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Aussie Stylist Wins International Haircut of the Year

In the Australian sporting world it was finals fever this September, but over in New Orleans a very different competition was taking place. The #OneShot Hair Awards photo competition winners were announced on September 27th, and Australian hairdressing legend Tracey Hughes brought home the gold in the category of International Haircut of the Year.


Tracey Hughes Winning Image

Hosted by, the online hairdressing community that boasts over 1,500,000 members from 90 different countries, the awards ceremony recognised hairdressers from all over the world.

The competition saw 47000 entries submitted, claimed as more than any other hair awards event in history, over two main categories – photo studio work called Big Shots and actual salon client images titled Hot Shots. The editorial category was divided into six sections, each with American and International subcategories that had 25 finalists. With categories of colour, creative colour, cut, Avant Garde and more, Tracey was awarded best haircut in the international category.

“To represent Australia on a global platform is such an honour,” Tracey enthused. “Behind The Chair have pioneered a competition for all levels of stylists to enter that is truly outstanding, it was very overwhelming to accept this award with so many entrants at such a high standard.”

A 100-person strong judging panel comprised of legendary platform educators, session stylists and world-wide hair award winners in their own right judged the Instagram picture entries. Aside from Tracey’s winning entry, there were nine Australian finalists in the many categories.

Next year’s awards are already booked in for September 2016. Will you be the next Australian representing our country on the big stage?

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