Shiseido ProfessionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s annual hair competition borrowed its theme from JapanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s famous bustling city Shibuya this year, calling it Ã¢â‚¬ËœCity InstinctÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. The competition aims to celebrate beauty creators with an eye for textures, colours, and styles, with out-of-the-norm results.
This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s panel of judges includedÃ‚Â Shiseido ProfessionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hair, Beauty and Fashion Top Specialists:Ã‚Â Masa Otake, Principal of Shiseido Beauty Academy;Ã‚Â Tadashi Harada, Principal of Shiseido Academy of Beauty and Fashion (SABFA); hair make- up Artist Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Hirofumi Kera and Yoshiko Jinguji,Ã‚Â hair and make-up artists;Ã‚Â Ikuko Shindo,Ã‚Â hair and make-up artist;Ã‚Â Masato Kanazawa,Ã‚Â Photo Director, Creative Division;Ã‚Â Masato Kanazawa,Ã‚Â ShiseidoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Photo Director and Creative Division;Ã‚Â Joji Teshigawara,Ã‚Â professional photographer, and other distinguished industry professionals Jerome Awasthi, Julyen Loo and Toshihide Mori, who have shortlisted the Top 10 finalists for each category; Salon Creation and Total Creation.
Ms. Deslyn Koh from E-Jean Hair Beauty & Design was crowned the Grand Prix winner of Salon Creation with her fearless and bold techniques displayed in her masterpiece; Bloodline, and Mr. Kenzo How from Shinka Ang Mo Kio was crowned the Grand Prix winner of Total Creation with his creative expression combining traditional and modern aspects in his showpiece; Kabuki.
Both Grand Prix winners are invited to an all-expenses paid trip to the Beauty Congress in Tokyo, and will also join the winnersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ academy by Shiseido Professional in Japan where they will attend special seminars with Shiseido ProfessionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s external top Japanese salons highlighting the latest Tokyo trends, techniques and services.
On top of the winnersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ announcement, the awards show also featured a live styling of the brandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Singapore Artistic Ambassadors as well as a live make-up show by NARS Singapore Lead Artist & Trainer Julyen Loo. AmbassadorÃ‚Â Toshihide Mori performed a special live hair cutting and styling during the show.
See some of the winning creations below.