The official site of Affinage Professional for Australia, New Zealand & APAC

About Us

The Essence of Beautiful Hair

International Hair Cosmetics (IHC) is the innovative company behind Affinage Professional. IHC was launched in 1988 and is the largest independently-owned salon hair care and colour company in Australia and New Zealand, now supplying professional hair products to salons across the Asia-Pacific region.

Our research and development laboratories, based in Italy and Australia, ensure the creation of exciting, world-leading hair products that further strengthen Affinage Professional’s reputation to be one of Australia’s fastest growing hair care companies.

Success ultimately relies on the company’s passionate and enthusiastic network. We are a proud member of the PETA organisation – Beauty without Bunnies - offering 100% cruelty-free hair products.

PETA Cruelty Free

Mission Statement

We aim to provide profitable growth through superior customer service, innovation, quality, education and commitment to the professional hairdressing industry.

 

Affinage Professional Ambassadors

Vibe College -

Vibe College

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador College

Vibe College Hairdressing is a boutique training college, located in the Brisbane CBD. With modern salon facilities which have been well stocked with Affinage Professional products. Staff are hand chosen for their knowledge of the hairdressing industry, their skills and training abilities.

Working with salon owners to achieve a personalised plan which best suits their needs for apprentices. Vibe College pride themselves on providing students with a modern view of hairdressing.

Nick De Dios Manalo -

Nick De Dios Manalo

Affinage Professional Philippines Creative Artistic Director

Based in Manila Nick is the head artistic educator and ambassador for Affinage Philippines.

With 18 years experience in the hairdressing industry Nick has won many awards such as Championship Award in the 2005 ON THE SPOT CUT AND COLOUR competition for Davids Salon Olympics. In 2014 he competed with over 200 stylists and was awarded Top 20 Most Promising Award in Ladies Cut and Colour.

Nick has travelled throughout Asia and Australia where he has learnt colouring techniques and has adapted his style for many cultures.

Neil Coogan -

Neil Coogan

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

Neil has been in the hairdressing industry for 30 years, beginning his career in Brisbane and eventually relocating to beautiful Coffs Harbour. Neil has been the owner/operator of salons across Coffs Harbour for 21 years and now dedicates his time in his highly successful salon Risqué Hair. Neil is also proactive in photographic and stage work.

As a previous colour educator for Affinage Professional in 2014-2016 Neil welcomes his role as Brand Ambassador and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and shape the skills of his fellow hairdressers in this ever-changing industry.

Brad James Whyte -

Brad James Whyte

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

Brad started his hairdressing career at a very young age and now 15 years on he is even more passionate today about this ever-changing hair Industry. Working in high-end salons across Australia and New Zealand as the artistic director, colourist and manager, Brad opened his own bespoke salon in 2015. The desire to elevate the status of the profession, whilst showcasing technical excellence and creativity in colour is his motivation.

“I believe education is the foundation of our profession, it enables us to continually drive the standards higher ensuring the industry continues to flourish for the future generations.”

Amanda Tripley -

Amanda Tripley

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

Amanda has been hairdressing for over 13 years with a passion for vibrant colours, blondes, and styling. Owner of Killer Looks salon, established 2013, she loves colour in all aspects, with a keen eye for hues and colour corrections.
Volunteers time to do homeless haircuts with Signal Flare, plus having her work published in numerous international magazines, working on numerous fashion shows and shoots.
"Hair is not only your crown, but it’s also wearable art that complements your personality, your wardrobe and your mood. Everyone is living art and the world is our gallery."

Emma Coles -

Emma Coles

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

Emma is an Australian hairdresser of 15 years, and the owner and director of Studio Em, a cutting edge boutique salon located in one of the most remote townships in the Northern Territory, Nhulunbuy, East Arnhem Land.

Hairdressing has never been just a job to Emma, it has been her passion and creative outlet. Whilst Emma loves all aspects of the trade, her true passion is creating new techniques and colour recipes that her clients and staff fall in love with.

Working and living in such a remote part of Australia, Emma believes it is vital to upskill with regular training via trade events and online education.

Indi Payne -

Indi Payne

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

Indi Payne is fun loving, passionate, with an effervescence for life, yet a perfectionist which is shown through her impeccable portfolio of work and signature specialty in blondes and balayage. Indi prides herself in keeping all her clients hair in optimal condition whilst achieving all hair goals. 

Owning her salon Indi’Vidual Boutique Hair Studio in Darwin, NT Indi is a self-starter and motivated to perform at her highest level and inspires her team to excel in everything they do. When asked to be part of the Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador team, Indi was so thrilled to be part of the growth of the Affinage Professional family.

Mi Color -

Mi Color

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

With over 30 years’ experience, including 12 years educating hairdressers the art of hair colouring.

Meg and Adam, owners of Mi Color - The Hair Color Specialist established in Paddington, 2009. Their in-depth colour consultation will determine the most complementary hair colour options to suit the clients eye colour, skin tone and lifestyle. With the aim to complete the client’s entire image. Now partnered with Affinage Professional. With the goal of supporting local and always pushing for innovation and top-level customer service.

Peter Woodward -

Peter Woodward

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

Peter Woodward is a Master Colour Technician boasting 40+years of Australian and International hairdressing experience, and specialising in designer hair styling.

Peter believes anything is achievable with colour and a focus on creating texture and movement within the design. He works to tailor the cut and colour to each individual's unique hair, features and personality.

Peter runs his Brisbane hair salon Bangs and loves travelling and educating stylists on colour techniques.

Elias Sassine -

Elias Sassine

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

As the owner of Sassine Hair in New South Wales, Australia, Elias Sassine leads a team of highly professional and qualified staff dedicated to stylistic excellence. Customer relations is a key element to the success of his salon.

Elias is committed to understanding the requirements for each cut and colour to suit his clients’ needs and leaves them with tips on how to best maintain their style and the health of their hair.

Elie Chalhoub -

Elie Chalhoub

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

With more than 30 years of experience, Elie is truly an expert stylist. He has trained in London, Paris, New York, and Sydney with some of the best in the business, and he’s shared his expertise through his work as Fashion Director for Intercoiffure Australia. However, Elie feels most at home in his salon, where he enjoys cutting and styling, and he loves the challenge of giving clients total hair transformations.

Elie’s Pro Tip: “Develop your own unique style, and remember when you look good, you feel good.”

Dale Dorning -

Dale Dorning

Affinage Professional Brand Ambassador

With a career as a celebrity hair and makeup artist, educator and media contributor spanning over two decades, Dale and his work is synonymous with effortless glamour. His creative and technical skills along with his passion and drive has seen him contribute widely to the industry through fashion editorials, advertising campaigns, music videos, runway shows, entertainment industry red carpets and television.

His roster of clients includes Miranda Kerr, Robyn Lawley, Jessica Hart, Jared Leto, Mel B, Megan Gale, Delta Goodrem, James Blunt, Orlando Bloom, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Hawkins, Ricki-Lee, Kate Miller-Heidke, Samantha Jade, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jessica Mauboy and the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.