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British Hairdressing Awards 2011 Finalists Announced
Who will be The One?

Hairdressers Journal International is delighted to announce the finalists for the nine regional and six specialist categories for the British Hairdressing Awards 2011.

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 27 years, and are universally recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing world.

To enter the competition, hairdressers working in salons throughout the United Kingdom have to submit four images, that meet the relevant criteria, and reflect current trends. 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 with members of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame, along with previous British Hairdressing Award winners and respected hairdressers judging the work. Judges cannot confer during the judging process, and each mark all entries independently, with the score sheets being handed to a team of independent 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 2011 there are eight nominees for the title – Andrew Barton, Errol Douglas, Tim Hartley, Mark Hayes, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Akin Konizi, Mark Leeson and Angelo Seminara.

“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 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London on Monday 28th November 2011.

2011 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists

Regional Finalists

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Christopher Appleton George’s Hairdressing, Leicester, Leicestershire
Paul Falltrick Paul Falltrick Hairdressing, Romford, Essex
Terri Kay Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Nathan Jasztal Silhouette Du Barry, Chelmsford, Essex
Angelo Vallillo Zullo and Holland, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Kai Wan p.kai hair, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

London Hairdresser of the Year
Efi Davies Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London
Ben Moth &
Valerie Benavides Brooks & Brooks, London
Richard Mannah Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London
Desmond Murray Atherton Cox, London
Cos Sakkas Toni & Guy, Brompton Road, London
Jamie Stevens Errol Douglas Salon, London

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Sarah Bowron & Aesthetics, Solihull, West Midlands
Aidan Bowron
Anya Dellicompagni Francesco Group, Stafford, Staffordshire
Nick Malenko & Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
Ashley Gamble
Katie Mulcahy Lisa Shepherd Salons, Birmingham
Peter Prosser Peter Prosser Hairdressing, Hereford
Sean Tetlow The Colour Room, Stockport, Cheshire

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Lindsay Burr The Goodys Group, North Molton, North Yorkshire
Rebecca Dickenson & The Vanilla Rooms, Bawtry, Doncaster
Adele Bourne
Joseph Ferraro Halo, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Hannah Gordon Paul Gordon, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Julian Holland The Mark Hill Salon, Kirk Elle, East Yorkshire
Marcus King Hooker & Young, Wynyard, County Durham

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Julie Cherry Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, Co. Down
Kevin Kahan Kevin Kahan, Bangor
Keith Kane Keith Kane Hair International, Carryduff, Belfast
Sharon Malcolm Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Newtownards, Co. Down
John Morrison &
Carolyn Russell J L Morrison Hairdressing, Belfast
Michael Quinn Michael Quinn Hairdressing, Belfast

North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Carly Aplin CRC Cutting Room Creative, Leeds
Adam Bryant Ethos Hairdressing, Northern Quarter, Manchester
Amie Dunn Andrew Collinge Hairdressing, Manchester, Lancashire
Verity Faichen Daniel Gray Salon, Kendal, Cumbria
Melanie Jefferson Savvy, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Marcello Moccia Room 97 Creative Hairdressing, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Neil Barton Neil Barton Salon, Edinburgh
Faruk Mohammed & Hair by JFK, Edinburgh
Sandy Ciard
Suzie McGill Rainbow Room International, Uddingston
Kay McIntyre McIntyres, Dundee
Gordon Ritchie U-Concept, Glasgow
Janer Stewart Angels, Aberdeen

Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Seung Ki Baek RUSH Hair, Epsom, Surrey
Leo Bancroft Leo Bancroft Salon, Weybridge, Surrey
Bruno Marc Giamattei Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Simon Grigg Toni & Guy, Winchester, Hampshire
Paul Hawes Review, Petersfield, Hampshire
Gary Gill Monroe Hairdressing, Leatherhead

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Craig Chapman Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
Jess Gaylard Jamie Stevens Hair, Woolavington, Somerest
& Teresa Heaney
Joshua Goldsworthy Goldsworthy’s, Swindon, Wiltshire
Ken Picton Ken Picton, Cardiff Bay, Wales
Steven Smart Smart Est 73, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerest
Louise Smith Toni & Guy, Salisbury

Specialist Categories

Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Craig Chapman Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
Patrick Forini Toni & Guy Sloane Square, London
Junior Green Junior Green Hair & Beauty, London
Alero May Atherton Cox, London
Jamie Stevens Errol Douglas Salon, London
Michelle Thompson Francesco Group, Stafford, Staffordshire

Artistic Team of the Year
Haringtons Art Team
HOB Salons
Marc Antoni
Mark Leeson Artistic Team
RUSH Artistic Team

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Johanna Cree Brown Trevor Sorbie, London
Leonardo Rizzo Sanrizz, Guildford, Surrey
Skyler McDonald seanhanna Putney, London
Chie Sato Toni & Guy Covent Garden, London
Indira Schauwecker Toni & Guy Covent Garden, London
Anne Veck Anne Veck Salons, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Russell Crane Brooks & Brooks, London
Tracey Devine Angels, Aberdeen, Scotland
Jon Redman Atherton Cox, London
Jim Shaw Essensuals Men, Billericay, Essex
Jamie Stevens Errol Douglas Salon, London
Ross Strong D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
Jody Taylor Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London

Newcomer of the Year
Kelly Craven-Salvatelli Toni & Guy, Salisbury
Ryan Harris Angels, Aberdeen, Scotland
Sophia Hilton Brooks & Brooks, London
Jasmine Redstone RUSH Croydon, Surrey
Ryuta Saiga Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London
Donna Tovey p.kai hair, Peterborough

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Claire Chell Francesco Group, Stafford, Staffordshire
Francesco Fontana Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London
Gary Hooker & Hooker & Young, Gosforth Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Michael Young
Mark Leeson Mark Leeson Hair Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Christel Lundqvist HOB Salons, London
Dorothy Sturgeon Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, CO. Down

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