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A day with Patrick Cameron: Danelle’s experience

Monday February 15th, 2021 will go down as one of the best days of my hairdressing career! After finishing runner up in the 2020 Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge - Senior award it was an amazing surprise to be offered the prize of a day with Patrick Cameron himself, after the winner wasn’t able to make it!  Patrick kindly extended the invitation to my husband Karl upon finding out he was a hairdresser as well, so we both winged our way to New Plymouth. What an amazing opportunity to spend a day with an industry icon like Patrick and talk shop, careers, hair etc!

The day started with a guided tour around Patrick’s “forever home” situated in a gated community 10 minutes south of New Plymouth. The awesome architecturally designed house sits on a cliff top with a panoramic view of the open ocean and the wild Taranaki coastline with its black sand. Patrick usually spends ten months of the year in London and two months in NZ.

After the tour we were placed like stunned rabbits under the bright lights of his media room as we were introduced to his huge online following while he advertised his upcoming online look and learn show for the UK! Patrick, due to Covid19, has moved to remote teaching through online platforms and social media.

Then for the rest of the day we did hair in Patrick’s studio. For those that do not know, Patrick is a long hair guru! All he does is long hair, not cutting or colouring, but the art of dressing long hair for all occasions.

Altogether we did six styles on our mannequins, four in the morning and two in the afternoon. In between, we stopped for an amazing lunch prepared by Patrick’s multi-talented husband. Chilling, eating and chatting with the million-dollar view as a backdrop.

How often do you get a chance to spend a day with an industry icon like Patrick Cameron? I have told my clients that if it were in a charity auction, I would have happily paid between $5,000- $10,000 for the experience. But all NZ hairdressers need to do is enter! Find a beautiful model, do some “Patrick style” hair and take some shots with your phone. It must be the best prize and the easiest to enter t in the whole NZ hair industry!

A mega big thanks to Patrick, NZARH and The Industry Awards for making it happen.

Danelle Radel

Klone Hair

 

Danelle Radel was the runner up in the Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge - Senior award. She is also co-owner and senior stylist at Dunedin Salon, Klone Hair. In her 20 years of experience in the industry, she has won many local and international awards. Check out her and her team’s work on the Klone Hair website.

Interview with the winner of the Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – Senior Stylist award, Hannah Wilkes.

How does it feel to be the winner of the Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge – Senior Stylist?

It feels good, I've missed competition work! For the past 8 years I’ve been concentrating purely on my businesses and my kids, so it’s about time I get back into upskilling myself. This award has come at a really good time and I really appreciate it. 

What was the inspiration behind the design?

I'm random, I never have a plan. I just start with a good model, good hair and then just go for it, while keeping the brief in mind.

What would you say to salons considering entering The Industry Awards in the future?

Definitely do it, I've always been big on entering salon awards because I think it's important to feel part of a team/industry. Give it a go and enter anything, don't stick to the usual categories you go for. 

What, or who, has been the biggest influence in your career so far?

I worked for Carl Watkins, I learnt a lot over the years from him! Session Stylist Carl Reeves also taught me a lot about creativity. And then Ngara Luessi & Steve Henderson - they just stand out to me.

What do you think is the main reason clients come back to you?

I just listen 100% and deliver what they want, and genuinely enjoy their company.

 

Hannah Wilkes is the Salon Director of Wilkes & Co, a boutique hair salon that offers specialist hair cutting, colouring and styling and make up for special occasions. She was also the creative force behind Christchurch salon, Felix Culpa, which was a finalist for New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year and New Zealand Salon of the Year 2016, where Hannah won the L’Oreal Colour Award.

Talking with Darion Hunt, winner of the Editorial Stylist of the Year – Hot Shot – New Talent award

Darion Hunt - Winner of the editorial stylist of the year - hot shot - new talent

How does it feel to have won?

It feels surreal, I can't describe the feelings I have about this accomplishment. I'm humbled and grateful for the opportunity and the experience.

What was the inspiration behind your design?

It was a combination of pure imagination and my personal creative flair, I wanted something that reflects me but also shows that there is no limit to imagination.

Would you recommend entering The Industry Awards to other stylists?

I 100% recommend entering because it not only gets your name out there but also gives you an experience you can’t get in the day-to-day running of a salon. There's no better feeling than seeing your piece at the end of all your hard work, and why not show everyone else what you're passionate about?

Who has been the biggest influence in your career so far?

One of my influences has to be Vicki Taylor Blair, for pushing me to enter and believing I could do what I was envisioning. My managers Tina Monroe and Hannah McDoull took me under their wings and have helped guide me towards my success in my work. Lastly, Chris Appleton, I look up and aspire to be someone who is recognized and recommended amongst the stars.

 

Darion Hunt is a junior apprentice at Headquarter Hairdressing in Dunedin.

Interview with Sarah Rasmussen – winner of the Top Performing Stylist award in 2020

Sarah Rasmussen - winner of the Top Performing Stylist of the Year award

How does it feel to have won?

It feels surreal, I can't describe the feelings I have about this accomplishment. I'm humbled and grateful for the opportunity and the experience.

What was the inspiration behind your design?

It was a combination of pure imagination and my personal creative flair, I wanted something that reflects me but also shows that there is no limit to imagination.

Would you recommend entering The Industry Awards to other stylists?

I 100% recommend entering because it not only gets your name out there but also gives you an experience you can’t get in the day-to-day running of a salon. There's no better feeling than seeing your piece at the end of all your hard work, and why not show everyone else what you're passionate about?

Who has been the biggest influence in your career so far?

One of my influences has to be Vicki Taylor Blair, for pushing me to enter and believing I could do what I was envisioning. My managers Tina Monroe and Hannah McDoull took me under their wings and have helped guide me towards my success in my work. Lastly, Chris Appleton, I look up and aspire to be someone who is recognized and recommended amongst the stars.

 

Darion Hunt is a junior apprentice at Headquarter Hairdressing in Dunedin.

Chatting with Cerise Lash Boutique, winner of the Excellence in Marketing award

Cerise Lash - Excellence in Marketing

How does it feel to have won?

It feels surreal, I can't describe the feelings I have about this accomplishment. I'm humbled and grateful for the opportunity and the experience.

What was the inspiration behind your design?

It was a combination of pure imagination and my personal creative flair, I wanted something that reflects me but also shows that there is no limit to imagination.

Would you recommend entering The Industry Awards to other stylists?

I 100% recommend entering because it not only gets your name out there but also gives you an experience you can’t get in the day-to-day running of a salon. There's no better feeling than seeing your piece at the end of all your hard work, and why not show everyone else what you're passionate about?

Who has been the biggest influence in your career so far?

One of my influences has to be Vicki Taylor Blair, for pushing me to enter and believing I could do what I was envisioning. My managers Tina Monroe and Hannah McDoull took me under their wings and have helped guide me towards my success in my work. Lastly, Chris Appleton, I look up and aspire to be someone who is recognized and recommended amongst the stars.

 

Darion Hunt is a junior apprentice at Headquarter Hairdressing in Dunedin.

2020 creative winners and placegetters

Check out all the top placed looks from our Creative categories. Congratulations to all the winners and placegetters!

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Colour Concept

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Le Male

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Cover Shot

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Hot Shot - New Talent

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Next Generation

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Derek Elvy Visionary Award

Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge Next Generation
- Under 4 years in the Industry

Patrick Cameron Instagram Challenge Senior
- Over 4 years in the Industry

What to expect at The Industry Awards 2020

Whether you’ve attended The Industry Awards before or this year will be your first time, here’s the low down on what to expect!

Where and when

We are excited to be hosting The Industry Awards at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on Sunday 8th November.

The event starts at 6:30pm and we encourage you to arrive on time to ensure you make the most of your evening! Given the year it’s been – it’s time to party!

What to expect

The Industry Awards event is a glamourous evening celebrating the best business, training and creative talent in the New Zealand hair, beauty and barbering industries. So you can expect an incredible experience to match!

Your ticket to The Industry Awards includes an evening of celebration, entertainment, drinks, delicious food and the opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues. When you arrive, you’ll be treated to drinks and delicious canapes until the ceremony starts at 7pm. There’ll be a break around 8pm to give you a chance to enjoy your dinner and chat with others at the event – not just the ten people at your table. After all the awards have been announced, the DJ will start the music! The dance floor will be open until 11.30 pm.

Dress code

The Industry Awards is your opportunity to dress to impress! Want to stand out? Do it! Get creative with it (we know you know how). 

The dress code is cocktail, so suits and ties, party dresses, or fancy skirts and tops. Don’t be afraid to get your glitz on!

What to bring

There are a few things you won’t want to forget:

  • Your team. Take the opportunity to spend time with your team outside of the salon, spa or clinic and really celebrate your success. If you’re not based in Auckland, make a weekend of it!
  • Your tickets. Print them out or bring them on your phone. Having your tickets makes everything a lot quicker and easier for you and for us.
  • Your wonderful personality. Come prepared to socialise and dance the night away.

Finalists

Congratulations once again to all our finalists!

If you’re a finalist, you’ll need to purchase tickets for you and your guests (if you haven’t already) so you can celebrate together.

If you win an award, we’ll call you on stage to accept it. A professional photographer will take a photo of the winner and their trophy during breaks between announcements.

Travel and accommodation

We hope you’re already making arrangements for your travel and stay in Auckland. Be sure to check out Grab A Seat and Wotif which usually have great deals.

What to do in Auckland

Auckland is such an incredible city and there is so much to do. Here are some suggestions:

We can’t wait to celebrate with you at The Industry Awards 2020!

Training Finalists – The Industry Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the Training award finalists for this year’s Industry Awards! We were thrilled to see such a huge number of entries – even a global pandemic couldn’t interfere with your passion and drive.

With the introduction of three new Training awards, it was great to see an increase in entries from barbers, beauty therapists and industry assessors. We are so humbled by the talent in our industries – each year exceeds the last!

See the full list of finalists in the Training categories below:

Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year

  • Jason Parker – Buoy Salon & Spa (Wellington)
  • Sonita Azizi – Anthony Bayer Hair Salon (Auckland)
  • Mercy Barret – Headquarters (Dunedin)

Barbering Apprentice of the Year

  • Myo Kyaw – Victoria Ave Barbershop (Palmerston North)
  • Bradley Proctor – Maloney’s Barbershop (Auckland)

Beauty Therapy Apprentice of the Year

  • Melissa Katrisse Wilton – She Believed Beauty (North Canterbury)
  • Samantha Maloney – Chrysalis Beauty (Auckland)

Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship

  • Destiny Henry – C U Hair (New Plymouth)
  • Sonita Azizi – Anthony Bayer Hair Salon (Auckland)

Industry Trainer of the Year

  • Diana Beaufort – Reds Hairdressing (Wellington)
  • Chrissy De Mey – Vivo Hair & Beauty (Tauranga)

Industry Assessor of the Year

  • Phillipa Grundy – Zibido (Hamilton)
  • Sonia Baker Johnston – MIT Cranium Hair (Auckland)

Workplace of the Year

  • Aurum Hairstylists and Barbers (Dunedin)
  • Crèmebrulee Hair and Beauty (Taupo)

The Industry Awards winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on 8 November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. Buy your tickets here.

Business Finalists – The Industry Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the finalists in The Industry Awards’ Business categories! We were so happy to see that despite the crazy year we’ve been having, so many of you were able to still focus on your business and submit amazing entries. In particular it appears that lots of you took this opportunity to redesign your salon and barbershop interiors! We had a record number of entries into the Best Salon Design category this year which was really awesome to see.

See the full list of finalists in the Business categories below, and check back tomorrow for our Training category finalists!

New Zealand Beauty Salon of the Year

  • Diamond Laser Medispa (Taupo)
  • Blush Beauty Therapy (Whangarei)
  • Puravida Beauty (Wellington)

New Zealand Hair Salon of the Year

  • Aurum Hairstylists & Barbers (Dunedin)
  • Vivo Hair Salon (Chancery, Auckland)
  • Hair to stare at (Tauranga)
  • Tayla’d Styling (Auckland)
  • INCO (Auckland)

Top Performing Stylist of the Year

  • Lauren McMurray – Iron +Ivy Hair (Queenstown)
  • Pete Emery – Vivo Hair Salon (Chancery, Auckland)
  • Sarah Jane Martin – RA Hair (Dunedin)
  • Krystle Lara Anderson – Dream Hair Boutique (Dunedin)
  • Sarah Rasmussen – The Avenue (Auckland)

Excellence in Marketing

  • Shine Hairstylists (North Canterbury)
  • Cerise Lash Boutique (Auckland)

Best Salon Design

  • Frankie & Son (Christchurch)
  • Ukiyo Salon & Co (Wanaka)
  • Shine Hairstylists (North Canterbury)
  • Jetcharm Barbershop (New Plymouth)
  • Chrysalis (Auckland)

You’ll also notice that this year we will not be awarding a Sustainable Salon of the Year award. Unfortunately this year the entries we received did not reach our expected standard in order to award a winner in this category. The category will be back again in 2021, and we encourage all salons, spas and barbershops who embrace sustainability to show us all the unique and thoughtful ways you incorporate sustainability into your everyday practices.

The Industry Awards winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on 8 November at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland. Buy your tickets here.

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