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The Hairnews Awards 2023 – Winners of the Creative Categories Announced

The Hairnews Team is thrilled to be able to announce South Africa’s own Winners of the Creative Categories for the 2023 Hairnews Awards!

Every year now, we at Hairnews have been honoured to feature all the artistry of our very own South African stylists, spotlighting all stylists of any and every salon who would love to showcase their flair and genius on our national stage. Photos submitted did not have to be professional photoshoots but feature our real industry people with their real clients. It was exciting to receive such a high number of submissions for all the categories this year! It shows the passion and pride our stylists have to share in all things hair and beautiful.

The 2023 Hairnews Awards Trophy “the Star” truly represents the hopes and dreams and the stellar creative people who give their best to their clients every single day, come rain or shine or loadshedding, fulfilling their clients’ own dreams and well-being with their incredible talents. There are no limits to the imagination and ingenuity of our stylists.

Here are our 2023 Winners of the Creative Categories

Congratulations to our winners and finalists in the Judged Categories. A huge thank you and well done to everyone who participated and supported these awards.

Best Dramatic Makeover - Before & After

Judged by Ezra Isaacs of Ezra Coiffure & Vice-President of Intercoiffure SA, & Henry E Wakefield of Henry E Hair

This category is to show the amazing power of a dramatic transformation that has left your client feeling confident and beautiful again. Whether cut or colour – you showed us the before and after’s that you are most proud of!

Winner - Mia Crous - Erina’s Hair & Beauty

Silver Award - Cerése Bouwer - Cerése Hair Design

Bronze Award - Mia Crous - Erina’s Hair & Beauty

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Best Hand-Painted Color Technique

Judged by Bernadine Bennie of Beauty on First & Casey-Leigh Theron of Casey-Leigh Stylist Salon

For this category we looked for a multi-tonal free hand-painted technique that provides dimension with light and shadow and blends perfectly to give hair a soft natural look.

Winner - Jeanine Bezuidenhout - Nudo Hair Lab

Silver Award - Thelma De Klerk - @hairbythelma - Collab Hair

Bronze Award - Alexia Chrysafis - Fox and Davidson Hair Design

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Best Men’s Trendy Cut, Colour & Style

Judged by Eric Way Lovemore of Head Quarters Barbers and Beverages, UK, & Suzette Coetzee of Wahl Clippers SA

Our judges were looking for stylists and barbers keen to cut, style and shape a male model to be ready to hit the streets! Any trendy cut, colour and style could be submitted that showed a combination of technical and creative skills. Fading and clipper art were welcomed as well as other creative effects.

Winner - Kierann Bekker - KC’s Barbershop

Silver Award - Sasha-lee De Vries - Pasquale hairstylists

Bronze Award - Leandi Beukes - Parlor Hair

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Best Red-Carpet Glamour Look

Judged by Anel Cloete of C Connoisseurs Studio & President of Intercoiffure SA, & Lizel Comfort of Zephyr Hair Design

For this category we were looking for timelessly glamorous and flattering red carpet hairstyles. Whether it’s old Hollywood’s sleek and sculptural updo with cherry-red lipstick, curls that have been beautifully swept up with jewelled accessories, or glossy bombshell waves, our stylists showed us the “wow!” factor!

Winner - Chrislene Marais - Fox and Davidson Hair Design

Silver Award - Betsy Giani-Pieterse - Tint Colorlab

Bronze Award – Shari Crowie – Blu Gel Hair Studio

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Next week we will be showcasing the winning work with their techniques and recipes to inspire everyone for Spring Season and for next year’s exciting 2024 Awards Competition!

The winners in each category will receive an exclusive handmade “Star” trophy by Ignatius Chinyani who is a renowned and well-respected local artist and sculptor living in Johannesburg. He has been so kind to create truly unique masterpieces every year for the Hairnews Awards so each trophy is always distinctively in a class of its own.

These stunning trophies are ready and we are busy finalising the name plaques. Trophies and certificates will be couriered to all winners and finalists within the next three weeks.


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