Adelaide’s Uros Mikic has secured his position as one of Australia’s most influential hairdressers after being crowned Hair Expo Men’s Hairdresser of the Year for 2016.
The Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards were held at the Exhibition and Convention Centre in Melbourne on Monday, June 13. More than 900 of the hair industry’s leading personalities attended the event to admire the raw talent of Australia’s most inspiring hairdressers.
Uros is the Creative Director of renowned Adelaide hair salon Kinky Curly Straight and has recently been announced as the new Creative Director of MATRIX Australia. He was the only South Australian hairdresser to feature among the winners.
Uros’ ‘LUXE’ collection featured his signature craftsmanship and passion, which transforms hair into a work of art. His creative combination of understated elegance and luxury radiates confidence, and there is no doubt that Uros has set the bar high for hair stylists in Australia and internationally.
“Luxurious, elegant, expensive; that is the inspiration behind LUXE. The Luxe man is whom we aspire to be – confident in his skin, poised with his emotions, gracious in company, a flame to whom, like moths, we are drawn,” Uros says.
This awards show wasn’t his first rodeo, as Uros has received widespread recognition for his talent as a hairdresser and business owner, including 2015 Hair Expo Salon of the Year and AIPP 2015-16 Best Men’s Photo Collection.
“This one will forever have a very special place in my heart. Men’s styling and grooming has always been dear to me, as it’s where I first started in my career and now to win the prestigious Hair Expo Men’s Hairdresser/Barber of the Year is truly a dream come true.”
Uros’ journey in the hair industry started when he was only 14 years old. His passion for his work has taken him all over the world and given him the opportunity to collaborate with a number of significant hair stylists. Uros has also shared his creative excellence, skills and experience through education at industry events.
So what’s next for Uros? He is currently in New York completing an exclusive ‘Train the Trainer’ course with MATRIX Global. He will then return to Australia to travel around Australia with the MATRIX Playground road show.
You can treat yourself to the Luxe experience by visiting Uros’s award-winning salon, Kinky Curly Straight, at 123a Magill Road, Stepney.