2011 British Hairdressing Awards Finalists Announced!

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

Specialist Awards

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

  • FAME Team
  • Haringtons
  • HOB Salons
  • Marc Antoni
  • Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind
  • Rush Hair

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

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

  • Claire Chell, Francesco Group, Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Francesco Fontana, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London
  • Gary Hooker and Michael Young, Hooker & Young, Gosforth Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Manfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Christel Lundqvist, HOB Salons, London
  • Dorothy Sturgeon, Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, Co. Down

Newcomer of the Year

  • Kelly Craven-Salvatelli, Toni & Guy, Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Ryan Harris, Angels, Aberdeen
  • Sophia Hilton, Brooks & Brooks, London
  • Jasmine Redstone, Rush Hair, Croydon, Surrey
  • Ryuta Saiga, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square, London
  • Donna Tovey, p.kai hair, Peterborough

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

  • Russell Crane, Brooks & Brooks, London
  • Tracey Devine, Angels, Aberdeen
  • 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

Regional Awards

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
  • Ben Moth and Valerie Benavides, Brooks & Brooks
  • Richard Mannah, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square
  • Desmond Murray, Atherton Cox
  • Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Brompton Road
  • Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas Salon

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

  • Sarah Bowron and Adrian Bowron, Aesthetics, Solihull, West Midlands
  • Anya Dellicompagni, Francesco Group, Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Nick Malenko and Ashley Gamble, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
  • 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, Norton Molton, North Yorkshire
  • Rebecca Dickenson and Adele Bourne, The Vanilla Rooms, Bawtry, Doncaster
  • Joseph Ferraro, Halo, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Hannah Gordon, Paul Gordon, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
  • Julian Holland, The Mark Hill Salon, Kirk Ella, East Yorkshire
  • Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, County Durham

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
  • Verity Faichen, Daniel Gray Salon, Kendal, Cumbria
  • Melanie Jefferson, Savvy, Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • Marcello Moccia, Room 97 Creative Hairdressing, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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 and Carolyn Russell, J L Morrison Hairdressing, Belfast
  • Michael Quinn, Michael Quinn Hairdressing, Belfast

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

  • Neil Barton, Neil Barton Salon, Edinburgh
  • Faruk Mohammed and Sandy Caird, Hair by JFK, Edinburgh
  • 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, Surrey

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

  • Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
  • Jess Gaylard and Teresa Heaney, Jamie Stevens Hair, Woolavington, Somerset
  • Joshua Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy’s, Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Ken Picton, Ken Picton, Cardiff Bay, Wales
  • Steven Smart, Smart Est 73, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset
  • Louise Smith, Toni & Guy, Salisbury, Wiltshire


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