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Fellowship Celebrate 75 Years with Luncheon & Awards

by kieran / last updated December 7, 2021

Fellowship celebrate 75 years - dinner table

After a virtual awards in 2020, the Fellowship were back with a glittering Luncheon and Awards at The Londoner, in Leicester Square.

Chancellor Ashleigh Hodges and President Ken Picton welcomed some 420 guests to the Ballroom, to celebrate the past 75 years and get ready for an exciting future. “We have faced the worst, but we came out as the best,” Ken said. “What doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you and we have embraced the changes while living by our core values.”

Chairman Barry Stephens paid respect to those in the industry we had lost this year, while presenting a special Fellow of Distinction to Chris Williams from Rush Hair & Beauty, accepted by Andy Heasman. He also presented a cheque for £3,720 to the Hair & Beauty Charity for money raised through the special 2021 Yearbook.

F.A.M.E. Team leaders Gary Hooker and Michael Young talked about the challenges they faced, but applauded the professionalism of the 2021 team, who took everything in their stride over the difficult months, before announcing the four new members who have a year of amazing opportunities in front of them; Darrel Starkey from Taylors Hair Studio; Lydia Wolfe from Jack & the Wolfe; Jessica Hau from Rush Wimbledon and Alex Cook, Wispers Hair Salon.

In true Fellowship tradition, the awards followed a delicious three-course meal, with Errol Douglas MBE picking up Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year to a standing ovation. This is the second time he has won the award, having first won it in 2004.

Below is a full list of winners from the day…

Fellow with Honours
Jonathan Andrew
Andrew Barton
Junior Green
Gold Medal
Jo Martin

Member of the Year
Janene Bush

Individual Salon of the Year
Karoliina Saunders Hair Design

Salon Group of the Year

PROJECT: Colour Achiever of the Year – Darrel Starkey

PROJECT: Men Achiever of the Year – Tammy Reynolds

PROJECT: X Achiever of the Year – Emma Simmons

Snapshot Image of the Year
Efi Davies, TONI&GUY

Men’s Image of the Year
Charlie Cullen, Charlie Cullen Education at Joe and Co

Colour Image of the Year
Hooker & Young

Afro mage of the Year
Emma Simmons, Salon 54

International Image of the Year
Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar Chadstone

Image of the Year
Casey Coleman

F.A.M.E. Team 2022

Darrel Starkey, Taylors Hair Studio
Lydia Wolfe, Jack & the Wolfe
Jessica Hau, Rush Wimbledon
Alex Cook, Wispers Hair Salon

Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year

Errol Douglas MBE

Carol Spencer Retires After 25 years at Fellowship

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