Here at SJ Establishment, we have spent 2021 as AHIA Australian Creative Team of the Year! last week it was announced that we’re in the running for the title for the second year running! The team are thrilled to be in such an incredible Australian line up of talent, and again as the only Adelaide Hair salon team.

This year’s collection CIRCA 66 was inspired by the pages of Vintage vogue magazines from the 60’s -70’s, recreating these famous faces but embracing this era of change. We asked…. If Farrah and Twiggy were alive today and came to sit in our chair, what would we do with their signature looks?? Safe to say there was a lot of fun with hair, makeup, styling and overall behind the scenes antics.

For me, as Creative Director it was a very proud couple of days shooting. To watch the growth of every team member that was apart of last years collection, and the new ones that were inspired and did an amazing job in only their first few weeks at SJ’s, it truly was full of laughter and beautiful work that I’m so proud to use to represent our brand.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR AHIA CREATIVE AWARDS 2022The countdown is on for the industry’s newest night of nights- the AHIA Creative Awards Gala in June 2022.Launched last year, this dynamic awards platform was created out of a need for Australia’s most inventive hair minds to shine in front of their peers and now the deserving finalists from around the country have been announced. The final piece in the puzzle of the comprehensive awards division from Mocha Group, the AHIA Creative Awards categories feature a balance of trends focused photographic collection work and written submissions representative of the exciting talent across the hair industry.

Entries this year were judged by esteemed international industry identities and local and international media including Angelo Seminara, Errol Douglas, Sally and Jamie Brooks, Sam McKnight, Charlotte Grant-West of HJI, Sergi Bancells of Esthetica, Cameron Pine of Instyle, Louise May of HAIR BIZ and Christina Butcher of Hair Romance. The awards will also see the announcement of the much-anticipated HOTSHOTS team for 2022, putting a spotlight on the industry’s most exciting next-gen talent and providing the chance for those 31 and under to take their career to a whole new level. This crew were judged by familiar faces including Dee Parker-Attwood, Jayne Wild, Benni Tognini, Stevie English, Kobi Bokshish, Sharon Blain and Brad Ngata.Mocha’s Linda Woodhead is excited to reveal the worthy finalists;“This year’s awards saw a phenomenal number of entries from all over Australia which was testament to the quality of our industry here at home. After battling through a tough few years, it’s been incredible to see everyone’s hard work, determination and creativity shining through in the entries. I can’t wait to reveal our winners and give our industry a night to remember at our exciting gala event.” Sponsored by O&M, Revlon Professional, ghd, Excellent Edges and Amazing Hair, the 2022 AHIA Creative gala night will be held on the last night of HAIR FESTIVAL over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, maintaining the legacy of the industry’s much loved and most celebrated hair event. The team are excited to move to a bigger and better venue at the International Convention Centre in Sydney’s Darling Harbour to have enough space for the hugely anticipated crowd. There will be plenty of surprises in store on the night as the industry finally gets together to celebrate one another in person. Hosted again by much loved multi-hyphenate Adam Williams, the evening will see the unveiling of two spectacular shows created by the most exciting and visionary hair talent, the naming of the Hall of Fame inductee as well as an official afterparty to be held at the Hard Rock Cafe.

AHIA Creative 2022 Awards Announcements
7-11pm, Monday 13th June 2022
International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour

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