Almost 60,000 beauty professionals from all over the globe headed to Frankfurt, Germany for one of the planet’s biggest beauty shows: Hair and Beauty Hairworld.
For three days, spectators enjoyed inspiring presentations and trend forecasts from the world’s top international stylists from brands like L’Oréal Professional, Paul Mitchell, Redken, Sassoon, Sebastian, Schwarzkopf Professional, Wella, and many more. The show also highlighted a special Green Salon section, which featured lectures and ecological exhibitions devoted to sustainable beauty.
1,300 participants from more than 50 countries competed in the Organisation Mondiale Coiffure’s (OMC) Hairdressing World Championships. Canada had a distinguished group of delegates who competed live. They were:
Creative Technical Blow dry / Hair by Night Team
Ken Hiebert; Uppercuts Hair Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Evangelos Kavgadoulis; Evolve Style Counsel, Camrose, Alberta
Rachel Fortino; Salon Alessandro, Saint Catherines, Ontario
Coy MacDonald; Edges Salon and Spa, Calgary, Alberta
Progressive Cut and Style Team
Sandy Roberts; Salon on 6th, Edmonton, Alberta
Adrian Minnella; Trenz Hair Studio, Thunderbay, Ontario
Lina Shamoun; Artline Salon Kitchner, Ontario
Terry Anne Prytullack; Solo Salon Design, Camrose, Alberta
Individual Competitors in the Progressive Cut and Style
Christina Sgro; Inception Hair Studio, Thornhill, Ontario
Jag Moussa; The Ginger Group, Calgary, Alberta
Brianna Cook; Aqua Salon, Guelph, Ontario
Teija Tucker; Aqua Salon, Guelph, Ontario
Canada placed 10th in the Creative Techincal Blow Dry, and 6th in the Woman’s Progessive Cut and Style category. Individual competitor scores were: Christina Sgro, 12th; Teija Tucker, 7th; Brianna Cook, 25th; and Jag Moussa, 7th. Some of team Canada’s sponsors were the ABA, CABA, Kasho, Pivot Point and Sam Villa. Germany took home the top prize. Don Grylls also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from OMC for his contributions to the beauty industry in Canada. The next world championships will be held in Korea in 2016.
Photos courtesy of Hairworld, Lina Shamoun & Kelly Kalmbach.