For four decades Hairdressers Journal International’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional has been raising the bar and the profile of the talented, brightest lights in the booming industry that is hairdressing.
Today, a British Hairdressing Award is the most coveted prize in this multi-million pound industry which employs over 245,745 hairdressers in 35,000 salons across the UK. To be a finalist is quite something; it takes a stand-out salon, a phenomenal creative talent and commitment to reach these final stages. Today, the top hairdressers for 2016 have been named, and Ego Hair Design in Inverness has finalised for not one, but two British Hairdressing Awards!
Caroline Sanderson and Claire Macintyre have finalised for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year whilst the Ego Hair Design Art Team have been nominated for Artistic Team of the Year. The overall winners for these hotly contested categories will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on the 28th November 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a J W Marriott Hotel in London’s prestigious Park Lane.
So, how did they do it? This iconic competition requires hairdressing professionals and artistic teams from across the country to create a photographic collection, initially of four images that showcase their creativity and technical ability. These collections are displayed in a gallery for judging by more than 50 of the industry’s greatest hairdressers, all of whom are experts in their field.
Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International commented,
Ego Hair Design should be very proud of their success in two of the most fiercely fought categories. British hairdressing is regarded as the best in the world and to be a finalist for Artistic Team of the Year is, without overstatement, a huge achievement. Each year the judges find choosing their finalists harder, proving that creativity and passion are stronger than ever, so we salute them in their success.
To finalise for Artistic Team of the year is very special to us as it puts us in the running with some of the biggest salon names in hairdressing. No one in our region has ever reached the final of the British Hairdressing Awards so to be going in with two nominations is amazing! Fingers crossed for the final! Caroline Sanderson, Salon Director, Ego Hair Design.