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Season 2 of india’s most inclusive hairdresser competition is back

Registration for Streax Professional Times India Hair Style Icon 2023 are Now Open

Last year saw history being created as India’s leading professional hair colour and care brand, Streax Professional, and India’s biggest news platform, The Times Group; launched Streax Professional Times India Hair Style Icon 2023, a one-of-a-kind competition that brings hairdressers from across the country on one platform to showcase their talent.

Amit Tonk with Mouni Roy
Amit Tonk + Mouni Roy with the trophy on the ramp

IHI 2023 is back with a bang and it promises to get bigger and better this year. As the registrations for finding this year’s National Hair Style Icon are now open on; hairdressers have already lined up with their online entries.

Categories that one can participate in are Female Creative Colour, Female Commercial Cut & Color and Men’s Creative Cut & Colour.

Award Categories for 2023
Award Categories

This year, the competition tasks are designed and judged by industry experts and international celebrity stylists like Vipul Chudasma, Yolly Ten Koppel, Savio John Pereira, along with technical experts from Streax Professional. From the online entries, 200 Semi-finalists will compete in the zonal rounds to find the top 12 finalists. These finalists will then be groomed in Mumbai and compete against each other to showcase at Bombay Times Fashion Week on October 29, 2023 at The St. Regis Mumbai, finally revealing, the coveted winner.

Vipul Chudasma, Savio John Pereira and Yolly Ten Koppel
Vipul Chudasma, Savio John Pereira and, Yolly Ten Koppel

Veteran hair stylist and jury member, Vipul Chudasama said, “The competition is not brand-centric; it’s a celebration of pure talent. It’s a co-initiative of Times of India and Streax Professional, with a persistent focus on promoting and nurturing talented hairdressers and colorists. This platform shines a spotlight on those eager to unleash the star within, providing a stage for showcasing their unrivaled artistry and remarkable talent. It’s an inclusive platform open to anyone ready to let their creativity soar and leave an indelible mark in the world of hairstyling.”

Here’s what Professional Hairdressers can win

Winner gets
Rs.5 Lakh cash
A trip to attend the OMC Awards in Paris
Annual contract with Streax Professional
The Golden Trophy

The Runner Up gets
Rs.2.5 Lakh and the Silver Trophy
The 2nd Runner Up gets
Rs.1.5 Lakh and the Bronze Trophy

All finalists get
Rs.75,000/- each

All Zonal Semi Final runners up get
Rs.40,000/- each

“After an overwhelming response and witnessing awe-inspiring talent last year, Streax Professional is geared up to become the steadfast cheerleader; striving to uplift and provide an impetus to the hair styling community once again. We’re ecstatic to unveil the highly anticipated season 2 of the Indian Hair Style Icon Awards, proudly presented in collaboration with the Times Group”, said Rochelle Chhabra, Streax Professional Head Technical.

Rochelle Chhabra, Head, Streax Professional.
Rochelle Chhabra, Streax Professional Head Technical

Dheeraj Arora, CEO, HRIPL said, “This event serves as a platform for all talented hair stylists across India to showcase their exceptional skills and creativity. We believe in empowering and celebrating the hairstyling community, and this collaboration exemplifies our commitment to excellence. I ask one and all to Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to discover the next iconic hair trendsetters of India.”

Dheeraj Arora, CEO, HRIPL
Important Dates

West Semi-finals – 20th June, Mumbai. Last date to register is 7th June

North Semi-finals – 7th July, Gurgaon. Last date to register is 25th June

South Semi-finals – 25th July, Bangalore. Last date to register is 10th July

East Semi-finals – 22nd August, Kolkata. Last date to register is 7th August

Grooming Sessions – 25th to 28th October, Mumbai

National Finals – 29th October, Mumbai


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About Streax Professional

Streax Professional strives to inspire and empower hair experts and consumers with the best in hair & beauty; with Innovation, Style & Glamour every day! It is committed to inspire and empower hair experts with its extensive range of products combining International technology with an In-depth understanding of Consumer’s evolving needs and make a professional world standard beauty experience accessible to them.

About The Times Group

Times Group is India’s foremost news and publishing house that is also known for recognising talent across sectors through various platforms such as Femina Miss India, Filmfare Awards, Miss Diva, I Am She, Fresh Face; and others.