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    American Crew's Face Off Finalists are Announced

    faceoff 2.jpgPossibly more men on one catwalk since men’s day at London Fashion Week, hordes of excitable hairdressers, and an after-show party people will talk about for months to come – it could only be The American Crew Face Off Finalists party.

    Only in its second year in the UK, Face Off has obviously attracted the attention of the men’s hairdressing industry, with a record number of entries, and even more guests gathered at The Point at the Lancashire County Ground, to cheer on entrants.

    Back to host the event were T4 presenters and ex-Hollyoaks stars Darren Jeffries and Matt Littler, with the help of Mark Shorrock, brand manager, for UK distributor, the Icon Consultancy.faceoff1.jpg 


    Before the announcement of the 20 finalists who will go on to the Face Off grand final, the American Crew UK education team stunned and entertained the appreciative crowd with a catwalk show that contained just about every element of masculine style from geek chic to outright macho.

    But the second half of the event belonged to the short-listed entrants, and the announcement of the 20 finalists making it through to the London final. With the three winners set to fly to Los Angeles for a professional photo shoot with American Crew founder, and top photographer, David Raccuglia, tension was understandably high.


    MARK sHORROCK.jpgRapturous applause and much screaming accompanied the announcement of the 20 talented finalists, with HJ’s News and Business Editor Matthew Batham on-stage to present five of the certificates.

    The after show party, featuring Bez from the Happy Mondays’ on the DJ decks, provided the perfect atmosphere to celebrate – and most guests did until the early hours.

    See all the pictures from the night here! 




    And the Finalists Were:

    Parisa Sassani, The Wacky Barber, Soho, London

    Danielle Barr, Hooka, Liverpool

    Richard John, Razors Edge, Portsmouth

    Warren lee, Miss Cilicious, Rochford, Essex

    Diana Carson, Rainbow Room International, South Lanarkshire

    Gary Shelton, Cutting Crew, Willesden Green, London

    Claire Flack, Wigs and Warpaint, Sheffield

    Dean Smith, Zoology Man, Wanstead, London

    Joshua Thompson, Male Concept, Eastbourne

    David Vandenbosch, Taylor Taylor Barbershop, Sheffield

    Michelle Selby, The Hair Boutique, Lancaster

    Simon Cook, Essensuals Men, Billericay, Essex

    Jonathan Hughes, Harper and Quinn, Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Amy Thompson, North for Men, Leeds

    James Fulton, Gary Hedley Hairdressing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Ziyad Nichols, The Wacky Barber, Soho, London

    Roy Rogers, Saks, Glasgow

    Chloe Fletcher, Francesco Group, Shrewsbury

    Gemma Pearson, Taylor Taylor Barbershop, Sheffield

    Lizzie Bardsley, Ethos, Manchester

    People’s Choice Award:

    Edward Charles Bass, Razor Edge, Norwich

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