1st Annaul Hairbrained Video Awards Winners are Announced

It was a night of inspiration at the 1st Annual Hairbrained Video Awards which took place on Sunday March 9, at the Arena nightclub in New York City. In collaboration with IBS NY, the awards recognized hairdressers who truly capture the heart, spirit and creativity of their craft through video. I was honored to present an award in front of an exuberant crowd of beauty professionals that included celebrity stylists Nick Arrojo and Rodney Cutler among others.

All entries that were submitted throughout 2013 were considered eligible for a nomination. A panel of judges chose from a pool of exceptional nominees, a winner in each of six categories, and the overall Grand Prize Winner. The categories included step-by-step, business advice, avant garde, low to no budget, humor and coaching. The winners received cash prizes to help with future endeavors, while $5,000 was awarded to the HVA Video of The Year.

Here is the list of winners from each category:


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LoFi [NoFi] Video of the Year:

Douglas McCoy for ‘Pretty in Pop’


Even Further Video of the Year:

Hair F*cker for ‘Paint and Puts! Hairf*cker Stop Motion’


Behind The Scenes Video of the Year:

Rodney Cutler for ‘Cutler NYFW Spring 2013 Summary’


Steps Video of the Year:

DJ Muldoon-theFactory for ‘Bob in a Box’


Coaching Video of the Year:

Joy LaMay for ‘Joy LaMay Vidal Sassoon Scholarship for Beauty Changes Lives’


Humorous Video of the Year:

JOshXO for ‘How to be a Platform Artist’


HVA 2013 Video of The Year:

Douglas McCoy for ‘Pretty in Pop’