Meet the Danish finalists in Nordic Hair Awards 2019

Meet the Danish finalists in Nordic Hair Awards 2019
May 20, 2019 Camilla Svensson

The Danish finalists in Nordic Hair Awards 2019

The very first Nordic Hair Awards is just around the corner. The finalists are preparing for the live competition and the award ceremony where the winners will be announced. In the meantime, you can get to know the finalists and their inspiration better.

NOTE: The finalists have answered in their local languages and the answers have been translated to English. 

Nordic Women’s Hairdresser of the Year – sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional

Foto: Jakob Lerche
Makeup: Emma Lykke
Model: Johanne
Stylist: Anne Hardahl Pedersen

Foto: Jakob Lerche
Makeup: Emma Lykke
Model: Johanne
Stylist: Anne Hardahl Pedersen

Anne Hardahl Pedersen, A+ Intercoiffure

What is the inspiration behind your look?
The inspiration is a mix of the 80’s and 90’s in a contemporary classic style. I experimented with vibrant colours in the punk style and the classic bob, which comprised a powerful look.

How will you prepare for the live competition during the day?
I am not quite sure yet. First, it has to sink in that I am a finalist. But I will be prepared.

Foto: Rune Buch
Makeup: Johanne Døi Schmidt
Model: Johanne Døi Schmidt
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Foto: Rune Buch
Makeup: Johanne Døi Schmidt
Model: Johanne Døi Schmidt
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Louise Hartmann, By Hartmann

What is the inspiration behind your look?
My inspiration came from a trip to London, where they do very graphic cuts and a bit more daring bangs, as opposed to Denmark. I was also inspired to further develop my look from Danish Hairdresser of the Year, a title I won last year. I made a new colour, which is silver-like, with a black stripe in the middle. It is a strong look and a bit futuristic.

How will you prepare for the live competition?
I will recreate the look. I have created the look myself, so I know exactly how to make it. But when you must cut it within a certain time it is important to try to remake it to make sure that you get the bangs placed, where they should be. It is easier to make small adjustments for a picture compared to when you must recreate a look live.

Nordic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – sponsored by American Crew

Foto: Martin Lindeblad Jørgensen
Makeup: Thea Vester
Model: Stefan Juncker
Stylist: Thea Vester

Foto: Martin Lindeblad Jørgensen
Makeup: Thea Vester
Model: Stefan Juncker
Stylist: Thea Vester

Thea Vester, Saxkjær

What is the inspiration behind your look?
I was very aware of, as it was stated in the guidelines, that it had to be a look that was wearable and something I could do in the salon. At the same time, I wanted the focus to be on the hair, why I only have the model and the hair in focus. The model is quite tough in his look with his tattoos, so I tried to create a look based on this. So, a bit tough and un-sweetened everyday look.

How will you prepare for the live competition?
I will practice intensively on a lot of male hair to be sure that my cutting, fade, and beard will be perfect on the day. Then I will make sure to pack everything, and that all my tools are sharp for the competition. I look forward to presenting my model to you and to show you my work during the day.

Foto: Thomas Nyhus
Makeup: Sophia Cannon
Model: Indiana Pratt

Foto: Thomas Nyhus
Makeup: Sophia Cannon
Model: Indiana Pratt

Christoffer Riemer, Hox

What is the inspiration behind your look?
I wanted to create a look that was a mix of Brad Pitt and the British male hairstyles. It turned out to be a handsome Brad Pitt – kind of 90’s without being too cliché.

How will you prepare for the live competition during the day?
I will start preparing a month ahead. Practice and making sure that everything runs smoothly. Luckily, my model is my customer, so I know his hair well.

Nordic Avant-garde Hairdresser of the Year – sponsored by Aveda

Foto: Line Schultz
Makeup: Jimmy Lund Hansen
Model: Josefine Hald
Stylist: Britta Agergaard

Foto: Line Schultz
Makeup: Jimmy Lund Hansen
Model: Josefine Hald
Stylist: Britta Agergaard

Britta Agergaard, Zsa Zsa Zsu Intercoiffure

What is the inspiration behind your look?
My boss and I were talking about a plant that we have in the salon, which is kind of funny, green and with a bit of grey as well. It looks like a tree. Then I went home and started to create it on a doll head. In that way, it was a conversation about a plant that led to the look.

How will you prepare for the live competition?
I need to practice now and then, when it suits the model as well. But otherwise, I will have to make a lot of preparations and consider, if there are any improvements that must be done. I am not nervous about the time, as I am used to the time pressure in competitions.

Foto: Eyðbjørn Jacobsen

Foto: Eyðbjørn Jacobsen

Vera Larsen, Vera klipt

What is the inspiration behind your look?
Originally, I wanted to make a tree. But then I saw that if I became one of the finalists, then I would have to recreate it, and that would be too time-consuming. Then I thought of a sheep, but that did not work either. Then I saw some makeup with squares, and that inspired me to do the look. I felt creative when I made it, and the look was developed while I created it.

How will you prepare for the live competition?
As my look must be recreated from scratch, I need to practice, so that I can make it as fast as possible. First, when I read about Nordic Hair Awards, I thought that I could just send in some photos and not consider the fact that it had to be recreated. But then I changed my mind, and it kept coming back to me that I had to make that look. So now I just have to practice the look.

Nordic Colour Technician of the Year – sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel

Foto: Rune Buch
Makeup: Johanne Døi Schmidt
Model: Ida Anette Kleist
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Foto: Rune Buch
Makeup: Johanne Døi Schmidt
Model: Ida Anette Kleist
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Louise Hartmann, By Hartmann

What is the inspiration behind your look?
My inspiration comes from pixels. Like a television can pixelate occasionally. The choice of colour is inspired by sunset and pixilation from television.

How will you prepare for the live competition?
I will prepare from home by trying to recreate the look and figure out how long it takes.

Foto: Thomas Jessen
Makeup: Maria Micalizio
Model: Mia Marina
Stylist: Johnny Juhl Nielsen

Foto: Thomas Jessen
Makeup: Maria Micalizio
Model: Mia Marina
Stylist: Johnny Juhl Nielsen

Johnny Juhl Nielsen, Art of Hair Intercoiffure

What is the inspiration behind your look?
It is from a hairdresser from Romania who work with Wella colours. He has some extremely cool techniques. And then Wella recently introduced some very creative and crazy colours, so I thought I would go all in on the warm shades.

How will you prepare for the live competition?
To be honest? The first thing I did was that I contacted my friend who was also nominated to ask if she had moved on to the finals. So, we will most likely get together to prepare to stand as strong as a nation as possible. Who knows? Other than that, I probably have a doll head in the basement that I will do some colour-testing on. Nothing will be left to chance that day.

Nordic Editorial Stylist of the Year – sponsored by Kevin Murphy

Foto: Lasse Baltzer
Makeup: Louise Hartmann
Model: Laura Alliverti Henrichsen
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Foto: Lasse Baltzer
Makeup: Louise Hartmann
Model: Laura Alliverti Henrichsen
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Foto: Lasse Baltzer
Makeup: Louise Hartmann
Model: Laura Alliverti Henrichsen
Stylist: Louise Hartmann

Louise Hartmann, By Hartmann

How did you create the look?
I was inspired by odd angles. In one of the pictures it almost looks like that my model is nearly in a bridge position. I thought it looked so cool that she leaned over the proportions that the body looks natural in. And the other picture with the fabric made her look like a “strong woman” with the hat and the bright lipstick.

What is the inspiration behind your look?
My inspiration was to make a “power woman”-frontpage with a hat. When you make a shoot like this, you often take 70-80 pictures during the shoot. Sometimes, when you look through the pictures, some of them will look even better than you imagined. I was not necessarily planned but ended up unique. That is often what happens when my photographer and I are in the same room – something great happens that we were not prepared for.

Foto: Matjias Gammelvins
Makeup: Cecilie Raahede
Model: Laura Møller Boelskifte
Stylist: Cecilie Raahede

Cecilie Raahede, Stylevision

How did you create the look?
I like the very simple and clean expression, which is the identity that I am trying to create as a hairdresser. My cutting technique has a simple and clean expression and then I have emphasized the colours instead.

What is the inspiration behind your look?
There is a lot of inspiration from what I think is cool. I like clear colours and especially the red cobber colours, I think they are really beautiful.

That was all the Danish finalists. Now you can get to know the Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish finalists as well.