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One week to go to until the winners of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards are announced

British Hairdressing Awards, 2013

In seven days time the winners of the most exciting awards ceremony within the hairdressing industry will be announced. Hairdressing salons all over the UK will be preparing themselves to find out who has been awarded the most prestigious of titles at HJ’s 2013 British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

On Monday 25th November 2013, The Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, will once again play host to the biggest event in the hairdressing calendar as the awards ceremony acknowledges the country’s finest talents in various regions - Eastern, London, Midlands, North Eastern, North Western, Northern Ireland, Scottish, Southern, Wales & South West and specialist categories; Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Men’s, Newcomer and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician.

This glamorous black tie event, hosted by a well-known television personality will see the greatest names in British hairdressing come together to celebrate the best of British creative talents. The eight nominees for the coveted title of British Hairdresser of the Year, Errol Douglas, Tim Hartley, Mark Hayes, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Akin Konizi, Mark Leeson, Angelo Seminara and Jamie Stevens are all waiting in anticipation as to who will be awarded the ultimate accolade in the industry. This year’s winner will be in good company as previous recipients of the British Hairdresser of the Year Award include Trevor Sorbie, Irvine & Rita Rusk, John Frieda, Anthony Mascolo, Umberto Giannini, Andrew Collinge, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Mark Hill, Beverly C, Antoinette Beenders, Lisa Shepherd, Andrew Barton, Akin Konizi and the current British Hairdresser of the Year, Angelo Seminara.

Publishing Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr, commented, “Each year the standard of work sets the benchmark and this year is no exception. We are so proud that British hairdressing has such tremendous standing and the British Hairdressing Awards confirm that Britain is leading the industry on a global scale.”

HJ’s 2013 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists are:

Specialist Finalists

Afro Hairdresser of the Year

• Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London
• Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
• Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Academy, Stafford, Staffordshire
• Junior Green, Junior Green Hair & Beauty, Knightsbridge, London
• Aycan Kemal, New York Hair Design, Langham Road, London
• Tracey Devine-Smith, Angels, Aberdeen

Artistic Team of the Year

• Alexander Hair & Beauty
• Ken Picton Salon
• Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind
• Rush Hair
• Hooker & Young
• D&J Ambrose

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year

• Joanne O’Neill, Joanne O’Neill Hairdressing, Dunloy, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
• Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford
• Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford
• Tomomi Naito, Eton Crop, London
• Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy Covent Garden, London
• Chie Sato, Toni & Guy Covent Garden, London

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

• Donna Mitchell, Bonce Salons, Wednesbury, West Midlands
• Darren Webster, Webster Whiteman, London
• Kevin Luchmun, Toni & Guy Covent Garden, London
• Jim Shaw, Essensuals Men, Billericay, Essex
• Jody Taylor, Toni & Guy Covent Garden, London
• Michael Francos, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex

Newcomer of the Year

• Troy Boyd, Emma J Steven, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
• Kayleigh De Vries, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
• Sophia Hilton, Brooks & Brooks, Holborn, London
• Jonathan De Francesco, Brooks & Brooks, Holborn, London
• Charles Douek, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
• Scott Jordan, Toni & Guy South Kensington, London

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

• Sharon Peake and Adam Bryant, Ethos Hairdressing, Manchester
• Faye Turner, HOB Salons, Camden
• Tracey Devine-Smith, Angels, Aberdeen
• Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
• Tasha Stevens, Jamie Stevens Hair, London
• Gary Hooker and Michael Young, Hooker & Young, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Regional Finalists

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
• Gemma Hensman, Hensmans, Northampton, Northamptonshire
• Angelo Vallillo, Zullo & Holland, Nottingham
• Nathan Jasztal, Silhouette Du Barry, Chelmsford, Essex
• Daniel Granger and Lucie King, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton, Northamptonshire
• Lisa Butler, Gooseberry Salon, Nottingham
• Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
• Tracey Taylor, The Tier Hairdressing, Nottingham

London Hairdresser of the Year

• Richard Ashforth, Saco
• Petros Mairoudhiou and Anna Chapman, Trevor Sorbie Covent Garden
• Sean Dawson, HOB Salons, Camden
• Lucie Monbillard, seanhanna, Putney
• Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy South Kensington
• Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

• Sarah Bowron and Adrian Bowron, Aesthetics, Solihull, West Midlands
• Michelle Griffin, Michelle Griffin Academy, Barnt Green, Birmingham
• James Whyte, Soul Hair, Chester, Cheshire
• Nick Malenko and Ashley Gamble, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
• Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Academy, Stafford, Staffordshire
• Peter Prosser, Peter Prosser Hairdressing, Hereford, Herefordshire

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
• Alexander Turnbull, Alexander Hair & Beauty, Anlaby, Hull, East Yorkshire
• Hannah Gordon, Paul Gordon, Scunthorpe, Humberside
• Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts, Beverley, East Yorkshire
• Michelle Rooney, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, Billingham

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

• Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International, Carryduff, Belfast
• Andrew Mulvenna, Andrew Mulvenna, Belfast
• Sinead Kelly, Precious Hair Design, Downpatrick, Co. Down
• Christopher Stewart, Hair Traffic, Belfast
• Simon Houston, Simon Houston Hairdressing, Galgorm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
• Sharon Dow, Kevin Kahan, Bangor

North Western Hairdresser of the Year

• Harry Boocock and Chris Horsman, The Hair Studio, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
• Adam Bryant, Ethos Hairdressing, Manchester
• Lisa Rhead and Andrea Daley, Barbara Daley, Liverpool
• Marcello Moccia, Room: 97 Creative, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
• Michelle Trow, Andrew Collinge, Trafford Centre, Manchester
• Jamilla Paul, Jamilla Paul, Rochdale, Lancashire

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

• Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston, Glasgow
• David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing, Bothwell, Glasgow
• Philip Bell, Ishoka, Aberdeen
• Faruk Mohammed and Sandy Caird, Hair by JFK, Edinburgh
• Ryan Harris, Angels, Aberdeen
• Brian Gallagher, Gallagher Horner Hair, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow

Southern Hairdresser of the Year

• Louise Wood, The Hair Advice Centre, Englefield Green, Surrey
• Kerry Mather, KJM Salons, Fleet, Hampshire
• Ryan Nicoletti-Dowd, Wigg, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
• Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford, Oxfordshire
• Seung-Ki Baek, Rush Hair, Epsom, Surrey
• Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

• Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
• Rachelle Simmonds and Dafydd Rhys Thomas, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
• Martin Crean, Martin Crean at Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
• Victoria Thomas and Louise Mattey, Blush, Cardiff
• Joshua Goldsworthy and Vicky Turner, Goldsworthy’s, Swindon, Wiltshire
• Ian Davies, Ocean Hairdressing, Cardiff

For press enquiries or to interview any of the 2013 British Hairdressing Awards finalists please contact Alison Jameson or Lauren Martin at Alison Jameson Consultants on + 44 (0)131 621 7210, fax + (0) 44 131 621 7215 or email;