On Monday 16 October at Salon International 2023, the four regional winners of Denman’s Global Stage Star Competition competed side by side on the HJ Stage in a bid to secure the Global title.
Emma Dixon, Stage Star UK & Ireland Winner, Jalia Pettis, Stage Star USA Winner, Christine Alves, Stage Star Europe Winner and Nobu Hirahara, Stage Star Asia Winner, all came together on the HJ Stage to share their skills with the judges and audience.
The judges included Denman USA CEO Victoria Fishman, Denman Ambassadors Brandon Messinger, Georgia Bell and Sharon Malcolm, and session stylist and salon owner JJ Savani.
After an intense 45 minutes and much deliberation by the judges, Emma Dixon was named as the Global Stage Star Winner 2023. Each finalist brought their unique talent to the stage and despite the language barrier the regional winners made a real impact. Emma Dixon demonstrated appropriate tool use and presented a beautiful finished look.
As the Denman Global Stage Star Winner for 2023, Emma wins an all-expenses paid professional collection photoshoot with award winning photographer Desmond Murray, plus a trip to the Denman factory in Northern Ireland and guest attendance at high profile hair events – plus lots of opportunities along the way.
Emma said: “I am over the moon and excited to spend the next 12 months learning and growing immersed in the Denman family. I’m still in shock and had a fantastic time with the Denman team and with my fellow finalists.”
Meanwhile, the Modern Barber Awards took place on Sunday 15 October, and you can check out all the winners here.