Monday night saw the biggest and the best of Britain’s hairdressing gathered for the Oscars of hair events: the annual British Hairdressing Awards.
Sponsored by Schwarzkopf, the event took place at London’s exclusive Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane and was hosted by Actor/Comedian/Author and host extraordinaire David Williams.
Some of the winners on the night included Darren Ambrose who took home the British Hairdresser of the Year, Marcus King, of Hooker & Young who won Men’s Hairdresser of the year and Michelle Thompson of The Francesco Group who took home Afro Hairdresser of the year for the second year in a row!
The very best work of the very best in the business was showcased and the standard was truly exceptional and cements Britain as a world leader in hairdressing. The awards have been a game changer in the career of many hairdressers for the past 31 years, rewarding excellence and catapulting the professional direction of previous winners.
AJC were there to ensure the night ran smoothly and that a good night was had by all. We created a #Bhamoments hashtag so attendees could share their favourite moments from BHA’s past and present and we gave away a bottle of champagne to the person with the best! Schwarzkopf also used the hashtag #Bhaselfie after providing each table with a selfie stick. enabling everyone to get snap happy and capture some great moments. The entertainment for the night was provided by last years Xfactor winner Ben Haenow who entertained guests half way through the night.
The next day there would’ve been a few sore well cut heads following the after party, but there was little rest for the winner as there was an interview with London Live the following day.
It was a nail baiting exciting night and it was fab to see everyone and celebrate afterwards. Massive congratulations to all the winners on the night and we look forward as ever to next year’s nominees and winners.
HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2015
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Gary Taylor, Edward & Co., Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Julie Cherry and Collette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Co. Down
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Caroline Sanderson and Claire McIntyre, Ego Hair Design, Inverness
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Jill Watkins-Wright, Watkins-Wright Hairdressing, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing, Kingston-upon-Thames
Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year
Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Callum Standen-May, The Egg, Norwich
London Hairdresser of the Year
Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square.
This is a third win for Cos meaning he will now enter the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame!
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Lucie Monbillard, seanhanna, London
Newcomer of the Year
Sophie Springett, Toni & Guy, South Kensington, London
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, Billingham
Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Advanced Academy, Stafford
Artistic Team of the Year
Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, Co. Down
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Issie Churcher, HOB Salons, Camden, London
British Hairdresser of the Year