Bengaluru hairstylist Ali Barbiere from India won the nation second place in the multi-tonal hair colour category at the IBI International Awards. These are an online Hair and Makeup Competition, an artist-funded platform. In total, 45 countries competed in various categories. Ali is the first Indian hairstylist to win an international competition for the second time. He also won the Paris World Championship in 2017. Ali is well-known for his expertise in international cut, colour, and styling, having studied in London and Paris.