The Award

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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The Categories

Who creates the most natural look? Who brings off the most creative transformation? And which hairdresser offers the best tips in the tutorial video? From new blondes to pastels: Cutting Edge awards prizes to the best salon looks in six categories.

 

#BestColorTransformation

Express yourself in a thousand colors! Color work is Art. Color is emotional and creative. Color transforms people into personalities. The best color transformation expresses passion and emotion in a before and after image.

 

#BestStylingTransformation

Everyday looks or special occasions – styling is always key. Styling embellishes looks and creates personalities. The best styling transformation changes a look and emphasizes the individual beauty in a before and after image.

 

#BestVideo

Your Signature Look in one Video! Be an Icon and share your individual look with the community. Upload your technique in a Video. No matter if color, cut or styling.

 

#NewBlonde

Life’s better Blonde and being Blonde is a way of living. Balayage, Baby Lights or rooted Strands? Blonde is always on trend! New Blonde means your blonde. A signature look aligned to current Fashion and Hair Trends.

 

#Pastels

Pink, Mint or Baby Blue? We are in love with soft pastel tones. What about you? Soft shades don’t know seasons as they are always on trend. Show us your interpretation of a fashionable Pastel look.

 

#Bridal

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. Her bridal look should make her feel like the star of the day. Offering her the best bridal look will become a memory to cherish forever.

Cutting Edge │ HDA 2019

The Prize

Impress the online community and the jury in one of six categories! Take your chance to pick up your own Cutting Edge trophy at the Hairdressing Awards 2019 and win an exciting trip to Greece including:
1) A full day photoshooting seminar in Athens with Christos Michailidis One Shot Competition Winner 2017/2018
2) A weekend getaway in the islands of Mykonos on the beach and under the sun
3) 1,000$ cash to make your trip even more enjoyable!

Procedure & Judging: How Cutting Edge works

It doesn't matter whether you're a salon stylist, apprentice or aspiring hairfluencer: Absolutely anyone can demonstrate their talent at Cutting Edge. And this is how it works:
1. Submissions made via the Cutting Edge website or Instagram posts using the three campaign hashtags #GCCHDA #CUTTINGEDGE and the hashtag of the respective category (e.g. #Pastels) are entered into the Cutting Edge competition.
2. Then it's down to the public to choose their favourites. Their vote decides who makes it onto the shortlists.
3. In the final stage, a panel of experts selects the six winners, who are then invited to accept their Cutting Edge Trophy at the Hairdressing Awards 2019.

The Jury

Xpresion Creativos

#BestColorTransformation

Xpresion Creativos

Founded by a group of 3 hair artists in 2005, X-presion Creativos is a creative studio that goes far beyond the typical hairdressing. Xpresion created the first company worldwide dedicated exclusively to research and development in the artistic and educational fields of hairdressing. They are the founders of the pixelized hair color technique that has gained popularity around the globe. Xpresion Creativos hold seminars in many countries such Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.

Instagram: @xpresioncreativos

Christos Michailidis

#BestStylingTransformation

Christos Michailidis

Christos Michailides is the winner of the One Shot Competition in the US for 2017 and 2018. Today Christos divides his time between working with clients and being an ambassador of Schwarzkopf Professional in Greece. His career as a fashion, runaway and editorial stylist continues to take him around the world where the beauty of different cultures inspires him to create new projects and styles.

Instagram: @christosmichailidis

Nikol Bartzoka

#BestStylingTransformation

Nikol Bartzoka

Nikol Bartzoka is the photographer of the winning picture in the One Shot Competition for 2017 and 2018. She is a renowned fashion photographer in Greece. She has worked for different clients in Greece, Italy, London, New York, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. Her work has been featured in the top fashion magazines such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle Magazine.

Instagram: @nikolbartzoka

Zeynab El Helw

#BestVideo

Zeynab El Helw

Zeynab has become one of the leading influencers and content creators. She is known for mixing luxury and high street wear forming her own unique style, quickly catching the eyes of beauty and fashion brands in the industry. From collaborating with all the top brands to her coverage for most fashion weeks , Zeynab is a pioneer in the fashion and beauty industry.

Instagram: @fashion_pirate

Emre Ayaksiz

#NewBlonde

Emre Ayaksiz

Emre is one of Turkey’s top hairdressers and the expert when it comes to BLONDES. Emre is an Essential Looks Influencer for Schwarzkopf Professional. He has created runway looks for the Essential Looks 2018 #REdefining YOU Collection and also took part in the GoodBye Yellow Launch where he participated in the creation of one of its main services #NeutralBlonde. He has held high quality seminars in countries such as Dubai, Russia, and Germany. With a growing base of 724K followers, Emre continues to inspire all hairdressers and clients around him with his latest creations and techniques.

Instagram: @emreayaksiz

Rossa Jurenas

#Pastels

Rossa Jurenas

Rossa is an award-winning hair stylist, ground-breaking colorist, make-up artist and industry educator. She has trained with industry icons such as Vidal Sassoon. Her work has been featured in prestigious top editorial and industry magazines including Vanity Fair and Elle. Rossa led the America’s Next Top Model Hair & Beauty team. She also works in New York Fashion weeks for designers like Vera Wang. Rossa is one of the original members of Schwarzkopf Professional’s Essential Looks Artistic team and the North American Color Director & International Colour Ambassador.

Instagram: @rossajurenas

Tony El Mendelek

#Bridal

Tony El Mendelek

Whether it is his exquisite hair styles, haircuts, or even color – Tony never fails to set the highest standards of work. He is one of the most recognized hairdressers in the Middle East. Tony has worked with well-known magazines and TV stations. He has also worked with top celebrities over the years such as Nawal El Zoghby, Yara, Nancy Ajram, and Huda Beauty. Tony owns a chain of hair salons in Lebanon and Dubai. Tony is not just your regular hairdresser today, but a renowned hairstylist, image consultant, and professional photographer.

Instagram: @tonyelmendelek

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Timetable

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