Enter CUB in Sydney two Saturday nights ago and be welcomed by the inimitable Franck Provost Paris (Australia) family, an ever-expanding community dedicated to hair artistry and there to award the best talents in their large group. Announcing the winners in the Franck Provost Artistic Awards, the night commended a myriad of impressive photographic entries, while dually celebrating another successful year for the franchise.
The entry process itself was a six month education endeavour, where entrants participated in a two day photoshoot with photographer Milos Mlynarik. The photoshoot produced 25 images across the five categories (Artistic Hairdresser of the Year, Artistic Colourist of the Year, Artistic Team of the Year, Artistic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and Artistic Apprentice of the Year), while two additional categories (Coup de Couer, as voted by Franck Provost himself and the People’s Choice, as decided by the event attendees) also in play.
Complimentary creative and technical workshops, conducted by presenters such as Sharon Blain, Jayne Wild and Gary Latham, aided this process, teaching these hairdressers insider skills in model selection, mood board creation and working within an editorial team. This ensured premium work from the many entrants.
It also left the judges with a difficult task. The illustrious panel included INSTYLE Editor Cameron Pine, Australian Hairdressing Council CEO Sandy Chong, session stylist Sarah Laidlaw and Franck Provost himself. The evening, which hosted over 100 guests in the dynamic venue, was compered by Franck Provost Master Franchisor Jean-François Carré, General Manager Raphaél Vëron and Head of Education & Talent Manager Virginie Gayssot.
“This November is a very special month for us, as it was on 17 November 2008 that we opened our very first salon in Macquarie Street, Sydney,” Jean-François revealed. “So tonight we will celebrate the ninth anniversary of the Franck Provost Paris brand in Australia at the same time as the launch of our brand new flagship salon in Barangaroo, which opened its doors today. Additionally, our Warringah Mall salon also opened on 17 November in 2016, when it was inaugurated by Franck Provost himself during his visit to Sydney last year, so it is also the first anniversary of this salon. We have plenty to celebrate tonight!”
Congratulations to the winners, who won prizes such as photoshoots, education, French delicacies, champagne, professional tools and products and more, valued altogether at $35,000. This includes a photoshoot in INSTYLE, won by the Artistic Team of the Year. The announcement warranted the ensuing celebrations, with the party in full swing and plans to be back for the fourth instalment next year. It isn’t silly season (officially) until Franck Provost kicks it off.
Well done to the winners, listed below.
Artistic Hairdresser of the Year – Chloé Benoit, Franck Provost Rozelle
Artistic Colourist of the Year – Lauren Parkes, Franck Provost Breakfast Point
Artistic Team of the Year – Franck Provost Sydney CBD
Artistic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Grant Lee, Franck Provost Breakfast Point
Artistic Apprentice of the Year – Ciara Fagan, Franck Provost Crows Nest
Coup de Coeur ‘The Crush’ – Chloé Stoffel, Franck Provost Bondi Beach
People’s Choice – Amy Barton, Franck Provost Sydney CBD
For more information visit franckprovost.com.au
Photography by Rowell Jauco
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