Hair Shots 2 The World has named their illustrious Cover of the Decade winner, in a competition built to celebrate their ten years in the editorial industry. The group awarded Craig Smith of Fruition Salon in Brisbane as the winner for an image from his 2015 Epoch collection, photographed by Andrew O’Toole. This was a cover in the Netherlands in Coiffure Magazine.
“Judges from each continent scrutinised 329 covers by year to see Craig’s quintessential cover image gain the highest score,” Hair Shots 2 The World founder, Leanne Cutler said. “Their job was to identify a cover that not only held all the qualities of an excellent hair fashion image, but that would also provide strong allure to sell a magazine.”
Craig was awarded for the image’s accessible and directional hairstyle, strong model look, superior photography skills and small details including the model’s unique expression.
An image from the Coachella collection by Daniella Barca and Adam Isles of Rokk Ebony, Melbourne, came a close second, as photographed by Michaela Barca. This was a cover in Russia in Hairs How Magazine.
“It is unusual for a side shot to be a cover, but the lilac hair colour mixed with a long hair with fringe look on a lime green background just pops,” Leanne said. “This image certainly attracts attention.”
“Congratulations to Craig, Daniella and Adam for winning in an extremely tough competition,” she continued. “Both winners will receive a free premium collection release from Hair Shots 2 The World.”
Hair Shots 2 The World continues to celebrate their important anniversary, next honouring the editorial industry by announcing the Stars Collection on June 1. Collections that scored three or more covers over the past 10 years will receive Star Collection status. These will be announced on Facebook and Instagram at @hairshots2theworld.
Congratulations to Craig and all the finalists for their well-deserved acclaim!
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