Friday, 18 November 2016

Photos: African Hair Awards In Midrand: ETHNIC HAIR INDUSTRY CELEBRATED





Actress Andile Gumbi and Co-host.


With its skyline view and chef prepared signature meals, T.A.S.T.E Lounge served as the hosting venue for the 5th annual African Hair Awards.  Aimed at acknowledging the contribution and work done by key players in the African Hair Industry and presenting consumers with a platform across the African Continent to engage and recognize ethnic industry players, the 2016 African Hair Awards with support from the DTI, Services SETA and Amarula were nothing but extravagant. More pics after cut.....



                        Actress Thandy Matlaila and Thomas

           Actress Simphiwe Ngema, Fatima Cele and colleague

                                          Hair Showcase1

                                     Hair Showcase 2

                                        Hair Showcase 3

                                            Hair Showcase 4

                              Host of the night, Gareth Brown

                                    Red carpet interviews

                 Salon of the year winner, Jaw ... , Thandy Matlaila

 Top Billing Presenter, Chris J ... under of AHA, Fatima Cele


                                            Winner, Jawad Maphoto

The awards were hosted by former beauty queen, Gareth Brown, showcasing hair trends through numerous hair collections displayed by both the stylists and salons. The platform not only gave consumers elements of what is trending in the black hair space but also provided an opportunity to showcase the crafts and talent in the industry.
The collection was presented under a variety of themes set as follows:


Ø Colour meets class
Ø All things Natural
Ø 2016 African inspired braids
Ø 2016 Spring summer salon trends
Ø Street glam

The winners and categories for the 2016 African Hair Awards are:
BEST HAIR RELAXER
Dark & Lovely- Moisturizer Plus

BEST HAIR COLOUR RANGE
Dark & Lovely- Colour Intensity

BEST NATURAL HAIR PRODUCT RANGE
Natural Moisture

BEST AFTER CARE
Dr. Miracle -Edge Holding Gel


BEST TREATMENT RANGE
Dr. Miracle – Miracle Repair

BEST NEW COMER
ORS -Hair Strengthening Argan Oil

BEST INNOVATIVE BRAND
Cavil Fusion Oil Hair Root Nourisher with Black Castor Oil and Argan Oil

KIDDIES PRODUCTS RANGE OF THE YEAR
Dark and Lovely- Beautiful Beginnings

STYLIST OF THE YEAR
Esrom Peter Matlala

SALON OF THE YEAR
Lajawi Beaute Café

HAIR INSTITUTE OF THE YEAR
L’Oreal Professional African Hair Institute

BEST HAIR FIBRE, WEAVE & WIG SUPPLIER/DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Darling

MOST STRIKING
CELEBRITY LOOK OF THE YEAR
Bonang Matheba (SA)
Stylist: Saadique Ryklief

BEST HAIR STYLED SOAPIE CREW OF THE YEAR
Scandal
Stylist: Justice B. Sibisi

MOST STRIKING MAGAZINE COVER
Drum Hair: Issue June 2016
Cover Boity Thulo
Stylist: Jawad Maphoto

MOST INFORMATIVE MAGAZINE
Drum Hair

The awards closed off with a launch of the Black Hair & Beauty Africa Network App which goes live on the 1st of December 2016, to be available on both iOS and Android device systems.

The app will serve as an African Hair & Beauty Portal aimed at connecting, showcasing and positioning the ethnic hair market across Africa.
Features of the app will include:
APP FEATURES
·         Product Spotlight
·         Trending looks (everyday, formal, cocktail, kids, braids, etc)
·         Looking for a salon in your area
·         Grade/ Rate your salon
·         Red carpet look
·         Freelance stylist
·         Want to join the industry
·         Share your story
·         Events
·         Competitions
·         Beauty & event packages
·         DIY
·         Black hair news

For more information on the awards or the Black Hair & Beauty Africa Network please email royalty@africabrands.co.za



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