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WA’s sa­lon of the year, Eclec­tic Styles Hair Stu­dio in Bayswa­ter, is mo­ti­vated to con­tinue learn­ing new trends in an “ever-evolv­ing” in­dus­try.

The stu­dio fin­ished with top points at the 2018 WA In­ter­na­tional Hairstylists So­ci­ety (IHS) cham­pi­onships and won the sa­lon of the year for the first time on Oc­to­ber 28.

The cham­pi­onships in­volve var­i­ous live rounds where hair­dressers and bar­bers need to cre­ate hair­styles and do hair­cuts on mod­els.

Owner El­iz­a­beth Stil­lisano, of For­rest­field, also won the se­nior hair­dresser of the year and over­all cham­pion while her part­ner Matthew Simp­son won the ju­nior lord of the barber ti­tle.

First-year ap­pren­tice Jo Milieri, of Hunt­ing­dale, came sec­ond in the ju­nior tra­di­tional men’s cut and ju­nior ses­sion stylist live rounds.

Ms Stil­lisano, who has been a hair­dresser for 12 years and run the stu­dio for six years, said she was shak­ing when the judges an­nounced their name as the sa­lon of the year.

“Ev­ery time I do a com­pe­ti­tion, it is a way for me to push my­self and try things that you can’t try on clients that sit on the chair,” she said.­mu­ni­ d488207 Pic­ture: David Baylis

Barber Matthew Simp­son with Eclec­tic Styles Hair Stu­dio owner El­iz­a­beth Stil­lisano and first-year ap­pren­tice Jo Milieri.

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