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Entries Still Open for 2020 Australian Beauty Industry Awards

Rest assured that in regard to the 2020 ABIA’s we are FULL STEAM AHEAD! All published dates that relate to the ABIA’s remain in place with the only date that could potentially change in the future being the actual Gala Night on 23rd August 2020. We certainly hope at this stage however this will not be the case and if we are forced to change this date will reschedule for the earliest date available to us in 2020.

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Detailed Announcement Re:Beauty Biz Magazine and COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to temporarily press pause on our printed magazine division. We hope to resume as normal as soon as we possibly can to bring our readers all of their favourite stories, news, profiles, features, product releases and event information....

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Mocha Publishing Update On All Divisions re: Covid-19

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have had to make a few decisions in terms of our business activity over the next 2-4 weeks that has affected some of our divisions....

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HairBiz Forum 2020 Cancelled and AHIA Postponed

As promised, we have been monitoring the situation on a daily basis and have an update to our previous correspondence. Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 via travellers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. It has now been recommended to event organisers to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more and so with that in mind:- 1. HairBiz Forum will be cancelled for 2020. 2. Australian Hair Industry Awards 2020 (AHIA) will be postponed. Read more...

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Important Notice regarding Hair Biz Forum and AHIA Re: Corona Virus

The team at Mocha Publishing have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation over recent days. The Australian Government have announced that as of Monday 16th March 2020 all non-essential gatherings of over 500 people should be avoided and that all international travellers arriving into Australia will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. Owner of Mocha Publishing, Linda Woodhead has been attending a conference in Bali where she was a keynote speaker and so the 14-day quarantine will apply to her on her return. Our priority is to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the members of our Hair and Beauty community through our events and awards.

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2020 Beauty Squad Announced

Supporting and Nurturing the Youth of the Australian Beauty Industry, the inaugural AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY SQUAD competition is aimed at the rising stars of the Australian Beauty Industry, all 35 years and under, so as to assist young beauty therapists, specialists and salon owners on their road to fame and fortune. From a stellar list of finalists, the judges determined the first ever Squad comprising of a team of these 4 incredible individuals: - Stacie Dowden, The Skin Coaches, QLD, Jess Galvin, La Bella Medispa, NSW, Whitney Gunn, James Vivian, VIC and Jodi Withers, Oi Cosmetic Studio, QLD

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Aussies Shine at the International Hairdressing Awards

Lisa Polini and Dee Parker Attwood were named as two of the five winners of the 2020 International Hairdressing Awards, which took place in Ifema, Madrid, on 16th February with a glittering awards ceremony and a catwalk show. The winners in the five categories were revealed, among the fifteen finalists, coming from all over the world. The 2020 International Hairdressing Awards are a wrap: about one thousand professionals from 30 different countries of the world have attended the great night of the international hairdressing industry, an indisputable consolidation in their second year. The International Hairdressing Awards have taken place in Madrid - Ifema today at 7:30 p.m., with live broadcast on the Internet and a glittering awards ceremony.

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2020 Beauty Squad Finalists Announced

Judging has been completed and ten finalists have been announced in the inaugural Australian Beauty Squad competition. The annual AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY SQUAD competition is aimed at the rising stars of the Australian Beauty Industry, to assist young beauty therapists, specialists and salon owners on their road to fame and fortune.

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Wella Trend Vision Finalists Announced

Entrants from across Australia and New Zealand to become the top finalists to now enter the live finals! “The outstanding quality of work entered was inspiring, ensuring our esteemed judges had their work cut out for them determining the finalists. Wella Trend Vision leads the way with providing an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the stylist’s artistry. We are so proud of the talent and look forward to celebrating these artists into our Wella family at our Gala event in January.” Tracey Hughes, Education & Digital Transformation Leader.

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Australia claims International Collection of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards 2019

Jacky Chan, OSCAR OSCAR Chadstone, VIC was named the first ever winner of the International Collection of the Year category on Monday night, 25th November, in London, at HJ’s renowned British Hairdressing Awards 2019, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. The stylist from Oscar Oscar Chadstone salon in Melbourne beat five other category finalists from around the world to triumph in the UK awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the hair world. Jacky claimed the inaugural title of best internationally produced collection, beating competition from countries as far apart as the USA, the United Arab Emirates and Canada. His phenomenal original hair work demonstrated not only technical skill, but also creative vision and comprehension of current trends. Going through vigorous judging before being rewarded for his skill, Jacky was required to submit a collection of eight images and this photographic work was judged twice by a panel of hairdressing legends, leading national beauty press, and Hall of Fame members (those who have won the same British Hairdressing Awards category on three occasions).