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We are delighted to inform you that the 2010 British Hairdressing Award's finalists have just been announced. Salons and stylists from across the UK entered the British Hairdressing Awards but only the best have made it through.

Please see the press release below detailing the finalists. The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on November 22nd 2010 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel.

For more information on the finalists or the British Hairdressing Awards please get in touch.

The anticipation and waiting is over for hairdressers throughout the UK, as Hairdressers Journal International has announced the finalists for the nine regional and six specialist categories in the British Hairdressing Awards 2010. Launched in 1984 by Hairdressers Journal International and sponsored for the past 26 years by Schwarzkopf Professional, the awards celebrate and reward the best of British hairdressing creativity, and have become affectionately known as 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 competitions criteria. Depending on the hairdresser’s location, they can enter their regional category – Eastern, London, Midlands, North Eastern, North Western, Northern Ireland, Scottish, 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 Award 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 independent auditors, who then process the results to ascertain 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 2010 there are seven nominees for the title – Errol Douglas, Tim Hartley, Mark Hayes, Akin Konizi, Angelo Seminara, Phil Smith and Gary Hooker & Michael Young.

“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, a JW Marriot Hotel, London on Monday 22nd November 2010.

2010 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists

• Regional Finalists

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Christopher Appleton, George’s Hairdressing, Leicester
Simon Cawthorne, Cawthorne & Wright, Rutland
Terri Kay, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield
Neil Smith, Barrie Stephen Hair, Anstey
Hayley Welling, Cienté, Berkhamsted
Anne McGuigan, Anne McGuigan Hair & Beauty, Leighton Buzzard

London Hairdresser of the Year
Darren Bain, HOB Salons, Baker Street
Sean Dawson, HOB Salons, Camden
Andrew Heasman, RUSH, Victoria
Skyler McDonald, seanhanna, Putney
Desmond Murray, Atherton Cox, Marylebone
Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas, Knightsbridge

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Sarah and Adrian Bowron, Aesthetics, Solihull
Anya Dellicompagni, Francesco Group, Stafford
Nick Malenko and Royston Blythe, Royston Blythe, Wolverhampton
Lewis Moore and Jacky Crosby, Francesco Group, Streetly
Katie Mulcahy, Lisa Shepherd Salons, Birmingham
James Whyte, Soul Hair, Chester

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Adele Bourne and Rebecca Dickenson, The Vanilla Rooms, Bawtry
Joseph Ferraro, Halo, Harrogate
Hannah Gordon, Paul Gordon, Scunthorpe
Sarah Sumner, Hooker & Young, Jesmond
Alexander Turnbull, Alexander Hair and Beauty, Hull
Jill Watkins-Wright, Watkins Wright Hairdressing, Thirsk

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Julian Dalrymple, The Sitting Room, Ballymena
Kevin Kahan, Kevin Kahan, Bangor
Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International, Belfast
Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Newtownards
Andrew Mulvenna, Andrew Mulvenna Hairspa, Belfast
Joanne O’Neill, Joanne O’Neill Hairdressing, Dunloy

North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Carly Aplin, CRC Cutting Room Creative, Leeds
Harry Boocock, The Hair Studio, Leeds
Jamilla Paul, Jamilla Paul Hair & Beauty, Rochdale
Sharon Peake, Ethos Hairdressing, Manchester
Gary Taylor, Edward and Co, Brighouse
Melenie Tudor, En Route Hair & Beauty, Wakefield

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Philip Bell, Ishoka, Aberdeen
Nelson Brown, Browns, Dumfries
Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston
Kay McIntyre, McIntyre’s, Dundee
Thomas McMillan, Cox McMillan, Bothwell
Janer Stewart, Angels, Aberdeen
Karen Thomson, KAM Hair and Body Spa, Lossiemouth

Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Leo Bancroft, Leo Bancroft, Weybridge
Seung Ki Baek, RUSH, Epsom
Robert Kirby, Sanrizz, Southampton
Victoria Nebbett, Monroe Hairdressing, Leatherhead
Gary Russell, The Chapel, Tunbridge Wells
Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Salon, Launceston
Melanie Giles, Melanie Giles, Bath
Daniel Neaves, DKN Hair, Salterton
Ken Picton, Ken Picton, Cardiff Bay
Louise Smith, Toni & Guy, Salisbury
Scott Smurthwaite and Will Eagles, Cream, Gloucester

• Specialist Categories

Afro Hairdresser of the Year, Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Salon, Launceston
Junior Green, Junior Green Hair and Beauty, London
Kim Johnson and Michelle Sultan, Hype Coiffure, London
Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas, London
Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group, Stafford
Sandra Webb, Sandra Webb Hair & Beauty, London

Artistic Team of the Year
Bloww Hair & Urban Spa, London
HOB Salons, London
Hooker & Young, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield
Rainbow Room International, Glasgow
RUSH, London

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Salon, Launceston
Efi Davies, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden
Skyler McDonald, seanhanna, Putney
Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz, Knightsbridge
Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden
Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Kerry Hayden, Atherton Cox, London
Brett MacDonald, SACO, London
Jorych Marsili, Toni & Guy,Canary Wharf, London
Jim Shaw, Essensuals Men, Billericay
Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas, London
Ross Strong, D & J Ambrose, Pinner
Jody Taylor, Toni & Guy, London

Newcomer of the Year
Kelly Craven-Salvatelli, Toni & Guy, Salisbury
Ashley Gamble, Royston Blythe, Wolverhampton
Costa Phouli, RUSH, Epsom
Jasmine Redston, RUSH, Croydon
Dan Spiller, Marc Antoni, Fleet
Matt Stopps, RUSH, Walton-on-Thames

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Stuart Bane, D & J Ambrose,Pinner
Karen Dodds, CRC Cutting Room Creativ, Leeds
Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield
Christel Lundqvist, HOB Salons, London
Carly Roberts, Marc Antoni, Fleet
Tim Scott-Wright, Lisa Shepherd Salons, Birmingham

For press enquiries on the British Hairdressing Awards please contact Alison Jameson, or Rachael Grieve at Alison Jameson Consultants on 00 44 131 621 7210, fax 00 44 131 621 7215 or email;

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