One of the biggest events of the hairdressing calendar took place last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a J W Marriott Hotel, on London's Park Lane ... the British Hairdressing Awards!
As always, the AJC team travelled down to the event, dubbed The Oscar's of the UK hairdressing industry, and tied in client meetings and a quick stop at Selfridges and Burger & Lobster on the way, before checking in at our hotel before the big event!
On arrival at this years awards, it was great to see all our southern friends and clients, and catch up.
The BHA's are a great event not only for a catch up, but for networking ... whilst enjoying some champagne! The welcome was fantastic, with a selfie wall full of headshots of all this years finalists aswell as BHA 17 in large letters ... very on trend.
This year, the awards were compared and presented by the nations favourite blonde, Cat Deeley with entertainment from the ever so fabulous BoyzLife, with the 1800 strong guests celebrating the best in the hairdressing industry.Schwarzkopf Professional then showcased their Ikonic Essential Looks Collection, which was a hit with the crowd and featured Rainbow Room Internationals very own Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain.
Next up was the awards announcement -
British Hairdresser of the Year - Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks, London
Afro Hairdresser of the Year - Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London
Artistic Team of the Year - RUSH Hair, London
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year - Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year - Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year - Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
Newcomer of the Year - Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble, Shifnal
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year - Joseph I'Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
London Hairdresser of the Year - Indira Schauwecker, TONI&GUY Bedford Street, London
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year - Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year - Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton, Barnsley
North Western Hairdresser of the Year - Daniel Couch and Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton, Leeds
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year - Julie Cherry and Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Lisburn
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year - Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Glasgow
Southern Hairdresser of the Year - Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair, Oxted Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year: Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
An absolutely incredible evening and once again a fantastic trip to our second home, London!