These Looks From #IHA2018 Will Inspire You To Up Your Hair Game, STAT!

Natasha Patel , 12 Dec 2018

Fashion and beauty play a vital and necessary role in everyone’s day to day lives. For the fashion-forward, we have a bevy of Fashion Weeks during the course of the year—serving up inspiration and aspiring us all. Likewise, for the beauty junkies, hairdressers and admirers, the L’Oréal Professionnel Indian Hairdressing Awards is a major source of inspiration. Since its inception, IHA gives hairdressers an opportunity to showcase their talent, art, and creativity.

Hosted by L’Oreal Professionnel for hairdressers, the brand has always been known for creating a salon experience, successfully merging the fashion and beauty space! The Indian Hairdressing Awards 2018 is a national competition that is designed to handpick the best of hairdressing talent across the country. Divided into 4 regional rounds, leading up to a national finale, the last few weeks were exciting, challenging and included a peek into a hairdresser’s world.

Here’s a glimpse of everything you need to know and see from the Regional Finals:

1. The Contestants

The insane amount of talent of the contestants that participated in the Colour Trophy, Cut & Style, Young Colourist and Men’s Image categories.

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L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018


2. The Judges

With noted faces and names in the fashion and beauty industry, Aalim Hakim, Colston Julian, Nachiket Barve, Natasha Nishchol, Stafford Braganza and many more served as mentors and judges for the contestants.

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Aalim Hakim at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
The Judges at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
The Judges at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
Natalie Kasses Jury Member


3. The Dream Team and ID Artists

L’Oréal Professionnel’s very own ID artist and Dream Team also showcased their phenomenal talent on stage through two artistic acts with live hair artistry!

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Dream Team Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
ID Artist Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
ID Artist Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
ID Artist Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
ID Artist Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
Dream Team Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
Dream Team Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
Dream Team Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018
Dream Team Show at L'Oréal Professionnel IHA 2018


The winners of the north, south, east, and west will soon compete at the finale, to be held next year! So, stay tuned and make sure to follow all our #IHA2018 coverage on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

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