Updated: Jan 24
Here at New York Barbers, we do things a little differently when it comes to our end of year celebrations. We like to make it a night to remember and not only celebrate the year, but reward our awesome team for making it happen day in, day out.
Every year, our awards night brings together both of our local Berwick hair salons that we operate:
New York Barbers for the gents and Fallachi Hair for the ladies.
The 2019 Awards Night was our biggest one yet with both teams and their partners in attendance, our business associates who have supported us for many years, as well as some long-time loyal customers of our ladies salon who have been visiting us for 20+ years!
Taking inspiration from the AFL Brownlow Night. Guests arrived dressed to impress and enjoyed a three-course dinner while award winners were announced and the year that has been was reviewed, specifically highlighting the funny moments of the year which was a team favorite.
You can see a recap of the night by watching the video below.
Keep reading to find out the winners of the awards from New York Barbers.
The Master with THE Masters! Owner Mario Fallace (middle) with the two gentlemen, Tony and Gino, that taught him the art of barbering 36 years ago.
The first award to be announced was The Brand Award. Chosen by owner Mario Fallace, The Brand Award is presented to an individual who, throughout 2019, has displayed Trust, Strength, Consistency and Leadership – thus representing the brand in a commendable way.
Mario says: "It is one of the hardest awards to choose, as both of our teams display these qualities which is why they are amazing teams. So, it requires me to look even deeper to find something that stands out. I try to have an even rotation each year and it gives our team something to strive for. But they all know how much I appreciate each and every one of their inputs!"
This year's Brand Award was sponsored by Alfaparf Milano Australia. We once again extend our appreciation to them for always supporting us!
For 2019, The New York Barbers Brand Award was awarded to Senior Barber Ella. A big congratulations to Ella for her great work this year!
Ella, winner of the 2019 Brand Award and inductee into the Hall of Fame for New York Barbers.
Next to be announced was The Staff Recognition Award. This award is voted by the team. Each team member has given 1-3 votes to fellow team members based on who they feel has contributed, inspired, improved, been a leader and everything in between to be awarded this recognition award.
This is where a big part of the AFL Brownlow Night inspiration comes from. Each team member's votes from 1-3 are broken down into rounds and the votes are counted that way.
The winner with 17 votes was our Front of House, Shannon!
Shannon, winner of the 2019 Staff Recognition Award for New York Barbers.
2nd: Jarvis & Dion - 12 Votes
3rd: Tiffany - 11 Votes
4th: Taylor - 9 Votes
The final award to be announced was a NEW introduction to our Awards Night: The Hall of Fame Award. This is for team members who have provided long service and contribution to the business. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and awarded with this prestigious award.
2 team members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame every year.
The Hall of Fame award is sponsored by our good friends at iCandy scissors Australia and we also thank them for their continued support. If you need a pair of hairdressing or barbering scissors - iCandy is the way to go. You can check them out here: https://icandyscissors.com.au/
This years Hall of Fame Inductees from New York Barbers were:
Senior Barbers, Andrew and Ella who are currently the longest standing team members of New York Barbers, have been on the team for over 4 years now and provided an amazing contribution during this time!
Andrew, an inductee into the New York Barbers Hall of Fame for 2019.
After the formalities were finished it was time to celebrate and have a dance!
We would like to thank and congratulate both of our spectacular teams for their amazing work throughout the year, as well as our awesome clients who are so loyal and support us each year!