When it comes to styling, a respectful colour – black. Textural variety for robe intricacy was used, including mesh, velvet, PVC, glow mesh and satin. Silhouette assortment included tapered tips, pointed laps, shoulder pads, cut lengths / shapes and gloves.
Makeup – not over-powering, forfeiting uniqueness and beauty – rather enhancing how exquisite and noble a queen is.
(image: brisbane hairdresser)
Winning AHIA Creative Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2023 was a box I didn’t really know I would ever tick. To have won this summit of national creative achievements – alongside peers who have helped build the Australian Hair Industry – is a surreal moment in my career.
Leading up to the AHIA Creative Gala Awards’ Night, there was a lot of analysing going on regarding what I did and what my peers did. When the competition is so tough though, you cannot help but engage in this back-and-forth.
As someone who’s participated in industry competitions their whole hairdressing career, have learnt there are highs and lows in the awards’ world. At the announcement juncture, you just have to be happy with what you produced professionally, plus be proud of how hard you pushed beyond personal boundaries.
Being fortunate to twice win Hair Expo Awards’ Australian Colour Technician of the Year, thought it would help my nerves being one of six finalists for AHIA Creative Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2023. Unfortunately, not this Gala Awards’ Night . . . my nerves were greater than ever.
Ultimately . . . having won this title will push me harder personally by continuing to challenge, plus professionally by being in an amplified position to help the next generation of hairdressers through industry and business channels.
If you can dream it, imagine the process and convert to action, you can make anything happen.