FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN MODERN BARBER AWARDS 2023

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN MODERN BARBER AWARDS 2023

The finalists have been announced for the third AMBA’s, representing the very best barbers and barber shop owners that this country has to offer. Australia’s premium awards program for the male grooming industry, the AMBA’s were launched in 2021 to provide men’s hairdressing and barbering trailblazers with a much needed and often requested benchmark of excellence and platform to showcase their creative and business skills.

Created by esteemed trade visionaries Mocha Group, owners of the Australian Hair Industry Awards and Australian Beauty Industry Awards, these are just the latest initiative revolutionising the way our local visionaries engage with consumers and show off their creative and business talents.

This year’s awards consist of an increased 17 categories including the AMBA Australian Modern Barber of the Year, AMBA Australian Modern Barber Business of the Year and the AMBA International Modern Barber of the Year.

Each submission was deliberated on by an independent panel of judges including media, PR and business specialists, international barbering icons and specialists in the barbering industry. With men’s grooming an ever-increasing player in the global beauty market this is a timely marker of the industry’s importance and an exciting sign of things to come.

The 2023 gala event will see hundreds of the best of the best gathering in Melbourne on Sunday 5th November at the Plaza Ballroom with an exciting night filled with entertainment and surprises.

The AMBA’s are proudly sponsored by Heiniger, American Barber, Babyliss Pro, American Crew, Andis, Depot, JRL, Shortcuts, Excellent Edges, Timely, Comfortel and Wahl.

 

Australian Modern Barber Awards 2023

Sunday 5th November

The Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne

 

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2023 AMBA FINALISTS

Best Men’s Styling Product of the Year

Sponsored by Barbershop Magazine

Cloud Matte Styling Formula by Motion Lab

Putty Pomade by Captain Fawcett

Scheme Cream by Hanz De Fuko

Styling Cream by Justice

Styling Paste by Smash It

Whip by American Crew

 

Best Men’s Collection – Junior

Sponsored by Depot

Bec Steindl, Barber By Design

Corina Catanzaro, HMB Barbers Townsville

Gianni Sollazzo, Esq. Male Grooming

Ian Yuen, Jimmy Rods

Jacob Bonanni, Jimmy Rods

Jarrod Prosper, The Barber Academy

Karl Fono, HMB Barbers Townsville

Reid Jaroudi, Boy Barbershop

Samuel Reid, Have Heart Barbershop

Steve Robinson, HMB Barbers Townsville

 

Best Men’s Collection - Freestyle

Sponsored by Andis

Benny Hogan, HMB Barbers Townsville

Clint Wallace, Barbers By Design

Costa Zacharia, Unoit Barber

Mary-Jane Sonio, HMB Barbers Townsville

Matt Clarke, Esq. Male Grooming

Nicole Fallshaw, St Martins Barber Shop

Robin Tredrea, Barber Boys & Co. - Newton

Tom Wynn, Attaboy Hair

 

Best Business Director/Owner of the Year

Sponsored by JRL

Aaron Chan, Kings Domain Barber Shop

Bill Galanis, The BarberBar

Cameron and Bayli Mcfadyen, The Blacksmith Barbers

Don De Sanctis, Barber Boys

Gareth Philpott, The Barber Academy

Jacob Martin, Tate & Lyle

Joshua Vas, KJ Barbers

Robby Lippett, Attaboy

 

Best Customer Care

Sponsored by Shortcuts

Kings Domain Barber Shop - Richmond

New York Barbers

Platform1 Barbershop

Tate & Lyle

The BarberBar - Broadbeach

The Studio X

Unoit Barber

 

Best Men’s Collection – Classic

Sponsored by Babyliss Pro, Dateline Imports

Aaron Chan, Kings Domain Barber Shop

Abbie Cramp, HMB Barbers

Chris Thoedoulou, The BarberBar

Crisna Pheng, Haveachat Barbershop

Jake Hart, Have Heart Barbershop

Jared Sengstock, HMB Barbers

Robby Lippett, Attaboy

Ryan Poole, Esq. Male Grooming

Sean Hayes, Mayday Barber Studio

Thomas Spee, Reed Studio

 

Best Men’s Educator of the Year Organisation

Sponsored by Excellent Edges

Barbery the Craft of a Barber Academy

Kings Domain Academy

The Barber Academy

The Blacksmith Barber Academy

Best Barbershop Design

Sponsored by Comfortel

Kings Domain Barber Shop - Rialto

The BarberBar – Broadbeach

 

Best Team Collection

Sponsored by American Crew

Attaboy

Boy Barbershop

Esq. Male Grooming

Havachat Barbershop

Have Heart Barbershop

Kings Domain Barber Shop - Prahran

Reed Studio

Tate & Lyle

The Barber Academy

Zak Grooming For Men

International Modern Barber of the Year

Sponsored by Sponsored by Timely

Florian Zizkovsky, Austria

George Smith, UK

Rino Riccio, UK

BTS Crew

Sponsored by mocha group

Clint Wallace For Best Collection Freestyle

Dylan Marks For Australian Modern Barber of the Year

Kings Domain Barber Shop For Best Collection Classic

Matt Clarke For Best Collection Freestyle

Matt Clarke For Australian Modern Barber of the Year

Ryan Poole For Australian Modern Barber of the Year

Ryan Poole For Best Collection Classic

Suzi O'Brien For Australian Modern Barber of the Year

Tate & Lyle For Best Team Collection

The Barber Academy For Best Team Collection

Special Recognition Award

Sponsored by WAHL Professional

To be announced on the night

Hall of Fame

Sponsored by mocha group

To be announced on the night

Australian Modern Barber Business of the Year

Sponsored by American Barber, M&U Imports

Ampersand Barber Co.

Kings Domain Barber Shop - South Yarra

KJ Barbers

New York Barbers

The BarberBar - Broadbeach

 

Australian Modern Barber of the Year

Sponsored by Heiniger

Dylan Marks, Boy Barbershop/Barber Academy

Harrison Philpott, Harrison & Co. Barbers

Matt Clarke, Esq. Male Grooming

Ryan Poole, Esq. Male Grooming

Simon Doyle, Area Studio

Suzi O'Brien, The Studio X

 

For further information, please contact Jo Coles at Lily Blue Communications

jo@lilyblue.com.au  TEL: 0457 576 831

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