As one of the most highly respected figures in hairdressing today, Andrew Collinge has enjoyed a diverse and far reaching career. His unrivalled international reputation within the hair industry is one of talent, professionalism and success.
Twice British Hairdresser of the Year (`93 and `97) with 25 years of hairdressing expertise to draw upon, Andrew knows and understands hair.
1999 sees Andrew once again nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year.
From a long line of hairdressers, (his father and his grandfather befor him) Andrew Collinge has become an industry spokesperson with regular TV and magazine makeover appearances.
He was the youngest ever president of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing and has more recently become the first president of HABIA, the government approved Hair & Beauty Industry Authority.
With 9 salons, the Harrods Makeover Studio and the Academy of Hairdressing to his name, Andrew is responsible for running one of the largest private hairdressing training organisations in the country
Present Day - There are now six Andrew Collinge salons, two Graduate salons, two training salons and an Academy in the North West. The training division under the direction of Andrews sister Sarah Collinge has an enviable reputation. With over 200 trainees the company recently received ’Beacon Status’ from the Government for setting the benchmark for hairdressing training. The company has twice received Grade 1 for hairdressing from the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI), the company also has IIP status.
In 1993 Andrew Collinge Salon Solutions haircare products were launched. The brand has gone from strength to strength with sub ranges such as ’perfect endings’, ’simply no frizz’, ’blonde’ and ’weightless volume’, making it one of the fastest growing designer lines in the UK for 2005. The products are also available in Australia and New Zealand where they enjoy a large distribution.
2001 saw the launch of the Andrew Collinge electrical haircare range. There is now a large selection of first class styling products which are available are Argos, Boots, Superdrug and other retail outlets. Like the haircare products the brand is showing strong growth and recently launched two new products, Masterclass ’Total Shine’ and ’Total Curls’.