The Salon Only Stylist Awards aim to add some new talent to the Australian hairdressing stage and award the best in ‘real hairdressing’. The 2009 finalists have just been announced.

The awards encourage Australia’s most ambitious stylists to create a portfolio of their work ‘as it happens’ in the salon for their chance to be Australia’s Next Top Stylist. With every picture submitted, the public, clients, family and friends can vote for their favourite stylist who has a chance to win $2,500.

The 2009 finalists have been announced and are as follows:

Chelsy Reid – Sirocco, NSW
Tracy Robinson – Hair on Samuel, QLD
Michella Restagno – Cosmopolitan Hair Skin & Body, NSW
Rachael Joyce – Style Mechanics, QLD
Libbie Lewin – Zash Hair Design, QLD
Katarina Puljic – Style Mechanics, QLD
Mary Alamein – Royals Hairdressing, NSW
Sandy Meng – Zash Hair Design, QLD
Carla Wilson – Tony Mitchell Hair, QLD
Hayley Smith – Tuo Capelli – Your Hair, WA
Katie McNamara – Style Counsel Hair, QLD
Eve Johnson – Tony Mitchell Hair, QLD