The International Hairdressing Awards 2022: A Hairdressing Celebration

June 2, 2022

The big day finally arrived! On May 16th, the Madrid Marriott Auditorium was decorated in honor of the 4th edition of the International Hairdressing Awards® 2022 (IHA), and the city became the capital of avant-garde hairdressing. In this setting, awards were presented to the most brilliant and creative minds in our profession. More than 1,5000 hairdressing professionals and teams from over 30 countries gathered at this memorable event. And of course, Revlon Professional was there as the main sponsor. We at Revlon take pride in supporting creativity and collaboration between hairdressers, teams, and companies.

The Most Glamorous Purple Carpet

Familiar smiling faces were on the purple carpet. Old friends, collaborators,  and prestigious hairdressers all were there! Everyone had fabulous hairstyles and was brimming with excitement. Little by little the crowd entered the auditorium where the sensational presentation began. Mikel Luzea, director and founder of the International Hairdressing Awards, and Sergi Bancells, global ambassador and co-presenter of the gala, kicked off the event with some video-presentations on how the IHA awards were developed and how they have evolved.

A Top-Notch Jury Gave Out Amazing Awards

The cast of personalities and professionals from the world of hairdressing took their seats on the stage. Richard Thomson and Paul Gehring were present, as was hairdresser Marcell Motlleó, who presented the award for the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection to the lucky Marcos and David Siero. The award for the Best International Women’s Commercial Collection went to South African Candice Mckay, who reminded us that we are here thanks to our customers and the bonds we build with them. Sylvestre Finold picked up the award for Best International Avant-garde Collection, while Mustafa Avci from Turkey won the award for International Hair Influencer of the Year.

For the third year in a row, the X-presion team from Spain won the coveted International Artistic Team of the Year award, presented by global icon Errold Douglas. It was a night of excitement and emotions among the professionals were running high. Hairdressing artist Robert Lobetta received the International Hair Legend 2022 honorary award for his long and distinguished career. He thanked Revlon Professional for their collaboration and for taking the industry to the next level.

Finally, Anthony Mascolo and Tony Rizzo presented the award for Best International Hairdresser of the Year to Cos Sakkas of the UK.

Spectacular Catwalks at IHA 2022

As you would expect at an event of this caliber, the catwalks were full of incredible looks. The harmonious and colorful presentation from Trevor Sorbie Art Team delighted the audience as much as Danilo Giangreco, who captivated everyone with his groundbreaking creations. These were followed by the surprising Pierre Ginsburg of France who, at only 26 years of age, achieved the purest elegance.

It was an exciting and enjoyable awards ceremony where winners, icons, and participants all expressed that the future of hairdressing looked very bright. We hope that next year’s event will surprise us as much as this one did and that we will continue to get together to collaborate and make this world a more beautiful place. See you at the International Hairdressing Awards 2023!

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