The Andrew Collinge Awards, supported by TIGI Creative, took place recently at the World Museum in Liverpool.
Each year the Andrew Collinge Awards provide an opportunity for teams from all ten salons to come together and celebrate success in both business and creative fields.
This year also saw the announcement of Creative Stylist of the Year, who will enjoy an all-expenses paid shoot at the TIGI Bed Head Studios. Entrants in this category had to present mood boards to a judging panel which included TIGI Global Creative Director Nick Irwin and TIGI Global Technical Director Christel Lundqvist, and then on the night showcase their work in a live catwalk show.
Further entertainment on the night came from the creative Bruce Airhead, and staff also had the chance to explore the museum after hours with tarot-card readings and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to really make the evening memorable.
Looking back on the night, Andrew commented,
This year’s awards were truly fantastic we love doing something different each year and rewarding our staff for all the hard work they do throughout the year. Each year the standard gets higher and higher and I have to say this year we have seen exceptional talent. We recognise not only winners but those who are continuously improving as we really believe that each individual member of our team is special and deserves their own particular recognition of success.
And the winners were…
Salon of the Year – Chester
1st year Assistant of the Year – Jack Clarke, Manchester
2nd year Assistant of the Year – Rosie Pringle, Heswall
Graduate Retailer of the Year – Sarah Hubbert, Graduates Liverpool
Graduate of the Year – Emma Wilson, Graduates Liverpool
Tutor of the Year – Hayley Crawshaw, Tutor at Graduates Liverpool/style director at Heswall
Receptionist of the Year – Dawn Sweeney, Castle Street
Stylist of the Year – Lauren Dowler, Chester
Senior Stylist of the Year – Nicola Cunningham, Ormskirk
Style Director of the Year – Ashleigh Barlow, Selfridges & Co, Trafford Centre
Senior Style and Art Director of the Year – Paul Lewis, Heswall, Wirral
Performing Stylist of the Year – Paul Lewis, Heswall, Wirral
Retailer of the Year – David Lennon, Castle Street
Best Performing Stylist of the Year – David Lennon, Castle Street
Social Media Salon of the Year – Castle Street
Creative Stylist of the Year – Alison Roberts