Nordic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2019: Johan KristensenAugust 12, 2019
”The 60’s and 70’s were my most important sources of inspiration!” Johan Kristensen from Nygatan Nio in Gävle, Sweden, impressed the jury at Nordic Hair Awards with his elegant, retro inspired look. The winner of Nordic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2019 sponsored by American Crew loves his job wholeheartedly.
– I’m super happy and very excited, says an enthusiastic Johan Kristensen from Nygatan Nio in Gävle.
How did it feel just before the award ceremony?
– I knew that I had done my best and didn’t ponder about how I could have done things differently. I also participated in a show on stage, which was intense, but I managed to keep focused. I feel confident in my own box – that’s important. I’m present and am enjoying it.
What does the award mean to you?
– It feels extremely good! I have won a lot of awards in Sweden, but this Nordic award represents the next level. I love my job wholeheartedly and passionate.
Johan is very pleased, and his plan after the interview was to celebrate with a good champagne.
– Right now, I just want to enjoy myself!
The jury’s motivation:
” With a sharp, modern design and a composition that harmonized the model perfectly, the winner of Nordic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year impressed with a look that was detailed, technical and fashionable. An elegant shape with a modern twist.”
Text: Gunnhild Bjørnsti (edit: Camilla Svensson)
Photo: Claus Peuckert
Read the full interview with Johan in the next local edition of Hair Magazine.