International Hairdressing Awards Madrid 2020

The International Hairdressing Awards 2020 have taken place at the Ifema Convention Centre in Madrid, Spain on February 16th where New Zealand was well represented by two of our top stylists, Kylie Hayes and Danny Pato. This incredible night of global hairdressing in Madrid, attracted over one thousand of the best hairdressers from 30 countries around the world, to the glittering awards ceremony which was broadcast live on the Internet!

The night started in style on the purple carpet (the red carpet of the hairdressing industry) then a runway show with some of the main teams of the world presenting their collections: Beauty Underground (USA), Christophe Gaillet (France), Mark Leeson (United Kingdom), Revlon Global Art Team, Saco (United Kingdom) and X-presion (Spain).

Sam Villa

Sam Villa

Trevor Sorbie

Trevor Sorbie


British hairdresser Trevor Sorbie was recognized with the International Hair Legend of the Year award, while the International Hair Influencer of the Year award, which recognizes the impact and influence in the world of social media, and was awarded to Sam Villa from USA


Winners in the five categories International Hairdressing Awards 2020:

Best International Men’s Commercial Collection: Jim Shaw & Daisy Carter UK
Best International Women’s Commercial Collection:  Lisa Polini Australia
Best International Avant-Garde Collection: Dee Parker Attwood Australia
International Artistic Team of the Year: X-presion Spain
International Hairdresser of the Year: Angelo Seminara

International Hairdressing Awards Madrid 2020 Dee Parker Attwood

Dee Parker Attwood

Now in its second year the International Hairdressing Awards participation set a new records, with a 20% growth in the number of collections presented. Hairdressers from 41 countries (a growth of 55% over the previous year) entered to participate with their photographic work in the categories of Best International Women’s Collection, Best International Men’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection. 

In addition, hairdressers and artistic teams that had been shortlisted to participate in the categories of International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year were invited to submit their applications, consisting of a photographic collection and a dossier summarizing their professional career in the last year.

International Hairdressing Awards Madrid 2020 judges


Judges for the awards were five renowned hairdressers: Antoinette Beenders, Tabatha Coffey, Beverly C., Robert Lobetta and Tono Sanmartín.

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