The Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFAs) celebrated its 28th year on Sunday night, November 8, hosting a live event at Luna Park’s Big Top in Sydney for 300 VIP and industry guests, while livestreaming to the rest of the country and bringing the whole community together, no matter where you were watching from.
The festivities included hosting duties from beauty queen and former Miss World Australia Erin Holland, and an innovative 90s themed showcase from Dyson that inspired viewers both seeing it in person and through the screen. Famous faces abounded – comedy duo SketchShe hosted the black carpet while live musical performances were offered by Sheldon Riley and Alfie Arcuri, and TV personality Richard Reid was a celebrity guest.
Key to the evening was the awards announcement, honouring national, state, beauty, fashion, salon, product, education, session and creative hair artists across the country, while also naming the new Australian FAME Team. Jamie Furlan from Xiang Hair was awarded the illustrious title of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, while all the winners were celebrated in the room or from afar, championing their talent and vision in the midst of a difficult year. Entries were judged by a panel of international industry professionals, choosing the worthy winners to herald a new year in hairdressing talent and leadership. Congratulations to all the winners, listed below.
“The hair, fashion and beauty industries have faced extreme challenges during the global pandemic, but their sense of community, saw them come together to support each other and counteract their struggles and emerge with an even stronger show of creativity, innovation and skill that we passionately celebrated on the night,” said M Division CEO and AHFA Founder, David Mannah.
Supporting, celebrating and uniting with the industry has never been more vital for our national hair salon community and the opportunity to do just that was a rare 2020 highlight. Well done to the winners for spreading that love right across the country.
APPRENTICE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Joey Scandizzo Salon
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
ARTISTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR
Masci Art Team
AVANT GARDE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
CREATIVE COLOURIST OF THE YEAR
MENS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
Camille De Bondy
BEST NEW PROFESSIONAL HAIR CARE PRODUCT
Kérastase – Bond Absolu Shampoo + Conditioner
BEST NEW PROFESSIONAL HAIR STYLING PRODUCT
Olaplex – No.7 Bonding Oil
MOST INNOVATIVE HAIR TOOL
INDUSTRY CHOICE COLLECTION
SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
TRANSFORMATION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
FASHION STYLIST OF THE YEAR
HAIRSHOT OF THE YEAR
DIGITAL INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
HAIR FASHION VIDEO OF THE YEAR
WA/NT HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
SA/TAS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
QLD HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
VIC HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
NSW/ACT HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR
AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR