Congratulations to our very own SESSION.MASTER Pauline McCabe for winning AHFA’s WA/NT Hairdresser of the Year! Pauline’s winning collection, named Eccentric Romantics, features a series of dimensional cuts, soft curls and loads of texture enhanced by flower clips and glittered roots, showcasing some of the most innovative techniques in the industry!
Inspired by the past, Pauline’s collection was created for the freewheeling, individualistic girl. Romanticism in the nineteenth century was a deliberate reaction against harmony and rationality in the arts, and individuals were free to create imaginative and spontaneous alternatives. Inspired by the freedom of this era, Eccentric Romantics offers glimpses of Dark Gothic, Teddy Girl and 1960s Mod influences. A youthful, quirky and romantic aesthetic is beautifully demonstrated in this collection where cultural heritage is explored through eclectic accessories including 1940s brooches and oriental fabrics, complemented by an ethereal softness to the hair which suits the vintage and otherworldly aura that Pauline sought to create.
The Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA) is Australia’s largest annual independent hairstyling awards program. Hundreds of entries are judged each year by a panel of industry professionals from around the globe, who seek out the best work in the industry from individuals and salons throughout Australia. The Hairdresser of the Year title is awarded to hairdressers whose collection showcases fashion minded, innovative and inspirational styles through stand-out creativity, skill and originality.
Photos provided courtesy of JAYCHOCH PHOTOGRAPHY and AHFA.