Yes, Mana is good. Mana Dave that is. So good that the legendary founding stylist at Blaze Salon was recently crowned New Zealand Hairdresser Of The Year at the recent Hair Expo Australia 2008. The prestigious trade show is one of the most important events in Australasian hairdressing and the largest hair event in the Southern hemisphere so Mana's award is no mean feat at all. It's the fourth consecutive year that the talented stylist has made the finals for the award but the winning of it this year, after half a decade of competition, was special. "This is a truly great moment for me" he enthused "I have poured my heart and soul into this industry for years, and although I have an amazing career that takes me all around the world, this award tops it all off." The award caps off a great 12 months for Mana who was recently inducted into Redken 5th Avenue New York's 2008 Global Collection team meaning he will be summoned to all corners of the globe throughout 2008 to work alongside some of the world's best stylists.
Great result for Mana Dave and Blaze Salon and great to see even more Tangata Whenua 'cutting it' as it were.