2016 winners

Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo awards

2016 is the 31st year of the Hair Expo Awards, a pinnacle event which marks excellence in hairdressing across Australia and New Zealand, and one that Henkel Beauty Care’s Schwarzkopf Professional brand has proudly sponsored since 2009.

The awards are unique because entrants are judged across 12 months on a long list of criteria including their artistic vision, business acumen, ambassadorship for the industry, being a role model for peers and operating on a world class level.

Among this year’s winners was celebrity stylist Dee Parker Atwood of Wieselmann Salon in South Yarra who was named Victorian Hairdresser of the Year, and Adrian Rotolo of Ibiza Hair in Albert Park who was named Colour Technician of the Year.

Nathan Gorman, Marketing and Professional Partner Services Manager, Beauty Care Professional, Henkel Australia and New Zealand, said entering the awards is not just about becoming a finalist or a winner, it is about the year of commitment that entrants have dedicated to their craft, celebrating all facets of their growth and contribution.

This year’s awards ceremony held in Melbourne was hosted by international entertainment icon Richard Reid who brought his engaging humor and flair to the festivities.

Dee Parker Atwood of Wieselmann Salon was named Victorian Hairdresser of the Year.