Sally Brooks named British Hairdresser of the Year
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Sally Brooks has been named British Hairdresser of the Year, beating off competition from the likes of Jamie Stevens, Angela Seminara, Errol Douglas and Darren Ambrose.
Brooks, who set up Brooks and Brooks in London, has previously been named London Hairdresser of the Year three times.
Speaking to HJI.com on her award, Sally said: “Thank you to my team, not only for supporting me but for supporting each other.” She also encouraged her fellow hairdressers to take part in the awards; “I never thought I’d be standing up here accepting this! Especially in front of people I respect so much.”
The HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2017, hosted by Cat Deeley, took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, where the biggest names and the rising stars of the hairdressing industry were celebrated.
The night also saw a range of other winners announced in both regional and specialist categories.
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Joseph I’Anson & Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson
London Hairdresser of the Year
Indira Schauwecker, Toni& Guy, Bedford Street
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton, Barnsley
North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Daniel Couch & Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton Leeds
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Julie Cherry & Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International
Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon
Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge
Artistic Team of the Year
Rush Hair, London
Avant-garde Hairdresser of the Year
Emmanuel Estaban, Anne Veck Salons
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Terri Kay & Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson
Newcomer of the Year
Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds
HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr, said: “Never has it been more important than now to raise the profile of this incredible profession.
“Everyone here tonight in this room knows and recognises the opportunities available but we have to make people understand that dreams can be realised and fortunes made in this business where experts really do impact the lives of the people they care for.”
(Photos courtesy of HJI.co.uk)