Deadline Extended to 24/3/21 for AHIA Creatives!

We have received a number of requests from out Trans-Tasman friends, requesting an extension to the Round 1 deadline, due to the number of recent snap lockdowns they have encountered in New Zealand, which have resulted in having to postpone, in some cases, two shoots! THIS MEANS GOOD NEWS FOR ALL We feel it only fair during the extreme current circumstances to accomodate this. and seeing as though we can't keep open just certain categories, the entire awards site will now remain open until Midnight Wednesday 24th March, 2021 AEST.


2020 ABIA Gala Event Cancelled

The 2020 Australian Beauty Industry Awards which include the Australian Make Up Industry Awards gala event, which was due to be held on 6th December in Sydney, will sadly, not be going ahead as planned and all tickets purchased will of course be fully refunded.


2020 AHIA Gala Event Cancelled

The 2020 Australian Hair Industry Awards gala event, which was due to be held on the Gold Coast on 1st November, will sadly, not be going ahead as planned and all tickets purchased will of course be fully refunded.


Two New hair Industry Events to launch over Queen's Birthday Weekend 2021

Revealed: The June long weekend 2021 is set to have 2 NEW dynamic events  Hair Festival and Australian Hair Industry Awards. After a challenging year for the hair industry, the community is looking forward to a revival in 2021 with an industry first. It will be a weekend where you will be able to shop, learn, compete and connect with the entire industry. 



Week 2 Program Announced to Rais Funds for Victorian Hairdressers in Lockdown Organisers Kobi Bokshish, Adam Ciaccia and Julie Mahony said that they are thrilled with funds raised to date and that these funds will be converted to grocery vouchers to help hairdressers in Victoria doing it tough.


Ripple Of Kindness

Rebecca Miller is on a mission to make the world a better place. An award-winning business owner, podcaster, industry speaker, skin influencer, friend, wife and mother, Rebecca has proudly launched The Ripple of Kindness Project. The Ripple of Kindness Project encompasses Rebecca’s lifelong commitment to touching the hearts, minds and souls of people to ultimately leave the world a better place. The project’s latest initiative sees Rebecca preparing herself mentally, physically and emotionally for an incredible journey ahead.



2020 AUSTRALIAN HAIR INDUSTRY AWARDS – NEW DATE ANNOUNCED THE NEW DATE FOR THE 2020 GALA EVENT IS SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 7.30pm till late at 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.


Moving on with Mocha

Great News! We are back in full capacity here at Mocha and are now working on our next magazine titles. Hair Biz May edition will be HOT OFF THE PRESS very soon and landing in salons, most of whom are all back and open for business or about to re-open! Our efforts now turn to the next print and online edition of BARBERSHOP & BEAUTY BIZ


The inaugural Australian Modern Barber Awards postponed to 2021

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to postpone the inaugural Australian Modern Barber Awards until 2021.


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.