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2023 Hairnews Industry Awards: The Voting Categories Winners Announced

Congratulations to every nominee in the categories for which an industry vote was required!

We were astounded by the awesome levels of support, and the numbers of votes that poured in. It was incredible to see the spirit and enthusiasm that these awards generated for the nominees!

It’s so encouraging to see the passionate levels of support that salons have for the Suppliers and Products they love – and this, more than anything, translates to clients in the form of retail sales and services that can be endorsed with confidence and enthusiasm.

Congratulations, too, to our industry educators who rock the industry, inspiring and empowering others! We are privileged to have the most amazing, educators in South Africa, who have influenced the lives and careers of thousands.

Our winners deserve such praise, but the truth is that the biggest winner is our hairdressing industry. We are proud to see the passion and proactivity that has and will continue to see salons through the good times and the more challenging times alike! Thank you all for your participation and votes in the Hairnews Awards.

We asked you to nominate local educators within South Africa that you believe should win this award, as an Educator who has truly inspired and empowered you with their dedication, knowledge and expertise, and who has given you real inspiration to use in-salon!

Winner - Dalene Walters - Milk_shake SA Educator

Silver Award - Sybil Joharie - Modern Hair & Beauty Educator KZN

Bronze Award - Kim Gailey - Goldwell Educator

Nominations were taken for your Best Loved Professional Colour Range, the Colour product range that you love working with the most and offers phenomenal long-lasting results and ease of use. What one gives you the commercial and creative colour effects that you and you’re your clients want?

Winner - Goldwell ELUMEN

Silver Award - milk_shake Professional Color

Bronze Award - Biosense Colorsense

Voting was hot and furious for your Best Loved Professional Retail Range! This Category gave you the opportunity to really say something about which product range flies off the shelves and is an easy seller that clients love. A range that is versatile, effective, easy to sell, that enhances the salon’s service offering and which clients love and readily buy.

Winner - Mycro Keratin

Silver Award - KMS

Bronze Award - BM Professional Botonino After Care Range

We asked you to nominate a Supplier within South Africa that you believe has given impeccable Service and Support to your business or the industry over the past year. Which company who has gone the extra mile and shown you they truly care about your salon business?

Winner - Slick Salon Solutions

Silver Award - Kao Salon Division

Bronze Award - Breezewood Beauty Products

All winners will receive an exclusive handmade trophy by Ignatius Chinyani who is a renowned local artist and sculptor living in Johannesburg.

The Winners’ trophies and finalist’s certificates will be sent out after the Creative Categories winners are announced early in September.


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