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MENS grooming expert, Jules Tognini, was named Educator of the Year at the 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Australia Awards last night.

For a second year in a row, the AKA Togninis Creative Director and founder of lil off the top, continues to cement his position in the industry as the smile throwing, trend setting, hair cutting lad.

Jules said winning the Educator of the Year award was incredible, especially after re-launching the lil off the top agency with other industry heavyweights.

“We have so many unbelievable hairdressers out there, so it feels incredible to be recognised in the industry for doing what I love,” he said.

“It is great to see all my hard work starting to pay off, but look, I wouldn’t be here today without the support from the industry and my family.”

Jules said being nominated for the awards and winning Educator of the Year reinforced where his focus was – mens grooming.

He said the mens grooming industry was a lot bigger and better than most people thought, and he looks forward to seeing where it goes from here.

lil off the top agency is a must-do master class for non-masters and is all about tailor made education for hairdressers and their salon teams.

The agency is providing a smorgasbord of techniques from cuts, colours and style demonstrated on live models and mannequins, as well as providing tips on business and photo shoots.

To find out more, head to and book an educator today.

Congrats Jules.

ENDS. Media enquires to Olivia King on 0408 157 253 or email, on behalf of Togninis.