Shiseido Professionalâ€™s annual hair competition borrowed its theme from Japanâ€™s famous bustling city Shibuya this year, calling it â€˜City Instinctâ€™. The competition aims to celebrate beauty creators with an eye for textures, colours, and styles, with out-of-the-norm results.
This yearâ€™s panel of judges includedÂ Shiseido Professionalâ€™s Hair, Beauty and Fashion Top Specialists:Â Masa Otake, Principal of Shiseido Beauty Academy;Â Tadashi Harada, Principal of Shiseido Academy of Beauty and Fashion (SABFA); hair make- up Artist â€“ Hirofumi Kera and Yoshiko Jinguji,Â hair and make-up artists;Â Ikuko Shindo,Â hair and make-up artist;Â Masato Kanazawa,Â Photo Director, Creative Division;Â Masato Kanazawa,Â Shiseidoâ€™s Photo Director and Creative Division;Â Joji Teshigawara,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 winnersâ€™ academy by Shiseido Professional in Japan where they will attend special seminars with Shiseido Professionalâ€™s external top Japanese salons highlighting the latest Tokyo trends, techniques and services.
On top of the winnersâ€™ announcement, the awards show also featured a live styling of the brandâ€™s Singapore Artistic Ambassadors as well as a live make-up show by NARS Singapore Lead Artist & Trainer Julyen Loo. AmbassadorÂ Toshihide Mori performed a special live hair cutting and styling during the show.
See some of the winning creations below.