This year’s winner is Giuseppe Bisignano, a 33-year-old hairdresser originally from San Piero Patti in Sicily.

Bisignano was selected to represent Victoria in 1971, and he came second in the national competition in Perth.

This year, he hopes to take home the title.

Bisignano is the co-owner of two hair salons in Doncaster, including Wardika Hair Style in Doncaster Shopping Centre.

In the photo: Bisignano is awarded the cup by president of the Hair Association, Frank Roger.

The national competition will take place at the Southern Cross in Melbourne from October 14 to 24.