Hairdressers Journal International hosted its British Hairdressing Awards last night, with 1,700 of the country’s finest hairstylists gathering at London’s glamorous Grosvenor House, a J W Marriott Hotel, for the industry event of the year.
Now in their fourth decade, the awards, which are sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, celebrate the very best in British hairdressing talent – an industry which contributes £7bn to the national economy and one which employs more than 300,000 people.
With nine regional and six specialist categories – as well as the ultimate award, British Hairdresser of the Year – the awards have launched the careers of a host of household names; from John Frieda, Nicky Clarke and Charles Worthington to Anthony Mascolo, Lisa Shepherd and Beverley C, as well as TV favourites Jamie Stevens and Andrew Barton.
This year’s ceremony was hosted by David Walliams, alongside Hairdressers Journal International’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr.
Amongst the trophies handed out by the duo on the night was North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, which was scooped by Joseph Ferraro of Joseph Ferraro in Harrogate.
Joseph has salons on the Leeds Road and Cheltenham Crescent in Harrogate.
Speaking on the night, Joseph said:
This is the fifth time lucky and it feels fantastic! It’s wonderful to be able to work with such incredible brands such as Schwarzkopf Professional and Wella, and of course to be able to enter such prestigious awards thanks to Hairdresser’s Journal. We have the best industry full of talented people and I’m so grateful to be a part of it all.
A regional win at the awards can well and truly put a hairstylist on the map, securing their place as an authority, not just a creative visionary but as a tastemaker, an influential employer and a destination business which brings clients through the door.
This award cements as the North Eastern region’s leading hair talent, but a win doesn’t just mean you’re the very best in the area; it also marks you out as one of the greatest stylists in the country. This win positions you as an expert and puts Harrogate on the map too.
HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2016: The winners
JNorth Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro, Harrogate
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Julian Dalrymple, The Sitting Room, Ballymena
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Wolverhampton
North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Marcello Moccia, Room 97 Creative Hairdressing, Wakefield
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston
Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Anne Veck, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year: Steven Smart, Smartest 73, Weston-Super-Mare
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
London Hairdresser of the Year: Luke Benson, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Indira Schauwecker, TONI & GUY, Covent Garden
Newcomer of the Year: William Lamb, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Robert Eaton and Karla Ancliff-Smith, Russell Eaton, Leeds Artistic Team of the Year: Angelo Vallillo Academy, Nottingham
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds British Hairdresser of the Year: Angelo Seminara