Cantu Curl Awards 2021 winner announced by Jamelia

The votes are in and the top hairstylist of this year's competition has been named - here's everything you need to know.


The winner of one of the most highly anticipated competitions in the world of textured hair styling has been revealed - Molecia Seasay was announced by Superstar singer Jamelia as the Cantu Curl Awards 2021 winner at a spectacular virtual event attended by top hair influencers, beauty journalists and supporters of the brand!

Molecia Seasay
Molecia Seasay

The talented stylist faced stiff competition from four other finalists before being awarded with the prestigious title, which will see Molecia become a paid Brand Ambassador for Cantu for 12 months and receive a £5,000 cash prize. Also, for the first time in the event’s history, two runners up were announced – Dorcas Kruse and Adetutu Omoyemi Ayojide, who both won a cash prize of £2,500. All three will now go on to represent Cantu as paid Content Creators for 12 months.

Hosted by singer/media personality Jamelia, the event also featured an esteemed panel of judges which included Dionne Smith (Natural Hair Expert/Celebrity Stylist), Dr Ateh Jewel (Beauty Journalist/Diversity Advocate), Judith Hanley-Hughes (HABIA), Jemima Cousins (Editor, Spell Magazine), and Keysha Davis (Beauty Journalist).

For the last two months the Cantu Curl Awards finalists have faced a series of hairstyle challenges based around various themes and were required to put their best style forward in the hopes of impressing both the general public and final judge votes. The competition was finally reduced to five following a public vote.

Cantu Curl Awards 2021 - Jamelia and Molecia
The moment Molecia was announced as winner of the competition by Jamelia

On the day of the Grand Finale, the contestants spoke positively of their Curl Awards experience, stating how it had really enriched their lives as hair creatives. But there can only be one winner, of course. So, after an incredible display of skills and creativity from each of the five finalists, Molecia Seasay was crowned overall winner, impressing the judges with her talent, personality, uniqueness and styling capabilities.

Molecia is a Hairstylist based in London and a mother of five girls who believes that her hair is her art. “I’m soo happy to have won the Cantu Curl Awards 2021. Thank you for this opportunity to show case my work and creativity and relighting the fire in me to be creative and express myself through my hair.” - Molecia Seasay, Cantu Curl Awards 2021 winner.

Watch the final, as it happened, below:

As a leading hair brand for textured hair, Cantu is committed to creating a platform in which to celebrate and reward hairstylists and hair enthusiasts who specialise in textured hair. With the increasing visibility of textured hair and continued calls for diversity in the beauty industry, Cantu is proud to host an awards’ that champions unsung hair influencers and stylists, who specialise in textured hair but often don’t receive the rightful exposure they truly deserve. Expect to hear a lot more from the phenomenal talents that are Molecia Seasay, Dorcas Kruse and Adetutu Omoyemi Ayojide.

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