This year, COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY, together with Australian distributor Ozdare, sponsored the 2018 Australian Hair Fashion Awards, Australia’s largest and most successful independent hairdressing awards program. Held at the iconic Luna Park in Sydney, the award show hosted Australia’s top talent in the hairdressing industry, and welcomed a sold-out audience of over 900 attendees including celebrities and top tier media. That evening, Kevin Murphy and our team of MASTERS, including HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman, COLOR.ME Design Director Kate Reid, Design Director of Styling Wade Blackford, and SESSION.MASTER James Nicholsson, celebrated the launch of COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY during the show by putting together an awe-inspiring runway presentation that demonstrated our finest in hair creativity and artistry.
“Fashion has always played a huge role in the KEVIN.MURPHY brand, so partnering with AHFA to launch our revolutionary new product is a perfect fit.” – Kevin MurphyDuring the award ceremony, our very own COLOR.ME Design Director, Kate Reid, accepted the prestigious Excellence in Education award for her tremendous success as a driving force in the hair industry as an internationally acclaimed colourist, educator, and influencer. Kate was selected out of hundreds of entries from salons and individuals across Australia and was judged by a panel of international industry professionals to receive this highly acclaimed award for her outstanding work and influence to educators around the world!Later that evening, Kevin’s personal guest and internationally-regarded celebrity hairstylist, Jen Atkin, went on to receive the AHFA Icon of the Year award for her celebrity clientele and strong network of online influence with over 2.3 million fans on Instagram.
The evening closed with an exclusive after-party put on by AHFA with 90’s music legend Ultra Naté, who rocked the crowd with a killer DJ set, offering an exciting way to close an amazing and successful event.
Can’t get enough AHFA? Here’s a little sneak peek backstage, behind the scenes of the show!Photos provided courtesy of AHFA and Luis Murphy.