British hairdressing Awards!
One of the most eagly awaited nights in the hairdressing calendar.
It’s always one of my favourite nights catching up with friends. From the moment you arrive the tone is set at the fabulous Grosvenor House on Park Lane. This is an amazing place to people watch, to look at the sparkling dresses and hair and make-up that has been planned weeks in advance. We were treated to a Champagne reception and as we entered the ball room all the nominees images were in a gallery and was the perfect recognition for all the hard work to be finalised.
The night was hosted by Cat Deeley (total hair envy), alongside HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Schwarzkopf Professional’s General Manager, Stuart Hamid.
This night saw 1,500 of the top hairdressing talent gathered to celebrate British hairdressing, we ate a gorgeous three-course dinner and was entertained by pop band Boyzlife who got the whole room up dancing and singing to their greatest hits! The audience loved it that much they joined them on stage and was singing and dancing with them (I don’t think this was part of their original plan!)
As much as we all were loving the party we had to see the collections crated by the finalists and to recognise the talent from the 16 categories from regional to the specialised categories but the ultimate and the most coveted award is the British Hairdresser of the Year.
I am delighted to say it was awarded to Sally Brooks – Brooks and Brooks London. Sally is the first female winner of the award since 2005. This was a huge night for women hairstylists and I later found out that over half of the total winning trophies were awarded to women. Congratulation ladies!
I had a great night and can’t wait for next year!
British Hairdresser of the Year – Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Joseph I’Anson & Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson
London Hairdresser of the Year – Indira Schauwecker, Toni&Guy
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton
North Western Hairdresser of the Year – Daniel Couch & Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year – Julie Cherry & Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year – Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International
Southern Hairdresser of the Year – Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year – Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon
Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge
Artistic Team of the Year – Rush Hair
Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Emmanuel Estaban, Anne Veck Salons
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Terri Kay & Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson
Newcomer of the Year – Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year – Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton
Huge Congratulations to all the winners!
Images sourced from HJI