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Global.Synergy Announces Australian Finalists

Four state finalists and one Wild Card have been announced as the five finalists in the second annual Australian Global.Synergy competition. Emiliano Vitale, in association with è SALON, the AHC and YOUTHWORX, has announced the five stylists in the running for a trip to London in October in order to assist the è SALON Creative Team at the Alternative Hair Show.

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Alexandra Kontos imagery

The South Australian finalist has been announced as Cherie Falco of CHI Hair Skin Body, while the Victorian/Tasmanian finalist is Alexandra Kontos of Nischler Salon. Missy Veyret of Stevie English Hair is the NSW Finalist, Andy Yip of Vogue Nationale is the Queensland finalist and Bond Hair Religion’s Leslie Henshaw completes the group as the Wild Card finalist. The entrants submitted a video, their bio, collection imagery, a selection from their portfolio and a written component outlining why they should win and how they would utilise the experience.

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Cherie Falco imagery

“My goal or purpose with Global.Synergy has always been to identify gifted learners,” said Vitale. “Then to give each one of them a platform to transform themselves into talented individuals, who will then become experts in our field, with a view to becoming prolific ICONS within our industry, globally. These guys are simply stand outs!”

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Leslie Henshaw imagery

The finalists will convene in Sydney on the weekend of the 30th of August for two days of mentorship by some of the industry’s best. This includes Vitale, Sandy Chong, Dario Cotroneo, Matt Clements, Benni Tognini, Dennis Langford, Lisa Muscat, Jordan Hone, Jules Tognini, Jamie Furlan and Ali Holmes. There they will participate in photo shoot with Robert Lobetta, before a winner is announced by the judging panel on Monday September 1st.

Andy Yip image

Andy Yip imagery

All entries this year were outstanding and it’s truly inspiring to see such passion and creativity coming from the new generation of hairdressers in Australia,” said Vitale. “So many people dream, so many people make excuses yet there are few special individuals who take action and move step by step towards achieving their dreams or at the very least turning them into a reality. Congratulations to all the entrants, and the finalists, on taking this step.”

Missy Veyret - Stevie English Hair - Global Synergy 2014

Missy Veyret imagery

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