Style turns heads to be capital winner
Porirua hair stylist Nichola Ahnau has been named Wellington Hairdresser of the Year.
A senior stylist at Reds Hairdressing in Pukerua Bay, Ms Ahnau impressed judges at the July 15 event with her technical skills and innovative fashion-focused style, to pick up both the Urban Night Hair award and the Supreme Award.
She was thrilled to win the event, especially with the high standard of work on show. She said it definitely made all the long hours of preparation worthwhile.
Raised in Porirua, Ms Ahnau joined Reds eight years ago as a school leaver. She has previously won Outstanding Young Employee at the Porirua Business Awards and was a finalist in the Business Stylist of the Year Award at last year’s national KItomba NZARH business awards.
Ms Ahnau will represent Wellington in the national competitions. She is determined to take her work to the next level to ensure she will shine in the national competitions.
Reds apprentice stylist Samantha Bell was also a cut above at the competition. She was runner-up for the men’s cutting award.
Best in show: Wellington Hairdresser of the year Nichola Ahnau, right, with model Hayley Brown.