Following an incredibly successful HAIRBIZ FORUM on Sunday 26th March the 2017 HOT SHOTS Winners were announced at the 4th Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA) Gala Dinner event

Now in its 6th year and judged by members of the media and award winning national and international hairdressers and educators the standard once again was inspiring. Exclusively for hairdressers under the age of 30, judges were looking for talent, creativity and unrivalled passion.

All finalists received a recognition trophy and the four winners were announced by sponsors Ludovic Dellazzeri, ghd, Jerome Toulza – Wella Professionals, Pete Walstab - Excellent Edges and Shannon Williams representing Manhattan Couture.

Each member of the Hot Shots team wins a full range of Electrical products from ghd, $4000 worth of Excellent Edges Scissors, a $10,000 hair extension session styling kit, coverage in Hair Biz Magazine and an invitation to appear at hair Expo’s Gen Next gala and finally to attend the famous HOT SHOTS House following Hair Expo to spend coveted one on one time with iconic mentors. Over the past 6 years the Hot Shots House has hosted invited guests that have included Anthony Mascolo, Errol Douglas, Eden Sassoon, Vince Piccolotto, Stacey Broughton, Dennis Langford, Tracey Hughes, Sharon Blain, Brad Ngata, Sarah Laidlaw, Sam Overton, Lee Cohen, Stevie English, Dario Cotroneo, Geoffrey Herberg and Uros Mikic.

2017 welcomes a new sponsor, Manhattan Couture, joining this great initiative allowing founders mocha publishing to once again take the competition to its next level with an even bigger prize package.

A huge congratulations goes to all of the finalists and winners!


The Fashionista: Idy Duong, Sloans of Lane Cove

The Visionary: Cherie Falco, Kinky Curly Straight

Rising Star Female: Anthea Allen, Helmet & Co.

Rising Star Male: Dion La Bella, Blow It’s a Hair Thing.