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Cos Sakkas is nominated for International Hairdresser of the Year

TONI&GUY international artistic director Cos Sakkas has been nominated for International Hairdresser of the Year at this year’s International Hairdressing Awards. 

Cos, who is the only British hairdresser to be nominated for the title, was chosen by a panel of judges from around the world. Other nominees include Jamie Furlan from Australia and Jose Garcia from Spain. To compete in this category Cos was previously nominated and invited to take part.  

The finalists of the five awards were announced in a live broadcast from the Raffel Pages Museum of Hairdressing in the heart of Barcelona. Mikel Luzea, IHA Director and founder and Sergi Bancells, global ambassador of the awards, will travel the world with a recording team to personally announce the awards to the winners, bringing the excitement via a live stream. Then the winners will be invited to attend the big night itself in Madrid on 16 May, ewhere the International Hairdressing Awards will consist of a purple carpet – the red carpet of the global hairdressing world – a stunning catwalk shows from teams around the world and the awards ceremony, where the winners will be crowned.  

In the fourth year, participation has registered great figures: almost 500 collections from 38 different countries have entered to participate with their photographic work in the categories of Best International Women’s Collection, Best International Men’s Collection and Best International Avant-Garde Collection. In addition, the hairdressers and artistic teams that had been shortlisted to participate in the categories of International Hairdresser of the Year and International Artistic Team of the Year were invited to submit their applications, consisting of a photographic collection and a dossier summarizing their professional career in the last year. 

The International Hairdressing Awards are an independent beauty organization, powered by hairdressers, that has been supported since its inception by a main sponsor of international relevance who believe in the message and mission of these awards: Revlon Professional. Beauty Underground, Salon Look Madrid-Ifema and Hair MBA act as sponsors and Estetica Magazine as global media partner, with 24 editions worldwide.  

Find out more about Cos Sakkas: 
Instagram: @cossakkas