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The waiting is over; the nominees for the 22nd British Hairdressing Awards have been announced. From a specially selected group of industry experts, international trade press and beauty journalists, six inspirational and influential hairdressers – the cream of the British hairdressing industry - who have fulfilled the criteria and have been nominated for the prestigious British Hairdresser of the Year title.

The nominated hairdressers are;

- Andrew Barton – Artistic Director of Saks, this is Andrew’s fourth nomination for British Hairdresser of the Year.

- Antoinette Beenders – Global Artistic Director of Aveda and winner of British Hairdresser of the Year 2004.

- Errol Douglas - This is Knightsbridge based salon owner, Errol’s tenth nomination.

- Akin Konizi – Artistic Director of the hob group of salons, and 2005 London Hairdresser of the Year, this is Akin’s first nomination.

- Angelo Seminara – Based at the Trevor Sorbie salon in London, Angelo has previously been awarded Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year in 2000,2003,2004.

- Richard Ward - Celebrity hairdresser, the darling of the media, this is Richard’s sixth nomination.

In the British Hairdressing Awards history, there have only been twelve hairdressers who have been awarded this esteemed title. They are - Trevor Sorbie, Anthony Mascolo, Irvine and Rita Rusk, John Frieda, Andrew Collinge, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Umberto Giannini, Beverly C, Mark Hill, Antoinette Beenders and the current British Hairdresser of the Year, Lisa Shepherd. 2005, British Hairdresser of the Year, Lisa Shepherd, was ecstatic when she won the coveted title. “I couldn’t believe it when my name was called out as this was my first nomination. I was overwhelmed and delighted – winning the title was a fantastic way to end 2005!” said Lisa.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Hairdressers Journal International, was delighted to announce the nominees. “British hairdressing is viewed throughout the world as being creative and inspiring and the six British Hairdresser of the Year nominees all live up to that expectation. The forthcoming months are going to be very exciting, we have the first round judging of the regional and specialist categories, followed by the announcement of the six finalists within nine regional categories and the six specialist categories. Within that time, the British Hairdresser of the Year nominees will be preparing their portfolio, which will be judged with the regional and specialist categories in October. I wish everyone involved the best of luck, and as past winners will confirm, winning a British Hairdressing Award can really change your life.”

The British Hairdressing Awards 2006 is presented by Hairdressers Journal International and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. The winners in all sixteen categories, culminating in the premier accolade, British Hairdresser of the Year 2006, will be announced at a fantastic star studded awards ceremony and dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Monday 27th November 2006.

For press enquiries on the British Hairdressing Awards please contact:
Alison Jameson, Neill Mabbott or Rachael Ross
Alison Jameson Consultants
Tel: +44 131 621 7210
Fax +44 131 621 7215

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