National Awards for hair and beauty industry

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The 14th annual National Awards of the Sri Lanka Association of Hairdressers and Beauticians (SLAHAB) will be taking place on the 3 and 4 April, 2011 at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo.

As the largest and sole national level competitive platform for hairdressers and beauticians to display their talents, the National Awards opens its doors for all professionals in the field. “The purpose of this event is to unite the entire beauty industry and to give equal training and opportunities to all; young and old, qualified or non-qualified, in line with the highest professional standards,” said Nayana Karunaratne, Founder President of SLAHAB, adding that, “the National awards represents all communities and individuals.”


The two-day competition will include 12 distinct categories –Long Hair Day Style, Long Hair Gents, Trend Cut Ladies, Trend Cut Gents, Nail Art, Elegant Evening Hair Style, Bridal Hair Style, Bridal Make Up, Fantasy Hair Style and three Junior categories for those aged below 25 in Bridal Hair Style, Elegant Evening Hair Style and Bridal Make Up. In addition, the 2011 National Awards will also include a special Colour Trophy sponsored by L’Oreal for all salon staff skilled in hair colour.

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be chosen in each category with awards and prize money presented to each while the L’Oreal Colour Trophy will be presented to a single champion along with prize money. All participants will receive special gifts courtesy of SLAHAB.

Providing much more than a competitive stage, the National Awards will be an opportunity for participants to develop themselves. The rules of competition and judging criteria will be maintained strictly according to international standards and special training demonstrations will be conducted for competitors, during the event as well as beforehand every Monday and Tuesday in Colombo. Recognised talent will be given the opportunity to gain training and be a part of the international competitions to be held in 2011 by the Organisation Mondiale Coiffure (OMC) – the world’s biggest beauty organisation – including the OMC Championship to be held in Milan and OMC Asia Cup in Okinawa.

All foremost hair and beauty professionals in the country will be gracing the event, making it an opportunity for all amateurs to display their talent to the finest expertise.   

The event will further encompass a buzz of activity throughout both days with hair, beauty and fashion related trade stalls, events and fun filled audience competitions. The 14th annual SLAHAB National Awards is sponsored by Renew Hair Colour, Earth Essence, Glamours, L.A. Girl, L’Oreal Professional and City & Guilds while media sponsors are Derana and Nawaliya. 

Registrations close on the 1 April. For further information contact SLAHAB on 0112596221.