Hester Wernert-Rijn Named Balmain Hair 2012 Hairdresser of the Year

During the 21st edition of the Dutch Coiffure Award Gala, Hester Wernert-Rijn won the most desired award, Hairdresser of the Year, for the second time in a row. The jury report said: "Strong individual images with very diverse structures. The collection represents every aspect of modern hair fashion in the cuts, styling and color."

For her collection Hester used several backstage products from Balmain Hair, which she gave her own color and structure to create the amazing end results.

Because Hester won the same award in the year 2011, she was responsible for the big on stage hair show during the Coiffure Award Gala on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the RAI in Amsterdam. The spectacular show called 'Deceptive Beauties' was an ode to everything that is inspiring Hester in art, design and nature. Balmain Hair created meters of hair (wefts) especially for this show, which Hester transformed in - for example - modern colored, futuristic helmets of hair.Hester Wernert-Rijn is a top-stylist, who cannot be missed backstage at the different Fashion Weeks internationally. She is chef de cabine for shows from Jan Taminiau to Supertrash. Next to that she is 1st assistant of Eugene Souleiman for big international shows of famous designers such as Yohji Yamamoto and Stella McCartney. She also works on big fashion productions for famous magazines, both national and international, and is co-founder and -owner of salon Mogeen in Amsterdam. In this salon she trains young and ambitious hairdressers to reach the same international top-level of hairdressing as she does.
After receiving her second Hairdresser of the Year-award, Hester said: "I am in love with hair. I can keep on doing this forever!" Balmain Hair is proud of the cooperation with Hester Wernert-Rijn and hopes that this will be an inspiration for other backstage artists. Let the addition of hair be part of the great hairdressing profession!

Coiffure Award Gala is an annual event, where 13 "Hair Oscars" will be awarded to honor the national talent in hairstyling. The Hairdresser of the Year-award is the ultimate trade prize for Dutch hairdressers.


[Images: Hester wins award and runway presentation by photographer Henk Ros artfotos; Portfolio images: Hair stylist: Hester Wernert-Rijn • Photographer: Duy Quoc Vo • Make-up artist: Kathinka Gernant • Stylist: Venus Waterman • Hair: Balmain Hair]

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