Hair stylist BILL TSIKNARIS, creative director and owner of renowned salon TSIKNARIS HAIR, Brisbane, is celebrating after lifting the crown of AVANT GARDE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR in front of a sell-out crowd at the 27th annual Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA’s) in Sydney’s Luna Park on 14th April.
Bill’s incredibly intricate photographic collection entitled ‘Transcendent Beauty’, wowed the competition judges in London. The judging panel included hairdressing luminaries such as catwalk favourite Sam McKnight, current British Hairdresser of the Year Sally Brooks, industry icon Akin Konizi, and Avant garde master himself, Angelo Seminara.
Bill explains “The collection is a cleaver mix of real & visual trickery to create hypnotic shapes, textures and hair like materials. It’s an aesthetic that is entirely unique and utterly loaded with emotional freight”.
David Mannah, Creative Director of the AHFA’s says “Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year is one of the categories which blows me away year after year. a really special category. This is not commercial hair, it’s intricate and technical above and beyond anything else you will see. Bill’s collection is just masterful.”
The AHFA’s, Australia’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards program, proudly partnered by the incredible Dyson, are the ultimate celebration of the synergy between hair, fashion, beauty and culture. Acknowledging both the creative and commercial sides of the industry along with applauding the best new products to be released.
One of the highlights of the evening was the inaugural hair show of the Dyson Styling Ambassadors, brought together for the very first time to combine their wealth of commercial, editorial and artistic knowledge to create a simply mesmerising collaboration.
The panel of ambassadors are some of Australia’s finest hairdressing professionals, utilising their uncapped creativity to produce inspirational, on trend looks with the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer professional edition. They bring together innovation, problem solving, perseverance, risk taking and breaking convention.
All- in-all the Australian hair fashion awards proved to be another memorable experience, recognising Bill Tsiknaris for his visionary mind and creative flare.