It seems Aussie stylists are constantly doing us proud, with a victory at the prestigious Association of International Professional Press Awards (AIPP) coming the way of a talented Adelaidean hairdresser.

Uros Mikic headshot Feb 2015
Uros Mikic

Uros Mikic, Creative Director of Adelaide’s Kinky Curly Straight, was announced as the winner of the Best Men’s photo category, the only Australian hairdresser to take an AIPP title in the global competition. The contest saw 600 photographic entries from 34 countries, with 20 finalists eventually announced in each category. This was then judged by an esteemed panel of 70, comprised of trade magazine editors and publishers from 35 countries around the world.

“I am so happy and excited to have won this award,” Uros enthused. “I loved creating this collection reflecting my time in New York and I love the creativity that Men’s hairdressing can deliver. It means so much to me to be recognised by the global hairdressing community and really confirms to me that my work is on trend, fashion-forward, aspirational and translates on a global scale.”

Uros’ collection, titled Streets of New York, was a raw, urban interpretation of global men’s trends. That meant braids, beards, quiffs and afros were all featured – the only thing missing was a man bun.

Streets of New York 5 hero (beard)
Streets of New York

“With Streets of New York I took texture and form, creating sharp geometrical shapes and achieving a clean look, and introducing intriguing details like braids and sharp lines in the fading to make the cuts unique and bespoke for the individual,” Uros explained. “Perfect for any runway or fashion shoot, and absolutely translatable to the salon client.”

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