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Adelaide hairdresser announced as Creative Australian Hair Industry Award finalist

Prospect hair salon SJ Establishment’s Sam James has been named as a finalist AHIA- Creative Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2024.

Prospect’s esteemed hair salon, SJ Establishment, is making waves in the industry, having been announced as a finalist for the highly coveted title of AHIA Creative: Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2024.

Owner and Director Sam James is spearheading the charge, making her the sole South Australian representative in contention. This marks her third consecutive year as a Finalist, further solidifying her reputation as one of the nation’s premier hairstylists.

Joining Sam in the spotlight is team member Amelia Winen, also recognised as a Finalist for the Hot Shots team and AHIA Creative: New Creative Talent 2024 awards. The team’s remarkable achievements are highlighted by their selection as Finalists in the Matrix All-Stars Competition, where SJ Establishment’s Tina Belham, Summah Tiley, and Bella Portaro stand out among 1,100 entries. Their exceptional talents in colour and styling using Matrix products could earn them an all-expenses-paid trip to Sydney, where they’ll have the opportunity to be mentored by Australian Matrix Artists and attend prestigious events.

SJ Establishment’s accolades extend beyond national recognition, with a history of wins including AHIA Creative SA/TAS Hairdresser of the Year 2021 and multiple Hair Expo SA Hairdresser of the Year awards.

Sam’s global influence in the industry is further solidified by her recent appointment as Global Artist for hair care brand Matrix, joining an elite group of artists shaping the future of fashion and education in the hair industry.

Beyond their achievements, SJ Establishment is renowned for providing a world-class experience in Adelaide, emphasising trend-focused cuts, colours, styles, and high-end hair extensions. Their innovative approach extends to their salon design, which fosters a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, complemented by a revolving art program showcasing local artists’ work.

The team’s anticipation mounts as they await the outcome of the 2024 AHIA Creative Gala, scheduled for July 1st at The Star, Sydney, where Sam and Amelia hope to secure top honours. Tina, Summah, and Bella will also await eagerly for their results on June 3rd.

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