The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-13T07:12:59Z South Australia’s Jason Fassbender has been crowned as Australia’s best hairdresser at leading industry awards 2017-06-13T07:12:59Z south-australia-s-jason-fassbender-has-been-crowned-as-australia-s-best-hairdresser-at-leading-industry-awards Tuesday 13 June 2017, Sydney: Jason Fassbender has been named the 2017 Australian Hairdresser of the Year at the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala in Sydney, the first time a South Australian hairdresser has taken out the title in the 32-year history of the awards. A Creative Director at Parlour Hair Unley salon in Adelaide, Jason’s winning photographic collection was strongly inspired by fashion and individuality. “Winning the Australian Hairdresser of the Year award feels totally unbelievable, I didn't even think I would be a finalist, let alone win it,” said Jason. “Hopefully it will open up a lot of opportunities for me and I'm really looking forward to promoting the industry and helping to highlight the work that we do”. The 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year award went once again to Danny Pato of D&M Hair Design in Ponsonby, Auckland, who also took out the title in 2016. “I've been a hairdresser for over 20 years – this is my second year winning this award and I'm just so grateful to be doing what I love and to be recognised by iconic people in the industry”, said Danny. The pinnacle celebration of Hair Expo Australia, the coveted Hair Expo Awards have been elevating the hair industry for more than 30 years by recognising and celebrating excellence in creative vision, advanced technical skill, and business acumen – the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is. The competition for the 2017 awards was tough, with a huge 40 per cent increase in entries from 2016. In May, 107 finalists were announced across 18 creative and business categories, chosen by a judging panel of 12 international and 12 local judges, representing some of the most celebrated names in hair and media from Australasia and across the globe. More than 1000 hair professionals gathered to hear 20 winners announced at the lavish awards gala, hosted by The Bachelor’s Osher Günsberg and held this year in the Grand Ballroom of the ICC Sydney. As well crowning the winners of the 18 existing categories judged prior to the event, the additional categories of People’s Choice and the Hall of Fame Award are also presented on the night. A full list of winners is available from page 2 “Jason has been chosen for his achievements both in creative vision and leadership in the industry, making him a comprehensive ambassador for this multifaceted profession”, said Julia Erben, Event Director for Hair Expo Australia. “The heritage of the Hair Expo Awards is to entice participants to be the best they can be, and our winners tonight are a true testimony to this demanding challenge. During their extraordinary careers, they have not only demonstrated all-inspiring creative vision but have also encouraged and educated countless peers, securing the future of our industry”, added Julia. “Big congratulations to all the finalists and winners! Your talent and passion for the craft of hairdressing is truly inspiring and so important for the industry we all love. As the Hair Expo Award Sponsor, Schwarzkopf Professional is very proud to partner with you by providing the platform you deserve. Congratulations also to our ambassadors and the Schwarzkopf Professional Technical Team – what a great Essential Looks show!” said David Hahn, General Manager of Schwarzkopf Professional ANZ. Hair Expo Australia takes place annually over the Queen’s Birthday weekend and brings together thousands of hair industry professionals for three days of trend showcases, world-class education and Australasia’s largest hair show performances, leading it to be known as ‘The Festival of Hair’. ENDS 2017 SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPO AWARDS WINNERS AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR Jason Fassbender – Parlour Hair Unley, Malvern SA NEW ZEALAND HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR Danny Pato – D&M Hair Design, Ponsonby, NZ HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Jane Trewin, TAFE NSW COLOUR TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR Adrian Rotolo – Ibiza Hair, Albert Park VIC MEN’S HAIRDRESSER / BARBER OF THE YEAR Uros Mikic – Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA NEW CREATIVE FORCE Cherie Falco - Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA APPRENTICE / STUDENT OF THE YEAR Sharne Rizzo – Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR é Salon, Wahroonga NSW SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR Sarah Laidlaw - Union Management, Randwick NSW PEOPLE’S CHOICE Natasha King - Fred and Gingers, Invercargill NZ BEST SALON DESIGN Salon Kiin, Penrith NSW EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Sharon Blain Education EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR Caterina Di Biase INDUSTRY BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Eco Heads SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Luke Reynolds Hairdressing STATE CATEGORIES NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year Scott Sloan - Sloans, Lane Cove NSW SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year Cherie Falco - Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA VIC Hairdresser of the Year Hermiz Daniel - Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year Pauline McCabe - Rock Paper Scissors Hair Studio, Freemantle WA QLD Hairdresser of the Year William Webb - Ella & Jade, Calamvale QLD Many thanks to all members of the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards judging panel Local judges (Australia and NZ) ·         Sharon Blain (Aus) ·         Cameron Pine (Aus, Instyle magazine) ·         Matt Clements (Aus) ·         Frank Apostolopoulos (Aus) ·         Sara Allsop (NZ) ·         Justin Pace (Aus) ·         Dennis Langford (Aus) ·         Ruth Browne (Aus) ·         Brad Ngata (Aus) ·         Paul Serville (NZ) ·         Billie Iveson (Aus, RUSSH magazine) ·         Caterina Di Biase (Aus) International Judges ·         Tabatha Coffey (USA) ·         Edward Darley (UK) ·         Mark Hayes (UK) ·         Peter Gray (USA) ·         Gerard Scarpaci (USA) ·         Jayne Lewis-Orr (Hairdresser’s Journal, UK) ·         Jorge Cancer (Spain) ·         Guy Tang (USA) ·         Indira Schauwecker (UK) ·         Angelo Seminara (UK) ·         Andreas Stavrou (UK) ·         Eugene Souleiman (UK) ·         Darren Ambrose (UK) Darling Harbour sets the scene for the Festival of Hair’s welcome return to Sydney 2017-06-08T01:37:01Z darling-harbour-sets-the-scene-for-the-festival-of-hair-s-welcome-return-to-sydney Media release Thursday 8 June 2017, Sydney: Sydney’s Darling Harbour will be a flurry of excitement over the long weekend as hair professionals hit the new International Convention Centre (ICC) for Hair Expo Australia, the hair industry’s biggest annual event. “We are so pumped to take over the ICC Sydney this weekend and we know our hairdressing visitors will appreciate this new world-class venue and our return to Darling Harbour, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD”, said Julia Erben, Event Director for Hair Expo. With hundreds of brands showcasing their latest products and innovations from across the hair and beauty industries, visitors are invited to sample, shop and network with industry peers. Some of the new products that hair professionals can expect to see on the show floor include: ·         Balmain Paris Hair Couture will make its Australian launch at Hair Expo. The luxury fashion brand’s line of professional haircare has been formulated in accordance with the experiences of Balmain’s backstage hair design teams during fashion weeks around the world ·         Amazing Hair Australia will launch its Amazing Hair Ultra-Luxury Collection of extensions ·         EVY Professional will have its new collection of styling tools, including its new E-Curl curling wand ·         Rogue Beauty will be launching US cult pop colour brand Pulp Riot into the Australian market at Hair Expo. The brand has exploded in North America with its collection of creative colours and huge collective social media following (1.5 million combined across Instagram) ·         Schwarzkopf Professional  recently relaunched its BlondeME brand (colour & care products dedicated to blondes) and its OSiS Session Label, which will be showcasing its new Powder Cloud product ·         GlamPalm will have its new GlamPalm Clinic styler with healing stone and nano-vibrating technology ·         TIGI will show its new Bed Head Colour Trip range of 12 intermixable, semi-permanent hair colours Also available on the Expo floor, a schedule of free demonstrations will take place across three stages, dedicated to international and local industry heavyweights on the Main Stage; men’s styling and grooming on the ManStyle Lab Stage; and up-and-coming talent on the Launchpad Stage. Some of the guests appearing on stage throughout the course of the weekend include a team of lead educators from Pulp Riot, who are heading to Sydney from the USA; Rotterdam-based fashion hairstylist Guido Rieger, who is the International Master Trainer for Balmain Paris Hair Couture; and Los Angeles-based barbering star, Julius Cvesar, known for his trendsetting barbering styles.  Hair professionals also have ticketed access to some of the world’s most prominent hair educators who are coming to Sydney for the event. British fashion hairstylist, Eugene Souleiman; Hollywood celebrity colourist, Guy Tang; and Sassoon Academy’s Mark Hayes and Edward Darley are just some of the icons appearing at Hair Expo over the course of the weekend to teach stylists their world-leading techniques for cutting, colouring and styling hair. The fun won’t stop in the evenings, with three gala events set to allow visitors to let their hair down and network with their peers. Hosted by Richard Reid, the Masters of Hair Gala on Saturday night will kick off the weekend and give an insight into the creative workings of some of the industry’s most iconic names; the GenNext Gala on Sunday night will showcase rising talent in a reality TV-style format, hosted by former X-Factor host Luke Jacobz; and the long weekend will culminate in the highly-anticipated Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala on Monday night, where the highest talent will be crowned from across Australia and New Zealand. The evening will be hosted by The Bachelor’s Osher Günsberg. After an incredibly successful 2016 event in Melbourne, Hair Expo Australia will make a welcome return to Sydney this year, before returning once again to Melbourne in 2018. Tickets and more information are available at www.hairexpoaustralia.com For media queries please contact: belinda.craigie@reedexpo.com.au  Major international fashion hairstylist to hit Sydney for collaboration with top Aussie industry peers 2017-06-01T05:28:20Z major-international-fashion-hairstylist-to-hit-sydney-for-collaboration-with-top-aussie-industry-peers Media release Sydney, Thursday 1 June 2017 Contact: Belinda Craigie +61 2 9422 2986 Major international fashion hairstylist to hit Sydney for collaboration with top Aussie industry peers Internationally lauded fashion hairstylist, Eugene Souleiman, regularly works alongside designers like Dolce&Gabbana, Moschino, Dries van Noten, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Yohji Yamamoto, and Stella McCartney. He has collaborated with photographers such as Craig McDean, Steven Meisel and Paolo Roversi; and his work has graced the pages of Vogue, i-D magazine, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. A regular jetsetter to work on the runways of fashion weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan; in June Eugene will travel to Sydney for a creative masterclass at Hair Expo Australia. In his BE Creative masterclass, Eugene will share insights into his exclusive world of hair for fashion and the show, in partnership with Mizutani Scissors, is shaping up to be a spectacular production, with Eugene supported by team of some of the best hairstylists and creative names in Australian fashion. The BE Creative Masterclass at Hair Expo Australia supported by #TeamEugene, will include: ·         Frank Apostolopoulos, current Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year, who will host the show.   ·         Renya Xydis from Valonz Haircutters salon. Renya is widely considered one of Australia’s top editorial stylists and is constantly pushing the boundaries of creativity, which has seen her work for more than three decades with some of world’s leading publications, from Vanity Fair to Vogue. ·         Travis Balcke will act as the production director for Eugene during the masterclass. Travis is a prolific Australian editorial stylist who has worked with celebrities like Bjork, Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore, among others. ·         #TeamEugene2017 will also include renowned stylists Keiren Street, Jayne Wild and Pete Lennon; as well as Alfie Sackett and Jaimie Tanner, who will collaborate to bring to life the signature looks that Eugene has selected from his favourite shows over the past decade. ·         Renowned fashion photographer, Georges Antoni will lend his creative vision to the show. Georges’ portfolio includes celebrities like Rihanna, Miranda Kerr, and Naomi Campbell. ·         In addition to three looks on centre stage created by Eugene, 12 models will complete the extraordinary runway carried out by Australian editorial stylist, Melissa Nixon. Melissa’s runway vision will reflect Eugene’s creative inspiration from the early punk rock movement. ·         Widely considered one of Australia’s most successful makeup artists, Rae Morris will be on hand to complete the makeup looks for each model. Rae’s clients include Kelly Rowland, Cyndi Lauper and Pink. The show is set to be an immersive multimedia experience, with cameras capturing all the fun and action both onstage and backstage, and projecting the live footage back to large screens on the Centre Stage throughout the show. This level of interaction will provide an intimate and valuable insight into what hairdressers can expect when they finally have their moment to lead or assist on a major fashion show or editorial shoot. As Frank says, “it will be epic”. The world of backstage fashion, editorial shoots and runway shows is a great career achievement for any stylist. Fast, powerful, dynamic and full of high energy, stylists are challenged in every way to bring the best on the day and to achieve the look that is going to set the benchmark for the season and hopefully for their career. For so many aspiring and talented hairdressers, the chance of stardom at Milan, Paris, London and New York fashion weeks is a career dream, and an ambitious goal. Eugene’s show at Hair Expo will bring London, New York, Paris and Milan to their doorstep, where he will share all these moments with the audience in the education seminar of a lifetime. On centre stage, Eugene will entertain and educate while he takes them on a powerful journey by sharing just what they need to take their hairdressing skills to new career heights. Eugene Souleiman: the fashion world’s premier hairstylist Eugene Souleiman is one of the most influential hairstylists today, a true visionary who inspires and sets the trends that other stylists follow. Eugene’s sense of humour and unique way of looking at hair permeates every avant-garde style he creates. He thrives to push boundaries, taking risks with both colour and length, and this is most prevalent in his hair sculptures. His endless stream of ideas and constant experimentation means he is continuously evolving and creating. “People should have fun with hair,” says Eugene, “It grows and changes all the time. And it’s only hair, really.” His career began in 1982, when by chance, a job placement centre led him to become an apprentice to a hairdresser. There was no turning back; Eugene had found his niche. He worked closely with Trevor Sorbie for nearly 10 years, learning the “Sassoon way”, before branching out to create cutting-edge trends in his own inimitable style. Eugene’s career is growing from strength to strength – having held prestigious creative director roles with the biggest brands in the world, Eugene is now the global creative director for Wella Professional. Eugene’s unique talent for interpreting designers’ ideas into a concrete vision that complements the clothes lends him to be in constant demand. He has worked on countless fashion shows for designers such as Dolce&Gabbana, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Dries van Noten, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Ann Demeulemeester, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, Yohji Yamamoto, Givenchy, Kenzo, Lanvin, Issey Miyake, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Valentino, Hermès, and Hussein Chalayan. He is a regular contributor to the most influential of fashion publications including: Italian Vogue, British Vogue, French Vogue, US Vogue, Self Service, i-D magazine, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, Dazed and Confused and the New York Times. The list of photographers Eugene has collaborated with reads like a who’s who of photography: Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Paolo Roversi, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Sean Ellis, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, Satoshi, Fabien Baron, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Mario Testino, Richard Burbridge, Richard Bush and Solve Sundsbo; whom he has worked with on numerous advertising campaigns for fashion labels like Givenchy, Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, Guerlain, Jil Sander, Moschino, Lanvin, Hermès, Yohji Yamamoto, Calvin Klein, Versus, Narciso Rodriguez, Balenciaga, Donna Karan, and Emanuel Ungaro. Eugene collaborated with Jake & Dinos Chapman on an art exhibition called ‘The Art of Chess’, where he individually styled the hair of each chess figure. In addition, Eugene headed the styling for the Fashion Rocks Charity event, benefiting The Prince’s Trust. He oversaw 80 assistants presenting on fashion designers like Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, YSL and many others. Eugene is currently based in London and works extensively between New York, London, Milan and Paris. Eugene Souleiman’s BE Creative Masterclass at Hair Expo Australia is powered by Mizutani Australia, Wella Professional, ghd Hair, Balmain Hair Couture and YS Park Professional; and will take place on Sunday 11 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) in Darling Harbour. Tickets for Hair Expo Australia can be purchased at www.hairexpoaustralia.com Australia and New Zealand’s finest hair talent – 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards finalists announced in Sydney 2017-05-02T07:28:08Z australia-and-new-zealand-s-finest-hair-talent-2017-schwarzkopf-professional-hair-expo-awards-finalists-announced-in-sydney Tuesday 2 May 2017, Sydney: More than 300 of the industry’s most influential names in hair from across Australia and New Zealand gathered at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney’s Darling Harbour on Monday night for the much-anticipated finalists’ announcement of the esteemed 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards. For more than 30 years, the coveted awards have been elevating those in the hair industry by recognising and celebrating excellence in creative vision, advanced technical skill, and business acumen – the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is. A judging panel of 12 international and 12 local judges, consisting of prominent hair and fashion icons from across the industry, anonymously assessed the photographic collection entries across 14 creative categories, as well as the written submissions of four business categories. The 2017 awards received 235 entries, a huge 40 per cent increase from 2016, meaning tougher competition in some categories. The finalists of the awards’ highest honour, the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Australian Hairdresser of the Year are: ·         Dave McCulloch from Wild Life Hair, Milsons Point NSW ·         Frank Apostolopoulos from BIBA Gertrude St., Fitzroy VIC ·         Jason Fassbender from Parlour Unley, Malvern SA ·         Joey Scandizzo from Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC ·         Jules Tognini from Togninis, Fortitude Valley QLD ·         Kobi Bokshish from Intershape Hairstylists, Bondi Junction NSW ·         Shane Henning from Noddys on King, Newtown NSW ·         Uros Mikic from Kinky Curly Straight, Stepney SA A full list of Finalists in all categories is listed from page 2. Previous winners of the award include Frank Apostolopoulos, Caterina Di Biase, Dmitri Papas, Joey Scandizzo, Jayne Wild, and Shane Henning.                                                                                          “The 40 per cent increase in entries this year is extraordinary and attests to how those in the hair community crave to be recognised for the entirety of their achievements. The Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards represent exactly this; they are the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is, and we couldn’t be more proud to be celebrating our 2017 finalists this evening!” said Julia Erben, Event Director for Hair Expo Australia. “It was great to see that there were so many impressive entries, and there is always exceptional work – in many categories, the bar has really been raised. I think that Apprentice of the Year and New Creative Force were a really big stand out for me this year. It’s really good to see that people are entering on that level, because this is the generation of the future… It’s also good to see so many entries in Australian Hairdresser of the Year, because that keeps competition tough at the top.” added Caterina Di Biase, one of the Hair Expo Awards judges for 2017. “I've been deeply impressed by the quality of all the entries this year. Australia/New Zealand continues to prove that it is right up there with the best in the world. Creativity and the ability to build and drive a sustainable business are the key attributes of a strong hairdresser. These qualities are what is being recognised in the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards judging process and are eventually driving the growth and success of the industry we all love. That’s why we continue to recognise the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards as the premier awards in Australia and New Zealand.” said David Hahn, General Manager of Schwarzkopf Professional ANZ, which has been a sponsor of the awards for many years. Gala Awards Event  The winners of the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards will be announced at a lavish gala ceremony in the Grand Ballroom of the new International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney in Darling Harbour on Monday 12 June 2017. The illustrious gala night is the pinnacle event of Hair Expo’s three days of trend showcases, world-class education and Australasia’s largest hair show performances, leading it to be known as ‘The Festival of Hair’. - ENDS - Notes to Editors: Hair Expo Australia: 10 – 12 June 2017 ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour www.hairexpoaustralia.com #HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards For all media enquiries please contact Hair Expo Australia: Belinda Craigie PR & News Editor: Belinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au; +61 2 9422 2986  A gallery of all finalists' collections is available now at: http://www.hairexpoaustralia.com/en/hair-expo-awards/Awards-Information/gallery/2017/2017-Finalists-/ 2017 SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPO AWARDS FINALISTS CREATIVE CATEGORIES AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Dave McCulloch ·         Frank Apostolopoulos ·         Jason Fassbender ·         Joey Scandizzo ·         Jules Tognini ·         Kobi Bokshish ·         Shane Henning ·         Uros Mikic   NEW ZEALAND HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Ann Marie Young ·         Danny Pato ·         Kylie Hayes ·         Natasha King   COLOUR TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Adrian Rotolo ·         Chinney Yeap ·         Christina Charalambous ·         George Giavis ·         Kristie Kesic ·         Mathias Te Moananui ·         Sanja Scher ·         Steve Corthine   MEN’S HAIRDRESSER / BARBER OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Asuka Aoki ·         Joe Ribera ·         Jules Tognini ·         Kaleb Pritchard ·         Melissa McAuley ·         Michael Johnson ·         Uros Mikic   NEW CREATIVE FORCE 2017 ·         Brooke Hayward ·         Cherie Falco ·         Hermiz Daniel ·         Hiroko Okada ·         Kiri Roberts ·         Nicole Bosenburg ·         Phoenix Ly ·         Teagan Cousins ·         Travis Bandiera ·         Yuki Kano   APPRENTICE / STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Amy Motteram ·         Jo Woon ·         Liana King ·         Mario Fioravanti ·         Mary Millsteed ·         Nathan Smith ·         Nicolas Reyes ·         Nikki Hazell ·         Sharne Rizzo ·         Tima Tagoai   SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Buoy Salon and Spa, Wellington New Zealand ·         D&M Hair Design, Auckland New Zealand ·         Dharma, Auckland New Zealand ·         Dharma Ellerslie, Auckland New Zealand ·         é SALON, Wahroonga NSW ·         Ella&Jade, Algester QLD ·         IBIZA HAIR, Albert Park VIC ·         Joey Scandizzo Salon, South Yarra VIC ·         Noddys On King, Newtown NSW ·         Revolution Hairdressing, Teneriffe QLD SESSION STYLIST OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Daren Borthwick ·         Koh Sataporn Tanyawanichapong ·         Sarah Laidlaw   BEST SALON DESIGN 2017 ·         Allure Hair Bar, Terrigal NSW ·         Barbery, Marcus Beach QLD ·         BIBA Eastland, VIC ·         BIBA St Kilda, VIC ·         Blonde, Henley Beach SA ·         Elliott Steele, Eaglemont VIC ·         Rixons 343 Newtown, VIC ·         Salon Kiin, Penrith NSW ·         Sweeney Todd's, Brighton VIC ·         Tao of Hair, Perth WA ·         The New Black Industries, Newcastle NSW   CREATIVE STATE CATEGORIES NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year 2017 ·         Adam Ciaccia ·         Craig Rhodes ·         Scott Sloan ·         Travis Bandiera ·         Zoe Wilde   SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year 2017 ·         Cherie Falco ·         Sam James VICTORIAN Hairdresser of the Year 2017 ·         Alexandra Newman ·         Hermiz Daniel ·         Joe Habbaki ·         Mariam Enegd ·         Michael Piastrino ·         Sanja Scher   WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year 2017 ·         Daniel Yap ·         Hayley Keep ·         Jo Banks ·         Michael O'Dowd ·         Pauline McCabe   QUEENSLAND Hairdresser of the Year 2017 ·         Brodie Lee Stubbins ·         Laura Hudson ·         Sandra Faiva ·         William Webb   BUSINESS CATEGORIES EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         DCI Education ·         Sharon Blain Education ·         TONI&GUY Education   EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Caterina Di Biase ·         Dario Cotroneo ·         Jules Tognini ·         Katy Reeve ·         Lauren McCowan ·         Lyndal Salmon   INDUSTRY BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         EcoHeads ·         Excellent Edges   SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2017 ·         Elysium Hair Brisbane, QLD ·         Luke Reynolds Hairdressing, New Farm QLD ·         Pierrot's Hair Studios, Kalamunda WA ·         Prema, Darlinghurst NSW ·         Rubi Hair, Windsor VIC Hair Expo POP UP delivers successful debut in Melbourne 2017-03-27T00:00:00Z hair-expo-pop-up-delivers-successful-debut-in-melbourne Monday 27 March 2017, Melbourne: The inaugural Hair Expo POP UP has wrapped up after an action-packed weekend, leaving Victorian hair professionals inspired by two days of independent education, networking, and access to some of the industry’s newest innovations. Held for the first time alongside Beauty Expo Melbourne (formerly known as Salon Melbourne), the education-driven, pop-up-style event was designed to provide a taste of Hair Expo Australia for those who cannot make the main event in Sydney this year. Over the course of the weekend (25-26 March), there were more than 5,000 visits by hair and beauty professionals to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) for the event, which provided an opportunity for Victorian professionals to connect face-to-face with suppliers and learn about the latest product trends and technologies in the hair and beauty industries. “It was a great event… people want education and [the Expo] Main Stage was really good”, said Lorna Evans, a prominent educator in the Australian hair industry who demonstrated and exhibited at Hair Expo POP UP. “I really liked the [Hair Expo] POP UP…everybody felt comfortable to come around the pod. For us, it was about bringing them back to the stand to see what we do up-close, and having that extra space around the stand was awesome”, Evans concluded. Among the highlights was luxury brand Balmain Hair Couture, which showed curious hairdressers its range of professional hair care ahead of its official Australian launch in June; and Trichovedic, which showed the new Natural Application of its Keratin Smoothing Treatment. Hairdressers could also see and shop from brands like Excellent Edges, Revlon Professional, American Crew, Oolaboo Australia, Mizutani scissors, Lorna Evans Education, Dessata detangling brushes, Y.S. Park Professional, Janeke Brushes, UniqOne, and Sharon Blain’s Big Towel Company. Event highlights of Hair Expo POP UP included: ·              Creative education from the likes Caterina Di Biase, Kobi Bokshish, Uros Mikic, and Joey Scandizzo and Marie Uva, which gave visitors a chance to learn new skills from some of the most recognised names in Australian hair. ·              Business education from some of Australia’s leading mentors and business advisors, including Julia Piantadosi, Lisa Conway, Justin Herald and Kate Engler. ·              A schedule of free education on the Hair Expo POP UP Main Stage, which included a warmly received demonstration from Melbourne’s Wieselmann Art Team, who were delighted to have a hair event on home soil. Kobi Bokshish had a packed Main Stage audience, who watched him and his Intershape salon team perform a styling demonstration on eight models. And the Kings Domain Barbershop team and American Crew proved barbering is more popular than ever, with two free shows showing a range of men’s haircutting and styling skills to a full audience. ·              The first heat of Australia’s Live Hair Challenge – a national competition where hairdressers were invited to show their ‘shear’ skills, by demonstrating a range of cutting styles in real-time in front of the Expo crowds. Following the results of the second heat in Sydney on 1 May, the winners of both heats will be invited to battle it out in front of the crowds at Hair Expo Australia in June for the national title. The competition is powered by Hair Expo and the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA). ·              Access to Beauty Expo Melbourne with the same ticket, providing visitors with even more to see, sample and learn about under one roof. ·              A Hair & Beauty Welcome Party – hair and beauty professionals had the opportunity to celebrate, network and socialise with their industry peers at an exclusive party on Saturday night, held at Crown Metropol’s 28 Skybar Lounge with beautiful views of the Melbourne skyline. Hair professionals continued the festivities post-show at Cargo Hall in South Wharf at the American Crew All-Star Challenge Awards Party, where Hair Expo joined in celebrating the finalists of the prestigious competition. Ben Kane of Rokk Man Barbers was announced as the winner of the 2017 Challenge. Those who weren’t able to make it to Hair Expo POP UP and Beauty Expo Melbourne 2017 can instead look ahead to Hair Expo Australia, the hair industry’s leading annual event, which will return to its Darling Harbour home over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (10-12 June) at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney; and Beauty Expo Australia, which will connect and inspire beauty professionals from around the country from 26-27 August, also returning to Darling Harbour at the ICC Sydney. ENDS For all media enquiries please contact Belinda Craigie: belinda.craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au. A selection of images from Beauty Expo Melbourne and Hair Expo POP UP can be viewed here.  International icons heading Down Under for the hair industry’s event of the year 2017-03-08T05:38:09Z international-icons-heading-down-under-for-the-hair-industry-s-event-of-the-year Wednesday 8 March 2017, Sydney: He’s worked the tresses of Lady Gaga; set global hair trends on the runways of fashion houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Stella McCartney; and worked on editorial campaigns for designers like Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, and Giorgio Armani. Lauded as a true visionary of the industry, hairstylist Eugene Souleiman will grace Australia’s shores in June for a rare appearance at Hair Expo Australia, where he will take stylists through his unique approach to cutting and styling during a masterclass in partnership with Mizutani Scissors. Joining the stellar line-up at Hair Expo 2017, Hollywood colourist and social media superstar Guy Tang will return to Australia on the Olaplex World Tour, following his celebrated appearance at Hair Expo 2016 in Melbourne. Guy has amassed a following of “#HairBesties”, with more than 1.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, 1.3 million Facebook followers, and 1.9 million followers on Instagram. These hair groupies follow Guy’s uniquely whimsical and vibrant hair colour tutorials, many of which go viral with styles like Unicorn Hair and Phoenix Neon Glowing Hair. This year, Sydneysiders will have their turn to witness Guy’s colour mastery in the flesh during a creative session in partnership with Olaplex and Haircare Australia. In an ode to the popularity of barbering, the illustrious Scumbags of Rotterdam, the Schorem Barbers, will also visit Hair Expo Australia in June to showcase their unique approach to classic men’s barbering in partnership with Reuzel and Haircare Australia. The subjects of social media fanfare, the barbers are known to have queues lasting up to five hours outside their small Rotterdam barbershop, as men from around the world wait for a turn in one of their coveted barber chairs. Hands-on learning with hair heroes Hairdressers will have bucket-list opportunities at Hair Expo Australia 2017, with the chance to participate in intimate workshops with hair legends in a live setting. Direct from the UK, Mark Hayes and Edward Darley of Sassoon will lead three exclusive technical skills workshops, which will be limited to just 12 people. Stylists will have a never-before-offered opportunity to learn directly from some of the best in the international hair education industry. Also offering more personal, intimate education for hairdressers at Hair Expo is reality television star and expert business advisor, Tabatha Coffey of ‘Tabatha Takes Over’. Tabatha will take four roundtable classes limited to just 12 people per session, where she will consult on key business considerations from staff motivation and leadership; to how to best use social media to improve the success of your business and reach the right customers. These hands-on learning opportunities have been designed to equip business owners and salon managers with the tools to ensure guaranteed commercial success. Hair Expo Australia Event Director, Julia Erben, says “We are so thrilled to be back in Sydney this year at our brand new venue, which is complemented by exciting options to learn from some of the most iconic artists in the world of hair. This group of legendary talent from around the globe can’t wait to come to Hair Expo 2017, making this year’s program a firework of ideas and inspiration. It’s high time that Sydney gets back its very own Festival of Hair!” Three nights of hair couture, never to be seen again Be swept away by the art of hairdressing during Hair Expo Australia’s popular evening events, which have received a restyle in 2017. On Saturday 10 June, the new Masters of Hair grand stage will present intimate insights into the minds and craft of the biggest names in the industry, including Mark Hayes and Edward Darley of Sassoon; 2016 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Frank Apostolopoulos; Tabatha Coffey; the teacher of all teachers, Sharon Blain; Jayne Wild with her legendary poppets; and 2016 Hair Expo New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year, Danny Pato, among others. On Sunday night, the GenNext Gala, designed to provide a platform for up-and-coming talent in the hair industry, will be injected with inspiration from our favourite reality TV shows (think ‘The X-Factor’ and ‘The Voice’), pairing eight creative teams with four sets of mentors who will guide them to success. Mentors for this year include Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace; Caterina Di Biase; Emiliano and Lisa Vitale; and Stevie English. On Monday night, the pinnacle event for the hair community – the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala – will announce the winners of the distinguished Hair Expo Awards while the crowds are entertained by a spectacular Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks show. Expo space nearly sold out In 2017, Hair Expo is thrilled to be back in Sydney at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, where visitors will be able to see and try the latest products from brands like De Lorenzo, Olaplex, Oribe, R+Co., TIGI, Glampalm, Trichovedic, Wahl, Mizutani, and Napoleon Perdis, among others. After Hair Expo saw a 35 per cent increase in visitors and 30 per cent increase in exhibitors in 2016 when held in Melbourne for the first time, the 2017 event is set to be bigger than ever, with 85 per cent of floor space already sold at a bigger venue. ENDS Notes to editors: Hair Expo Australia is the premier trade event for hair professionals and will take place from Saturday 10 to Monday 12 June (Queen’s Birthday long weekend) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. The full programme, event registration, and early bird tickets are now available at www.hairexpoaustralia.com. For interview requests, imagery and further details, please contact Belinda Craigie: Belinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au ; +61 (0)2 9422 2986 Calling all stand out talent! There’s still time to enter the 2017 Hair Expo Awards... 2017-02-28T04:56:00Z calling-all-stand-out-talent-there-s-still-time-to-enter-the-2017-hair-expo-awards Tuesday 28 February 2017, Sydney: Have you got amazing ideas that you can’t wait to share? Do you stand out in both your creative vision as well as your personal achievements? Is your team just the best, has your business taken off, or is your salon the most beautiful place you know? If the answer is yes, then it sounds like you’re ready to go for the big one… the Hair Expo Awards! Entering the awards will place your work in front of a panel of 12 international and 12 national judges, which form some of the biggest names in hair globally. In 2017, this includes Mark Hayes and Edward Darley from Sassoon; Tabatha Coffey; editorial legend, Peter Gray; multiple UK Hairdresser of the Year award-winner, Angelo Seminara; Jayne Lewis-Orr from Hairdressing Journal International; Jorge Cancer from the education icons of X-Presion; Andreas Stavrou from the UK Fellowship; and Gerard Scarpaci from the US hair industry platform, HairBrained. We have brand new prizes for all category winners to help you get the most out of your win… These include sponsorship of your post-win PR campaign so you can promote your success to future clients! We will also offer winners a chance to participate on the Hair Expo Stages in 2018, plus we will promote ALL finalists via our 30,000+ industry database and on our social media channels. And for all you regional superstars: could you be shining in Hair Expo’s new state categories? Being selected as a finalist or winning a Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Award will be one of the highlights of your career and propel you to yet another level of opportunities – just ask our previous winners and finalists. Our 2016 SA/TAS Hairdresser of the Year award-winner, Kristy Hodgson, has these words of wisdom for potential entrants: “Take the plunge. It's not even about winning – it’s about producing a collection that represents you and that you are proud to share… once you start, it's amazing to realise and reflect on just how much you actually do in a year; putting on paper your growth over the past 12 months and what you intend to do next really makes you stop and think.” If you’re entering a creative category, you’ll know that you will need to submit a photographic collection before your written entry. The good news for 2017 is that you now have the option to submit images from a photo shoot also used for other purposes*, meaning that you don’t have to devote extra resources to multiple shoots. If you don’t know where to start, take the advice of our People’s Choice Award winner from 2016, Chinney Yeap, who says: “mood boards are essential. My motto: ‘Be all you can be!'” Once you’ve made it to the finalist stage, you’ll complete a questionnaire – this is where it’s time to look at your successes from the year; what are you proud of? What is the essence of your creative vision? Were there any challenges you fought hard to overcome? Putting pen to paper is a great time to reflect on what makes you tick, your career milestones, and what you love about being a hairdresser. If you find the written entry daunting, enlist a friend to help you brainstorm – it’s often easier to feel confident about your ability when someone else is on hand to reinforce how amazing you are! With an unmatched heritage of more than 30 years of supporting the industry, the Hair Expo Awards consistently highlight the best-of-the-best professionals from Australia and New Zealand and sets the bar for the industry. If you’re inspired to enter, you’ve still got time! A full run-down of what to do, what to expect and what the rules are for 2017 can be found at www.hairexpoaustralia.com/hair-expo-awards *Please note: The above does not apply to the categories of Australian Hairdresser of the Year and New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year. For more details, please see rule 27 of the Rules & Regulations at http://www.hairexpoaustralia.com/hair-expo-awards/Entrant-Information/Rules--Regulations/ ENDS For more information, images and interview requests, please contact Belinda Craigie, PR & News Editor: +61 (0)2 9422 2986; Belinda.craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au Notes to editors: Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards categories for 2017 are as follows: 2017 CREATIVE CATEGORIES ·         Apprentice Student of the Year ·         Australian Hairdresser of the Year ·         Best Salon Design ·         Colour Technician of the Year ·         Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year ·         New Creative Force ·         New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year ·         NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year ·         QLD Hairdresser of the Year ·         Salon Team of the Year ·         SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year ·         Session Stylist of the Year ·         VIC Hairdresser of the Year ·         WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year   2017 BUSINESS CATEGORIES ·         Education Business of the Year ·         Educator of the Year ·         Industry Business Performance of the Year ·         Salon Business of the Year   Creative category photographic collections and written entries for business categories are due at 5pm AEST on Friday, 7 April 2017 and can be submitted online at www.hairexpoaustralia.com Full terms and conditions, including entry criteria, can be found at www.hairexpoaustralia.com/hair-expo-awards/Entrant-Information/Rules--Regulations A short video with all the latest information is available on Hair Expo Australia’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG7w_pCCio Each entry, with the exception of entries to the Apprentice Student of the Year category, will incur a $50 entry fee. INDUSTRY HEAVYWEIGHTS TO STAR AT HAIR EXPO POP UP – THE NEW EVENT FOR VICTORIAN HAIR PROFESSIONALS IN 2017 2017-01-11T06:30:48Z industry-heavyweights-to-star-at-hair-expo-pop-up-the-new-event-for-victorian-hair-professionals-in-2017 Wednesday 11 January 2017, Sydney: Hair Expo Pop Up has landed a selection of top talent for its inaugural show, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) alongside Beauty Expo Melbourne in March 2017. Caterina Di Biase, Kobi Bokshish, Uros Mikic, Joey Scandizzo, and Marie Uva are included in the Hair Expo Pop Up 2017 education line-up and are set to deliver a series of inspiring and informative seminars and workshops for ticket holders. Kobi Bokshish will lead a three-stage Look ‘n’ Learn seminar where he and a guest team will go from fundamentals to rule-breaking cutting and styling, inspired by what he terms “My Legends” – Sassoon, Sorbie, and Lobetta. The first stage of the Kobi and Co. session will visit the fundamental, classic and absolutely must-know rules of hairdressing that need to be mastered. Expect beautiful, basic styles that you can replicate in the salon. Stage two will see a more creative lesson, where Kobi will push the boundaries using colour, clippers and asymmetrical styling to create on-trend styles that remain salon-friendly. Stage three will be Lobetta-inspired artistic chaos, where Kobi and his team will break all the rules and unleash their collective creativity. “I just want to inspire people more than anything else,” says Kobi. This will be a not-to-be-missed session with something for everyone – from apprentices to advanced stylists looking to create their own collections. With a focus on styling for male clientele, Uros Mikic, current Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year and his team will share their knowledge and skills in a Look’n’Learn seminar that will be sure to impress. “I’m going to be looking at inspirational cutting trends for men, focusing on texture – curly hair and length”, says Uros. “I aim for it to be engaging, powerful, easy to understand, fun, and most importantly to me, salon-friendly – I want this to be easily transferable so that visitors can take what they’ve learnt straight back to the salon.” Ticket holders will also have the opportunity to get hands-on with Uros by attending an intimate 20 person workshop where they can practice on a dolly head, guided by the expert in male hairdressing. Contouring is the latest buzzword in the hair and beauty world and hairstylist Caterina Di Biase is Australia’s expert in the technique. Caterina knows that the tips and tricks of hair contouring include colouring and cutting to suit each and every face shape, and she intends to share her know-how at her seminar and workshop, Hair Contouring – No Limits. What can hair professionals gain from learning about contouring? “Profitability”, says Caterina. “Reinvigorating your business and adding to it…everyone wants to look more beautiful and contouring is how to do it with hair”. Those attending Joey Scandizzo and Marie Uva’s joint session, A Day in the Life at Joey Scandizzo and UVA Salons, will venture off-site for a 75-minute seminar at UVA Salon, where they’ll learn how to cut, colour and style in the same way these two star stylists do every day to transform their clients’ hair. “It’ll be a great education opportunity and the show is a good option for local professionals who do not want to travel interstate – so get out and get amongst it!” says Scandizzo of the event. Hair Expo Pop Up has been created following the marked success of Hair Expo Australia’s move to Melbourne in 2016. After careful consideration, and taking into account visitor and exhibitor feedback, event organisers made the decision to alternate Hair Expo Australia annually between Melbourne and Sydney. Hair Expo’s return to Sydney in June 2017 will be at its much-anticipated new location, the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour; and in June 2018, the show will return to the MCEC in Melbourne. Hair Expo Pop Up will service the location variance of the main show by appearing in Melbourne in 2017 and Sydney in 2018. Victorian and NSW-based hair professionals will never need to go without their local ‘fix’ of everything hair. With the look and feel of a pop-up store, Hair Expo Pop Up is designed to exude Hair Expo Australia’s fun and flair, with many of the creative demonstrations and events that make Hair Expo the must-attend event for hair professionals. The event will host part one of the HBIA & Hair Expo National Live Cutting Competitions’ qualifying heats, where talented hair professionals from around Australia will be invited to showcase their skills in front of the judges in real-time. Following a second qualifying heat in Sydney, the finalists will battle it out for the national title in front of the crowds at Hair Expo Australia in June 2017. ENDS Notes to editors: Hair Expo Pop Up is a trade-only event and will take place from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 March 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre alongside Beauty Expo Melbourne. Registration is now open and Early Bird tickets are on sale for $15 (after midnight Friday 20 January 2017, tickets will be $22 full-price). Early Bird education packages for Hair Expo Pop Up start at just $199, with individual education tickets and more in-depth workshops priced from $99 (Early Bird). Those wanting to attend the in-depth workshops are encouraged to book quickly, as the limited numbers of spaces are expected to sell-out fast. Entry tickets also give access to Beauty Expo Melbourne. www.hairexpoaustralia.com/pop-up For all media inquiries please contact:Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au +61 (0)2 9422 2986 WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU – AUSTRALASIA’S BEST HAIRDRESSING TALENT SHARE INSIGHTS FOR ENTERING 2017 SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPO AWARDS 2016-12-12T02:10:25Z what-it-can-do-for-you-australiasia-s-best-hairdressing-talent-share-insights-for-entering-2017-schwarzkopf-professional-hair-expo-awards Monday 12 December, Sydney: Submissions for the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards are now open and Hair Expo Australia asked its 2016 winners to share their insights and advice for those considering entering the hairdressing world’s most coveted and prestigious awards competition in 2017. 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year, Danny Pato, spoke of the opportunity to showcase at Salon International in London as part of his Awards prize: “Winning a Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Award provided a platform for new opportunities and new connections within the industry. A highlight was heading over to London with Hair Expo to do a show at Salon International, the biggest hair trade show in Europe. It’s been a humbling experience, for sure.” 2016 Apprentice/Student of the Year, Kelly Manu, told Hair Expo that her award generated new business for her, as well as boosting her confidence in and out of the salon: “Winning an award at Hair Expo Australia has given me so much confidence and motivation; it was an affirmation for me that I was on the right path… my Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Award helped to expand my client base, as my clients were just as excited about my win as I was…I got a lot of referrals from it.” Post-awards exposure is another plus, according to Adrian Rotolo, 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Colour Technician of the Year, who said: “I'm lucky to have had many opportunities to educate and inspire others from the exposure I've gained since winning the Award. My collection was also published in more than 10 international hair and fashion magazines.” Koh Sataporn, Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Session Stylist of the Year in 2016, said of new business opportunities: “I got offers from different hair brands to be their exclusive hairstylist.” Winning a Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Award can have a positive effect on the whole salon team, said Emiliano Vitale, owner of three-time-award-winning é SALON (2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Salon Team of the Year) in Sydney: “It creates a wonderful energy amongst the team, which is then shared with our clients. A growth in business and morale is always a by-product of this award.” Positivity and support generated from the rest of the industry just for entering is another highlight of the process. 2016 SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year, Kristy Hodgson, commented: “There is so much support and love in our hair community…no matter if you took a trophy home or not, the support felt from everyone just for giving it a shot is there because we all know how much work goes into not just the shoot, but the submission and the reflection of what you have achieved in the year leading up to it.” As for advice for future entrants? “Just do it! Take the plunge. It's not even about winning - it's about producing a collection that represents you and that you are proud to share…the written submission can sound and appear very daunting but once you start, it's amazing to reflect on just how much you actually do in a year, putting on paper your growth over the past 12 months and what you intend to do next really makes you stop and think.” said Kristy. The Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards celebrate the creativity, passion and business acumen of hair industry professionals across Australia and New Zealand – the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is. The awards are the longest-standing, most prestigious industry awards in Australasia and have been elevating the hair industry for more than 30 years. First-round submissions are due by 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017, with the finalists announced at a cocktail party in Sydney on 1 May 2017. A gala celebration announcing the winners will be held at Hair Expo Australia’s new Sydney home at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, on Monday 12 June 2017. ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS: Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards categories for 2017 are as follows: 2017 CREATIVE CATEGORIES Apprentice/Student of the Year Australian Hairdresser of the Year Best Salon Design Colour Technician of the Year Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year New Creative Force New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year QLD Hairdresser of the Year Salon Team of the Year SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year Session Stylist of the Year VIC Hairdresser of the Year WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year   2017 BUSINESS CATEGORIES Education Business of the Year Educator of the Year Industry Business Performance of the Year Salon Business of the Year   Creative category photographic collections and written entries for business categories are due by 5pm AEST on Friday 7 April 2017 and can be submitted online at www.hairexpoaustralia.com  Full terms and conditions, including entry criteria, can be found at www.hairexpoaustralia.com/hair-expo-awards/Entrant-Information/Rules--Regulations A short video with all the latest information is available on Hair Expo Australia’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG7w_pCCio Each entry, with the exception of entries to the Apprentice/Student of the Year category, will incur a $50 entry fee. www.hairexpoaustralia.com | www.facebook.com/hairexpoaustraliawww.twitter.com/HairExpoAu | www.youtube.com/HairExpoAustralia www.instagram.com/hairexpo | #HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards For all media enquiries please contact:Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au +61 (0)2 9422 2986 HAIR EXPO AUSTRALIA TAKES HOME BEST SHOW 2016 AT EEAA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2016-12-01T03:00:41Z hair-expo-australia-takes-home-best-show-2016-at-eeaa-awards-for-excellence Thursday 1 December 2016, Sydney – Hair Expo Australia continues to uphold its status not only as the premier trade event for the professional hairdressing and beauty industry, but one of the foremost trade expos in Australasia, after securing the awards for Best Show and Best Show under 10,000M² in the 2016 Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence. “We are elated and so proud of this recognition from the events industry. Winning Best Show proves our dedication to ensuring that we bring the hair industry’s heart and soul to Hair Expo, highlighting the passion and excitement for all things hair. We think it’s this deep connection that we have with our audience that gives us the best show in Australia and is the way of the future for events.” said Julia Erben, Hair Expo Australia Event Director. The EEAA Awards for Excellence were presented at a gala ceremony at Sydney’s new International Convention Centre (ICC) on Wednesday 30 November, which was attended by more than 300 people representing organisers, associations, venues and suppliers from across Australia and New Zealand. Entries were assessed by a panel of 32 independent judges covering 20 industry categories, from pop culture to IT, energy and resources, and health. Nominations entries in the 2016 awards increased by nearly 20 per cent from 2015, meaning increased competition across all categories. The award wins attest to Hair Expo Australia’s position as a leader in the Australian events industry and as the premier hair and beauty event in Australasia. “The quality of submissions continues to improve. This year there was an almost 20% increase in award entries and this meant the competition in some categories was very tough.” said Chair of Judges, John Trevillian. The EEAA Awards for Excellence have been running for more than 10 years. The EEAA is the foremost association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry. These wins add to Hair Expo Australia’s recognition in 2016 as a bar-setting event, after being awarded Best Exhibition 2016 at the Australian Event Awards in September. Hair Expo Australia 2017 will take place at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, on 10-12 June. Hair Expo Pop Up, a pop-up event designed to exude the fun and flair of Hair Expo, will be appearing alongside Beauty Expo Melbourne from 25-26 March at the MCEC, Melbourne. ENDS www.hairexpoaustralia.comwww.facebook.com/hairexpoaustralia www.twitter.com/HairExpoAuwww.youtube.com/HairExpoAustralia www.instagram.com/hairexpo #HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards   For all media enquiries please contact:Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au +61 (0)2 9422 2986 HAIR EXPO AUSTRALIA AND HBIA TO SHOWCASE BRIGHTER AND BIGGER LIVE CUTTING COMPETITIONS IN 2017 2016-11-22T01:18:42Z hair-expo-australia-and-hbia-to-showcase-brighter-and-bigger-live-cutting-competitions-in-2017-1 Tuesday 22 November 2016, Sydney – Hair Expo Australia is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) to supercharge their joint National Live Cutting Competitions in 2017. This will be Australia’s pinnacle live cutting event. At their successful inaugural year in 2016, the HBIA & Hair Expo National Live Cutting Competitions were held live on the Hair Expo stages in Melbourne, offering an experience of peer recognition like never before. The unprecedented level of exposure in front of Hair Expo’s audience of thousands added huge extra thrills for the entrants.  The HBIA & Hair Expo National Live Cutting Competitions will return in 2017 and will now be open to an even larger pool of talented hair professionals from across Australia, who will be invited to compete in either of two national heats to be held in NSW and Victoria, culminating in the battle for the national title, to be crowned following the final competition in front of the crowds at Hair Expo Australia. The first qualifying national heat will take place at Hair Expo Australia’s new event, Hair Expo Pop Up, which will debut alongside Beauty Expo Melbourne, 25-26 March 2017. The second qualifying national heat will take place in Sydney alongside the Hair Expo Awards judging day and Finalist Announcement Cocktail Party in early May 2017. Hair professionals from anywhere in Australia can enter either of the qualifying national heats. Winners of the first and second qualifying national heats will then be eligible to compete in the final national competition, to be held at Hair Expo Australia in Sydney from 10-12 June 2017. Category winners will be announced and crowned at Hair Expo Australia, the Festival of Hair. The HBIA & Hair Expo Australia National Live Cutting Competitions involve a set of cutting style categories for hairdressers to enter with their own models, which are judged in real-time by an expert panel of hair professionals. Hair Expo Australia Event Director, Julia Erben, said: “The HBIA & Hair Expo National Live Cutting Competitions will be Australia’s most far-reaching live cutting competition event, allowing participants from several states to qualify for a nationwide title. It goes hand-in-hand with Hair Expo Australia’s mission to gather the hair world’s most sparkling talent. It is important to us to shine a spotlight on the very special skill of performing live under pressure. We are very excited to grow this competition in partnership with HBIA for another year, and we anticipate it to be even more exciting and challenging than last year with the addition of the two national heat qualifiers”. Sandra Campitelli, HBIA CEO, added: “HBIA is delighted to be joining Hair Expo in presenting this wonderful national competition for the hairdressing industry. This event is something we know the industry has been seeking for some time. We will be presenting a range of cutting and pre-done events that will enable the industry to showcase their skills and creativity on a truly national scale, whilst providing a much-needed opportunity for students and apprentices to further enhance their skills and abilities.” Cutting competition categories are being finalised and will be announced soon, and sponsorship opportunities are available to those who would like to be part of such a creative and inspiring competition. Further information and Conditions of Entry will be available at www.hairexpoaustralia.com shortly. ENDS NOTES TO EDITORS: The first national qualifying heat is available for hair professionals from around Australia to enter and will be held at Hair Expo Pop Up at Melbourne’s MCEC, 25-26 March 2017. The second national qualifying heat is also available for hair professionals from around Australia to enter and will be held alongside judging for the Hair Expo Awards in Sydney, early May 2017. Category winners from both of the national qualifying heats will be announced at Hair Expo Australia’s Cocktail Party event on the same day in Sydney. The winners of the two national qualifying heats will then be invited to compete in the final competition which will be held at Hair Expo Australia at Sydney’s ICC on 10-12 June 2017. The winners will be crowned in front of the crowds at the event.  www.hairexpoaustralia.com   www.facebook.com/hairexpoaustralia / www.twitter.com/HairExpoAu www.youtube.com/HairExpoAustralia / www.pinterest.com/hairexpoaus   #HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards / #HairExpoPopUp  For all media enquiries please contact: Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au 02 9422 2986 EXCITING CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR HAIR EXPO AUSTRALIA, SALON MELBOURNE AND BEAUTY EXPO AUSTRALIA 2016-11-08T05:19:19Z exciting-changes-announced-for-hair-expo-australia-salon-melbourne-and-beauty-expo-australia Tuesday 8 November 2016, Sydney: Following the overwhelming success of Hair Expo Australia, Beauty Expo Australia, and Salon Melbourne events in 2016, exciting changes have been announced for the 2017 events, including: Hair Expo Australia returns to Darling Harbour in 2017 and MCEC, Melbourne in 2018 Hair Expo Australia has confirmed that it will alternate its location annually between Sydney and Melbourne for the foreseeable future, with the 2017 event returning to its home in Darling Harbour at Sydney’s new International Convention Centre (ICC) over 10-12 June. Come 2018, Hair Expo Australia will return to its Victorian home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The decision was made after an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees of Hair Expo Australia’s 2016 Melbourne show. Hair Expo Pop Up to debut at Beauty Expo Melbourne To address the location variation of Hair Expo Australia going forward, Hair Expo Australia has also announced the introduction of an exciting new event called Hair Expo Pop Up, which will debut at Beauty Expo Melbourne (formerly Salon Melbourne) over 25-26 March 2017. Hair Expo Pop Up will be designed to reflect the look and feel of a pop-up store, with many of the fun, creative events and demonstrations that make Hair Expo Australia the must-attend event for hair professionals. Likewise, when Hair Expo Australia returns to Melbourne in 2018, NSW-based hair professionals can attend Hair Expo Pop Up at Beauty Expo Australia. The Hair Expo community in both Victoria and NSW will never have to go without their local “fix” anymore, even in years when Hair Expo is not happening on their home turf. Salon Melbourne becomes Beauty Expo Melbourne, Victoria’s premier boutique beauty event Beauty Expo Melbourne is a new, dedicated beauty event that will replace Salon Melbourne in 2017. Held over 25-26 March 2017 at the MCEC, Beauty Expo Melbourne will offer diverse, independent education and access to quality industry suppliers for the Victorian audience. Attendees will receive an inspiring overview of products and trends and the event will connect suppliers with the largest gathering of professionals for impactful product launches, sales and networking. What’s more, those attending Beauty Expo Melbourne will also have access to Hair Expo Pop Up – this means one ticket gives access to two shows. Beauty Expo Australia 2017 returns to Darling Harbour, Sydney Beauty Expo Australia will make its much-anticipated return to Sydney’s Darling Harbour in 2017, with the event to be held at the ICC from 26-27 August. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to try and test new product offerings, attend education seminars, and partake in high-profile events like the Nailympia Australia Competition and the Face2Face Makeup Competition, at a refreshed, more convenient venue. Julia Erben, Event Director – Hair & Beauty, Reed Exhibitions, said: “We’re thrilled to announce these changes and additions to our portfolio of events. After such a positive 2016 result for all our shows, we’re confident that the addition of Hair Expo Pop Up to Beauty Expo Melbourne, coupled with a fresh venue for Beauty Expo Australia and Hair Expo Australia at Sydney’s ICC, will mean 2017’s events are going to be even more fabulous and informative for hair and beauty professionals.”   Ends NOTES TO EDITORS Revamped websites to reflect these exciting changes are now live with the complete Beauty Expo Melbourne program set for release shortly.  www.beautyexpoaustralia.com.auwww.facebook.com/BeautyExpoAustralia / www.instagram.com/beautyexpoaustraliawww.twitter.com/BeautyExpoAus / www.facebook.com/AustralianNailAwards www.pinterest.com/beautyexpo / www.youtube.com/user/SpaAndBeautyExpo#BeautyExpoAus / #BeautyExpoMelb www.hairexpoaustralia.comwww.facebook.com/hairexpoaustralia / www.twitter.com/HairExpoAuwww.youtube.com/HairExpoAustralia / www.pinterest.com/hairexpoaus#HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards / #HairExpoPopUp  For all media inquiries please contact: Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au ENTRIES FOR 2017 SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPO AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN! 2016-11-08T00:11:18Z entries-for-2017-schwarzkopf-professional-hair-expo-awards-are-now-open Thursday 3 November 2016, Sydney: Entries for the 2017 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards are now open. The coveted awards celebrate the creativity, passion and business acumen of hair industry professionals across Australia and New Zealand – the complete picture of what exceptional hairdressing is. In 2017, new entry criteria has been introduced, including the option to enter images from a photo shoot also used for other purposes* and an extended entry period with first-round submissions due on Friday 7 April 2017. Entrants are also encouraged to enter the recently introduced state categories, which aim to propel talent in the regions. A judging panel of 12 international and 12 local judges will select creative category finalists based on their photographic collection submissions, and a selection of local judges will select business category finalists based on written submissions. Photos will be judged anonymously and all finalists will be announced at a cocktail event in Sydney, late April 2017. The selected creative category finalists will then be required to craft a written entry component, which should describe their body of work throughout the year: career highlights, scope of work, inspiring people, giving back and raising industry standards. Judges will then determine the overall winners in each creative category, based on the combined strength of the written and photographic entry components. For the categories of Australian Hairdresser of the Year and New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year, only the international judging panel will assess written submissions. “We’re proud of our truly global network of the most revered hairdressing icons, built on more than 30 years of connecting the world with Australia. Twelve of these legends will again judge our awards in 2017.” said Hair Expo Australia Event Director, Julia Erben. “We always update our awards to improve the benefits for the industry. We acknowledge the creative and financial investment that goes into entering the Hair Expo Awards and for 2017 we have introduced new criteria to encourage smart planning. One photo shoot can now serve different purposes: to create your awards collection and to create other images for your portfolio.”* The Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards are the longest-standing, most prestigious industry awards in Australasia and have been elevating the hair industry for more than 30 years. A gala celebration announcing the winners will be held at Hair Expo Australia’s new Sydney home at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, on Monday 12 June 2017. What’s new for 2017: Entrants can enter images from a photo shoot also used for other purposes* Entrants’ Hair Expo Awards photographic collections can be created within a photo shoot that is also being used for another purpose, i.e. creating a second collection. Images must have a different treatment to those images used for other purposes, with the minimum points of difference being: ·        If elsewhere the collection is colour, then it must be changed to black and white or vice versa for the Hair Expo Awards entry ·         A different background must be used ·         The photo must be taken from a different angle ·        These fresh images can’t be published anywhere (online or otherwise) prior to the Hair Awards Finalist Announcement ·         The hair, model and clothing can be the same as long as the above conditions are met *Please note: The above does not apply to the categories of Australian Hairdresser of the Year and New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year. More time for entries Deadline for the first round of entries is Friday 7 April 2017: ·         Photographic collections only for all creative categories ·         Written submissions only for the business category entries More prizes Hair Expo Awards will have new prizes for all categories including sponsorship of the winner’s post-win PR campaign. Apprentices now submit only four photos For the Apprentice category (which has no entry fee), entrants will now only need to submit four photos for their entry collection (instead of six as per previous years). - ends - Notes to editors: Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards categories for 2017 are as follows: 2017 CREATIVE CATEGORIES ·         Apprentice Student of the Year ·         Australian Hairdresser of the Year ·         Best Salon Design ·         Colour Technician of the Year ·         Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year ·         New Creative Force ·         New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year ·         NSW-ACT Hairdresser of the Year ·         QLD Hairdresser of the Year ·         Salon Team of the Year ·         SA-TAS Hairdresser of the Year ·         Session Stylist of the Year ·         VIC Hairdresser of the Year ·         WA-NT Hairdresser of the Year 2017 BUSINESS CATEGORIES ·         Education Business of the Year ·         Educator of the Year ·         Industry Business Performance of the Year ·         Salon Business of the Year   Creative category photographic collections and written entries for business categories are due at 5pm AEST on Friday 7 April 2017 and can be submitted online at www.hairexpoaustralia.com   Full terms and conditions, including entry criteria, can be found at www.hairexpoaustralia.com/hair-expo-awards/Entrant-Information/Rules--Regulations A short video with all the latest information is available on Hair Expo Australia’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJG7w_pCCio Each entry, with the exception of entries to the Apprentice Student of the Year category, will incur a $50 entry fee. www.hairexpoaustralia.com | www.facebook.com/hairexpoaustraliawww.twitter.com/HairExpoAu | www.youtube.com/HairExpoAustralia www.instagram.com/hairexpo | #HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards For all media enquiries please contact:Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au +61 (0)2 9422 2986 MORE AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR HAIR EXPO: THE EVENT IS UP FOR TWO AWARDS IN 2016 EEAA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2016-11-02T03:57:56Z more-awards-nominations-for-hair-expo-the-event-is-up-for-two-awards-in-2016-eeaa-awards-for-excellence-1 Tuesday 1 November 2016, Sydney: Hair Expo Australia has been announced in two finalist categories in the 2016 Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards for Excellence. These additional nominations come in on top of Hair Expo’s win of the “Best Exhibition 2016” trophy at the Australian Event Awards in September. The new nominations are for the awards of Best Trade Show under 10,000M2 and for Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign. They acknowledge the event’s standout concept and execution as the “Festival of Hair”, servicing a passionate professional audience. “We are very honoured of the recognition Hair Expo is receiving by the event industry this year. Creating an awesome experience for our community is a challenge we love, and there’s nothing better than the buzz on the weekend to know that it’s all worth it, that you want to give your best again next year for this incomparable world that is hairdressing.” says Julia Erben, Event Director. “We thank Melbourne for the enthusiastic welcome, and the hairdressing industry for their relentless willingness to contribute to their show – it’s their generous involvement that pushes us to turn every stone, and this has made 2016 so special.” The EEAA is the foremost association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, and represents all aspects of the exhibition and event industry. The EEAA Awards for Excellence have been running for more than 10 years, with category criteria assessed by a panel of 32 independent judges. Nominations entries in the 2016 awards increased by nearly 20 per cent from 2015. Despite this increased competition across the awards categories, Hair Expo Australia’s two nominations attest to its position as a leader in the Australian events industry and as the premier hair and beauty event in Australasia. The 2016 event hosted in Melbourne was among Hair Expo Australia’s most successful ever, with a 37 per cent increase in visitor numbers and a 35 per cent increase in exhibitors from the previous year. The trade floor at Hair Expo Australia 2016 covered 7500m2 with exhibitors comprising a who’s who of the Australian professional hair industry, including Schwarzkopf Professional, Wella Professionals, Goldwell, Ozdare, American Crew, Haircare Australia, Napoleon Perdis, BaByliss, ghd and many more. The EEAA Awards for Excellence winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Wednesday 30 November at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, which will also be the new venue for Hair Expo Australia in June 2017. - ends - www.hairexpoaustralia.comwww.facebook.com/hairexpoaustraliawww.twitter.com/HairExpoAuwww.youtube.com/HairExpoAustraliawww.instagram.com/hairexpo #HairExpoAustralia / #HairExpoAwards   For all media enquiries please contact:Belinda Craigie, PR & News EditorBelinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au +61 (0)2 9422 2986 AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T02:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au