On the 27th of September, Goldwell proudly served as the official hair partner for the NRL Dally Ms Style Suite. This marked Goldwell's second year supporting this stylish event, where they crafted high-glamour looks for female NRLW players, as well as wives and partners.
The Dally M Awards stand as the crowning event in the NRL Calendar, celebrating the outstanding performers of the premiership season. Before the winners are revealed, a grand display of style takes place on the red (or, in this unique case, green Astro turf) carpet.
The Style Suite was hosted at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, while the awards ceremony itself unfolded at the WINX Stand within the Royal Randwick Racecourse. Players and their partners sought out the Style Suite for hair, makeup, and fashion styling. Here, they left behind their mouthguards and footy shorts, embracing smokey eyes, beaded gowns, and contemporary up-dos.
The Goldwell Glam squad comprised four skilled stylists: Lauren Griffiths, co-owner of Indie Sky + Co; Sophie Reeves from Salon Sessions; Milly Cawthorn from Willomina; and Mikaela Johns from Helens Hair Artistry. This team collaborated with each guest to craft a personalized look that perfectly complemented their gown and reflected their individual style.
Textured high ponytails, meticulously styled Hollywood waves, elegantly undone updos, and stylish middle parts were among the highly sought-after choices. Lauren Griffiths commented on the experience, saying, "It was such a fun day, seeing the ladies embrace their glamorous side. We saw lots of textured styles, and waves are always in demand. Goldwell’s Creative Texture Dry Boost played a pivotal role, serving both as a styling and finishing spray, alongside Perfect Hold Magic Finish Lustrous Finish Hairspray."
Knights superstar Kalyn Ponga stormed home to win the 2023 Dally M Medal from Warriors veteran Shaun Johnson by just one point. Also from the Knights, Tamika Upton won the NRLW Dally M Medal to cap her stunning season.