Following months of speculation and hundreds of nominations, the nominees for HJ’s coveted British Hairdresser of the Year Award, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional have been announced.
Darren Ambrose, Sally Brooks, Errol Douglas, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Cos Sakkas, Angelo Seminara, Eugene Souleiman and Jamie Stevens have wowed the British hairdressing industry, resulting in their nomination for the title.
Nominated by their peers on their professional reputation, vision and trend setting ability and their ability to promote and be an ambassador for British hairdressing, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis Orr, said,
For more than 30 years, the British Hairdresser of the Year title has been the most coveted and sought-after in the hairdressing industry, resulting in global recognition. It has not only cemented the careers of exceptional stylists, but has helped to raise standards across our industry while pushing creative boundaries for over three decades.
The hair and beauty industry is worth an estimated £7.1 billion to the UK economy, with 82% of the female population across the country using a salon to have their hair cut and/or coloured each year. Since its inception, the title of HJ British Hairdresser of the Year has transformed exceptional stylists into household names with previous winners including Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Andrew Collinge, Umberto Giannini, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Mark Hill and Andrew Barton.
All eight nominees must now submit an exclusive collection to be judged by a panel of industry professionals in September before the winner is announced at a black tie ceremony in London’s Park Lane on Monday 26th November.
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