Sixth Annual International Hairdressing Awards Held in Lisbon

One thousand professionals from thirty different countries around the world attended the great night of the international hairdressing industry in Lisbon (Portugal). This was the sixth year of the International Hairdressing Awards, which have already become the reference event for global hairdressing. The Awards held at the Lisbon Congress Center on April 29th were live broadcast online.

Australian hairdresser Sharon Blain has received the International Hair Legend 2024 honorary award for her over fifty-year stylist and trainer career. The International Hair Influencer of the Year award was given to hairdresser Ken Paves for his philanthropic work that goes beyond the profession. Ken Paves is known for his appearances on television shows such as Oprah Winfrey’s and as the stylist of David, Victoria Beckham, and Eva Longoria.


British hairdresser Sam Elliot won the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection category.

Best International Women’s Commercial Collection was awarded to the Spanish hairdressers Carlos Valiente and Bernat Sayol.

The Best International Avant-Garde Collection category winner was British hairdresser Efi Davies. 

Toni & Guy’s artistic team won the International Artistic Team of the Year award.

For the third year in a row, British Cos Sakkas won the queen category of the International Hairdresser of the Year contest.

The International Film & TV Hairdresser of the Year award went to the hairstylists for the movie ‘Barbie,’ Ivana Primorac, Marie Larkin and Claire Corsick.

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