Cardiff hairdresser announced as winner of Global.Synergy UK 2014

Sandy, Dario, Jodie, Casey, Ben, emiliano and LisaCasey Coleman with finalists and Australian mentors 

Welsh hairdresser, Casey Coleman, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Global.Synergy competition, held recently at Salon International.

Coleman, salon director of Ocean Hairdressing in Cardiff, was presented the award on the British Fellowship of Hairdressing stage as the culmination of two days of learning from some of the global industry’s most revered talents. The competition calls for young hairdressers with six years experience or less to demonstrate their passion via a two-minute video and convince judges why they should be chosen to win a career leg up and money-can’t-buy experience.

As part of the prize, Coleman will set out on another adventure to Australia where he will share in a collaborative experience of a lifetime working backstage at Ssshhh: The Oz Secret, an exclusive Australian industry event, on Sunday 16th November.

“I’m truly elated to be the Global.Synergy UK 2014 winner! Not only is the prize an incredible career opportunity but I feel like Global.Synergy is the boost to gain myself some recognition in the industry,” commented Coleman. “The mentoring days and Salon International experience with Emiliano and his team were incredible, and I am looking forward to working alongside Ben and Jodie again to share our Global.Synergy experiences.”

Sydney hairdresser Emiliano Vitale, in association with the Australian Hairdressing Council (AHC) and AHC Youthworx, hosted the jam-packed mentoring days, joined by global industry luminaries Tony and Leonardo Rizzo, Jamie and Sally Brooks, Richard Ashforth, Sandy Chong (CEO of the Australian Hairdressing Council), and Dario Cotroneo (DCI Education Australia), sharing their experiences and expertise with the enthusiastic finalists.

“I was so very proud to announce Casey the winner of the inaugural Global.Synergy UK. The spirit of the competition was present in all three finalists, however we must ultimately decide who will best represent Global.Synergy as an ambassador and spread the word of what we are doing,” said Vitale. “Casey is an amazing hairdresser, blessed with a quirky and witty personality and a very genuine and unique style.”