Acclaimed and award winning hairdresser Dee Parker Attwood has been named as the new president of the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA), following the retirement of Andrew Woodward. Dee will utilise her influential voice, passion for her craft and the industry, knowledge and community respect to take this role to its heights.

“I am excited to have Dee Parker Attwood lead with such a strong industry connection and voice. Under Dee’s guidance, HBIA will move towards its vision of unity and celebration of the diversity of business that we represent,” said the General Manager of the Hairdressing and Beauty Industry Association, Mark Rippon.

Within her storied career, Dee has advocated for the progression of the professional hairdressing, beauty and barbering industries, with education and support being two of her extreme focuses for improving the industry. Dee is particularly passionate about providing support networks for young people wanting to work in these industries and facilitating their career journeys.

As co-owner and Artistic Director of Wieselmann salon in Melbourne, Dee’s career spans over 20 years. Her accolades and roles include being international ambassador for Schwarzkopf Professional and award wins including Hair Expo’s Australian Hairdresser of the Year and Best International Avant-garde Collection at the International Hairdressing Awards, both of which she won in the last year.

The HBIA provides support, resources, information and community for members and Dee will lead that with strength and skill. Congratulations on the new appointment!

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