Now in its fifth year, the ghd Style Squad is one of the most sought-after teams for emerging talent in the hairdressing industry. A place on the squad means a year of money-can’t-buy opportunities for the chosen few – from training with top names to working on shows, seminars and events up and down the country.
This year, ghd is thrilled to announce that ghd Creative Educator, Sally Whitehead, will be mentoring the team. Sally brings with her six years of ghd education experience and a passion for developing future talent. She says,
I’ve had the chance to be involved with the Style Squad a little bit in the past and I’m honoured to now be given the opportunity to mentor the team. The Style Squad is like no other offering in the industry for intensive styling and finishing education, and the opportunities offered to the team are incredible. I look forward to meeting all of the audition finalists in May, and to helping them develop their skills with ghd in the future.
Competition is tough, but after a record-breaking number of entries, the finalists can now be announced. This talented group will now go on to audition in London this May, in front of a top-secret panel of judges.
And the finalists are…
Sophia Osborne, Karine Jackson, London
Jas Bowles, North Laine Hair Company, Brighton
Emma Mason, The Gallery Haircutters, Norwich
Nicholas Campbell, Taylor Taylor, London
Jemma Clemas, Seckingtons, Northampton
Emma Vickery, Electric Marylebone, London
Issac Verall, Percy & Reed, London
Mark-Louis Anderson Fisher, Stunt Dolly, London
Essi Karjalainen, D&J Ambrose, London
Zoe Godwin, Karine Jackson, London
Angelos Tsekourous, Headmasters Harrow
Kerry September (freelance)
Amy Russell, Russell and Browns, Liverpool
Thomas Dodd, Spirit Hair Design, Dorset
Sophie Jones, Charles Worthington, London
Nicole Meer, RUSH Horsham, West Sussex
Matt Hill, Reef Salons, Durham
Molly Gibson, Richard’s Hairdressing, Great Wyrley
Lois Burton, Yan Hair, Leicester
Kate Lloyd, Goldworthy’s Hairdressing, Swindon
Daniele De Santis, Headmasters Wandsworth, London
Alice Grundy, Strands Hairdressing, Fareham
Taleah Mae Hyland, Escape, Burton-on-Trent
Jo Robertson, Global Head of Education said,
At ghd we are passionate about developing and supporting new hairdressing talent. Our aim is to give young stylists the best start in their hairdressing careers, strengthening the hairdressing industry.
Congratulations and good luck to all of the shortlisted stylists – and watch this space for the official Style Squad team later in May!