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Hairnews Awards: Shortlists Announced in Judging Categories

We are thrilled to announce the shortlists in all judging categories for the Hairnews Awards. Congratulations to all longlisted competitors – it was a huge challenge to narrow the field down and we are grateful to our expert judges for their knowledgeable input and comments.

Below are the shortlists for each category together with the judges who assessed each category.

This week, we will be publishing in depth profiles on our judges as the excitement builds to the announcement of the winners.

When will the winners be announced?

The announcement of the winners will be made on Sunday 15 March for the voting categories (Industry Personality and Product Awards) and on Sunday 22 March for the judged categories (Creative Awards, Salon Interior and Social Media).

Live Video Announcements - Watch and Enjoy from Home!

Announcements will be made in a live video on the Hairnews social media pages at 6 pm on the Sunday, and will be published on the following Monday (16th and 23rd March) in Hairnews.

You can like our social media pages here to stay in the loop

The winners in each category will receive certificates as well as unique, customised trophies designed by a local artist, and we will be publishing more about this artist during the coming week.

In addition, the award winners will receive valuable publicity that will spread the word among consumers and the public.

Shortlists for Judged Categories

Social Media Judged by Ursula Brett from Ursula Brett Marketing, and Monique Goosen from The Ignite Group

Salon Category


Cerese Hair Design

Jadie Professionals

Jeauval Sanctuary

Mirrors Hair Lab

Pasquale Hairstylists


Candice McKay

Hair by Mel

Hair by Thelma

Natasha Von Brandis

Not Cross Bunnie: Velvet Anne Roberts

Salon Interior

Judged by Marisa Dimitriadis from The Spa Consultants and Roxanne Rynders from Blackline Retail Interiors


Fabiano Hair Re-Dressing

Jeauval Hair Salon Nicolway

Scar Hair

Shag High Voltage Hair

Wild Hair Salon

Wyatt Hairdressing and Barbering

Photo Shoot

Judged by Yvonne Bryson from Pasquale Intercoiffure and Terence from Terenzo Suites

SA Category

Betsy Giani Pieterse

Candice Davy

Candice McKay

Gareth Strydom

Look Hair Design Creative Team

Wyatt Hairdressing Artistic Team

International Category

Christian Rios

Emma Simmons



Marc Antoni Art Team

Royston Blythe Men’s

Royston Blythe Midlands

Suzie Clelland


Gents Barbering

Judged by Eric Way from Groomed Academy and Jason Knight from Wahl South Africa

Candice McKay

Fabio Macchia

Guinevere Miller

Joni Anderson

In Salon Makeover

Judged by Guy Kleinhaus from Guy’s Chop Shop and Bernadine Malan from Beauty on First

Candice Davy

Fatima Sayanvala

Gerhardt Maree

Janelle van Staden

Kelsey Vardy

Lizelle Lewis

Mariette Smuts

Melody Dean

Raeesa Dawood

Operator Awards

We were blown away by the incredible testimonials and the love and gratitude that was shown by salons when nominating their invaluable operators for this award.

As a result, Hairnews will be giving every longlisted operator in both categories a Certificate of Excellence as well as a prize. The winner of the Long Service Award in years, will also receive a trophy. During the next weeks, we will be publishing the testimonials written by salons as they are a heartfelt account of the role that operators play in our business, and how salons treasure a great operator. We were humbled and touched to read about the value that these salon angels add!

Representatives from the EOHCB are writing a testimonial on the importance of salon operators. We will proudly publish this together with a mini interview for the finals of this category.

Long Service

Christina Chuma - C-Jays Intercoiffure

Thandi Kekana Suzelle - Karo Hair

Salon Angel Award for Operator Excellence

Adri Roelofse - C-Jays Intercoiffure

Elzaan Cloete - Just Style Me Hair Studio Ivonne Mohapi - Just Style Me Hair Studio

Lina Zwane - Studio 8 Hairdressing

Mardrie Olivier - Headrush Hairdressing

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