It's been a big year for the beauty industry, and to celebrate people's achievements, the Australian Hair Industry Awards, Australian Modern Barber Awards, and Australian Beauty Industry Awards recognised the very best of the best across hair, grooming and makeup.
Now, as we head into 2023, the winners have commented on the trends we’ll be seeing next year, so start taking notes.
AHIA AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR 2022:
DEE PARKER, WEISELMANN SALON
Moving on from the thicker curtain bangs, wispy fringes are a great way to change a look without losing length while still keeping your look fresh and modern. They are also easy to grow out, making them the perfect entry point for those not ready to make a full fringe commitment. Fresh and summery, this is an ultra-feminine look.
WET HAIR STYLING
This edgier/editorial style is becoming more mainstream. Gone are the days when exaggerated looks were reserved for special events and red carpets. Instead, we are seeing clients become much more adventurous and rocking the style for more relaxed occasions. The style is either slicked back off the face or left to hang in a more relaxed finish with an emphasis on texture.
AMBA AUSTRALIAN BARBER OF THE YEAR 2022:
COSTA ZACHARIA, UNOIT
CURLY SHAG PILE
The obsession with all things 80’s, thanks to Stranger Things, brought back the curly mullet in a big way, and 2023 will see it evolve further with even heavier fringes and more shag. We are talking men heading into the shop and requesting perms again. The volume will be embraced along with natural curl and texture.
For men, long, lightened hair and regrowth are coming back. This grungy style is a modern take on the gritty look. The blonde is mixed with a darker stretched-out root and is perfect for grown-out COVID styles.
ABIA AUSTRALIAN MAKE-UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2022:
Any foundation that looks like foundation is out. Gone are flawless matte finishes and dramatic looks, and instead, it’s all about natural skin peeking through. Think Hailey Bieber’s ubiquitous glazed donut skin with the lightest hint of skin tints and BB creams diluted with a nourishing serum or moisturiser. Concealer can still be added but only where needed and only sparingly.
ALL OVER BLUSH
No longer the domain of the cheeks, blush is increasingly spreading across the face even in a pared-bared-back daily make-up routine. Firstly we are seeing it spread across to the bridge of the nose as well as taken up above the orbital bone. But it is also proving to be the ultimate multitasker as the same shade is used across eyes, cheeks and lips. Experiment by using your favourite shade at varying degrees of severity to manage the impact. Also, go with creams for most skin types, but switch to a powder for more textured skin.
For further information, please contact Kristy at Lily Blue Communications: KRISTY@LILYBLUE.COM.AU.