British Hairdressing Awards 2008 Finalists Announced Thursday 7 August 2008 PDF Print British Hairdressing Awards 2008 Finalists Announced Hairdressers Journal International is delighted to announce the finalists for the nine regional and six specialist categories for the British Hairdressing Awards 2008. The British Hairdressing Awards, launched in 1984 by Hairdressers Journal International and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, have celebrated and rewarded the best of British hairdressing creativity for the past 24 years, and have fast become the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing world. To enter the competition, hairdressers working in salons throughout the United Kingdom have to submit four images, which fulfil the criteria set. Depending on the hairdresser’s location, they can enter their regional category – Eastern, London, Midlands, North Eastern, North Western, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Southern or Wales & South West. If their talents lie within a particular discipline, they are also able to enter one of the six specialist categories – Afro Hairdresser of the Year, Artistic Team of the Year, Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year, Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, Newcomer of the Year or Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year. The first round judging takes place to establish the six finalists in the regional and specialist categories. Members of the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame, along with previous British Hairdressing Awards winners are invited to judge the work submitted. Judges cannot confer during the judging process, and each mark all entries independently. The points are handed to a team of auditors, who then process the results to find the six finalists in each category. In addition to the 15 regional and specialist categories, the most hotly contested award is for the British Hairdresser of the Year title. Entry to this award is by nomination only, and in 2008 there are six nominees for the title - Antoinette Beenders, Errol Douglas, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Akin Konizi, Angelo Seminara and Phil Smith. “Each year the standard of entries in all categories becomes more creative and inspirational,” comments Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr. “British hairdressing is perceived throughout the world as being the best, and the British Hairdressing Awards recognise and reward creativity and excellence in all hairdressing skills.” To go forward to the second round, the six finalists in each category have to produce a second set of four images, which will then be judged as a complete set of eight. The same guidelines are adhered to as before, with the winner being announced at the biggest event in the hairdressing industry’s calendar, a glittering awards dinner presented by a leading media personality – the British Hairdressing Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Monday 24th November 2008. 2008 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists Regional Finalists Eastern Hairdresser of the Year Simon Cawthorne, Cawthorne and Wright, Rutland Sharon Cox, Sanrizz, St.Albans Paul Falltrick, Paul Falltrick Hairdressing, Romford Terri Kay, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield Anne McGuigan, Anne McGuigan Hair and Beauty, Bedfordshire Karen Scantlebury, Ciente, Berkhamstead London Hairdresser of the Year Louis Byrne, Adee Phelan, London Errol Douglas, Errol Douglas, London Karine Jackson, Karine Jackson Ltd, London Richard Mannah, Toni & Guy, London Desmond Murray, Desmond Murray, London Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, London Midlands Hairdresser of the Year Nick Malenko & Royston Blythe, Royston Blythe, Compton Anya Dellicompagni, Francesco Group, Eccleshall Timothy Lawton, TPL Hairdressing, Nantwich Peter Prosser, Peter Prosser Hairdressing, Hereford Emma Steven, Lisa Shepherd Salons, Sutton Coldfield James Whyte, Soul Hair, Chester North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year Jen Deighton, Toni & Guy, Sunderland Paul Ferguson, Hooker & Young, Gosforth Susan Hall, Reds Hair and Beauty, Sunderland Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard Neville Ramsay, Ramsay & Johnson , Sunderland Katrina Ashton and Lisa Shaw, Headlines Elite, Sheffield Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year Julian Dalrymple, The Sittingroom Hairdressing, Ballymena Clive Johnston, Clive Alexander, Enniskillen Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International, Carryduff Andrew Mulvenna, Andrew Mulvenna, Belfast John Morrison and Carolyn Russell, JL Morrison Hairdressing, Belfast Michael Quinn, Michael Quinn Hairdressing, Belfast North Western Hairdresser of the Year Mike Bennell, Time Hairdressing, Liverpool Harry Boocock, The Hair Studio, Leeds Jayne Mahon, Andrew Collinge Hairdressing, Liverpool Marcello Moccia, Room: 97 Creative Hairdressing, Liverpool Sharon Peake, Ethos, Manchester Melanie Tudor, En Route Hair & Beauty, Wakefield Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Nelson Brown, Browns, Dumfries Gary Skinner & Stanley Cowley, Hair by JFK, Edinburgh Tracey Devine, Angels, Aberdeen Gary Hunter & Leslie Hunter, Frances Hunter Hair and Beauty, Stirling Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston Lynne Welsh, Mosko, Wishaw Southern Hairdresser of the Year Anna Chapman, Trevor Sorbie, Brighton Ross Dilanda, Scully Scully, Godalming Paul Hawes, Review, Petersfield Seung Ki Baek, Rush, Epsom Rae Palmer, Rae Palmer, Southsea Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz, Guildford Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year Ian Davies, Ocean, Cardiff Ken Picton, Ken Picton, Cardiff Bay Scott Smurthwaite, Cream, Gloucestershire Sally Stevens, Central Studio, Bristol Vicky Turner, Goldsworthy’s , Swindon Tommy Van Der Veken, Tommy’s Hair Company, Ruthin Specialist Categories Afro Hairdresser of the Year : Renda Attia, Steven Carey Hair Salon, London Junior Green, Junior Green Hair & Beauty Ltd, London Kim Johnson, Hype Coiffure, London Claire Rothstein, Bloww, London Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Academy, Staffordshire Sandra Webb, Sandra Webb Hair & Beauty, London Artistic Team of the Year Brooks & Brooks, London Andrew Collinge Hairdressing, Liverpool Haringtons, London hob Salon, London Hooker & Young, Newcastle Rush, Croydon Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose, Pinner Michael Barnes, Michael Barnes Hairdressing, London Karen Brown, Hair by JFK, Edinburgh Efi Davies, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden Desmond Murray, Desmond Murray, London James Rowe, Kontakt, London Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks, London Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair Body and Mind, Mansfield Desmond Murray, Desmond Murray, London Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz, Guildford Jim Shaw, Essensuals, Billericay Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas, London Newcomer of the Year Christopher Appleton, George’s Hair Salon, Stoneygate Alfie Booth, Andrew Collinge Hairdressing, Manchester Peter Joseph Burkhill, Headlines UK, Leeds Ben Ferris, Goldsworthy’s, Swindon Ashley James Gamble, Royston Blythe, Compton Victoria Nebbett, Monroe Hairdressing, Leatherhead Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year Andrea Beers, Andrea Beers, Kidderminster Christel Lundqvist, hob Salons, London Michelle Lawley, Royston Blythe, Compton Paul Scully, Scully Scully, Godalming Tim Scott-Wright, Lisa Shepherd Salons, Birmingham Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Hooker & Young, Newcastle For press enquiries on the British Hairdressing Awards please contact Alison Jameson, or Rachael Ross at Alison Jameson Consultants on 00 44 131 621 7210, fax 00 44 131 621 7215 or email; 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