Australia’s own Frank Ciccone of Hair by Ciccone in Macleod, Victoria has taken home the title of Barber of the Year in an international awards platform, the Social Media Hair & Beauty Awards (SMHBA), representing Australia and proving the resilience of his team, his salon and his own important hair work.

Taking place this week from the UK, Frank won over contestants from around the world, waking up at 5am to watch the live broadcast and receive his win.

Frank Ciccone and Stan Wawrinka

“It was great flying the flag for Australia,” Frank enthused. “We have had a hard time with the salon being closed for almost six months and then we were broken into just as we reopened last year, so this accolade is great for our salon and staff, especially being a suburban salon.”

Frank Ciccone and Domenic Thiem

Frank is renowned in the industry not just for his salon work, but as the barber to high profile national and international clients such as Gary Beadle from Geordie Shore, tennis stars like Domenic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka, soccer legend Tim Cahill, AFL heroes and more. 

Congratulations to Frank on the well deserved win!

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