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The 2006 British Hairdressing Awards Launched
Monday 27th November 2006
Grosvenor House Hotel, London

The excitement has already begun with the launch of the 2006 British Hairdressing Awards. Salons throughout the United Kingdom are preparing for their photographic shoot and deciding which of the fifteen categories they will enter. “Each year there is tremendous anticipation as the British Hairdressing Awards are announced, and this year is no exception,” comments Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr.

In 1985, the British Hairdressing Awards - presented by the Hairdressers Journal International and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional - were set up to reward hairdressers who were pushing the boundaries of hairdressing forward, creating and setting the trends and excelling in this competitive industry.

Each year hundreds of hairdressers from all over the UK dedicate months of hard work preparing their entries and with nine regional categories covering all areas of the UK, six specialist categories, which include a variety of disciplines including Afro, Men’s, Newcomer, Artistic Team, Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician, Avant-Garde, the ultimate award is that British Hairdresser Of The Year.

Any hairdresser from any salon can enter the awards and compete with the biggest names in the industry on a level playing field. Unlike other competitions, the British Hairdressing Awards is based on photographic entries that demonstrate the skills and talents of the entrant. For the first round judging, a distinguished panel made up of members of the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame (hairdressers who have won their region or specialist category three times) judge all entries independently, with all entries remaining anonymous, and all marks counted and compiled by an independent firm of auditors.

From the first round judging, six finalists are selected in each category. They have to then produce a second set of images, which is added to the first set and judged in the second round. To judge the final six in each category, Hall of Fame members are joined by leading UK hairdressers and selected members of the press, and once again the judging process is independent and anonymous, with the marks collated by independent auditors.

The British Hairdressing Awards has significantly raised the profile of British hairdressing both in the UK and overseas. Winners of all the categories can enjoy an increased media profile and the biggest award of the night – British Hairdresser of the Year – is recognised throughout the world. Overnight the winner will become an ambassador for British hairdressing, appearing on TV, radio and in the national and consumer press. The winner of the 2005 British Hairdresser of the Year, Lisa Shepherd, follows in the footsteps of winners including Trevor Sorbie, Anthony Mascolo, Nicky Clarke and Beverly C.

The night of the British Hairdressing Awards is the most glittering and star-studded event in hairdressing with television crews, photographers and journalists clamouring for an invitation to this extra-special night of glamour, entertainment and pure excitement! Held in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane London, the Awards, now in it’s 22nd year is the ultimate celebration of the best in British hairdressing.

For press information on the British Hairdressing Awards please contact:

Alison Jameson, Neill Mabbott and Rachael Ross
Alison Jameson Consultants
Tel: +44 131 621 7210
Fax: +44 131 621 7215


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