2020 AUSTRALIAN HAIR INDUSTRY AWARDS – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED

THE NEW DATE FOR THE 2020 GALA EVENT IS SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 7.30pm till late

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Main Arena Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD


Through ongoing research and talking to various government bodies we are very pleased to announce some very important information and new dates in regard to the annual AHIA’s and HOT SHOTS.

NEW TO 2020 AND AHEAD - Due to the 2020 COVID 19 Situation all winners will be announced as winners of the 2020/21 AHIA’s so that they can promote this accolade within a reasonable time frame and not be adversely affected by the postponement of the awards night itself. The AHIA’s will in future be renamed with a date that covers the awards period and the year ahead. Winners announced on 1st November 2020 will be called the 2020/21 AHIA Winner and next year they will be called the 2021/22 Winners.

The AHIA’s will in future be held in October with a period of reporting for a full financial year from July 1 – June 30 making the process also much easier for all. Renaming the period of time that a title is held allows winners to enjoy the title for the year entered and the year ahead.

The AHIA gala event includes a 3-course dinner, drinks, entertainment, DJ and after party at Nineteen @ the Star. Tickets will be on sale soon as well as discounted accommodation at the Star for all guests

2020 AUSTRALIAN HOT SHOTS – NEW TEAM TO CONTINUE INTO 2021

THE 2020 HOT SHOTS TEAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE 2020 AHIA GALA EVENT ON SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 7.30pm till late, The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Main Arena Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD Their tenure will last from this date through to when the next team is announced in 2021 in October/November

NEW TO 2020 AND AHEAD - Due to the 2020 COVID 19 Situation, the new HOT SHOTS Team for 2020 will be now named as the 2020/21 HOT SHOTS TEAM with prizes including a stay in the HOT SHOTS HOUSE, an overseas trip, photo shoot with Andrew O’Toole and all prizes issued from our wonderful sponsors, ghd, Goldwell, Excellent Edges and Amazing Hair.

This will allow the new team to enjoy a full year of incredible experiences and not be adversely affected by the postponement of the naming of the team at this time of the year.

When the new Hot Shots competition in 2021 is launched for 2021/22, we will be increasing the cut off age to 31 or under so those people that were looking at entering this year for next, and who may be turning 30 will still be able to enter.

The AHIA gala event includes a 3-course dinner, drinks, entertainment, DJ and after party at Nineteen @ the Star. Tickets will be on sale soon as well as discounted accommodation at the Star for all guests

In summary we are all back on board and have simply moved everything along whereby the annual AHIA’s including the announcement of the HOT SHOTS Team will in future be held in Oct/Nov, with a reporting awards time of July 1 to June 30 annually.

We have taken all of these decisions very seriously, investigated all options and have looked at how we can best deliver our events where all those involved including entrants, sponsors, judges and supporters all have the best results and outcomes possible both in 2020 and moving forward into the future.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you all at a time when we will all most certainly be needing it and look forward to seeing you all again soon, coming out of COVID with a huge bang!

Best regards to you all, in safety, in health and in celebration.

Linda Woodhead

Publisher and owner, mocha Publishing