HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2015: The Winners
The winners of the British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional have been announced.
The hairdressing elite flocked to London’s glamorous Grosvenor Hotel last night to see who would be crowned the best of the best in the annual HJ British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Winners were chosen across the nine regional and six specialist categories before the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year title was revealed.
The crowd were welcomed by TV personality, David Walliams who had everyone howling with laughter with his repertoire of industry jokes before moving onto the first awards of the night; the regional category. X Factor winner, Ben Haenow then took to the stage before winners in the specialist category were announced.
It was then time to move onto the most anticipated award of the evening; The British Hairdresser of the Year.
This year’s nominees, Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas, Mark Hayes, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Akin Konizi, Mark Leeson & Jamie Stevens put on a stunning showcase of their nominated collections before Darren Ambrose took home the title.
He described his collection of beautiful imagery as, ‘a collection paying homage to strong iconic woman influenced by oil paintings on canvas using an amalgamation of colour techniques and couture.’
When accepting his award Darren said: ‘I’m just absolutely gobsmacked. Massive thank-you to my wife Jackie and to my team who are amazing guys.’
HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2015
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Gary Taylor, Edward & Co., Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Julie Cherry and Collette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Co. Down
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Caroline Sanderson and Claire McIntyre, Ego Hair Design, Inverness
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Jill Watkins-Wright, Watkins-Wright Hairdressing, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing, Kingston-upon-Thames
Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year
Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Callum Standen-May, The Egg, Norwich
London Hairdresser of the Year
Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square.
This is a third win for Cos meaning he will now enter the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame!
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Lucie Monbillard, seanhanna, London
Newcomer of the Year
Sophie Springett, Toni & Guy, South Kensington, London
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, Billingham
Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Advanced Academy, Stafford
Artistic Team of the Year
Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, Co. Down
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Issie Churcher, HOB Salons, Camden, London
British Hairdresser of the Year