Local Mt Gravatt business MIG Training have been recognised as leaders in hair education at the Australian Hair Industry Awards, being awarded AHIA Educator of the Year- Organisation 2021.

As Australia’s hair industry finally starts taking steps to reopen, rebuild and recover, Sunday the 28th November saw the winners of the 2021 AHIA – Business categories announced on social media livestream as entrants watched on with anticipation. After an incredibly challenging 18 months and the disappointment of the cancelled awards gala event due to continued border uncertainty, it was time for these talented creatives to celebrate with their teams closer to home.

Launched in 2014 by esteemed media company Mocha Group, the AHIA – Business are the trusted national award platform which provide a benchmark of excellence across specialist, group and individual categories. The 2021 awards marked the largest number of entries ever received in the AHIA history across the 27 awards demonstrating the importance that this program has within the hair industry framework, pushing each and every hairdresser and salon owner to be their best on set, backstage and behind the chair.

MIG Training is owned by Anthony Gray, a third-generation hair industry education pioneer. They celebrated a milestone 30 years in business in 2021. The Brisbane-based registered training organisation is a family business with a proud heritage of more than 60 years in Australian hairdressing and is one of only 17 RTOs in the country to hold gold standard accreditation as ‘RTO Select’ from the Australian Hairdressing Council. Located just 15 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, MIG Training delivers tailored apprenticeship training to 252 salon and barber businesses across Queensland and Tasmania and to fee-based students through their college which includes a busy street front salon and barber shop that is open to the public.

Mocha’s Linda Woodhead was proud to celebrate these worthy winners:

“MIG Training are the perfect examples of industry leaders and will make excellent ambassadors for the awards program and their local area. As with all our 2021 winners they are now looked to both nationally and globally as an innovator in technique, trend and service. The Brisbane community should be so proud of this achievement!”