What: For the third time, Angelo Seminara has taken the title of British Hairdresser of the Year at Hairdresser Journal International’s (HJ) annual British Hairdressing Awards ceremony, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, the fifteen-category hairstyling awards was emceed by media personality, David Walliams. The night also featured live entertainment by Labrinth, and a tribute to Vidal Sassoon by HJ publisher Jayne Lewis-Orr.
Soundbite: “I couldn’t believe it when my name was called out, I was delighted – winning the title is a dream come true,” said Seminara.
Who: Congratulations to the winners!
British Hairdresser of the Year – Angelo Seminara
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Tracey Devine, Angels, Aberdeen
Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
Artistic Team of the Year – Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Newcomer of the Year – Kieran Tudor, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year – Ken Picton and Paul Dennison, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
London Hairdresser of the Year – Tina Farey, The House of Rush, Piccadilly
Southern Hairdresser of the Year – Ryan Nicoletti-Dowd, Wigg, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Sarah Bowron and Adrian Bowron, Aesthetics, Solihull, West Midlands
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, County Durham
North Western Hairdresser of the Year – Gary Taylor, Edward and Co, Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year – Ken Picton, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year – Kay McIntyre, McIntyres Salons, Dundee
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year – Kevin Kahan, Kevin Kahan, Bangor
Where & When: November 26 in London, UK