On Sunday 16th March, the winners of the inaugural Australian Hair Industry Awards 2014 were announced in a ceremony held at the Boulevard Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
2014 Australian Hair Industry Awards winners
Winners from all over Australia were rewarded for outstanding excellence in their field, across all aspects of business services, as voted on by media, industry and business professionals.
“To launch the AHIA’s with such a phenomenal response has been testament to the need for awards such as this,” said creator of the awards, Linda Woodhead. “Through the number of entrants, caliber of winners, and support of sponsors, it has been made crystal clear that setting a benchmark for business excellence and gaining recognition for business success is something the hair industry both want and need. The 2014 winners are truly leaders in their field and we wish them all a huge congratulations.”
Also announced at the gala dinner event were the 2013/14 Bio Ionic Hot Shots winners. Now in its third year, the Hot Shots awards recognise hairdressers under 30 who display unrivalled talent, creativity and – most importantly ¬– passion. The awards are judged by members of the media, photographers, award winning hairdressers and educators.
2013/14 Bio Ionic Hot Shots winners Uros Mikic, Cate Chapman, Veronica Gojak and Nadia Semanic
The finalists, who all received a trophy, were announced by Tracey Bazzano Lauretta (Bio Ionic) and Adam Lee (Excellent Edges). As part of their prize, the winners will be mentored by Lee Cohen from Reds Salons and will spend time in the Hot Shots house for three days just after Hair Expo. The winners will also get the opportunity to spend time with industry icons such as Errol Douglas, Tracey Hughes, Sharon Blain and Eden Sassoon, along with a photo shoot and profile feature in HAIRBIZ.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!
2014 Australian Hair Industry Awards Winners
AUSTRALIAN SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
BEST STATE SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Joey Scandizzo Salon
Elysium Hair and Beauty
Pierrots Hair Studio
CHI Hair Skin Body
BEST BARBER BUSINESS
Esteem Hair Beauty Spa
BEST FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR
Price Attack Joondalup
BEST SALON NEWCOMER BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Kinky Curly Straight
BEST CUSTOMER CARE AWARD
Harbour Day Spa and Salon
BEST SALON DIRECTOR/MANAGER
Uros and Mojca Mikic
2013/14 Bio Ionic Hot Shots Winners
The Fashionista – Cate Chapman, Fruition Hair
The Visionary – Nadia Semanic, Chi Hair Skin Body
Rising Star Female – Veronica Gojak, Jo Bellamy Hair
Rising Star Male – Uros Mikic, Kinky Curly Straight
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