"WINNER of 2017 Hotshots Male Rising Star"


Dion La Bella

Human Resource Director

About:

After participating in many career paths, Dion La Bella decided to take on the journey of a hairdresser in September 2008 as he was inspired by his father, Steve La Bella's passion and enthusiasm for the industry.

In 2009, Dion won 1st place in The Junior Freestyle in his very first hairdressing competition at the Hair and Beauty SA Awards. It was evident at this point that being a hairdresser was the best decision of his life. On 1st of September 2013, he had completed his certification and was now a qualified hairdresser.

With plenty of ambition and planning, he became co-owners of Blow- It’s a Hair Thing with Hung Tran and Steve La Bella on the 1st of September 2013. Dion believes that being in a partnership with two talented hairdressers gives the directorship a cutting edge as their strengths are utilized in different ways. The success of their partnership is evident within the opening of the second salon within a period of less than 2 years.

Dion’s obsession with hair is infectious as his passion resonates from backstage work at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, crowned as a National Finalist for The Wella Trend Vision two years consecutively, directing fashion shows and producing outstanding photographic images for print.

He has aspirations to educate the upcoming generation of hairdressers, not just hair technicalities but how to maximize opportunities as this is evident within himself in the continuation of participation in all facets of hairdressing. He hopes to be awarded as AHIA Best Director of The Year as it will help give Dion La Bella the confirmation and the affirmation he deserves to continually promote his ethos within the industry and beyond.


Achievements

2017

National Finalist for AHIA South Australian Salon Business of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Newcomer of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Best Salon Team of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Director/Owner of The Year

National Finalist for Hotshots Male Rising Star

National Finalist for AHFA SA/TAS Hairdresser of The Year

2016

WINNER/National Selection for The Redken Young Tribe Initiative

National Finalist for Hotshots Male Rising Star

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Owner/Director of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Newcomer of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA South Australian Salon Business of The Year

National Finalist for AHFA Salon of The Year

2015

WINNER of The Narcissism Competition

Bronze Award/3rd Place for Wella Trend Vision in Auckland

National Finalist for Wella Trend Vision

National Finalist for AHIA Best Salon Team of The Year

National Finalist for AHIA Salon Director/Manager of The Year

2nd Place for Open Men's Cut at H&BSA Pre-done

2014

Regional/National Finalist for Wella Trend Vision

National Finalist for Wella Trend Vision Salon Team of The Year

WINNER/1st Place for Senior Men's Cut at H&BSA Live

3rd Place for Senior Ladies Cutting at H&BSA Pre-done

RUNNERS-UP for Open Ladies Fashion Colour at H&BSA Live

2011

RUNNERS-UP for Open Men's Cutting for H&BSA Live

2009

WINNER/1st Place for Junior Freestyle Finish at H&BSA Live


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