The Challenge

Creativity triumphs over perfection, rock 'n' roll beats preparation: Cutting Edge recognises the young upstarts of the industry who have their finger hovering above the upload button of their smartphones even as they're fixing the last strand of hair in place.

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The Looks

You've demonstrated talent, voted and rooted for your favourites – the first online competition of the Hairdressing Awards has attracted passionate hairstylists from all over United Arab Emirates. And here are the lucky winners: These are the Cutting Edge styles of 2019!

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On April 7th the Cutting Edge nominees and the lucky winners of the public voting raffle will be enjoying a night full of surprises, amazing performances and of course the celebration of the first Cutting Edge award winners. And which place could be better to host the first GCC Hairdressing Awards Cutting Edge than the Dubai Opera? As one of the most prestigious and glamorous places in Dubai this is the perfect venue to celebrate and honor the best hairdressers of the GCC region.

Cutting Edge | GCCHDA 2019


From kick off to awards ceremony: These are the most important dates for Cutting Edge

  • Submission phase 1st of February to 9th of March 2019
  • Voting phase 10th of March to 27th of March 2019
  • Notification of nominees 28th of March 2019
  • Jury phase 29th March to 31st of March 2019
  • Announcement of the winners 7th of April 2019