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For the first time in 2020, the International Hairdressing Awards decided to present the International Hair Influencer of the Year Award, which recognizes the impact and influence of hairdressing professionals in the world of social media.

The award takes into account not just total number of followers and impact on a global level, but also the positive influence the individual has on the industry through posts, publications, constructive attitude and interaction with hairdressing professionals.

This year’s award was given to Sam Villa, one of the most respected and beloved professionals and educators in the world. Not only does he have hundreds of thousands of followers across his social media platforms, he is determined to make this medium a place of respect, positivity and admiration among colleagues.

“I would like to thank the International Hairdressing Awards as I am deeply honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Influencer of the Year Award,”said Sam. “To be recognized in the influencer world is truly humbling. I will never stop influencing and helping people, it’s just who I am: a teacher driven to be of value to an industry that has given me life in my career. This award speaks to all influencers who commit to teaching, sharing and helping hairdressers be better hairdressers.

”The award will be presented to Sam on February 16, 2020 in Madrid, although Sam is no stranger to awards. In 2017, he received the North American Hairstyling Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a global artistic ambassador for Redken, retails his own branded products and runs educational events and seminars for stylists across the globe.

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