Discover the professional jury of the Fígaro Awards 2023

Club Fígaro has announced the five names that will make up the Professional Jury for the 14th edition of the Spanish creative hairdressing awards, all of them personalities of recognised national and international prestige.

José Ventura (Spain). International stylist with more than twenty years of experience in the creative image, fashion and entertainment sectors. His career has been based in Europe and America. He has produced and worked in twenty-five countries, always on the move with events and presentations for international brands such as Celine Paris, Karen Millen, Diesel, Bershka, Schwarzkopf, ghd, Babyliss or with the world's leading design school Parson School of Design. On catwalks such as New York or London Fashion Week, on stages such as Broadway, or in Ibiza with the creator of the prestigious Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté. Currently, Ventura is responsible for the wardrobe, hair and make-up department of Nacho Cano's new project, Malinche The Musical, based in Madrid.

José Ventura
José Ventura

Ilham Mestour (Netherlands), of Moroccan origin, is based in Amsterdam, where she has developed her professional career in the world of hairdressing. Currently, she is one of the most sought-after hairdressers by celebrities from around the world and has made fashion productions for the main international magazines.

Ilham Mestour
Ilham Mestour

Josh Lamonaca (UK). ​ With an infectious character and a remarkable work rate Josh Lamonaca has become a world renowned figure revolutionising a system for men’s hair education. Josh has featured in over 25 countries sharing the Menspire philosophy at some of the most prestigious events in the world, with audiences rising above 3000 people. The hard work hasn’t been unnoticed as Josh Lamonaca has seen his efforts identified after being awarded as Educator of the Year at both New York City, USA Barbercon 2017 and Rome, Italy Festival Barber 2018 and Beauty World, Hungary, Budapest 2022.

Josh Lamonaca
Josh Lamonaca

Beatriz Matallana (Spain), is one of the most versatile stylists in our country and for more than 40 editions she has been the hairdressing director of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid. Her portfolio ranges from productions for magazines, advertisements and video clips to being the trusted makeup artist and hairdresser for celebrities such as Shakira, Elsa Pataky, Amaia Salamanca or Eugenia Silva.

Beatriz Matallana
Beatriz Matallana

Lorenzo Marchelle (Italy) is a young and prestigious Italian hairdresser based in Turin. Recognised as Italian Hairdresser of the Year in 2019 and winner of the International Visionary Award at the Alternative Hair Show 2022, Marchelle is the founder and creative director of the renowned Attilio Artistic Team. A global ambassador for Alfaparf Milano, Lorenzo has worked on the world's main stages, as well as putting his creative talents as a hairdresser at the service of fashion backstage at the four most important Fashion Weeks in the world: New York, Milan, Paris and London.

Lorenzo Marchelle
Lorenzo Marchelle

The Fígaro Catwalk and the Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday 6th November, within the framework of Salón Look IFEMA MADRID.



The Club

The objective pursued by Club FÍGARO is recognition, both professionally and socially; thus raising our profession to the category of excellence, just as sectors such as fashion or gastronomy did at the time. Our mission is aimed at making our work known, admired and respected, both in the national and international territory, thus consolidating an increasingly cosmopolitan and powerful industry.

The Contest

The Spanish Hairdressing Awards, also called Fígaro Awards, value the photographic works of the hairdressing creations of the participating firms, to reward the most outstanding creative hairdressers in the country. They consist of five categories and were established in 2009 to give notoriety and visibility to the artistic work of Spanish hairdressers. The basic objective pursued by Club Fígaro with the creation of these awards is the social and professional recognition of hairdressing in Spain to consolidate an industry that is increasingly cosmopolitan and powerful.

Participating hairdressers register online to participate and upload their photographic collections to the Club Fígaro website. Afterward, the professional jury, made up of prominent personalities from national and international hairdressing and which changes every year, individually and independently votes the collections submitted anonymously, so impartiality is guaranteed.

Club Fígaro has the support of its main sponsor Revlon Professional, Salón Look IFEMA MADRID, a leading trade fair event, as official partner and The Hair MBA, as collaborator. Finally, Club Fígaro has the support of the main professional beauty magazines and portals in Spain.

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About Club Fígaro

Club Fígaro is a non-profit associative project created in 2009 by an outstanding group of Spanish hairdressing professionals. The main objective pursued by Club Fígaro is the social recognition of the profession, and this is articulated with the creation of the Spanish Hairdressing Awards, which have been held since 2010 and value the photographic works of hairdressing trends from the main Spanish firms. The transparency and prestige of the Awards is guaranteed by the appointment of an external jury, made up of five prominent names in international hairdressing, who vote individually and independently on the collections presented anonymously. The winners of the different categories of the Awards are announced during the Figaro Catwalk, an event that has already become the great annual event for Spanish hairdressers. 

Club Fígaro has the support of its main sponsor Revlon ProfessionalSalón Look IFEMA MADRID, a leading trade fair event, as an official partner and MDB Education, as a collaborator. Finally, Club Fígaro has the support of the main professional beauty magazines and portals in Spain.


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