The 30th edition of the Twincare International HSOTY (Hairstylist of the Year) Awards will take place on 1 December at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City.
HSOTY is known as being a legendary, career-building opportunity that gives ambitious stylists the chance to become big names. In addition, HSOTY gives big names the chance to become industry champions and award-winners.
The four HSTOY categories are: Hairstylist of the Year (a creative interpretation of current trends, marked on design, texture, cut, colour and condition – avoid extreme avant garde looks); The Team (creative interpretation of current trends, marked on design, texture, cut, colour and condition – avoid extreme avant garde looks); Avant Garde (showcasing the hairdresser’s artistic creativity, judged on an avant garde interpretation of current fashion); and The Boys (showcasing current men’s trends, judged on design, texture, cut, colour and condition).
Here are the finalists in the four categories
Inge Ramos - Style Studio Platnium
Sasha-Lee De Vries - Pasquale
Crystal Andrews - Paul Mitchell Pineslopes
Karen Theunissen - L, Z hair studio
Aquilas (John) Mukendi
Leon Erasmus - Head Rush Hairdressing
Macha Eksteen - Stijl Men
Corlia Strydom - Wernolgy Hair Design
Eric Way Lovemore - Groomed Men
Tiffany Jade Sansom - Paul James jhb
Raeesa - Raaesa Hair
Demi Butt - Show Hair and Beauty
Henry, Chantelle, Eric - S.H.E
Lizelle Lewis - Punked Hair Studio
Daniel de Deer, Thandi Dlanga, Anne Walters - Dis'se Moet Hairdesign