By now most of you will know that our very talented and uber fabulous creative director Uros Mikic has won the MEN’S HAIRDRESSER/BARBER OF THE YEAR at 2016 Hair Expo Awards.
Deemed the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing industry this is the highest honour awarded in the Australian hair industry and we could not be more proud or happier for our hard working director.
This was the perfect ending to a fun filled Hair Expo weekend which saw our team present 3 shows and share tips and tricks on the expo floor.
In case you missed this year’s Hair Expo, here’s a quick recap of what our team got up to.
Kinky Curly Straight 2016 Collections @ Main Stage
We were so humbled to get invited to present our work at the Hair Expo Main Stage. We were all a bit taken back to walk on to the stage and see a crowd of over 300 peers all hanging out to see our team’s work and learn some new skills.
KCS team: Uros, Laura, Alyse, Cherie, Molly, Dana, Zena and Mojca.
Thank you to the Matrix crew for all their help and our assistants on the day Michael, Steph, Stephanie and Craig.
Uros Mikic @ ManSTYLE Lab
As one of most regarded Men’s hairdressers in Australia, Uros was invited to share his skills on the inaugural ManSTYLE Lab stage, dedicated to all things men.
As always, Uros’ show was a big success, drawing a huge crowd which saw Uros complete a beautiful men’s haircut with some stelar fade skills and a pre-done model with a very cool flat top.
The Consumer Stage
On Monday Hair Expo saw another first, a stage dedicated to showcasing the hair industry, sharing why this industry of ours is so fabulous and most importantly educating the consumers on what it takes to be a great stylist.
And when is comes to men’s cutting & grooming there’s only two stylists you’d like to talk to, the current and last years Hair Expo Man’s Hairdressers of the Year, Kinky Curly Straight’s Uros Mikic and Tognini’s Jules Tognini.
Joined on stage by the very fabulous Richard Reid the boys talked about how men’s styling and grooming has changed over the last few years and how big an impact it’s having on today’s hairdressing.
KCS on Expo Floor
Our fabulous senior stylists Alyse and Cherie got invited to share their styling skills with the crowd at the EVY Professional stand on the main Hair Expo floor.
Sharing their skills in straightening, curling, waving and up-styling the girls gave the crown some handy tips on how best to use the fabulous EVY straightening irons.
Meeting Tabatha Coffey
Starting the weekend by meeting one of most influential business mentors in the industry, the fantastic Tabatha Coffey, the newest MATRIX ambassador. We were all a tad star struck having drinks with this inspirational stylist and business owner.
And of course all those Parties
Hair Expo is a weekend filled with education, new tools and products, networking, shows and most importantly very fabulous parties. From the welcome function and GenNext show, the Hair Expo awards dinner and the many parties in-between, they make up for a truly fantastic long weekend.
Thank you Hair Expo for another incredible year.