TIGI Backstage Heroes, Season 2 Grand Finale

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TIGI Backstage Heroes Season 2 winner Mohammad Amjad took home the coveted trophy along with the 7-day trip to the TIGI Academy in London

TIGI Backstage Heroes
TIGI’s hairstyling challenge – TIGI Backstage Heroes, was back with a bang this second season! The evening showcased the newest hair trends for this season by budding hairdressers and stylists. 3000+ hair stylists from across the country applied for the contest across 6 categories. 250 shortlisted contestants then went through a training program conducted by TIGI Global Ambassadors giving them an inside look at the latest cut, colour and style techniques. Based on this, they resubmitted their entries, top 25 were selected for the grand prize in the finale held at the Four Seasons in Mumbai.

Themes
To make the competition even more exciting, finalists in each category were given a theme that they needed to bring alive in their creation. The results were stunning. The categories included:
1. Copyright Colour: TIGI Copyright Colour, this category tests the colourists skills
2. Powerplay: Men’s cut and style
3. Serious Glamour & Queen for a Day: Combined category for long hair styling
4. Masterpiece: Upstyling with our stand-out styling range
5. Upfront: Short Haircut and styling
6. Street Style: True interpretation of the origin of our brand Bed Head

The Jury
The event was judged by a stellar jury comprising Gen Itoh, TIGI APAC Creative Director, prominent hairstylist Savio John Pereira; Mehernaaz Dhondy, Editor, Grazia and Andy Cheong, Regional Education Director TIGI Copyright Colour (Asia). After impressing the jury panel with numerous sleek and sexy waves, sassy bobs, pop of colours, and majestic updos as hair trends,

The winners
TIGI Backstage Heroes has finally concluded with the announcement of its winner. Jalandhar Punjab’s Mohammad Amjad of Salon 11 emerged the ultimate champion of the season. Mohammad Amjad will soon embark on a 7-day all-expense paid trip to the coveted TIGI Academy in London where he will undergo a 5-day training program with the best in the industry.
The following emerged as the winners from the coveted six categories:
1. Copyright Colour: Mansoor Ali
2. Powerplay: Pushkar Sen
3. Serious Glamour & Queen for a Day: Anil Vishwakarma
4. Masterpiece: Irfan Mohammad
5. Upfront: Aly Hirani
6. Street Style: Mohammad Amjad

Insights
Speaking on TIGI Backstage Heroes, Pushkaraj Shenai, Head – Professional Beauty, Unilever says, “TIGI is made by hairdressers, for hairdressers. TIGI Backstage Heroes is the perfect platform for us to discover cutting edge hairstyling talent and give them a global platform. We are extremely excited to have our global experts come to India to train the candidates and unveil the brand’s future line-up.”

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