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Taking place on February 16th, 2020 in Madrid, Sam Villa will receive a brand new award for his visionary impact and influence on the world of social media. Recognizing his positive influence in the industry, the International Hairdressing Awards are naming Sam Villa the first International Hair Influencer of the Year!

Sam Villa is one of the most respected and beloved professionals/educators in the world, in addition to having more than 800,000 followers on Instagram, about 400,000 on Facebook, and more than 700,000 subscribers on YouTube who are passionate about his fascinating educational videos. 

For the first time in 2020, the organization of the International Hairdressing  Awards has decided to present the International Hair Influencer of the Year Award, which will recognize the impact and influence of a hairdressing professionals in the world of social media – not only for the total number of followers/impact on a global level but also for exerting a positive influence in the industry, through posts, publications, constructive attitude and interaction with hairdressing pros.

But what distinguishes Sam Villa over other figures in the world of social media is his crusade for making this medium a place of respect, positivity, and admiration among colleagues. That is why Sam ignited the #ArtistsSupportingArtists movement – a concept through which to communicate (and support each other) in a more respectful way in social media, in order to promote the growth and evolution of the industry and hair professionals. A commitment to show and act positively on social media to build trust and success. Sam Villa is co-founder of Sam Villa®, NAHA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017, member of Intercoiffure America / Canada, Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007), Favorite Overall Educator of the Year (2015) and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken 5th Avenue. 

The award ceremony of the International Hairdressing Awards’ second edition will take place on February 16th, 2020 in Madrid with a glittering show: the catwalk with the most important teams of the world, the fabulous purple carpet, the red carpet of global hairdressing, and a Hollywood-style awards ceremony with all the glamour that this industry deserves. The first edition of the event brought together all the great names of the hairdressing world in Madrid and the second edition promises to raise the bar of an event called to become the most important in the sector at the international level. The fifteen finalists of this second edition will attend the event, as well as the prestigious jury formed by five prestigious professionals: Antoinette Beenders, Tabatha Coffey, Robert Lobetta, Beverly C. and Tono Sanmartín. 


Be sure to show your support on Social Media and tune in to hear more about the awards and get your tickets at www.ihawards.com@ihawards