AHIA Finalist Announcements

Well it’s 2018 again, that means we are heading into the awards period for our industry. This year there was quite a traffic jam, with AHFA, and AHIA within weeks of each other and Hair Expo finalists announced the day after AHIA Awards night. Makes for a very interesting few months to be honest.

Well this year we only concentrated on the AHIA’s or the Australian Hair Industry Awards in their full name. Plus after the success of achieving 4 Finalist positions in 2017 for our little salon in Miranda, we thought that we’d concentrate on trying to repeat that success in 2018.

Well after generating pages and seriously pages of entries, up to 60 pages for our biggest entry and 35 for our smallest entry, they do get a bit out of hand, through December and January. Such a fun time to be writing these entries, we got them all finished.

So we decided to enter the same 4 categories as last year:

  • State Salon of the Year NSW/ACT
  • Salon Team of the Year
  • Director/Owner of the Year – Kaarina Hamilton & Dwayne Hawthorne
  • Salon Stylist of the Year – Helen Billingham

Well after waiting for 6 weeks from the date of the entry till when the finalists were announced back in the middle of March, (stressful time I tell you, we are all way to impatient for that length of time to be waiting). The finalist were finally announced, so this little salon in Miranda in the Sutherland Shire achieved for the 2nd year in a row:

So 4 from 4 again for our team. So proud of what we have all achieved.

Then at the end of April we off to Brisbane for the AHIA Awards night, one of the best nights we can have out there. Lot of people just wanting to have fun.

The big question is how did we go, well this year, we missed out again, but one day we’ll get to the top and take that crystal trophy home. So just our Finalists spots this year, but for us this is an amazing achievement considering the amount of people we are competing against.

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