Six finalists have been announced as the nominations in the inaugural International Collection of the Year category at the 2019 British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. The brand new category was open to all global hairdressers working outside the UK, and three Australian hairdressers have made the final cut, showcasing the extreme talent in our local industry.

Australia’s own Nathan Armagnacq of Oscar Oscar Chadstone in Melbourne, Jacky Chan, also of Oscar Oscar Chadstone and Uros Mikic of Kinky Curly Straight in Adelaide were announced as finalists, alongside Chrystofer Benson from Utah, USA, Tracey Devine-Smith from Abu Dhabi and Alan Pereque from Montreal, Canada.

Each entrant submitted four fashion-savvy photographic images to be judged by a 100-strong panel of UK industry judges. The finalists will now submit four more creative hair images for additional judging.

“To be named as a finalist in the International Collection of Year category highlights just how exceptional these global stylists are. Their hairstyling demonstrated fantastic skill and vision, and rightly gives them the acknowledgement as one of six of the world’s best hairdressers,”said  Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards.

“Britain has long had a world-class reputation for trend-setting in the hairdressing industry, but we wanted to look further afield and champion the stars who are shining and carrying the baton for hair innovation and artistry in their own countries all over the world.”

The esteemed awards will take place on November 25, 2019 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

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