The most relevant event of the Spanish hairdressing sector has grown this year thanks to the presentation of 187 collections from 29 provinces and 15 autonomous communities, including Andorra, and 9 countries for the international category, that was inaugurated for this edition. By categories, the one with the most participation is Female Commercial Collection, with 54 proposals, followed by Male Commercial Collection with 41, Avant-garde with 35, and 27 in international category.
The 12th edition of the Fígaro Awards has broken its own record with 187 collections that will compete on October 25 to gain recognition from the professional sector of Spanish creative hairdressing. Community Valencian, with 39 collections in total, followed by Catalonia with 23 proposals and Andalusia with 19. Overall, the participating collections come from 29 provinces and 15 autonomous communities, in addition to Andorra.
It is worth highlighting the international participation in its first edition with 15 international firms.
By categories, the one with the most participation is Female Commercial Collection, with 54 proposals, followed by Male Commercial Collection, with 41, and Avant-garde with 35.
In the international category, there will be 27 proposals that will compete to become the International Collection winner.
Once again, the response from the sector has been clear: Spanish creative hairdressing is experiencing a moment of splendour and is more consolidated than ever, turning our country into the cosmopolitan scenario to publicize talent and project the artistic careers of the professionals. Therefore, the resounding support of hairdressers for the Figaro Awards make them undisputed benchmarks in Spain.
The success of Spanish hairdressing and the Fígaro Awards constitutes an attractive claim for international professionals. This is demonstrated by the fact that the international category opens in this edition and 15 firms from outside our country are already participating. Our creative hairdressers are a benchmark for the rest of the world and the Fígaro Awards are the ideal showcase to show their creative talent. An unbeatable opportunity to project Spanish hairdressing beyond our borders.
The Board of Directors and its entire team, together with its main sponsor, Revlon Professional, want to thank all partners and participants for their tenacity, passion, dedication, courage and determination to advance the sector with their daily effort.
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 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. To compete in the queen category of the contest, Spanish Hairdresser of the Year, hairdressers must have previously been prenominated by their colleagues. This award rewards, in addition to the photographic collection presented, the professional career during the last year.
Club Fígaro has the support of its main sponsor, Revlon Professional, a firm that has sponsored the Awards since its inception.