Four talented Australian hairdressers have been named as finalists in the International Visionary Awards, an important part of the global Alternative Hair Show, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. The awards received a record number of submissions from around the world, with Amy Gaudie, AhKim Anthony Tan and Lisa Robertson nominated in the Avant Garde category, and Leigh Winsor honoured in the Men’s category.
“Being nominated in the AHS IVA is what dreams are made of in this industry; to be recognised on such a huge global platform amongst the very best in the world is tremendously humbling and to date, an extraordinary achievement in my career,” Amy said.
“It’s incredibly encouraging for both myself and my team, to be able to progress our industry with a phenomenal platform to do magical things that we love and to express our passion through our creativity, and enjoy what and why we started in this industry. So a huge thanks to the Awards organisers and judges!”
The next phase of the process includes submitting a pre-recorded one-minute video of their professional model, complete with outfit and makeup, as based on the Legend theme, as well as a 20-second video of themselves with their model.
The finals will take place virtually on October 8, with winners announced at the LEGENDS themed Alternative Hair Show, held at the Troxy Theatre in London on October 9.
“I’m over the moon to be announced as a finalist for the Alternative Hair Show International Visionary Awards, in Avant Garde,” Lisa said on social media. “This was a take a chance moment entering and I’m so proud to be in this line up with amazing stylist from all over the world.”
The Alternative Hair Show was founded by Tony Rizzo in 1983 to engage the global hairdressing community and raise funds and support for Leukaemia and Lymphoma. The event goes hand in hand with the The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, which contributes to this cause.
Good luck to our Australian finalists!
For more information visit www.alternativehair.org
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