Competition Information

At Matrix we believe in uniting and celebrating all hairdressers no matter your experience level.  In 2018, we announced the Matrix Collective competition to provide the opportunity for ALL to showcase their unique colour and styling talents. Open to all hairdressers, it was free to enter and only required a smartphone photo of a model showcasing their unique look.‚Äč

Entries closed in February 2019 and our judges Paul Frasca (Owner/Director of Sustainable Salons Australia and Board Member of Australian Hairdressing Council), Marie Cain (Creative Director Headstudio, Redken Artist, and WA/NT Hairdresser of the Year Finalist 2019), Sandy Chong (CEO/Board Member of Australian Hairdressing Council), and Cameron Pine (Managing Editor of InStyle) selected 5 individual finalists and 3 team finalists from each state. 

Our state finals took place in across the country during March and April 2019, where finalists recreating their looks and parading their work down the catwalk at our Matrix Playground events with the state winners being announced at the end of each night.

Click here to see photos and a full recap of our Matrix Playground events.

Congratulations again to all of our Matrix Collective winners for 2019!  Each of our winners will now take part in an editorial photoshoot with InStyle Magazine, including PR, social media and marketing support, to showcase their creative work.

We look forward to running the Matrix Collective competition again at the end of 2019 and seeing more of the creativity our Matrix family has to offer.

Individual Winners

SA/NT: Lauren Hutcheson – Scizzor Lounge

WA: Shauna Moore – Lemon Laine

QLD: Joanne Bird – B&B Hair Salon

NSW/ACT: Leah Rowley – Stevie English Hair

VIC/TAS: Moshe Vaknin – Gloss Hair Dezign

Team Winners

SA/NT: Maria Puccio and Madison Logozzo – Acqua Lounge Hair Studio

WA: Hayley Keep and Jayde Osterburg – Earth Wind Fire Hair

QLD: Sandy Kennedy and Danni Colebert – OMG! Hair Bar

NSW/ACT: Leanne Kay and Harrison Sansom – Stevie English Hair

VIC/TAS: Ellana Dolman and Siobhan Tour – Hairhouse Southland

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