17 Aussie finalists have been announced in this year’s American Crew All Star Challenge, a celebration of men’s hairdressing and male grooming trends. The winner will be announced this Sunday at the Ozdare Academy in Melbourne and will then go on to compete in the All Star Challenge Global Championship.
The event will feature an all-male runway show with the latest in men’s fashion, as well as an appearance from Jimmy Niggles, the face of the most recent American Crew campaign and creator of the charity Beard Season. This charity encourages men to grow facial hair in order to promote regular skin checks and raise awareness of melanoma.
The winner of Australia’s American Crew All Star Challenge will receive an all-expense paid trip to Rome in April to compete in the global championship. The global winner will receive US$10, 000, publication in various international magazines and other accolades and prizes. The national judging will be conducted by an esteemed panel of American Crew All Star and Education Manager Phoenix Thomson and American Crew All Stars Chris Dunkley, Gary McKenzie and Lino D’Adderio.
Now in its 13th year, the American Crew All Star Challenge continues to grow whilst male grooming trends are on the rise. The competition is focused on finding men’s stylists with an unprecedented skill level, creativity and a keen understanding of the illustrious global brand.
Good luck to all the finalists listed below:
Aaron Chan, King’s Domain, Victoria
Alexandra Vasiliadis, Joey Scandizzo Salon, Victoria
Benjamin Martin, Salon XVI, Victoria
Cara Von Brandenstein, Bella Rouge, Victoria
Christopher Kapetanov, Preen, Victoria
David Wieselmann, Weiselmann Salon, Victoria
Eric Marziano, Raw Element, Victoria
Fred Lemarche, Sam Overton Salon, NSW
Jay Frederickson Taylor, Masci Hair and Spa, Victoria
Malisa Masci, Masci Hair and Spa, Victoria
Marco Giorgio, Artique Hair Studio, South Australia
Maria Kaplanis, Rokk Ebony, Victoria
Maxime Popier, Heading Out, Victoria
Melissa Walker, Masci Hair and Spa, Victoria
Paul Graham, Paul and Paul Salon, Queensland
Phil Dutton, Zak Grooming for Men, South Australia
Uros Mikic, Kinky Curly Straight, South Australia
For more information visit www.americancrew.com/allstarchallenge
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