ROCKINGHAM’s barbers have done the area proud after scooping a swag of awards at the WA State Hairdressing Championships.
The event was held at Ascot Racecourse on September 6.
Barbers and stylists from Sonny’s Barbershop, Rowson O’Connor and Hype Hair Studio (The Barber Shop) all took out awards.
Sonny Kirton from Sonny’s Barbershop took out the Men’s Hairdresser of the Year 2015 and came second in the Freestyle Barber Competition. His junior barber Hiawe Daly-Bercich was placed third.
Rowson O’Connor’s (Baldivis Salon) Natalie Ruffo won the Open Men’s Colour Comp 12, while Imogen Kelly from their Rockingham salon came second in the Runway Competition.
Hype Hair Studio’s Callum Maio took out the Junior Men’s Classic.
Mr Kirton said the awards would put Rockingham on the map internationally.
“I come from London and I have been able to bring hairstyle trends from there here,” he said.
“I constantly keep up with all the latest trends from all around the world.”
He said it was an exciting time in the industry and appreciated the opportunity to guide others.