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Salon International announces awards finalists

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

The judges - Gary Rom, Beverley Salvadori, Chaswyn Morris and Terence Jansen Van Vuuren

Over 200 entries were received for the inaugural Salon International Hair Awards Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, with judging having taken place on 2 March.

Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner event to be held later this year, at a date and venue TBA.

The judging panel comprised Gary Rom, Terence Jansen van Vuuren and Henkel Beauty Care’s Chaswyn Morris and Beverley Salvadori.

Here are the finalists in the CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS

Afro Hairdresser of the Year

​Anel Cloete - C - Connoisseurs Studio

Thomas Tsheola - House Of Thomas

Candice Mckay - Wyatt Hairdressing and Barbering

Fantasy Hairdresser of the Year

​Candice Mckay - Wyatt Hairdressing and Barbering

Team collaboration: Nicole Wiese, Tracy Barclay and Taylor Sandow - Rock Paper Scissors Hair Shop

Sasha-lee De Vries - Pasquale hairstylist

Cut & Colour Hairdresser of the Year

​Dylan Shrives - Blu Gel hair studio

Candice Mckay - Wyatt Hairdressing and Barbering

Sasha-lee De Vries - Pasquale hairstylist

Up & Coming Hairdresser of the Year

​Marni Malan - Hair @ Bennies

Raeesa Dawood - Raeesa international

Melanie Backlund - Shag High Voltage Hair

Apprentice of the Year

​Nomfundo Sokhela – Blu Gel Hair Studio

Varushkh Govindasamy- Blu Gel Hair Studio

Lee Vanderbyl – Blu Gel Hair Studio

Here are the finalists in the BUSINESS CATEGORIES

Manager of the year

​Inge Ramos from Style Studio Platinum

Eric Way Lovemore from Groomed Men & Groomed Ladies

Darryl November from Nehzrah Hair Salon

Salon Design of the Year

​Stijl Men

Medellin Gentlemen Groomers

Nudo Hair Lab Pretoria

Marketing Campaign of the Year

​Style Bar

Mirrors Hair Lab

Hair by Anri

Here are the nominees in the INDUSTRY SUPPLIER AWARDS (sponsored by EOHCB)

Best Hair Equipment Supplier

​Rapple Salon Products

Sharplines Salon Interiors

Lime Light Hair and Beauty

Hair Health & Beauty

Best Haircare Brand


Mycro Keratin

Dark & Lovely Professional Haircare

Wella Professionals

Best Product Training Supplier





Best Marketing





Best Sales Representative

​Anne Barnard - Twincare

Wanda Kotze - Schwarzkopf

Pat Hasses – Goldwell

Thys Ferreira - Twincare


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