Cloud Nine founder presents at North American hairstyling awards

Cloud Nine’s recent launch into the USA has been a huge success so far, culminating in Founder Robert Powls, being invited to host at the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards, which celebrate the artistry and skill of the professional salon industry across the US, Mexico and Canada. Robert presented the Newcomer Stylist of the Year to Sai Misseri of Chicago, for an eye-catching collection of precision cuts and vivid shades from red to blue and yellow, with Student Hairstylist going to Cassandra Monteyro, Ohio showcasing the dual texture trend within her imagery.

During the ceremony, Cloud Nine’s The O comic book characters ( were bought to life in a gorgeous catwalk, showing the incredible results the innovation system, which heats roller in just 4-seconds, can provide. The three ‘The O’ characters, sporting a volumised blonde stylebrunette curls and sleek bob were joined by a further trio of models whose hair had been transformed into candy-floss corkscrews, a Hollywood-esque red carpet ‘do and glamourous vintage curls, capturing the audience.

Robert (Powls), commented: ‘I was extremely honoured to be asked to present the Newcomer and Student Hairstylist categories at the North American Hairstyling Awards, celebrating the rising talent in the industry. The entries were beautifully done and incredibly innovative. It was a great way to mark Cloud Nine’s launch in the US and we were proud to be part of an event that recognises the cream of North American hairdressing talent.