Hairdressers Journal International hosted its British Hairdressing Awards last night, with 1,700 of the country’s finest hairstylists gathering at London’s glamorous Grosvenor House, a J W Marriott Hotel, for the industry event of the year.
Now in their fourth decade, the awards, which are sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, celebrate the very best in British hairdressing talent – an industry which contributes £7bn to the national economy and one which employs more than 300,000 people.
With nine regional and six specialist categories - as well as the ultimate award, British Hairdresser of the Year - the awards have launched the careers of a host of household names; from John Frieda, Nicky Clarke and Charles Worthington to Anthony Mascolo, Lisa Shepherd and Beverley C, as well as TV favourites Jamie Stevens and Andrew Barton.
As well as creating household names, the awards also provide a platform for the independent salons that make up the British high street – a win can skyrocket a local business.
This year’s ceremony was hosted by David Walliams, alongside Hairdressers Journal International’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Schwarzkopf Professional’s General Manager, Stuart Hamid.
A British Hairdressing Award is the ultimate accolade in hairdressing and we couldn’t be more proud to present them to our winners today. The award demonstrates not only unabashed creativity and supreme technical skill, but also marks you out as one of the greatest hairdressers in the country.
Being right at the heart and soul of British Hairdressing is our privilege and pride. The British Hairdressing Awards means so much to our industry and winning one of these prestigious awards is the realisation of creativity, hard work and dedication, for that we at Schwarzkopf Professional congratulate them on their success.
The 2016 British Hairdressing Award winners are…
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Julian Dalrymple, The Sitting Room, Ballymena
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Wolverhampton
North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Marcello Moccia, Room 97 Creative Hairdressing, Wakefield
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro, Harrogate
Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year: Steven Smart, Smartest 73, Weston-Super-Mare
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfielf
London Hairdresser of the Year: Luke Benson, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Indira Schauwecker, TONI & GUY, Covent Garden
Newcomer of the Year: William Lamb, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Robert Eaton and Karla Ancliff-Smith, Russell Eaton, Leeds
Artistic Team of the Year: Angelo Vallillo Academy, Nottingham
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds
British Hairdresser of the Year: Angelo Seminara