Int'l Judges Select Finalists For Hair Awards
Team of International Judges Select Finalists
for NZ’s Most Prestigious Hairdressing Awards
Scoop Note: The images in this release are a random selection and in no way reflects the judges preference
Auckland, 3 April 2006: 19 finalists from around the country have been selected by a team of international judges for this year’s Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards.
The Hairdressing industry combines the creative pulse of fashion with a passion for hair. Since 1988, the Schwarkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards has celebrated this unique pulse, providing the most credible and prestigious platform from which to view creative achievement and visionary hair fashion.
Kat Laing, Schwarzkopf Professional National Technical Manager, personally delivered a generous number of outstanding photographic entries to the Germany-based judging team who spent hours last week choosing the finalists.
One of the judges is Tyler Johnston, an international session and catwalk stylist, working the international fashion weeks of London, New York, Paris and Milan. Tyler also supports a portfolio of high-profile personal clients who include David and Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Chrissie Hynde, Courtney Love, Helena Christiansen, Natalie Imbruglia, Oasis and All Saints.
The other judges include global image director for Schwarzkopf Professional and former creative director of Vidal Sassoon London, Simon Ellis and the global technical director for Schwarzkopf Professional, Steve Hogan.
Kim Conner, Schwarzkopf Professional General Manager says the quality of work from this year’s finalists was exceptionally high and demonstrates innovation and progressive styling. Conner says there has been a high level of anticipation among hairdressers for these latest results because of the involvement of such a heavyweight judging team.
“Our finalists are thrilled that such an elite team of judges have not only seen their work, but have selected them out of hundreds of anonymous entries,” says Conner.
The following are the finalists for the Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards 2006:
Hairdresser of the Year 2006 – North Island Guy Roberts Vada Auckland Guy Roberts Vada Auckland Danny Iglesias Vada Auckland Bronwyn Illingworth Toni & Guy Auckland Iain Smith Me Auckland
Hairdresser of the Year 2006 – South Island Chris Terry Bliss Christchurch Karl Radel Klone Dunedin Celine-Marie Lamberton True Grit Hairdesign Christchurch Michael Hamel Ginger Meggs Christchurch Kerry Cliff Synergy Hairdressing Christchurch (The Palms)
The two regional titles are awarded with each regional winner going forward to contest the Hairdresser of the Year.
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year 2006 Carl Manderson Salute Hair & Day Spa Lower Hutt, Wellington David Shields Individual Hair & Body Studio Auckland Jason Muir Haight Ashbury Boutique Salon Wellington
Salon Team of the Year 2006 Guy Roberts Vada Auckland Leonie Ferguson Vada Auckland Serena Tucker Vada Auckland
Caleb Alex Servilles Newmarket, Auckland Jayne Thomas Servilles Newmarket, Auckland Jenna Spiller Servilles Newmarket, Auckland
Stephen Marr Stephen Marr Auckland Sky Jackson Stephen Marr Auckland Karl Sullivan Stephen Marr Auckland
Newcomer of the Year 2006 Rochelle Collins Servilles Newmarket, Auckland Lisa Wang Vada Auckland Olivia Crighton Stephen Marr Newmarket, Auckland
The Schwarzkopf Professional Hairdresser of the Year will receive editorial coverage to the value of $12,000 for the sole purpose of promoting their award winning success. The other category winners will also secure editorial coverage prizes with the Salon Team of the Year receiving a photographic shoot to the value of $4,500.
The Schwarzkopf Professional New Zealand Hairdressing Awards Gala event will be held in Auckland at the NZI, Aotea Centre on Saturday 6th May 2006.