Showpony Hair Extensions has been named a finalist for Educator of the Year - Product or Equipment Company for the Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022 - Business. 

Mocha Group are excited to announce the finalists for the Australian Hair Industry Awards 2022 - Business. Launched in 2011 by esteemed trade visionary Linda Woodhead and the Mocha Group team, the AHIA’s- Business are renowned as the definitive awards program of business excellence for Australia’s leading hairdressers, salons, specialist businesses, educators and professional products. These accolades come as a welcome reprieve after challenging years with salons and hairdressers ready to look ahead and celebrate their achievements with one another.

Combining opportunities for individuals of all levels as well as categories for salons, specialist businesses, educators and professional products, they provide an exciting snapshot of the impressive quality of the industry. The awards were launched due to industry demand for a platform to highlight business achievement and are judged by an independent panel of judges, media, PR and business specialists.

The AHIA’s Business are proudly sponsored by Timely, Redken, Kitomba, Sustainable Salons, Excellent Edges, Matrix, Schwarzkopf Professional, Goldwell, L’Oreal Professionnel, Revlon Professional, HairBiz, Shortcuts, DNA, The Zing Project, KMS, EVY Professional, Comfortel and Wella Professionals.

With finalists now announced, these awards will culminate in a gala event to be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 9th October with a hair and fashion extravaganza choreographed by the incredible multi-hyphenate Adam Williams.

Linda is excited to reveal this year’s finalists;

“Our 2022 awards have seen the largest amount of entries we have ever had which is testament to the way the industry is pulling together and coming back post-COVID to be stronger than before. These awards are a chance for these important businesses in our local communities to shine a light on their achievements and to celebrate our industry camaraderie face to face”.


Australian Hair Industry Awards - Business 2022
Sunday 9th October
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
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2022 AHIA Business Finalists
Sponsored by HAIRBIZ
Acidic Bonding Concentrate Shampoo and Conditioner By Redken
Blondeme Neutralizing Shampoo and Conditioner By Schwarzkopf Professional
Colorful Anti-Fade Shampoo & Conditioner By Joico
Curl Manifesto Bain + Fondant By Kérastase
Deep Ultra Soft Shampoo & Conditioner By muk Haircare
Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner By Arvo Haircare
Precious Shampoo & Conditioner By Pure Organic Haircare
Semi di Lino Smooth Shampoo and Mask By Alfaparf Milano
Silk Oil Shampoo and Conditioning Cream By Alter Ego Italy
Sublimia Hair DD Shampoo and Hair DD Mask By Elgon
Acidic Bonding Concentrate Lotion By Redken
BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Sealed Ends By Schwarzkopf Professional
Deep 1 Minute Ultra Soft Treatment By muk Haircare
Hydrating Mask By Arvo Haircare
INNOluxe V3 Elixir By Smiths Collective Brands
Sacred Mask By Pure Organic Haircare
Scalp Scrub By Georgiemane
Anti-frizz Serum By Georgiemane
Big Blowout By Redken
Colorful Glow Beyond Anti Fade Serum By Joico
Filthy Styling Paste By muk Haircare
OSIS Plus Mess Up By Schwarzkopf Professional
Semi di Lino Smoothing Cream By Alfaparf Milano
Shaping Serum By Pure Organic Haircare
Silk Blend Oil By Alter Ego Italy
Salon Team Member of the Year
Sponsored by Excellent Edges
Alyssia Pearson - Toni&Guy Broadbeach
Bethany Rabl - Becky B Hair North Lakes
Carla Wilson - Elysium Hair Brisbane
Cory Plant - Oscar Oscar Salons - Carindale
Elle Coco - Jack Horton Hair
Evie Golding - Rokstar
Hannah Macdougall - Toni&Guy Cronulla
Kathryn Emmerson - Becky B Hair Caloundra
Lucie Lavergne - Elysium Hair Brisbane
Mitchell Biles - Bond Hair Religion
Natasha Tsangaris - Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
Terry Robertson - Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
Salon Manager/Co-Ordinator of the Year
Sponsored by Wella Professionals
Alexandra Wilkinson - Cambridge Hair Collective
Anna Wilson-Blong - Becky B Hair North Lakes
Ashleigh Trewin - Cornerworks Hair
Atalia Walter - Becky B Hair Hope Island
Brooke Levitt - Oscar Oscar Salons Carindale
Jessica Bryers - Co and Pace Salons
Jessica McHenry - Fallachi Hair
Kim Hazelton - Jack Horton Hair
Meg Lamrock - DiMattia & Co
Torrie Lennon - Rokstar
Business Director/Owner of the Year
Sponsored by Kitomba
Brodie Tsiknaris - Rokstar
Christopher Hunter - Willomina
Elle Tumelty - Scissor and Stone
Emma Hayes - C'ba Hair
Jen Roche - Halo Hair Body Beauty
Justin Pace - Co and Pace Salons
Kristie Kesic - Cobelle Creative
Marianne Smith - Cambridge Hair Collective
Sam James - SJ Establishment
Samantha Jones - Ms Monaco Hair Society
Steven Candelaira - Exhibit A
Tom White - Same Same But Different
Sole Operator of the Year
Sponsored by HAIRBIZ
Amanda Jane Oxley
Amberley Macpherson
Sofie Rocca
Best Eco Salon
Sponsored by DNA Organics
AMD Hairdressing
apaR Hair Studio
George & Ivy hairdressing
Little Birdie Hair Co
Mitch Studio
Revampd hair Studio
Best Business Newcomer of the Year
Sponsored by KMS
Basin Street Hairdressier
Exhibit A
Industry HQ
Same Same But Different
Steph Meyer & Co
Best Salon Design
Sponsored by Comfortel
C'ba Hair
Circles of Subiaco
Cobelle Creative
Hello Blonde Hair Co.
Jack Horton Hair
Katrina Gallo
Lila and Allan
Mitch Studio
Steph Meyer & Co.
Sueno Hair
The Disco
Best Marketing
Sponsored by Shortcuts
Beau Gordon Hair
Little Birdie Hair Co.
SJ Establishment
Stefan Hair Fashions, Maroochydore
Best Customer Care
Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
apaR Hair Studio
Beau Gordon Hair
DiMattia & Co
Elysium Hair Brisbane
Exhibit A
Fallachi Hair
Little Birdie Hair Co
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
Ms Monaco Hair Society
Rumbie & Co
SJ Establishment
Toni&Guy Cronulla
Salon Team of the Year
Sponsored by Goldwell
Co and Pace Salons
Cobelle Creative
Elysium Hair Brisbane
Jack Horton Hair
Letitia Booth Hair
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
SJ Establishment
Togninis Global
Toni & Guy Broadbeach
Toni and Guy Cronulla
Toni and Guy Perth
Best In Salon Training
Sponsored by The Zing Project
Co and Pace Salons
DiMattia & Co
Lila and Allan
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
Same Same But Different
Stefan Hair Fashions
Toni&Guy Cronulla
Educator of the Year – Individual
Sponsored by Redken
Adam McIntosh
Dario Cotroneo
Jules Tognini
Kylie Dwyer
Nathan Yip
Sara Briscoe
Educator of the Year – Organisation
Sponsored by HAIRBIZ
Barbery the Craft of a Barber Academy
Just Cuts Apprenticeship Program
MIG Training
Oscar Oscar Academy
Stefan Hair Fashions
The Hair Academy Australia
Total Coaching Academy
Educator of the Year - Product or Equipment Company
Sponsored by HAIRBIZ
Amazing Hair
De Lorenzo Education Team
Excellent Edges
L'Oréal Australia Professional Products Division Digital Academy
L'Oréal Professionnel Education Team
Matrix Education Team
Showpony Hair Extensions
Best Business Performance of the Year
Sponsored By Sustainable Salons
Emmerging Salons
EVY Professional
Katkit Road
Total Coaching Academy
Yovanka Loria Extensions
Sponsored By Mocha Group
VIC/TAS - Salon Cosmetics
WA/NT - Hairmart
QLD - Salon Depot
NSW/ACT - AMR Hair & Beauty
SA - Haircare Group
(National Wholesaler of the Year to be announced on Gala Night from State Winners)
State Salon Business of the Year NSW/ACT
Sponsored By EVY Professional
DiMattia & Co.
Elle J Hair
Salon Purpose
Toni and Guy Cronulla
State Salon Business of the Year QLD
Sponsored By Wella Professionals
Co and Pace Salons
Elysium Hair Brisbane
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
Ms Monaco Hair Society
Oscar Oscar Salons Broadbeach
Oscar Oscar Salons Carindale
Roca Verde
The Place Hairdressing
Toni and Guy Broadbeach
State Salon Business of the Year SA/TAS
Sponsored By Timely
Acqua Lounge Hair Studio
Longko Salon
SJ Establishment
State Salon Business of the Year VIC
Sponsored By Revlon Professional
AMD Hairdressing
Fallachi Hair
Mitch Studio
State Salon Business of the Year WA/NT
Sponsored By Matrix
Cinco hair Boutique
George & Ivy hairdressing
Pierrot's Hair & Brow Studio
Revampd Hair Studio
Scissor & Stone
Sponsored By L'Oréal Professional
To be announced on Gala Night
Sponsored By Mocha Group
To be announced on Gala Night
Sponsored By Mocha Group
To be announced on Gala Night from State Winners