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The Wrap: Industry NZ 2018 Hairdressing Awards

The best of New Zealand hairdressing celebrated in Auckland last week as the Industry NZ 2018 Hairdressing Awards announced its list of unparalleled 2018 winners. In collaboration with JOICO NZ and hosted by Brad Lepper, this year’s awards event proved an astounding night for NZ hairdressers as they recognised the most elaborate creative works in the industry.

7 by Michael Beel

“It was a privilege and an honour to be the exclusive partner of the Industry NZ 2018 Hairdressing Awards,” Kylie McLeod, Marketing Director at JOICO NZ. “Special thanks goes to chief organisers Sara Allsop & Jock Robson (Dharma Salon, Auckland) for building this event from the ground up and giving NZ Hairdressers a platform to showcase their talent.”

7 by Michael Beel

Throughout the evening, attendees were invited to view the talents of Michael Beel’s show ‘7’, showcasing inspiring looks depicting the Seven Deadly Sins, before experiencing the anticipated awards announcements. Amongst the many present hairdressing gods and goddesses, the pinnacle accolade of NZ Hairdresser of the Year was awarded to Lenard Johnston for his paramount talents and creativity.

Joico’s Duncan Richards and Kylie McLeod and NZ Hairdresser win Lenard Johnston (centre)

A special congratulations to the other outstanding winners including Pip Grundy as Colourist of the Year, Lenard Johnston as Men’s Stylist of the Year, Anthony Bayer Salon as Team of the Year, and Marquee Morehu as Emerging Stylist of the Year. This year’s awards were an excellent acknowledgment of the industry’s best, and we look forward to recognising New Zealand’s exceptional talent again next year.

7 by Michael Beel

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