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2009 HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championships

Sponsored by BIBA Academy and held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on June 21, 2009, the HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championships saw more than 600 competitors vying for a host of admired titles.

Industry professionals and apprentice hairdressers demonstrated their talents across 16 individual competitions that tested everything from cuts, blow-waves, rock star looks, bridal creations and everything in between.

2009 saw the addition of the inaugural Session Artist Award that boasted a highly covetable prize – a return trip to Thailand courtesy of Kevin Murphy was up for grabs. Entrants created a designer collection and were judged on the runway with only one minute to catch the eye of the judges. Timothy Pittard of Colour Collections walked away victorious after this inaugural award.


The 2009
HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championship first place winners are as follows:

Female Photographic Competition (Open): BIBA Creative Team, BIBA Academy VIC
Female Photographic Competition (Apprentices & Students): Helena Demetrios, Rokk Ebony VIC
Men’s Black & White Photographic (Open): Katie Barrow, Raw Element VIC
Ladies Fashion Blowdry (The Look of 2009 Apprentices & Students): Jess Campbell, Dominics Hair Design VIC
Men’s Design Cut 2009 (2nd & 3rd year Apprentices): Danielle Barca, Rokk Ebony, VIC
Ladies Design Cut 2009 (2nd & 3rd year Apprentices & Students): Laura Spinner, Zucci Hairdressing VIC
Australian 2009 High Fashion Make up: Byun (Jina) Won Jung, Pivot Point VIC
Men’s 2009 Design Cut (Open): Joel Andrew, Xiang Hair (QV) VIC
Ladies Design Cut 2009 (Open): Tracey Nguyen, ECO Hair Products VIC
Fashion Colour (Open): Tracey Nguyen, ECO Hair Products VIC
Rock/Pop Look 2009 (Apprentices & Students): Alexander Borst, Zuzushii Haircutters VIC
Red Carpet Fashion Total Look 2009 (Apprentices & Students): Hermiz Daniel, TONI&GUY VIC
Blonde (Open): Michael Piastrino, Ibiza Hair VIC
Red Carpet/Fashion Total Look 2009 (Open): Dani Biles, Rokk Ebony VIC
Beautiful Brides 2009 (Open): Michael Vuu, Heading Out Hair & Beauty VIC
Session Artist Award: Timothy Pittard, Colour Collections VIC
HBIA Student & Apprentice Award (Events 6 & 11): Jaimi Tronson, Fresh Haircutters VIC
HBIA Senior Award (Events 9, 10 & 14): Tracey Nguyen, ECO Hair Products VIC
HBIA Australian Colour Champion (Events 10 & 13): Tracey Nguyen, ECO Hair Products VIC
HBIA Salon Awards: ECO Hair Products VIC
HBIA College Award: Heading Out Hair & Beauty Academy NSW

HBIA would like to thank their 2009 sponsors for their continued and valued support. Sponsors include BIBA Academy, Austbrokers Countrywide, Victoria University, APRA, L’Oréal Professionnel, Wella, American Crew, Kevin Murphy, Eco Hair Products, The Guild Group, INSTYLE and Redken.

Contact HBIA on (03) 8862 6521 or visit for more information.

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