The Fellowship for British Hairdressing Announces New Chair and Vice-Chair
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing has announced the appointment of Barry Stephens as chair and Andreas Stavrou as vice-chair.
They will be taking over the reigns from Simon Shaw and Kerry Mather respectively, who have now completed their two-year tenures at the fellowship.
Barry and Andreas have experience from both hairdressing technology, and will be joining president Ken Picton, chancellor Ashleigh Hodges, and the Fellowship Council in its mission to continue the fellowship’s drive towards being fully inclusive and accessible.
Barry Stephens was elected to the Fellowship Council in 2019 shortly after his company, Mutu, became corporate sponsors. Launched in 2006, Mutu has since become one of the UK’s leading salon telecoms software companies.
“I couldn’t have been prouder than when I was elected to the Council and found myself in a position alongside other Council Members to be able to support salon owners to help them build successful, profitable businesses,” says Barry.
“It’s such an exciting time to be part of the Fellowship, especially as we continue to build our digital presence on all platforms and further to engage with a wider, younger audience. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for our growing membership and our ever-loyal sponsors.”
Andreas was formerly vice president under both Bruno Marc and Karine Jackson. In his previous role, Andreas worked closely with the F.A.M.E. Team to create life-changing opportunities, as well as working with sponsors and members to drive the organisation forward.
“I am honoured by my appointment as Vice-Chair,” says Andreas. “Here at the Fellowship we are dedicated to maintaining and advancing the standards of British hairdressing and are fully focused on supporting the talent of the future. We are inclusive, diverse and share through creativity and opportunity.”
As The Fellowship for British Hairdressing approaches its 75th anniversary in 2021, new approaches to membership, sponsorship and live and digital activations are being put into place.
This includes increased online education and inspiration, a new approach to membership pricing and structures and updated opportunities for sponsors to show their support.