens, Jamie Stevens Hair London, Kensington, London
Darren Webster, Webster Whiteman, London

Newcomer of the Year

Jamie Benny, RUSH Hair, London
Sophie Chandler, RUSH Hair, Croydon
Kayleigh DeVries, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
Scott Jordan, Toni & Guy, South Kensington, London
Sophie Springett, Toni & Guy, South Kensington, London
Jake Unger, HOB Salons, Camden, London

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

Clayde Baumann, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
Claire Chell, Francesco Group Advanced Academy, Stafford
Sue Comery and Alice Spencer, Zullo and Holland, Nottingham
Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Sam McGee, Saco Hair, London
Abby Smith, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex


The 59th L’oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final Awards 2014

A night not to be missed showcasing the best hairdressing talent in the UK, attended by the most celebrated Hairdressers in the industry.

On Monday 23rd June the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final engulfed the Grosvenor House and flooded the room with glamour. Over 1000 of the hair industries most prominent and successful figures filled the room to witness the 45 meter perspex runway come alive with the most breath-taking lighting, enthralling stage effects, chest thumping music and mesmerising hairdressing talent. The gorgeous Caroline Flack host of ITV2 panel game show Viral Tap, was the host for the evening and took the audience on and amazing hair inspired journey that ended with an emotional bang.

Jamie Stevens, London took the judging panel by storm and seized the industries longest running and most renowned hair award, The L’Oréal Colour Trophy. The Colour Room, Stockport was awarded with second place and Toni&Guy, Glasgow scooped the third place.

I love my team and I’m so unbelievably happy and proud of Tasha and Megan who created the winning look. Winning the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2014 means so much to us and I am genuinely speechless! We have an exciting year ahead of us and we are truly overwhelmed, what a night!” Says Jamie Stevens.

The highly anticipated L’Oréal Colour Trophy Men’s Image Award was won by DKY Hair, Bangor. Celebrated runners up in this award were Blushes, Cheltenham

The Young Colourist Awards were next to be announced. These aspiring colourists now make up the L’’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2014/15. The winners are Lottie Davis, Blushes, Cheltenham, for the Western Region, Emma Browning, Velvet Rooms 4 Hair, Cobham for the Southern Region, Georgie Mathers, TONI&GUY, Covent Garden for the London Region, Kirsten Ibbetson, Headlines, Hertford for the Eastern region, Samantha Kerr, Reuben Wood Hair & Beauty, Manchester for the North Western Region, Adam Hopkins, RMUK, Leeds for the North Eastern Region and, Hayleigh Davidson, Copperfields Hairdressing & Beauty, Perth for the Scottish Region & finally Rachel Kirk, Faith Hair, Lisburn for the Northern Irish Region.

Presented by Mizani Ambassador Beverley Knight, The Mizani Afro Catwalk Award revealed an amazing influx of multi skilled hairdressers with the 2014 title award to Headmasters, Notting Hill Gate. Their stunning model look merged rich colour with a wearable precision cut.

NEW for 2014, was the People’s Choice Award. Allowing L’Oréal Professionnel to showcase regional talent from the 8 Regional Finals, the award allowed customers, friends and family vote for their favourite photo by liking it on Facebook. The top 3 salons from the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award and the Men’s Image award across all 8 regions were in the running. And so for the first year, Contemporary Hair Academy, Middlesborough were winners in the Colour Trophy category and Headmasters, Woking were the winners in the Men’s Image Award.

The Grand Final shows this year really were outstanding. Dylan Bradshaw opened the 59th L’Oréal Colour Trophy with a breath-taking show showcasing beautiful looks and giving a huge nod to fashion. Skyler McDonald from Sean Hanna took the audience on an amazing journey, showcasing amazing hair creations and colour changing technology live on stage.

Finally the Hair Centric shows began. 6 of the industries most renowned hairdressers worked to create the 2014 Grand Final closing show. RUSH, TONI&GUY, Trevor Sorbie, Charles Worthington, Richard Ward Hair & Metro Spa and Daniel Galvin each created a truly amazing fashion film work in with independent film producers. These films took the industry greats away from their comfort zone and amazed and hocked the audience in equal measures. The films were also accompanied by catwalk models showcasing the bespoke looks created by each team.

The concept and staging for this year’s Colour Trophy Final is unique; truly like nothing ever seen before. For the Charles Worthington Art Team it is moreover inspiring to be working with the innovative & creative L’Oreal Team; we are proud to be participating in such a spectacular!” Charles Worthington MBE.

Each of the 16 judges were honoured on stage including renowned hairdressers Jo Hansford MBE, Richard Ward, Carolyn Newman and Paul Dennison.

Tension built as hairdressers sat on the edge of their seats as each award announcement was greeted with standing ovations and the dramatic burst of confetti to close what was a truly spectacular 2014 L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final. The 2014 winners will now go on to begin a ‘Year Of Dreams’ prize as both the L’Oréal Colour Trophy and L’Oréal Professionnel Men’s Image Award winners embark on a year filled with amazing activities including creative photo-shoots with a full double page spread shoot in Elle Magazine. The teams will also have the opportunity to have lunch with their hairdressing industry icon, alongside bespoke educational courses deigned to help them progress both their creative hair skills and salon business potential with plenty of invaluable PR opportunities along the way.

Tina Farey, founding member of the Rush Artistic Team worked as part of the 2014 iconic Hair Centric Show Team:

What an amazing evening we have had and what a future the winner will have! The ‘year of dreams’ prize is such an amazing opportunity for any colourist. The award win will open so many doors for the colourist and the icing on the cake will be the huge benefits to the salon. L’Oréal Professionnel really are capable of giving the winner a real push in the industry and can propel them into hairdressing fame! The team at RUSH have loved this evening and it has been amazing to be a part of the Colour Trophy 2014. The show has been so different to any other year and I believe that L’Oreal Professionnel really are changing the hairdressing landscape and pushing boundaries. Amazing!

Royal College Of Art Fashion Graduate Show 2014

Sassoon were once again thrilled to support the prestigious Royal College of Art Graduate Fashion Show held in Kensington, London this year. The glamorous gala event was attended by high-profile fashion alumni, the fashion industry, sponsors, journalists and celebrity guests. Over 30 students unveiled their spectacular final collections specialising in menswear, womenswear, knitwear and millinery on the catwalk to rapturous applause. Masculine and oversized tailoring, sherbet shade knits and sculpted silhouettes were among just some of the prevailing trends.

Inspiration: The hair was inspired by the character traits of a “Distracted Artist”.

The Look: “The beauty of this look is revealed as the hair naturally dries, the style gradually evolves into a matte, enigmatic feeling,” says Silvia Salerno, Sassoon Team Leader

How: Triangular sections are divided through the sides and on top of the head, with a deep side parting to create a veil or faux fringe. The look is prepared with a combination of Sassoon Professional, Halo Hydrate and Curl Foam, which is applied from the roots to the tips and then sealed with a generous amount of Sassoon Professional Heat Shape.

“The hair is then groomed and moulded over the ears into a natural wave, allowing the front and sides to cling to the skin like a fine gossamer cobweb,” says Silvia.

Hero products: Sassoon Professional Halo Hydrate, Curl Foam and Heat Shape

Invest in Your Career at Salon International

With so much to see and do at Salon International, visitors are spoilt for choice. From salon assistants eager for knowledge to salon stylists looking for inspiration, and managers keen to source the next big thing in hairdressing, Salon International has something for everyone. Three days packed full of inspiration, motivation and education along with the latest product developments, it’s no surprise Salon International is the number one destination for hairdressers around the world.

Where else can you rub shoulders with your hair heroes, speak with suppliers and manufacturers on a one-to-one basis and see some of the worlds most inspirational hairdressers showcasing their work on the free live stages. At Salon International you can ’shop ’til you drop’ and take advantage of many of the exhibitions special offers and be first to see the latest innovations in hairdressing. From scissor sharpening to salon essentials everything you need to excel in your career is available at Salon international.

Following on from last years success, Hairdressers Journal International will once again be staging their Barber of the Year competition along with the Student Creative Team of the Year competition which will be joined in 2014 by HJ’s Afro Stylist of the Year. Entering couldn’t be simpler - to enter any category send in a relevant photograph which will be judged by a panel of industry experts, shortlisted finalists will then be invited to recreate their look live at Salon International.

Entry tickets are on sale now, don’t delay - book your tickets now and invest in your career.

Spanish Hairdressing Awards’ 2014 professional jury announced

While participating collections are still arriving, Club Fígaro is so pleased to announce the professional jury of Spanish Hairdressing Awards’ 2014. In the current edition, the Spanish Hairdressing Awards will count on...

Errol Douglas (Reino Unido)
Gun-Britt Zeller (Dinamarca)
Mª Carmen Madrigal (España)
Ángela Navarro (España)
Josep Pons (España)

Errol Douglas is one of the most recognized british hairdressers such as for his stunning photographic, session and event work. Errol has won several of the world’s most coveted awards: 3 time British Hairdresser Award Afro category winner, and 17 consecutive times nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year, AIPP Grand Trophy and AIPP Avant Garde. In 2013, he secured the coveted Hair Magazine’s “Hair Hero” award and the Creative Head Most Wanted “Creative Talent” award. He has also taken the helm of the Fellowship For British Hairdressing as its President and also has a continued presence in British television. Errol opened his first salon in London’s district of Belgravia in 1998 and since then his success has been stunning. In 2013 a range of Errol Douglas electrical tools was launched in Boots Stores and nowadays he is planning for New York and Paris openings, two cities where he has a big following, over the next 2 years.

Gun-Britt Zeller is without a doubt the most famous and renowned Danish hairdresser, who has been in the hair industry for over 50 years and has a career full of awards and recognitions. Today is the owner of the exclusive hair salon Gun-Britt Coiffure in the center of Copenhagen, that includes education academy, and the product company GB products, launched on 2003. Gun-Britt’s career began in 1966, when she won the Danish championship of cutting techniques. In 1976, she opened her first salon in Copenhagen and at the same time starts her training academy. Thru the years Gun-Britt has had an important media presence, being featured in several magazines and tv appearances. Since 2010, she participates in Revlon Professional Style Masters project and has been part of the jury in Style Masters’ competitions.

Mª Carmen Madrigal is an important Spanish hairstylist, with almost 50 years of hairdressing experience. Her career began when she was 14 and four years later she founded her first hairdressing salon. Currently, she owns 9 beauty and hairdressing salons located in Madrid’s best neighborhoods. Mª Carmen Madrigal is known as one of the most creative hairstylist in Spain and she frequently collaborates in fashion magazines, TV and radio programs and also in fashion catwalks.

Ángela Navarro is a renowned hairstylist, with more than 35 years working at the service of image and aesthetics, always being at the cutting edge. She has worked with fashion designers and photographers, as much Spanish as foreigner, and she has done collaborations with the most important catwalks: Paris, Milan, Tokio, New York and Madrid Cibeles from its beginning. Ángela Navarro is a mover and shaker in the Spanish beauty industry and also is known as makeover expert, having changed the style of many Spanish celebrities.

Josep Pons is a well-known Spanish hairdresser, who drove the concept of integral appearance in Spain. He reaches 50 years in hairdressing and is renowned by his educational system. Also, he has advised about the creation of current Spanish Professional Qualifications. Josep Pons has a long experience as speaker in Universities and cultural forums. From early 70’s, is a regular guest in radio, tv and press. He has written several books about image consultancy and in 1980 he created the Personal Image Awards. Josep Pons has deserved plenty of awards in his career and nowadays is President of Honour in Intercoiffure España. Currently, he owns three successful salons and three hairdressing schools in Barcelona.

The Oscars of hairdressing celebrates its 30th anniversary

In 2014, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional celebrate 30 years as the world’s number one hairdressing awards ceremony, recognising and rewarding the very best of British hairdressing talent.

Throughout the awards 30 year history, 15 hairdressers have won the prestigious title of British Hairdresser of the Year and from Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Anthony Mascolo and Nicky Clarke to the 2013 British Hairdresser of the Year, Akin Konizi –these individuals and our celebrated regional and specialist category winners have shaped the way we wear our hair today.

Winning a British Hairdressing Award is the benchmark for creativity and innovation in cutting, colouring and styling and to enter hairdressers throughout the UK select the regional or specialist category they wish to enter and present a collection of four images for the first round judging. Judged anonymously with the results collated by a team of independent auditors, only the most qualified hairdressers are invited to judge the collections in the regional categories - Eastern, London, Midlands, North Eastern, North Western, Northern Ireland, Scottish, Southern, Wales & South West or the specialist categories - Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Men’s, Newcomer and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician.

Six finalists will be chosen in each category and asked to submit a further four images creating a collection of eight which will be judged by hair specialist press and the most respected creative hairdressers under the same strict guidelines as in the first round. The work of those nominated for the British Hairdresser of the Year title will also be judged at this stage, having submitted a collection of eight exclusive images together with an extensive professional CV. The winners will be announced at a glamorous black tie event, hosted by a well known media personality on Monday 24th November 2014 at The Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel.

Publishing Director of Hairdressers Journal International Jayne Lewis-Orr commented, “It’s an incredible achievement to be celebrating 30 years of the best of British hairdressing and the British Hairdressing Awards have stood the test of time, inspiring creativity and excellence within the industry. Many household names are proud to have won a British Hairdressing Award and Hairdressers Journal International and Schwarzkopf Professional are delighted to be celebrating 30 years.”

Wahroonga’s Emiliano Vitale Crowned Australian Hairdresser of the Year

Wahroonga is now home to the Australian Hair Fashion Awards’ Australian Hairdresser of the Year with é SALON’s Creative Director, Emiliano Vitale, winning the coveted title at a star-studded industry gala event at the Ivy Grand Ballroom, on Monday 31st March 2014.

Judged by a panel of the UK’s leading hairdressers, Emiliano’s winning collection, Cryptogram, translates international hair fashion trends into wearable hairstyles and looks and was evaluated on it’s creative direction, inspirational effect, superb imagery and consumer credibility.

Crytogram takes the form of three different influences from futuristic pop culture, to tribal warriors to geometric forms creating the key references of Superhero, Tribal, and Rubic, to form one enigma in hair, which is Cryptogram.

“It was a true honour to be nominated a finalist in the AHFAs, but to win the esteemed title of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, is truly humbling and mind blowing,” says Emiliano. “Having my work judged by some of the greatest hairdressers in the UK, and the world, and to have my collection deemed to be fashion-forward, on-trend and of world-class standard is fantastic.”

With a plethora of award credits already to his name, Emiliano’s Australian Hairdresser of the Year win, is the epitome of a stunning career within the hairdressing industry which has taken him all over the world presenting in Asia, Spain, Russia, the UK, and America.

The Alternative Hair Show is proud to announce this year’s Line up!

We are very excited to announce the names of artists participating in this year’s Alternative Hair Show, EQUILIBRIUM. 19 fantastic teams are coming from all over the world to bring their artistry and creativity to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 12th October 2014. Without them, this event could not take place.

The Line Up

Anne Veck----------UK
Bundy Bundy----------Austria
Dmitry Vinokurov----------Russia
E Salon----------Australia
Fehringer ----------Austria
Gerry Santoro ----------Italy
Gogen---------- Italy
Klaus Peter Ochs ----------Germany
Kohsuke Visual Network----------Japan
Laszlo Hajas ----------Hungary
Paul Mitchell----------USA
Robert & Angus----------USA
Petra Mechurova----------Czech Rep.
TIGI Creative Team ----------UK

And more to come…

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Tracey Hughes Wows as the Principal Headliner

Acclaimed industry icon Tracey Hughes created an educational storm in Chicago at the 2014 America’s Beauty Show as the PRINCIPAL HEADLINER. In her second consecutive invitational appearance at ABS, Tracey drew record crowds, inspiring thousands with her innovative creativity and empowering education skills.

Running over the weekend of March 22-24, 2014, ABS is created by local legends, showcases International icons, and is produced by Cosmetologists Chicago®.

As the only artist to be personally invited by ABS as an independent global educator Tracey was extremely proud to be the Principal Headliner, and headline alongside industry legends Mark Hayes, Nick Irwin and Sam Villa.

“Presenting at ABS is always such an overwhelming and humbling experience and I am so honored to be invited for the past 2 years,” says Tracey. “This trip was an amazing opportunity to expand the Tracey Hughes Education brand further in the USA, and also to connect with so many of the local industry, fellow artists and organisations.”

Tracey’s interactive demonstrations and creative techniques have become extremely popular in the US, as they are easily translatable into the salon. Through her incorporation of the latest trendsetting designs focusing on the marriage of shapes and color to produce effective and exciting salon results, Tracey has maintained her status as one of the world’s leading educators.

Joined by fellow team members Vic Piccolotto and Melvin Royce Lane, the trio presented a spectacular show on the Main Stage Runway that was educational, informative, inspiring and entertaining. Tracey and the boys wowed the audience with such stunning work they received a standing ovation. The audience energy was captivating and the appreciation and applause they showed the hardworking models was outstanding.

Hosting an exclusive Masterclass for 100 attendees Tracey and the team also facilitated a comprehensive 90-minute seminar. Renowned for exquisite cutting, unsurpassable technical knowledge and ingenious creativity, Tracey’s infectious teaching style and aesthetically beautiful work, continues to inspire all those listen and learn.

“Tracey’s ability to touch lives is truly inspirational. The quality of her work is remarkable and she has become the most requested artist for ABS. We are proud to invite her to join us as The Principal Headliner and look forward to inviting her to many future events.“ said Joseph Cartagena, President of Cosmetologists Chicago/Americas Beauty Show.

Tracey was also invited to the BehindTheChair Stylist Choice Awards to present the award for Favorite Overall Color Company. Further media activity continued as Tracey filmed short tutorials for BehindTheChair live on the BTC booth at ABS plus an up close a personal interview for Canadian Hairdressers Journal.

The whirlwind of activity continued as Tracey educated in Milwaukee to the Institute of Beauty & Wellness. 100 avid participants of varying levels and experience enjoyed the intimate seminar that Tracey and Melvin conducted for them. The demonstrations where followed by an exclusive hands-on workshop for the top ten students at the school.

A mentor with a huge amount of energy, Tracey’s gift for inspiring others has been the guiding force that has seen her present at Americas Beauty Show two years running.

Editor’s Notes: About Tracey Hughes

Tracey Hughes is a unique individual and a true icon in the hairdressing industry, who believes continual learning is the key to a rewarding and progressive career. Her continuous commitment is acknowledged through her awards recognition including Educator of the Year, Excellence in Education, Hairdresser of the Year, Colourist of the Year, Salon of the Year and the honoree Australian Masters.
Tracey began her career in the UK in 1986, but later chose to migrate to Australia where she successfully established Mieka Hairdressing and Tracey Hughes Education.
Tracey’s impressive skills and business acumen make her a highly sought after educator who strives to create an education culture that will both inspire and promote personal development. Due to this, Tracey is in high demand globally, presenting events across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, South Africa, Mexico, Sweden, UK, Dubai, Russia and the USA regularly.

A trendsetter, Tracey has collaborated with fashion’s elite at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney Fashion Festival and New York Fashion Week. Her striking photographic images show Tracey’s distinctive work that has been published worldwide featuring on countless Front Covers.
As a popular adviser to the media, Tracey is a regular columnist and industry ambassador. A dynamic public speaker Tracey has inevitably become a role model for women in business. appearing on TV throughout the USA and Asia. Her reputation has sparked interest in her outside of the hairdressing industry as a Keynote Motivational Speaker and MC Host for numerous major events.
Tracey has a gift for inspiring others and is an avid believer that education empowers not only hairdressers but can ignite a passion in anyone.

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