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The Winners of the HJ Hair Competitions at Salon International 2018

by charlottegw / last updated November 6, 2018

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Meet the winners of the HJ, Denman and NHF competitions who battled it out in front of industry judges to be crowned at this year’s Salon International and hear what winning meant to them.

HJ’s Afro Stylist of the Year
Aycan Kemal
“It’s a fantastic feeling to be a winner. My inspiration was my previous BHA Afro finalist collection. It’s an Afro Mohawk with braids.”

afro stylist of the year

HJ’s Men’s Afro Barber of the Year, sponsored by Andis
Emmett Williams
“My friend told me to enter and I’m so glad I did now!”

afro barber of the year 2018

HJ’s Extensions Specialist of the Year Classic Look, sponsored by Remi Cachet
Andrew Jones
“I feel like I’m about to cry. I wanted to offer a combination of both fashion and creative, so my look is a copper that goes into a peachy blonde ombré.”

extensions classic look of the year 2018 winner

HJ’s Extensions Specialist of the Year Creative Look, sponsored by Remi Cachet
Sarah Wilkins
“It was so unexpected but it’s amazing to win. I tried to be as creative as possible with the flower bun and fruit salad shades.”

extensions creative look competition 2018 winner

HJ’s Barber of the Year, sponsored by Andis
Harry Rushton
“This is my third year of entering and now I’ve won it! I’ve taken feedback over the three years and it has made it all worth it.”

barber of the year competition 2018 winner

HJ’s Bridal Hairdresser of the Year
Alex Cook
“It’s my second time winning and I’m over the moon. This represents my style, which is natural and soft.”

bridal hairdresser of the year competition winner 2018

Denman Stage Star
Amy Senior
“It was incredibly overwhelming and hasn’t sunk in yet! I created a low-sleek pony held together with a 5-strand infinity braid.”

Denman stage star 2018 competition winner

HJ’s Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by VTCT
Rachel Turner
“It’s amazing to win. I was nervous coming into the competition but my model is my best friend so that helped. My celebrity look was Lady Gaga dressed up as Marie Antoinette.”

rising star competition 2018 winner

NHF’s Britain’s Best
Male fashion look: Lixon Chaudhury, Studio2 Hair Stylists
Female fashion look: Lauren Soley, Karoliina Saunders Hair Design
Hair Up: Emily Roche, Kimonoa Hair Company
Fantasy: Luca Spinelli, The Bohemians
Total Look: Wez Parry, Voodou Liverpool

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A big thank you to all the contestants that entered and we look forward to seeing you at the competitions next year. 

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