Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Australian hairdressers won majorly in Spain at the much-anticipated International Hairdressing Awards, with our own Dee Parker Attwood and Lisa Polini winning the awards for Best International Avant-garde Collection and Best International Women’s Commercial Collection respectively. The pair joined victors from the UK, Spain and the USA in a massive night for the global industry.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling to be recognised by your idols within the industry on such a huge awards platform,” said Lisa, who won for her Highlands Armour collection. “I feel completely blessed to accept this award and represent not only De Lorenzo Haircare but also Australia in an international award .The calibre of work in the competition is so impressive, so it really feels surreal to stand beside so many international talents and be acknowledged. Sometimes your dreams become reality!”

Lisa Polini

“It’s a true pinch me moment. I loved creating this collection with the amazing team I had around me, and it was a huge honour for me for De Lorenzo to place their trust in me to execute a beautiful, strong, fashion-forward colour collection,” she continued.

Dee continued an incredible twelve months, after winning the award for Australian Hairdresser of the Year at 2019’s Hair Expo’s awards and now this international accolade. She took out both awards for her Shallow collection.

Dee Parker Attwood

Huge congratulations to our Aussie victors. Lisa and Dee were our only Australian representatives nominated, so we’re coming back from Spain with a brilliant success rate.

Check out all the winners below:

Best International Men’s Commercial Collection: Jim Shaw & Daisy Carter (UK)
Best International Women’s Commercial Collection: Lisa Polini (Australia)
Best International Avant-garde Collection: Dee Parker Attwood (Australia)
International Artistic Team of the Year: X-presion (Spain)
International Hairdresser of the Year: Angelo Seminara (UK)
International Hair Legend of the Year: Trevor Sorbie (UK)
International Hair Influencer of the Year: Sam Villa (USA)