2024 Australian Hair Industry Awards (Creative) open entries with additional New Zealand categories
The year hasn’t even begun and we’re already looking ahead to the 2024 Australian Hair Industry Awards (Creative), which are officially open for entry! Use your holiday break to dream up your editorial ideas to throw your hat in this important arena, with new categories and processes.
For 2024, the awards have been simplified with the written component minimalised for the latest iteration of the competition, with some new and varying criteria simplifying the entry pathway. The all new AHIA Awards Path delineates the entry process into timelines, from hairdressers who are still in training, beginning their career in the first five years, continuing the next phase of their career, established hairdressers and the pinnacle awards for hairdressers who have been qualified for at least eight years. The categories are sectioned into these phases so entrants can see where they fit.
Within these changes, new categories have also been added. The categories of Emerging Stylist and Colourist have been added for hairdressers who have finished their apprenticeship, while a new AI Collection of the Year speaks to the power of modern technology. Collective Team of the Year replaces Colab of the Year while New Zealand has introduced its own state categories in the form of North Island and South Island Hairdresser of the Year.
Another major change is that colourists can now enter into Australian or New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year for the first time ever, meaning you can be a stylist, colourist or both to qualify in these top-tier awards. Each collection must be completely unique to each entrant.
The deadline for entry is March 28 next year, with finalists announce on May 6 and the gala awards night on July 1, as the final highlight in the Hair Festival 2024 weekend.
Good luck and start your entries!
For more information visit https://ahiacreative.awardsplatform.com/