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Goldwell & Kao South Africa Proud Winners in all Categories of the Hairnews Voting Awards 2023

Kao South Africa and Goldwell South Africa are so proud to have been recognised for multiple awards at the 2023 Hairnews Industry Awards!

The recognition by the South African hair industry in all the Voting Categories in 2023 has truly honoured us with your confidence. You the stylists and salons had a voice in voting and letting the industry know how strongly you felt about the impact our brands and educators had in your life.

Best Loved Industry Professional Colour Range

Winner - Goldwell ELUMEN

GOLDWELL is a manufacturer of in-salon & home haircare products, available exclusively at professional hairdressing salons, and voted the Colour product range that you love working with the most and offers phenomenal long-lasting results and ease of use.

“Goldwell Elumen always delivers to give me my absolute favourite hair colour!”

  • Ezilda Hair, Alchemy Hair Studio

“Voted by you, the hair professional and what an honour it is to receive this award for a truly innovative colour, a colour that has stood the test of time, 22 years to be exact. Thank you all for your votes of confidence in our amazing colour and thank you to @hairnewssa for being the voice of our industry.”

  • Kevin Tabilo, Kao South Africa

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Best Loved Professional Retail Range

Silver Award Winner - KMS

KMS was voted for second place as your go-to, can’t-live-without, absolute must-have retail products that make recommending products simple and easy, offering reliability, longevity and high performance. Style matters with KMS.

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Best Service and Support from a Supplier

Silver Award Winner – Kao Salon Division

Kao Salon Division is so very proud to have been voted so highly by the people we care about most – our stylists and salons.

KAO Salon South Africa

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Best Industry Educator

Bronze Award - Kim Gailey - Goldwell Educator

Congratulations to our Goldwell Educator Kim Gailey who has worked so hard to inspire and empower the creative talents of the SA industry!

Please visit the Goldwell website for updated information:

Kao Salon South Africa press office

From the Hairnews Team:

Congratulations to Kao and Goldwell Colour on their fantastic Hairnews Awards wins across the board. When it says so much for a Brand and Supplier that they are voted consistently the favourites of South African stylists and salons.

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!


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