The Long Hair Guide for Men

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 13.48.08Think suave, sophisticated castaway who has been deserted on an island with nothing but quality hair products. Bingo.

Winston Churchill once said “war is mainly a catalogue of blunders” and the same could often be said of hairstyles.

For some men, growing their hair long is something that can draw looks of envy from their follicly challenged peers, for whom the option is but dream. Some men like to keep their hairstyle short throughout their lives as a mark of their own personal choice. Others like to take the plunge and grow a mane of lustrous locks. Many however, lack the know-how, patience and confidence to make the transition, which can be awkward and look less than well groomed. Perseverance is the name of this game, and good things come to those wait. The results can and will inevitably transform a guys overall look. This is how to do that transformation for the better.

Whether you’re the bank manager who has a flair for the bohemian indie look or a young buck student who wants long surfer hair to go with his ironic t-shirts and unrealistic career expectations, or perhaps you’re the guy who has hit a mid life crisis and has decided now is the time to adopt that pony tail he has always wanted. The ponytail that will act as the perfect accessory for that new ear piercing and convertible. Whatever, if that’s your jam go for it!

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 13.52.20 Long curls look great on the surfboard or the boardroom.

However, maintenance can be a put off, but it need not be. Long hair is some of the easiest hair to manage.

Transition is the big deterrent in this style change. Just like everyone liked Bruce Jenner and everyone likes Caitlyn Jenner, It’s the transition phase people bitch about, but keep focused on the finished result.

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Ignore the hayers. Preserver.

Just as much as the actual hair, patience and time are the qualities required. Many fall at the second or third hurdle and go through the awkward stage only to get a hair cut, rendering the whole process pointless. A good stylist can be your friend in the battle of growth trenches, and you’re going to need one.

The number one question asked on this subject is “how long will this take?” This is tricky to answer because everyone’s hair grows differently and at various speeds. However, based on statistics, hair grows roughly at the pace of ¼ inch every month. So, depending on how long you want to grow your hair, this can be a good indicator of timescale.

 

The process of growing out

One of the most common pitfalls guys make when growing out their hair is to just let it go. Don’t. You are not Elsa from Frozen.

This will just encourage split ends; add to the awkward look due to uneven hair and just look generally unkept. Not the goal.

Regular trims and texturizing will ensure that it grows with a healthy shine and you will be able to manage it more. This will also reduce any awkward phase moments as your hair grows. Another good tip is to start also taking some vitamin B7 to strengthen hair follicles.

As your hair grows, it will do so from every angle, you will feel like it starts resembling a burst mattress. Don’t panic. You need to give the roots the best opportunity to grow in an efficient and healthy way. Now is the time to start giving yourself hair treatments based on your hair type, ask your stylist which is best suitable to you.

The best method to maintain that sophisticated appearance is to focus on growing it out from the top first followed by the back and the sides. To start, try keeping the back and sides short, only slowly permitting them to fill in as the top of the head’s hair grows out.

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 14.20.58Beware: Ensure your hair grows in the correct fashion.

Use the time it takes to grow out your hair to stock up on the products that you are going to need for your new look. You’re going to need finishing and texture sprays along with hair masks and serums. Clays and pomades have been a friend to your former shorthaired self but they are often too heavy for longer hair. Creams are going to be your new BFF’S.

On matters of long locks, if you don’t have your stylist on call 24/7 ask your girlfriend/mum/sister/female friends. They will more than likely have a treasure trove of knowledge of all their tried and tested good and bad products.

Styling long hair.

When your hair has arrived at its final destination point of length, now is a new frontier: how to style long hair. The first thing you need to do is get a strategy; book an appointment with a stylist. You need an expert to discus the framing of your face and the focus of accentuation your best features and drawing less attention from your less favourable ones. Think jawlines, face shape, ears and the layering and texture of your hair are all things that need to be taken into account here.

These decisions are what separates the fine line between your look being more cool and dapper to looking like you were an extra in the revenant.

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The correct way to acheive messy.

Conclusion

In the battlefields of transitioning from short to long hair, you’re stylist is your comrade. They have got the expert strategy, they have the blue prints, they know the battle lines and have the arsenal of products, better still they knows the enemy (bad hair) and they know that through many set backs (awkward phases) if you persevere, you can conquer and be victorious in winning the battle of short to long hair. Go forth.

Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 14.46.41“You say you’re willing to die for long hair but you know nothing about dying and you know nothing about growing long hair” – Achilles hairdresser.

 

Greenwell also does Pink Well!

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Mary with Fearne Cotton and Glamour Magazine Editor, Jo Elvin
There’s something about Mary’s new hair, its pink and it’s fabulous!
Legendary make-up artist Mary Greenwell has caused quite the stir on the fashion scene this month by dyeing her tresses pink!
Mary revealed she is a fan of AJC 93 client, Crazy Color and is currently sporting the delicious bubblegum shade Pinkissimo. AJC has sent Mary a range of different Crazy Color shades to try so watch this space…
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With Sam McKnight taking her cool Instagram shots she’s sure to continue to lead the fash pack.
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Fresh Festival Hair from JOICO



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Other than the international collections, we’d say that the year’s most inspiring style looks come from festival season. And first up is one of the biggest and in fashion terms the best, Coachella. We asked JOICO Spokesperson and Celebrity Hairstylist, Paul Norton, whose clients include Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Emma Roberts and Anna Kendrick what he thinks will be big news at the three day Californian event.

“Coachella definitely sets the style stakes for the rest of the season but this year flower crowns will be passé. My clients are already perfecting their festival style and with over half a million people in the desert it is essential to stand out from the crowd.

“The best festival styles are really inspired by the idea of enjoying the music, the amazing Californian weather, and having a great time. Hair should look great but you should be able to do it and then forget about it. That’s why I think JOICO InstaTint is perfect and the 50ml sizes (RRP £4.95) make them perfect satchel size, and they smell gorgeous too which is always a bonus in the Californian heat.”

The new temporary colour shimmer sprays come on strong, delivering iridescent, shining, devastatingly dazzling colour, before washing out (up to three days later!) with a single shampoo. Spray these pigment-packed beauties directly onto fishtail braids or a braided crown for an iridescent, pop of colour here and there, or mix all five shades to create your own custom tint try Fiery Coral, Sapphire Blue, Orchid, Pink, and Mermaid Blue to give yourself a pop of colour.

InstaTint’s commitment-free colour technology allows you to try out all the haute hue trends of the moment – ombre, sombre, baby lights (with a vivid spin) – without ever getting too attached.


The above images are from Instagram showing how easy it is to create stunning looks with JOICO InstaTint – credits: @larisadoll, @leysahairandmakeup @ravessalon

Product details:

–       Up to 3 days of bright, bold colour – washes out in 1 shampoo

–       5 high-impact hues to love and layer (Fiery Coral, Sapphire Blue, Orchid, Pink and Mermaid Blue)

–       Brilliantly touchable and brushable

–       Instantly refreshes the vibrancy of Color Intensity shades

–       Temporary pigments, so no commitment or damage of traditional hair colour


Light-from-within mica formula shimmers in the sunlight, gleams under moonlight – see you in the desert!

OSCARS 2016

There’s always much to swoon over at the Oscars but one thing is for sure is that the hair is always immaculate! With jaw-dropping, instantly iconic hairstyles sporting on the red carpet this year, we go through our top hairstyles from this years Oscars.

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 15.42.16First up we have Kate Winslet, she may not have picked up an Oscar but her effortless golden locks deserve a medal and some attention. The awards show is typically an over-the-top affair, but this year, celebs opted for simple and chic hair and make-up. Kate, in particular, channeled this California-cool-meets-Hollywood-glam vibe with her side-swept waves.

Jennifer Lawrence

The Joy star; Jennifer Lawrence walked the line for the Oscars, relying on neutral-tone makeup and heavy dark liner around the eyes definitely made her new bright blonde hair stand out from the red carpet! The starlet stepped out with a fresh new dye job. The pale shade of blonde struck an arresting contrast against Lawrence’s smoky kohl-rimmed eyes and black lace gown. Her bold change is a testament to the glow-inducing powers of a double process, but also why she Hollywood’s favourite golden girl.

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Chrissy Teigen – The mama-to-be was glowing at last nights Oscars. Like many celebs, the model opted for neutral makeup but let her bronzer do the work…however it wasn’t her Marchesca gown or make up that had everyone talking – it was her hair! Taking the hair braid trend to new heights, Chrissy wore her locks in multiple plaits for the biggest red carpet event of the year.

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Next up we have Brooklyn star; Saoirse Ronan and she reminded us that an undone, textured blowout could easily be pulled off on the red carpet. With a brushed out beautiful wave and backed away from her face, team with a smoky eye; this look was perfect for Saoirse. The metallic shimmer from her bold eye make up also matched the actress’ sequins dress.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara channeled her inner Star Wars fan girl with her triple bun and powerful make-up. The Best Supporting Actress nominee is the undisputed queen of sleek, and with a sculptural updo Rooney looked the part on the Oscars red carpet. Mara slicked her hair into a series of severe bun twisted parts, which upped the dramatic impact of the allover lustrous polish that was entirely her own. And while most stars choose to focus on one standout feature—hair, lips, eyes—further elevating her statement updo by way of warm, smoky brown lids and an immaculate matte crimson lip.

 

If you like it ladies, today is the day you should take a leap and put a ring on it!

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In 2016 woman can more than conduct their own affairs, choose whether to marry or not get married at all, they know how to take control of their lives and are encouraged to do so. Woman can ask for a pay rise, a promotion, decide when they want to become mothers and when to ask for a divorce.

But there is still a stigma about a woman asking a man to marry her as opposed to the traditional opposite. Many woman shudder at the thought of having to ask. However, ladies taking the reigns in a proposal of matrimony have their very own day, and today is that day!

2016 is a leap year and the 29th of February is officially recognised as the day when a woman can ask her beau to marry her.

This is the time when all the Muriel’s and Bridget Jones’s out there can take control of their own destiny and get the marriage ball rolling. Interestingly, it was another Bridget who got the ball rolling.

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No, not that Bridget!

A nun named St Bridget in fifth century Ireland, complained that woman were tired of waiting for men to ask them, so St Patrick decided to help, decreeing that once every four years there was a day when they could.

Back in 1288, the Scots passed a law that allowed a woman to propose marriage to the man of their dreams in a Leap Year with the law also stating that any man who declined the proposal on this day would have to pay a fine. The fine to be paid if a man declined could range from a silk dress or a pair of gloves. Seems like a fair deal.

There was a rule implemented that all those women proposing must wear a red petticoat while doing so, to give her suitor a heads up about what she was about to ask, giving him enough time to either prepare his acceptance speech or head for the hills.

If you are one of the ladies who is over the waiting game then forget about the stigma, go for it! And you are in good company! Behold a list of famous woman who took the initiative to transition from girlfriend to fiancé:

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Pink knows how to get the party and the marriage started.

Pink made a series of signs for her proposal to motocross star Carey Hart. She stood at the sidelines of the Pro 250 class finals in 2005 and held up the first sign asking, “Will U Marry Me?” The next sign asked the question again and added, “I’m serious!”

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Kristen Bell forgot all about Sarah Marshall and tradition.

After gay marriage was legalized in America, Kristen Bell proposed to her longtime boyfriend, actor Dax Shepard, over Twitter with: “@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove.”

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Hollywoods biggest star wasn’t scared of life biggest proposals.

Elizabeth Taylor proposed to British actor Michael Wilding in 1952.

 

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Zsa Zsa knew a thing or nine about marriage.

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is as famous for being an actress as she is famous for being married — she is currently on her 9th husband and claims she proposed to every single one of her husbands. Zsa Zsa said “I pay all my own bills … I want to choose the man. I do not permit men to choose me.”

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‘Aaannd I am TEEEEELING You, We’re getting married!!’

Jennifer Hudson decided to have a ring made for and proposed to her man David.

 

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From the runway to the marriage alter, Diane is a boss.

Diane Von Furstenberg proposed as a gift. She said ‘ One year I didn’t know what to give him for his birthday and I called him and said, ‘You know, if you want, for your birthday I’ll marry you.’

So you see, theres nothing to it! Can you really put it off for another four years!? Nope, seize the day, pop the question! Just remember the red peticoat.

 

 

2016 Grammys

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58th Grammy Awards

Hosted by LL Cool J, the 58th Grammy Awards got underway in Los Angeles last night and the AJC team were there as special personal guests off Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy.

Ok not really, but we were there in spirit. Here is the round up: Adele’s sound was mucked up, Taylor Swift made history, Lady Gaga got her Bowie on and Kendrick Lamar laid down the performance of the night. There was no sight of Kanye, who is was too busy angry tweeting.

Taylor Swift won album of the year for her 1989 offering. Swifts win was made even more special as she becomes the only woman in history to win Best Album twice! Her first win in 2010 made her the youngest artist to win the award. Just as well she had a new hairstyle to mark the occasion.

Lady Gaga stepped in very big shoes to pull of her energetic tribute to the late David Bowie, sporting some very Bowie-esq hair as she covered a melody of his hits.

Adele’s got up to sing ‘All I ask’ but a mic dropped on the piano strings and the result was a guitar like sound over her song that gave the illusion that her performance was off, which of-course it wasn’t, because she’s Adele for gods sake.

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Taylor Swift kept it Anna Wintour with her hairstyle and glam with the help of some Versace threads and accessorised with her abs..

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Adele was like ‘Hello…I’m in Givenchy’

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Lady Gaga came in strong in Marc Jacobs.

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Justin Bieber won his first Grammy and he also performed but his set was also effected by technical difficulties with the sound. Luckily everyone was a little too distracted by his facial hair situation and Saint Laurent to notice. We are still Beliebers though.

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Kendrick Lamar had no such sound problems and delivered a powerful politically charged performance of ‘The Blacker the Berry” which was amazing. He also scooped five awards last night!

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The man, the hair, the legend that is Ed Sheeran also collected his first Grammy, in Burberry.

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Johnny Depp Got up and sang with Hollywood Vampires in tribute to Lemmy Kilmister and now we can’t look at him the same again.

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James Bay missed out on his Grammy for Best New Artist to Meghan Trainor. Criminal.

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Rhianna called in sick. Which is very suspicious behaviour for a Monday but we won’t point fingers. We wouldn’t dare.

 

And the winners are:

Record Of The Year

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year

1989, Taylor Swift

Song Of The Year

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist

Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

Best Rock Performance

“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Song

Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)

Best Rock Album

Drones, Muse

Best Rap Album

To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

Best Blues Album

Born To Play Guitar, Buddy Guy

Best Folk Album

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Best Reggae Album

Strictly Roots, Morgan Heritage

Best Comedy Album

Live At Madison Square Garden, Louis C.K.

Best Musical Theater Album

Hamilton

Best Music Video

Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar: Bad Blood

Best Music Film:

Amy

Why Bowie Mattered to the Hair Industry.

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The dust has now settled since we found out about the surprise death of David Bowie, which left everyone reflecting on a career that spanned five decades. Bowie mattered to a lot of people but just how was he relevant specifically to the hairdressing world? (And no, not just because he was a founder of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men. True story, see Youtube)

Hairdressing and fashion are two horns of the same goat and you need a goat. Bowie was the cultural goat so to speak that stormed in via the medium of music and became both literally and metaphorically, music to the ears of a generation of misfits, then and since.

In an industry always on the cusp of fashion that employs people of all sexualities, hairdressers are by their nature, a creative breed. Hairdressing is about transformations, evolving looks and trying new looks. It’s about making people feel a certain way to empower them to believe they can do anything. Whether they want to look good while they run a multinational corporation or do the school run.

Bowie didn’t faff about, it wasn’t a gentle introduction, he appeared in the mainstream like many artists on Top of The Pops, but in a way that hadn’t been done before.  He took the nations attention by the scruff of the neck. It was like an atomic bomb went off in popular culture, from day 1 with that Starman performance in 1972. The boy from Brixton blew up the way we think about image and androgynous boundaries forever.

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What happened was the genesis of how we structure our views on the unusual and how we search for the substance beneath regardless of the aesthetic. Now we see someone different and think ‘They look interesting!’ instead of ‘who’s that weirdo? Different is now ‘cool’. ‘He’s a bit Bowie” is now a positive byword for an alternative look.

Bowie was an architect in a radical shift in public consciousness and making weird and alternative socially acceptable. A barrier that no longer exists was moved. There’s very little a musician can do now to shock us, to make us think outside the box in the way that he started to.

Whatever you remember him as, The thin white Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Alladin Zane or Starman, everyone’s been exposed to the shift he caused. He gave a 24ct gold master class in it being ok to stand out from the crowd.

To understand the difference he made to the cultural landscape that we are all now accustomed to its hard to look around now and see what it could’ve been, you have to look before Bowie.

We were not university educated in the numbers we are now. (We have four times higher the number of students now than in the 70’s) We were a blue color nation. We were a much more macho society and there was no such thing as metrosexual. Homosexuality had only just been decriminalized 5 years before he appeared on BBC1 with Starman and no one knew if he was a man or a woman, straight or gay, talented or a joke. His ambiguity left him impossible to pigeonhole. He got flack, a lot of flack, but history would prove that again pioneers take all the arrows. This was showcased perfectly in 2013 when the V&A did their sold out retrospective exhibition ‘David Bowie is’.

In the 70’s, people were not bombarded with music stations, or the internet like the way we are today in a Kardashian led world of celebrity via social media that’s fed almost intravenously into our psyche. It was way much more a case of quality over quantity, this left people wanting more. It could be another week at least before anyone would see him again on television. You had to buy his music, or listen intently to the radio in the hope that one of his songs were played, you had to dare I say it; buy a magazine (gasp!).

It is almost impossible today to think of any of the world’s key influencers of fashion and hairdressing who were not directly influenced by David Bowie. Everyone from Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, Jean Paul Gautier, to Madonna to Lady Gaga to Noel Gallagher to Mark Ronson, Kate Moss to Kate Bush, every time they reference David Bowie, and of course all they influences over 50 years has trickled down to hairdressing.

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There maybe musicians out there that have created better songs, there may still be musicians to come that will make better songs, but there is no other musician that can come and make an impact and move social barriers by radicalizing the way people think about appearances and sexuality. He made people feel something, he made them feel accepted. Teenagers who didn’t feel like they fitted in now had permission to be unique and different. Nearly every empowered misfit today stands on the shoulders of David Bowie, and with that empowerment today any misfit can confidently walk into any salon and ask for their hair to be cut and dyed in any weird way they feel like by a hairdresser who encourages and respects individuality. This is all done without the bat of an eye lid and makes salons a way more interesting place to visit and work. Now ground control to major tom, that’s progress.

BRITISH HAIRDRESSING AWARDS 2015!

The BHA 2015 Winners!

The BHA 2015 Winners!

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!

British Hairdresser of the Year Darren Ambrose

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.

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After Winning Scottish Hairdresser of the Year three times, Ishoka’s Philip Bell was inducted into The British Hairdressers of the Year Hall of Fame!

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.

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#bhaselfies

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.

 

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

Darren Ambrose

 

Hair Club Live Hits Edinburgh!

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Date – Sunday 1st November 2015

Time – 7.30pm

Location – Cabaret Voltaire

The Scots love events in the Capital City, and when it was announced that Hair Club Live was setting up shop the excitement hit a new level.

Cabaret Voltaire was the chosen venue and stylists from all over Scotland including Suzie McGill

and Paddy from Rainbow Room International, Sophie Laidlaw of Wonderland Hair, the Charlie Miller Team and more took to the stage to present their take on current trends.

Each stylist had a maximum of 10 minutes to demonstrate their freestyle skill, with Suzie McGill of Rainbow Room opting for a Buzz Cut on her model Chantal – the crowd were buzzing to say the least! To work under such pressure while demonstrating their creative skills to their fellow peers was a daunting task for some, however all took it in their stride and the support and passion for the industry was unbelievable.

With more events set to hit Scotland in the next few months we say roll on the 2016 events!

The Scottish Style Awards 2015!

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This weekend, AJCPR went to the 10th annual Scottish Style awards, which has become one of the most glittering nights in Scotland’s events calendar. Saturday saw the gathering and shoulder rubbing of the cream of Scotland’s most stylish creatives, including actors, fashion designers, musicians, models and entrepreneurs.

In association with Moet Chandon (insert hangover emoji) and hosted by actrees Sophie Kennedy at Glasgow’s stunning Kelvingrove Gallery, the event is in its 10th year and has become a benchmark for rewarding creative excellence.

The night included a fashion show and the guys at Glasgow’s Rainbow Rooms were backstage working their magic on the models hair, ensuring they all looked fantastic strutting down the catwalk. Some of the evening’s big winners were musician Paolo Nutini who won Most Stylish Male, the model turned nutritionist, Rosemary Ferguson who won Most Stylish Female, Model and Actor Craig McGinlay for Breakthrough star and the Designer of the Year was John Ray for Dunhill. All richly deserved.

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There was a LOT of champagne consumed and a lot of fun had by all. The night once again proved that when it comes to talent, Scotland punches above its weight and is a creative force to be reckoned with on an internationally level. A massive congratulations to all the winners! We cannot wait till next year!

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And the winners are:

Most Stylish Bar

Kelvingrove Cafe, Glasgow

Most Stylish Restaurant

Hutchesons, Glasgow

Most Stylish Hotel

The Lodge, Loch Goil

Most Stylish Entertainment Venue

The Berkeley Suite, Glasgow

Most Stylish Retailer

Jane Davidson, Edinburgh

Designer of the Year

John Ray for Dunhill

Most Stylish Male

Paolo Nutini, Musician

Most Stylish Female

Rosemary Ferguson, Model and Nutritionist

Most Stylish Band / Musician

White

Breakthrough Star

Craig McGinlay, Model and Actor

Tastemaker

Anna Mary Scott Robbins, Costume Designer

Special Achievement

Sub Club

Outstanding Contribution

Glasgow School of Art

Gone But Not Forgotten

Bryan McMahon

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