On Monday 16 October, at Salon International 2023, finalists took to the HJ Stage to compete for the title of Denman Global Stage Star Winner 2023 and win a career transforming year of perks and opportunities.
This year, the Stage Star Global finalists – Emma Dixon, Jalia Pettis, Nobu Hirahara, and Christine Alves – were asked to take to the stage and showcase their skills to a live audience and a panel of judges.
As the finalists created their looks on stage, Brandon Messinger, Denman Brand Ambassador, gave his top tips when taking to the stage. He said: "Confidence is key, and engaging with the audience is very important. When you start doing stage work, you're worried people are going to laugh at you so it takes a lot of guts to get up here. The advice I give is, nobody wants to see you do bad, so confidence is key."
Last year's winner, Tia Gentles said about the competition: "My advice would be to just do it. If you want to push boundaries and take the next step in your career, Denman Stage Star can help with that."
Each of the competitors took to the stage and wowed the audience with their diversity, talent, and skills using Denman products to create their looks. However, there can only be one winner and after much deliberation from the judges, Emma Dixon took the title of Denman Global Stage Star Winner 2023.
Emma will now receive an all-expenses paid collection photoshoot with the multi award-winning Desmond Murray, an all-expenses paid trip to visit the Denman HQ in Northern Ireland, £1,000 towards education, an all-expenses paid trip to at least one international event, and mentoring by Denman Ambassadors and leading hairdressers.
A huge HJ congratulations to Emma Dixon!