Jayne Lewis-Orr

HJ’s Industry Icon Celebrates 25 Years

by Sian Jones / last updated June 29, 2022

We asked the hairdressing industry to join us in celebrating 25 years of Jayne Lewis-Orr at HJ. Read on for their tributes.

Congratulations to Jayne on celebrating 25 years at Hairdressers Journal, what a fantastic achievement! Jayne is an integral part of the hair and beauty industry and we at Professional Beauty Systems can’t remember a time without her in it. She is passionate, professional, a trail blazer and committed to everything she does! Here’s to the next 25 years!

Stephen MacDonough, managing director, Professional Beauty Systems

Wow, 25 years, Jayne – what an achievement!  You are most definitely THE voice of our industry and I’m always in awe watching your passion, dedication, and non-stop energy at work. You have achieved so much, given so much and never even ask for anything in return. I love working with you and cannot wait to see what’s next! Congratulations on your work anniversary at Hairdressers Journal International.

Samantha Grocutt, managing director Essence PR and past-president Hair & Beauty Charity

25 years and still incredible, huge congratulations Jayne, you deserve to be spoilt by the whole industry. Integrity, passion, commitment and damn brilliant human, I am honoured to know you not only as someone that has been there and supported me for most of my career, but also as a friend. Huge congratulations!

Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks

Congratulations Jayne! What an incredible achievement and impact you have had on the hairdressing industry over the last 25 years. Here’s to many more successful years to come!

Andy, Stell & Peter, Rush Hair & Beauty

Jayne has always been a truly Inspirational woman and support to so many people in our industry. Her dedication, passion and drive to better the industry has been delivered with such style, integrity and with strong ethics that has resulted in a huge impact on our industry and the immense amount of work she has done with in the hair world. I feel very lucky to be able to call Jayne a friend and someone who I have shared so many happy memories with during my career. Thank you Jayne for everything you do and have done keep up the amazing work and here’s to the next 25 years as the hairdressing world is wonderful with you in it

Robert Eaton

It’s official! You are one of the lads! Congratulations on your 25th anniversary

Nick Biggane, Chris Moss, Matt Horder, Matt Carrigan, Brett Avery and Ed Connick, Revlon Professional

Jayne Lewis-Orr

Jayne, you have been a large part of hairdressing history for 25 years.  Congratulations!  It’s always a delight working with you for many reasons but most of all because you understand our industry so well.  You are forward thinking , a visionary and our industry is richer for having you involved.

Patrick Cameron

Jane, you’ve really earned your status as an industry treasure. I’ve huge respect for the loyalty and dedication you’ve given hairdressing and I’ve always felt your support. Enjoy the milestone event.

Michael Van Clarke

Firstly, huge congratulations on 25 years at Hairdressers Journal, that shows a loyalty, longevity and a passion for the industry that few, if any, can match. Apart from being a phenomenal advocate for the Hairdressing Industry and excellent in her job, Jayne has a relentless work ethic, eye for detail and sense of humour that sees her appreciated by so many, I’m proud to be able to call Jayne a friend and would like to thank her for her support to myself and many of the team at Revlon Professional and American Crew in recent years.

Matt Horder, Revlon Professional

Dear Jayne, it’s impossible to sum you up in a sentence, but in short, you bring together the most phenomenal qualities that have served both you and the industry so brilliantly in your incredible career so far.  You demonstrate a true love of the industry and this shines from everything you do, you’re an ambassador second to none for the hairdressing industry: energetic, committed, tireless, present and full of fun! We love you Jayne and are thankful for you. Happy memories and celebrations.

Louise Wood, CEO, LWPR

Congratulations on your 25 year anniversary at HJI. How time flies? We can distinctly remember like yesterday when we met you in Glasgow and you had just started as Editor. We remember this whirlwind of enthusiasm and energy and nothing has changed 25 years later. You have dedicated 100 percent and more to the magazine and the trade, continually supporting and championing the professionalism of our industry as well your time and commitment to the Hair and Beauty Charity. You are truly inspiring.

Linda and Alan Stewart, Rainbow Room International

Whenever we are together I find myself repeating the same old line – ‘You have no idea!’ – referring to what you and your love for the craft have done to put British Hairdressing and moreover keep British Hairdressing in its prize position at the top of its game. What’s more you’ve kept us all in employment! A great big thank you for having the foresight to tick all the boxes that British Hairdressing need right now.

Julie Bellinger-Gibb

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Congratulations on celebrating 25 years with Hairdressers Journal.  Your dedication and passion for the hairdressing industry are outstanding and 25 years with HJ is an amazing achievement. With very best wishes

Julian Crane and the Henkel Beautycare Team

Jayne, you are always so enthusiastic and supportive, thank you and BIG congratulations on 25 years – looking amazing too!

Joscelin McCourt, CEO HB Collective

Wow! 25 years is a phenomenal achievement. Jayne is a true testament to dedication and innovation within our industry. Pushing creativity constantly towards the future, as a young hairdresser the pages of this magazine are constantly inspiring. Hairdressers Journal has been a powerhouse within collaborations with Fudge Professional and on behalf of us all, we want to congratulate Jayne on an amazing 25 years, what you have accomplished is unrivalled and we are excited for your next 25.

Jonathan Andrew, Fudge Professional global ambassador

25 years! WOW! Many individuals become ‘iconic’ in British Hairdressing – people who leave their mark, make a difference – Jayne is most certainly up there with the best. Never have we met such a dedicated, hard working person as Jayne – she is hairdressing’s Wonder Woman and a very dear friend to us. Huge congratulations on an incredible achievement – much love

Gary and Michael, Hooker & Young

Imaginative, intelligent, knowledgeable, trustworthy, creative, team builder, supportive, dependable, industry icon ………. are just a few of the things Jayne says about ME! Seriously, over the years I have known Jayne, the above does not begin to describe her personally and professionally. Jayne, we love you and here’s to the next 25!

Graham Oakes, general manager, Avlon Europe Limited

Jayne…. many congratulations on 25 years at HJ, to see someone as passionate and involved in the hairdressing industry as you are has always helped motivate me to move forward in the professional hairdressing community and not just in salon. Personally, I think you have been and still are an iconic personality and a true credit to yourself, HJI and of course the industry as a whole… I’m proud to be your friend. Here’s to more years to come, I look forward to seeing you soon

Gary Taylor

When I think of Hairdressers Journal, I think of Jayne. She has been integral to the success of the magazine for so many years and has been a tremendous champion for both the magazine and for hairdressing in the UK. Congratulations, Jayne on your 25th Anniversary with HJ, we will celebrate in style when we next meet up.Eric Kater, general manager at Henkel Beauty Care Professional EMEAI guess time flies when you’re having fun! Massive congratulations on this amazing milestone! It takes a person with strong character and willpower to stay dedicated to the job for this many years and we couldn’t think of anyone else to be at the forefront of our industry. Thank you for everything that you did so far, here is to the next 25!

Danilo, Emy and Enrica

What an achievement of 25 years at HJ! Not only have you kept HJ a bedrock of our industry and such a relevant and integral magazine to so many hairdressers, you’ve made the journey enjoyable for so many of us. Late nights and early mornings in Mykonos to skittle vodka at the British Hairdressing Business Awards. Thanks for being a friend and confidante, guiding me from my time as a stylist and BHA winner to leading the education of a global styling brand at Salon International. You’re a true investor in people…and good times!

Dafydd Thomas, global head of education for ghd

Jayne has been – and is – an incredible pioneer of our industry – her dedication, generosity and passion is truly inspiring. Jayne consistently supports, nurtures and champions salons and hair professionals, as well as representing as a powerful voice that brings unity and collaboration to drive forward the positive future of the industry. We are so proud of our L’Oréal Professional Products Division partnership with Jayne and Hairdressers Journal over the past 25 years. Thank you Jayne for being such an important, valued and relevant voice that is positively impacting so many in our industry and congratulations for reaching this phenomenal milestone.

Béatrice Dautzenberg, managing director L’Oréal Professional Products Division UK & Ireland

First of all, I need to start this with my warmest congratulations to you, Jayne, for reaching such an incredible achievement in your career. This is a wonderful milestone after years of success and the beginning for many more to come. Jayne is a unique, incredible, wonderful, talented human being. She has the amazing quality to be with you, present, no matter who you are and what you do, ready to support, always energised and embracing new challenges and adventures. Jayne welcomed me to the UK industry in the most heart-warming way. She opened many doors for me within our wonderful industry, and she honoured me with her respect and friendship. She has been a business partner and a counsellor through all these years of change at ghd, she has helped me to navigate the changes in the industry and she would be one of the first people I share my new ideas and plans with. I feel immensely privileged to have met you Jayne and to have the opportunity to continue partnering with you and your teams

Antony Strianese ghd

Jayne Lewis-Orr has contributed significantly to the hairdressing profession over the past 25 years, and is undoubtedly the most influential person within the industry. But also Jayne has become a very dear friend to us over the years and we love her lots. Congratulations on 25 years with Hairdressers Journal!

Anthony & Pat Mascolo

Congratulations on your anniversary at HJ.  Thank you so much for everything you do for British hairdressing! And I raise my glass to another 25 years

Anne Veck

You are a multi-tasking master, not only do you deserve the award for 25 years at the top within Hairdressers Journal but also for your commitment to the industry. A shining star you are always there for us and so many people with your never-ending support and encouragement. We would also like to give you another award though for your outstanding all round talents. Jackie and myself have entered you into the Great British Bake Off for the best white chocolate pavlova in the universe. The D&J Ambrose team want to shout out a huge congratulations to you on celebrating 25 years at Hairdressers Journal! Hope you have some fantastic celebrations

Darren and Jackie Ambrose

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