It’s really important to keep on going with nominations, awards and events during these testing times despite the fact that ceremonies are not what they would normally be and screens have replaced red carpets. The vibe is still there and talent should be recognised and celebrated no matter what. On that note, congratulations to Amy Gaudie, Owner and Creative Director of award-winning Urban Chic Salon, who has just been crowned the 2020 Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFAs) QLD Hairdresser of the Year; such a great achievement.
A dream come true
On Sunday 8th November, over 300 of the hairdressing industry elite from Sydney (with thousands watching the livestream online due to COVID) gathered at Luna Park for the highly anticipated gala event – the first in the world for 2020 – where Amy was virtually handed her award, with another 25 awards given to the best hairdressers, salon teams, hair fashion videos and hair products in Australia.
The AHFAs is one of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious awards ceremonies, and it is an honour for any salon or stylist to be nominated for an award. All photographic entries are judged in the UK by a panel of the global hairdressing industry’s most influential and revered hairdressers, along with fashion and makeup experts from top UK media outlets.
“To be nominated a finalist amid such amazing talent from QLD was enough of a dream come true for me, but when you hear your name called as the winner – it’s indescribable,” says Amy. “Holding a title like this means so much not only to me but for both my clients and my team. It has been my mission to deliver the very best service to all our clients and have a team that shared this vision. It is through hard work and education that we are where we are today and we will still work hard to deliver the best experience in the salon for our clients. The award is a true reflection of our hard work and creativity!”
Amy’s award-winning collection, EPOCHAL, was inspired by a desire to interpret traditional shapes and transform them into hair art, creating an influential moment in hair. “I worked with an amazing team on this collection, so the photography (Andrew O’Toole), the make-up (Kylie O’Toole), the styling (Karly Brown) and the hair, all worked together to bring my creative brief & vision to life,” says Amy. ”Creating layer upon layer of texture, dimension and form, EPOCHAL manipulates structures to demonstrate the hair’s ability to manifest itself into new embodiments.”
We love the creativity and the approach to texture this collection brings in. Beautiful work, Amy.
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