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Hairnews Awards: Meet the Judges

We’re delighted to introduce the expert judges who have assessed all the entries into the Hairnews Awards. It’s a privilege to have their time and professional input, and we value this immensely. Thank you, judges, and congratulations again to all our longlisted and shortlisted finalists.

A reminder that the results of the Voting Categories will be announced at 6 pm on Sunday 15 March, on a live video published on the Hairnews social media pages, and published in Hairnews on Monday 16 March. The results of the Judging Categories will be announced at 6 pm on Sunday 22 March, and published in Hairnews on Monday 23 March.

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Photo Shoot Judges

Yvonne Bryson

Yvonne Bryson, co-owner of Pasquale Intercoiffure in Kempton Park, is a multiple award winning hairstylist who has won medals in almost every major competition in South Africa including Twincare Hairstylist of the Year, L'Oréal Colour Trophy, and many others. She travels regularly to attend international education in London and her work has been published in numerous fashion magazines. She is a renowned educator and mentor who has participated in many seminars and shows.

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Terence of Terenzo Suites

Terenzo Hairdressing was established in Melville in Johannesburg, from there grew from strength to strength with several branches around the country. With an eye for creativity Terence won many national hairdressing awards (L’Oreal Colour Trophy, Twincare Hairstylist of the Year, SAHJ Icon Award) just to name a few. He is one of South Africa’s best platform artists.

Terence is also publicized in many magazines, both print and digital. He has worked and trained hairdressers all over the world as well as judged hairdressing competitions internationally.

He has just launched a first for the African continent, a salon suite concept called Terenzo Suites which has made a massive impact in the South African hairdressing industry. Over and above all, Terence’s first love remains doing hair on a one to one basis.

Terence's Instagram

Terenzo Suites' Instagram

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In Salon Makeover Judges

Bernadine Malan

Bernadine Malan has been in the industry for nine years and has had the honour of representing South Africa at Goldwell Globalzoom internationally three times.

She currently works at Beauty on First in Edenvale, Jhb, and travels across the country to teach creative hair colouring courses for Goldwell, always encouraging people to take part in competitive hairdressing and advising them every step of the way on how they can be successful.


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Guy Kleinhaus

Guy Kleinhaus is a lover of all things hair. In fact, he's obsessed.

This unwavering fixation remains the driving-force behind his decade-long career. Since 2015, Guy’s energies have been channeled into opening his own salon, Guy's Chop Shop.

His follicular passion is infectious, and the reputation of this bustling and bubbling salon based in the heart of little Stellenbosch has spread far and wide.

His influence on the hair scene is undeniable, marked by Guy’s emergence as a local trendsetter with immense potential for global impact.

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Men’s Barbering Judges

Eric Way

‘Eric Way Lovemore, owner of Groomed Men, Groomed Academy and Groomed Ladies in Somerset West has won numerous competitions winning titles of Men’s Hair 2018 and twice winning The Team category for 2019 and 2020 at the Twincare International Hairstylist of the Year events and also the Wahl South Africa Photographic competition.

As a successful business entrepreneur Eric also had found fame as a hugely successful fashion designer in London for over 20yrs where he designed couture gowns for A-List celebs worldwide and designed for Charlotte in the hit American TV series ‘Sex and the City’.

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Jason Knight

Jason Knight has been working for Wahl Clipper South Africa for 5 years and he is actively involved in all aspects of the business. “I am passionate about grooming, elevating local talent, uplifting the industry and seeing people reach their highest level of success,” Jason explains.

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Social Media Judges

Ursula Brett of Ursula Brett Marketing

With 30+ years industry brand marketing experience, Ursula is passionate about teaching and helping salon professionals and hair & beauty brands to showcase their work through using your website, marketing materials, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, etc. She is forever learning about ever-changing technology and offers to consult in a variety of ways: one-on-one, groups, or live online video.

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Monique Goosen

Founder of The IGNITE Group of Companies, Monique built her profile in media, from The Independent Media Group to Media24 Magazines, Print Media SA and The Magazine Publishers Association of SA. This set the pace for what was to become the basis of her path, she ventured into the experiential and created IGNITE, a fully fledged experiential agency able to understand and deliver to every consumer touch point.

Monique’s understanding of what it takes to make it in this market is vast - from experiential marketing and public relations to social media and events. IGNITE manages various big brand global accounts on a national level and have developed the social media presence of many small businesses across SA, growing consumer interest and increasing overall profits as a result. Monique is passionate about the process of building brands and the media landscape and is excited about what the future holds in the market.


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Salon Interior Judges

Marisa Dimitriadis

Marisa Dimitriadis from The Spa Consultants has been a mover and shaker in the Spa and Beauty world for over 20 years having designed and developed over 40 spas throughout SA and abroad. Marisa is a contributing writer for many industry and retail magazines and presents all over the world her business changing seminars introducing innovative concepts into the industry. Marisa’s passion is to develop people into better and amazing versions of themselves.

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Roxanne Rynders

Roxanne Rynders studied at the University of Johannesburg where she went onto designing high end residential interiors before finding her way to Blackline Interiors.

She is the head designer at Blackline Retail Interiors, where they tackle corporate, hospitality and specialise in retail design.

“Retail design is definitely a highlight in what I do as I love how versatile and challenging that particular field can be,” she explains.

Some of Roxanne’s many projects include:

• Granny Goose linen store Constantia Cape Town

• Nirmala Juice kiosk Centurion Mall

• Bliss Beauty Bar Ballito

• Michelle Ludek exhibition stand


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