The Australian Hair Industry Awards (Creative), held on June 14, were a night for the industry to catch up and come together, and that meant catching up on some important accolades too. In addition to the winners of the actual AHIA awards being named and called on stage, event sponsor American Crew also announced their national finalists and winner in the brand’s esteemed All Star Challenge.

Congratulations to Stephanie Pfalzgraf of Kings Domain Barbershop in Melbourne for taking out the title and becoming the first woman to ever win the award in the process. She will now compete against five other global finalists for the international title.

Stephanie’s look varied from the classic men’s haircut in this year’s competition, playing with movement, length and creative cuts to complete an edgy yet timeless finish of a curly hairstyle.

In their sponsorship, American Crew also presented an inspiring fashion and entertainment show, with bold men’s looks, dancing and salon chairs on stage to connect salon life to supreme editorial style.

Stephanie will now represent Australia in the international men’s hair sphere on an unparalleled global platform. We wish her all the luck in this amazing opportunity.

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