It’s always tempting to look across the pond for some ideas, inspiration and friendly competition. Well it’s fair to say the Brits brought it at this year’s British Hairdressing Awards as some of England’s greatest stylists were made into bona fide legends.
Now in its 30th year, the British Hairdressing Awards continues to grow in stature. Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional and held at the luxurious Grosvenor House Hotel at JW Marriot in London’s Park Lane, the evening is undoubtedly esteemed.
This year, creative genius Mark Leeson took out British Hairdresser of the Year, joining the likes of Trevor Sorbie, Anthony Mascolo, Antoinette Beenders, Angelo Seminara, Akin Konizi and a mere 10 others as the recipient of this prestigious award.
The awards ceremony is divided into nine categories and six specialist categories, where contestants are judged by their photographic entries. Categories include Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Newcomer, Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and the Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year.
“British hairdressers are internationally renowned for their creativity, originality and innovation and we are proud that the British Hairdressing Awards continues to celebrate the best of British,” said Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, who presented the event along with television personality James Corden. “It has been inspiring on this special anniversary to see the standard of entries in all categories pushing forward. Congratulations to all the 2014 winners who truly are the best of British.”
Well done to the full list of winners below:
HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year 2014 – Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London
Artistic Team of the Year – Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Chie Sato, TONI&GUY, Covent Garden, London
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Jamie Stevens, Jamie Stevens Hair London, Kensington, London
Newcomer of the Year – Jamie Benny, RUSH Hair, London
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year – Clayde Baumann, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Angelo Vallillo, Zullo and Holland, Nottingham
London Hairdresser of the Year – Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY Square, London
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Toni Stephenson, Hooker & Young, Darlington, County Durham
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year – Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Newtownards, Co. Down
North Western Hairdresser of the Year – Brent Barlow and Rosie Binns, Ethos Hairdressing, Chorlton, Manchester
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year – Philip Bell, Ishoka Hair and Beauty, Aberdeen
Southern Hairdresser of the Year – Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Berkshire
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year – Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
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