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Shu Uemura Announce 2016 MUSE IMAGE Award Finalists

Finalists in the inaugural Shu Uemura MUSE IMAGE Awards have been announced, with five stylists in with a chance to win the big prize for 2016.

Entrants were tasked with creating an image based on a ‘Tokyo Vibe’ aesthetic with a supply of Shu Uemura Art of Hair products. The entry process required a mood board explaining the concept behind the look, and a before and after shot of each applicant’s model. The finalists were judged by the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Australia team on both their technical prowess and artistic ingenuity, in a competition that acts as a platform for all hairdressers to push themselves creatively.

These five finalists will now be flown to Melbourne to take part in an all-expenses paid professional MUSE Gallery photo shoot to recreate their winning look, before a winner is announced in Melbourne next month. Prizes include a full year’s supply of Shu Uemura Art of Hair products, an artwork of their winning look and editorial exposure, including a ten page professional shoot with the competition’s trade media partner INSTYLE and a profile in INSTYLE and on Styleicons.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of our partner salons who entered,” said Sandra Kelly, General Manager of Shu Uemura Art of Hair Australia. “The level of talent that was on display was truly incredible. I’d like to extend a big congratulations to the finalists and we will look forward to celebrating with you at the Muse Image Awards Finals Party in August!”

And now for the news you’re all waiting for – who are the finalists?

See a list of the five finalists and five highly commended stylists below.

MUSE IMAGE Awards Finalists

Danny Puopolo, Rakis on Collins VIC

Danny Puopolo_Rakis on Collins
Brett Albury, The Murphy Gozzard Hair Community NSW

Brett Albury_Murphy Gozzard Hair Community
Cara Mio Robinson, Fruition QLD

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Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar St Kilda VIC

Jacky Chan_Oscar Oscar St KIlda
Bridget Gay, Chumba Concept Salon VIC

Bridget Gay_Chumba Concept Salon

MUSE IMAGE Awards Highly Commended

Steffi Tanian, Oscar Oscar Highpoint VIC
Megan Matijasevic, The Murphy Gozzard Hair Community NSW
Kirsty Middlebrook, Maurice Meade Perth City WA
Pascarl Purser, Valentinos Hair Salon WA
Hayley Warner, Oscar Oscar Carindale QLD

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