Oh what a night! The 2019 Australian Hair Fashion Awards will go down as one to remember for TONI&GUY Australia. With a record-breaking 12 finalists, we were fortunate enough to have 3 winners in some of the most prized categories of the night!
The Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA) are regarded as the industry’s most prestigious competition in Australia. Each year, hundreds of photographic and video submissions are judged by a panel of some of the world’s most celebrated hairdressers in London, including Sam Mcknight, Eugene Souleimon and our very own Cos Sakkas and Efi Davies from TONI&GUY in London. (judging is blind to ensure all of the voting decisions are pure and unbiased). Winners are announced at the annual gala dinner hosted by The Journal, regarded as Australian hairdressing’s “night of nights” at the iconic Luna Park in Sydney.
HAIR: THE AUSTRALIAN TONI&GUY ARTISTIC TEAM | SALON: TONI&GUY PADDINGTON | PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID MANNAH | MAKEUP: KATE MOORE | STYLIST: JOSIE MCMANUS
This year, we took home some of the most sought-after accolades in the awards lineup. First up was a win for Artistic Team of the Year: Katy Reeve, Elizabeth Shedwick (TONI&GUY Paddington NSW), Dion Lee Andrew, Nadia Semanic & Jack Morton (TONI&GUY Georges VIC). Winning this award is truly special as it highlights one of our core company values: the power of teamwork. Fostering creativity and inspiration through teams is what has allowed the company to grow into what it is today, and this award is a testament to our company culture.
HAIR: JO SMITH | SALON: TONI&GUY GEORGES | PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID MANNAH | MAKEUP: ROB POVEY | STYLIST: JAM BAYLON
We then went on to win not one but TWO State Hairdresser of the Year awards: Jo Smith from TONI&GUY Georges for Victoria, and then Katy Reeve from TONI&GUY Paddington for New South Wales/ACT. Two incredibly talented, dedicated and hard-working women, who are passionate about the art of hairdressing, and inspiring the next generation through education. We couldn’t be prouder of our #TGTRIBE family today! HAIR – KATY REEVE | SALON – TONI&GUY PADDINGTON | PHOTOGRAPHY – ANDREW O’TOOLE | MAKEUP – CHERIENE WADDELL | STYLIST – EMILY YEE
“I am absolutely delighted with the success of 3 wins at last nights 2019 Australian Hair Fashion Awards. I could not have been more proud of Jo Smith and Katy Reeve. They are both so deserving of their awards.
Best of all was our team win; Katy, Dion, Nadia, Jack and Elizabeth, were chosen to represent our staff and our company – this was the best night ever!”– Dennis Langford (Managing Director TONI&GUY Australia)________________
“It was a fantastic night filled with love and laughter. I’m absolutely blown away with winning this prestigious award. There are so many people to thank and I want to share the success with all of you!”– Katy Reeve (National Creative Director TONI&GUY Australia and now NSW/ACT State Hairdresser of the Year)Come in for a free consultation and see why we are one of the most awarded hairdressing companies in Australia.