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Hairnews Awards: Judges Announced and Voting Open


We are excited to announce the celebrity judges for our Judged categories in the 2021 Hairnews Awards, and the voting links for the Voting awards! Voting will remain open until the second week of May.

The Voting Categories and Links – click on each one to vote



Best Online Education by a Supplier

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BM Hair Botox

ESP Salon & Spa Software - ESP Connect Collective Corporation

Goldwell Online Education and Education Team

L’Oreal Professionnel Education Team

Modern Hair & Beauty Education Team

MUK Education

Redken Education

Redken Artist Network SA

Twincare International (online seminars and YouTube content)

Wella Online Education



Best Educator

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Andre Pretorius (Milk_shake)

Candi Morim Dos Santos (Veaudry International and MUK Haircare)

Candice Mckay (Davines Artistic Team - For her Talent Green House Program)

Charlene Rosella (Redken Education)

Louise Ayres (Goldwell Virtual seminars)

Maritza Rossouw (Redken & Pureology Educator)

Natasja Pienaar (Head Educator for GHD South Africa)

Sybil Momple-Joharie (Modern Hair & Beauty)

Taryn Bloem (L’Oreal Professionnel Instagram and ACCESS)



Best New Product / Range Launched since Start of Lockdown

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Bionic Nano Keratin Anti-Frizz Kit

BM Hair Botox Premium Range

Kadus Toneplex Shampoo

L’Oreal Professionnel Pro - Longer by Serie Expert

Milkshake – 9-minute Colour

Milkshake – K-respect

Moroccanoil All in One Leave in Conditioner

Redken Extreme Bleach Recovery

Redken Flash Lift With Bonder Inside

Veaudry - Mystyler Demi Colossal

Veaudry - The myCurl 4.0



Best Lockdown Leadership

Announcement coming soon - watch this space. Here are the longlisted finalists.

The finalists and winners for Best Lockdown Leadership include:

Aileen Share & Maryna Schoeman – Hairlounge

Alexia Chrysafis – Owner, Fox and Davidson Hair Design

Chris Stofberg – MD, Modern Hair & Beauty

Corinne Macchia – Owner, Shag High Voltage Hair

Debbie Le Roux – Owner, Cutting Room, Lonehill

Emma Kriek (nee Grant) - Sales Representative, Goldwell

Kevin Tabilo - National Sales Manager, Kao Salon Division

Stav Dimitriadis - CEO, Twincare International

The Redken Artist Network South Africa – Maritza Rossouw, Charlene Rosella

Ursula Brett – Ursula Brett Marketing


Judged Categories: The Judges Announced

A huge thank you to our industry celebrity judges who will be choosing the winners in the various categories.

Best Marketing and Communication by a Salon / Stylist During Lockdown

Dane Frost

Dane Frost is the Kwazulu-Natal Divisional Manager of the Employers’ Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology, and Beauty (EOHCB) as well as national marketing, branding, and communications coordinator for the organisation. He serves on various committees within the structures of the National Bargaining Council for Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Skincare, and Beauty Industry. He studied and graduated in Marketing and Sales Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and also obtained a hairdressing qualification through City & Guilds.

“Throughout my time with the EOHCB I have been fortunate to grow and expand my knowledge and gain practical experience in Labour Relations and Human Resource Management. I pride myself in the key roles which I play within the EOHCB, and I am proud to be associated with an organisation that not only add value to the businesses of its members, but conducts business with integrity, professionalism, and sound business practices in the best interest of its members, and the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, and Beauty Industry as a whole.”

Ursula Brett

With many years brand marketing experience in the hair industry, Ursula is passionate about showcasing the work of SA's talented stylists, by way of a Facebook group which she offers as a service for all to share images of work done in-salon daily. She also creates and manages industry websites, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. Ursula also has a passion for teaching stylists and salons how to use these platforms and encourages everyone to understand what is available and how to use them. 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.

Group to share your styles (brands can advertise): https://www.facebook.com/groups/hairstylessouthafrica

Group to follow social media marketing tips, etc: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ursulabrettsocialmediamarketinghowto

Contact ursulabrett@gmail.com 076 856 4227.


Best Post Lockdown Makeover & Best Box Colour Correction

Salome De Wet

For Salome de Wet, hairdressing is not just a career, it’s a passionate lifestyle.

“I discovered my love for hair very early in my life. I have been fortunate to have experienced most of what our industry has to offer. I worked in highly successful salons, opened my own, learned from the best educators and mentors, represented my country at international live competitions, traveled the world, attended hair shows, educated many hairstylists, and worked on Global creative campaigns. My hunger to create and inspire just never seems to be tamed. I allow the vision to pull me and take me where I need to be. I consider myself lucky to be a hairstylist.”

Salome’s career achievements include:

- Winner of Paul Mitchell HSOTY Young Blood 2012

- Winner of EOHCB National Hairdressing Championships – Open Bridal Section 2012

- Winner of Paul Mitchell HSOTY Young Blood 2013

- Winner of Paul Mitchell HSOTY The Boys 2013

- Winner Intercoiffure Foundation Guilliame 2013

- Winner of the Goldwell Colorzoom Competition :2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. 2017

- Goldwell Global Artistic team Member 2019/2020/2021


Charles Junior Louw

Charles Junior Louw is a celebrity hairstylist, South African reality star and Makeover host.

The founder of Hashtag Colour Lounge in Cape Town, Charles is a global winner for the Wella International Trendvision Awards among other competition successes, and a Wella Master Colour expert. He has achieved all of the above at a relatively young age through talent, hard work, and ambition.



Best Salon Relocation

Marisa Dimitriadis

Marisa Dimitriadis 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. Marisas passion is to develop people into better and amazing versions of themselves.

Garry Frasca

Garry Frasca started his journey into the fascinating universe of Hairdressing in June of 1985 and has never looked back.

“My world has been filled with the most amazing, unique individuals that one can ever hope to meet during their working career. I have travelled to many countries visiting the most amazing salons that our own South African ones can be proud to be ranked with the best of them. The industry has so captivated me that I am still a part of it and have now created an online magazine and social platforms linked to our industry. Capelli La Vita is a Lifestyle magazine as no client visits a salon to just go home to watch TV - it’s about celebrating the places and events that clients go to with their fabulous hair.




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