The esteemed International Hairdressing Awards have announced their 2021 finalists, naming fifteen hairdressers in five categories chosen from almost 600 participating collections and representing seven countries – the Netherlands, Italy, Taiwan, Malaysia, the USA, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The awards organisation made the announcement online, broadcasting live to the international industry and crossing digital borders not made practically possible due to COVID-19. The third annual iteration of the event will take place on February 2021 in a new and unique format, still to be announced.

The collections were chosen as finalists from a group of talented pre-nominees by a judging panel consisting of Mark Hayes, Vivienne Mackinder, Sam Villa, Tracey Hughes and Antonio Bellver. Hairdressers from 44 countries registered to participate with their photographic work in the five categories, totalling hundreds of collections entered, dozens of hairdressing talents shortlisted and these skilled finalists preparing for the main event.

Congratulations to the finalists!

Best International Women’s Commercial Collection

Anne Veck (United Kingdom)

Emma Simmons (United Kingdom)

Nicola Smyth (United Kingdom)

Best International Men’s Commercial Collection

Gianluca Caruso (Italy)

Pelsynera (Spain)

Terri Kay & Andrea Giles (United Kingdom)

Best International Avant-garde Collection

Dicksum Low (Malaysia)

Mark Van Westerop (Netherlands)

Visavis (Taiwan)

International Artistic Team of the Year

Beauty Underground (USA)

Mark Leeson Art Team (United Kingdom)

X-presion (Spain)

International Hairdresser of the Year

Antoinette Beenders (USA)

Errol Douglas (United Kingdom)

Sally Brooks (United Kingdom)

For more information visit www.ihawards.com