This is it Nominees Announced
After weeks of collating nominations from leading industry names and key members of the press, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional is delighted to announce the 2013 British Hairdresser of the Year Nominees -
• Errol Douglas
• Tim Hartley
• Mark Hayes
• Gary Hooker & Michael Young
• Akin Konizi
• Mark Leeson
• Angelo Seminara
• Jamie Stevens
Each nominee has been recognised for their creative talent and are the ultimate ambassadors to push the boundaries of British hairdressing. Taking their professional reputation, creativity and expert status into consideration, those invited to nominate had to choose only three potential representatives fit to be crowned British Hairdresser of the Year 2013. The top eight names are now eligible to receive the ultimate hairdressing award.
Nominees will now shoot and submit a collection of eight images that best represent their vision for the September closing date, following which only the most qualified hairdressers are invited to independently judge the anonymous collections, with the results collated by a team of independent auditors.
The winner of the 2013 British Hairdresser of the Year title will be announced at a spectacular black tie event held at the Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, on Monday 25th November. The winners of all 16 categories in the awards will be announced by a leading media personality confirming the British Hairdressing Awards as the undisputed awards event in the hairdressing calendar. Publishing Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr, commented, “To win British Hairdresser of the Year is the ultimate accolade in your professional journey and to be nominated by your peers and esteemed members of the press is a huge testament to the career each nominee has carved out. I would like to wish each of them the best of luck for 2013.”
To download your British Hairdressing Awards entry form please visit http://www.hji.co.uk/events/british-hairdressing-awards/ or email Daniel.Eversfield@rbi.co.uk
MATTHEW DAVID BESPOKE HAIRDRESSING THE DIAMOND HAIR CUT
For years diamonds have been seen to be a girl’s best friend, however diamonds come in many forms.
Mayfair Hairstylist Matthew David talks us through a new exciting journey of a very different diamond that we ladies also love and admire. With all salons now offering almost the same service how can any women choose between salons? We’ve all sat in a salon chair being baffled by over confident hairdressers rambling on about who’s who in magazines; gossiping whilst finding an opening to name drop a few of their A list celebrity clients and generally talking about nothing to do with your hair leaving you walking out of the salon feeling totally let down having had the overall experience not reach your expectations.
Matthew David uses a very different cutting technique that only one hour with him could change the way we look, style and Feel about ourselves and our hair.
INTRODUCING THE DIAMOND HAIRCUT.
“Matthew David Bespoke Hairdressing” threw open its doors as it burst on to the London scene on Duke Street Mayfair in 2011.. Rising star stylist MatthewDavid is so trusted by his clients to deliver results that he has a 99% client rebooking rate.
So what makes Matthew David’s approach so unique? “There is not just one rule in hairdressing, and one style does NOT suit all!” says Matthew. “Hair can be cut, sliced, razored, chipped, and not every head can pull off its style, where as The Diamond Haircut can.
Every head is very similar as it’s a dome like shape that can be sectioned into diamonds. No matter where you angle the hair it will always lie in proportion, in balance and in style. A technique that was used way back in the early 60’s and 70’s by legendary stylist to the stars Leonard’s of Mayfair has in time slowly diminished being over ridden by different concepts of hairdressing that we can say don’t always work commercially where as the diamond haircut can be used on every head of hair giving every head a completely different shape and look on each person, and in a manageable style you can achieve yourself at home.
Diamond sections are also know as geodesic sections referred to similarities of the dome shaped laboratories in the arctic designed with triangular shaped outer edges to make up the dome.
Matthew David treats his client’s heads in exactly the same way dividing the head in to diamond sections working around the dome of the head reflecting his own creation of what is seen as beautiful flowing styles that suit every individual.
The technique used and taught in Matthew David’s salon has been tried, tested and become established as a technique that most importantly.... works. And to think we thought we knew all there was to diamonds, Matthew David’s concept on the diamond haircut is giving women back control over their own hair again!
Francesco Group, Newcastle-under-Lyme’s talented duo win places at Midlands Regional final of Wella’s TrendVision Awards 2013
Inspiring hair stylist and colourist are shortlisted to gain places at this year’s Midlands final of the industry famous international competition.
The Francesco Group team in Newcastle, Staffordshire is celebrating with colleagues Simon Evans and Naomi Curran, as the talented duo have been shortlisted to take part in the Midlands regional final of Wella’s International TrendVision Awards 2013, in the Colour Category.
Both were selected from the hundreds of entries throughout the Midlands and won just two of 16 places at the regional final, which takes place in Nottingham on 20th May 2013. From here, five will be selected to go through to the finals at Camden Round House in October. The winner will then go on to represent the UK in the Wella TrendVision Awards 2013 international final.
The aim of Wella’s TrendVision competition is to inspire and motivate everyone who attends and to discover and acknowledge the industry’s most skilled hair stylists and colourists. Each year, Wella professionals produce four key trend looks that are designed to inspire the competition. The Colour Category gives colourists of any age the opportunity to express their creativity and put their colouring skills to the test. In the initial stages of the competition entrants were invited to choose a trend, create the look and photograph the creation, along with a description of the trend and hair. The 16 finalists will be given one hour to re-create this look and present it live on stage at the regional final.
The competition also includes The Young Talent Category which is open to stylists under 30 years old to showcase their styling, technical and finishing skills.
"It’s a great achievement for both Simon and Naomi to have been selected from the hundreds of entrants from all around our region. We have a very talented team here at Francesco Group, Newcastle and it’s important that we continue to embrace new trends and techniques to offer our clients the very best in this ever evolving industry", commented Matt Haylor, Salon Director, Francesco Group, Newcastle. "We are all very proud of them and will be cheering them on at the finals", he added.
Further information for the Wella TrendVision Awards 2013 can be found at www.wellatrendvision.com
Photo caption: From left to right - Simon Evans and Naomi Curran at the Francesco Newcastle Salon with a model centre
Hairspiration for Festival Season from Celebrity Hair Stylist, Asgar
Festival Season is nearing, and the uber chic, effortlessly cool, and trend conscious crowds are on the look-out for some hairspiration this summer.
From 90’s empowering grunge statement flower crowns to delicate detailed tiaras, the hair accessory is a must this festival season.
Celebrity hair stylist Asgar, uses his behind the scene hair styling experience and industry know-how to help you perfect a side fish tail braid to complement your chosen accessory.
The Maestro has worked his magic on icons such as Cindy Crawford, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Twiggy as well as working behind the scenes on X Factor, Britain’s Next Top Model and Dancing on Ice.
Step by step guide on how to achieve: A side fishtail braid
1. Begin by parting your hair into two even sections and start the braid from the top of the ear of the desired side of your head.
2. Take approximately 1cm strand of hair (from underneath so that it wraps around the entire section) from one section and bring it over to the other side. Ensure that your strands of hair aren’t too large to achieve the desired look.
3. Complete this action with the other section and repeat steps 2 & 3 until the braid is finished.
4. Lightly tug the edges of the braid to widen it. Loosen hair where need be for a more casual look and then secure with a neutral hair band.
5. Finally place your flower crown on your head securing with grips where necessary.
Celebrity Hair Stylist, Asgar,
Salon International 2013
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In just under six months, ExCeL London will become a hairdressing mecca, as Salon International 2013 embarks on a three-day extravaganza that will motivate and educate the global professional hairdressing audience it attracts each year. From the 12th – 14th October, Salon International will be bringing together brands from all over the world to showcase the latest techniques and trends in hairdressing.
The 2013 website is now live and will keep you updated on the latest news, exhibitors and educational programme and will help you get the most from your visit to Salon International. Entry tickets for the 2013 event will be available online from 1st May. The website also offers you the opportunity to subscribe to the Salon International e-newsletter, helping you to stay on top of the biggest weekend in the British hairdressing calendar.
You can also keep up to date via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which also provide the latest information and inspirational footage to whet your appetite in the lead up to the 2013 event. Should you have any question that is unanswered via the FAQ section on the website or any of the above channels, then a contact section provides direct access to the Salon International team.
Find out more at www.salonexhibitions.co.uk
Alternative Hair Show 2013 ENIGMA
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Alternative Hair Show 2013 ENIGMA FIGHTING LEUKAEMIA
Founder of the Alternative Hair Show, Tony Rizzo, and Global Alternative Hair President, Anthony Mascolo, have launched the 2013 Alternative Hair Show. The event will take place on Sunday 13th October at the Royal Albert Hall.
The chosen theme for the 31st Show is ENIGMA - inviting the participating teams to explore the mysteries and paradoxes of hairdressing creativity, questioning their artistry as they create perplexing and puzzling conundrums of hairdressing creativity. And, as ever, the enduring Alternative Hair Show promises to deliver the global hairdressing event of the year.
The many wonderful hairdressing teams that commit their time, and artistry to make the show a success, do so at their own expense resulting in incredible, imaginative and extremely impressive performances to support Alternative Hair’s charity ‘Fighting Leukaemia’.
Teams already confirmed to showcase at the 2013 Alternative Hair Show London include:
Anne Veck UK Fehringer Austria
Bundy Bundy Austria
Klaus Peter Ochs Germany
Robert Masciave UK
Emiliano Vitale Australia Mahogany UK
Carlo Bay Italy Saco UK
Sanrizz UK TIGI Creative Team UK
Laszlo Hajas Hungary
Mikel Luzea Spain
Peter Mark Ireland
Mark Woolley UK Nicholas French USA
Alternative Hair’s vision is the recognition of creative talent as well as providing opportunity for future stars of tomorrow. Now an important part of the Alternative Hair Show, the International Visionary Award embraces new talent offering finalists the exceptional opportunity to show their creative work at this global event. Entry to the International Visionary Award is by photographic submission. Full details and application form can be downloaded at www.alternativehair.org
Alternative Hair Show Information: The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP. Show commences at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Ticket information and online booking: www.alternativehair.org
31st ALTERNATIVE HAIR SHOW
13th of October 2013
Royal Albert Hall
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THE LONG AWAITED L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY GRAND FINAL 2013
On Monday 3rd June inside the stunning Grosvenor House, Park lane, London the talent and dedication of British hairdressers will be celebrated during the highly anticipated 58th annual L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final. 100s of perfectly dressed tables will be filled with over 1000 of the hairdressing industry’s most accomplished, creative and acclaimed figures, each there to witness which salon will take home the globally sought-after L’Oréal Colour Trophy.
Look out for the super stylish celebrities in the world of fashion during the exclusive drinks in the ultra-chic Ballroom before moving into the Great Room where the 2013 celerity presenter will be revealed. The hairdressing industry’s longest running awards ceremony will transform the historic room into an arena of fashion with a mammoth central runway and multiple LED screens all working in sync with the most current, lighting and screen graphics brought together flawlessly to immerse you in each of the inspiring stage shows.
The show will open up with a stunning catwalk show by not one but four successful pioneers of British Hairdressing, each renowned for both their career and creative achievements. Ken Picton, Charlie Miller, Jo Hansford MBE and Alan Edwards will present 6 model looks that encapsulate their brands unique creative signatures. This show will fuse bold, fashion led colour statements with exclusive collection pieces from designers including Felder Felder, Maria Grachvogel, Bernard Chandran and Aminaka Wilmont.
“It is always so exciting to be part of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final. The event is constantly evolving and is exactly what the industry needs. It is a privilege to present to the cream de la cream of British Hairdressing, this audience see so many shows so it’s a great challenge really to dig deep and deliver something fresh and inspirational.” Jason Miller, from Charlie Miller
The second show of the evening will be brought to us by the highly acclaimed Trevor Sorbie MBE and the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team who are set to take the audience through a magnificent and beautiful journey. The creative, world renowned team will combine their tremendous individual talents and immerse the audience in their passion for artistic yet fashion led hairdressing. Each section of this inspirational show will no doubt remind the audience why Trevor Sorbie and team have continued to propel creative hairdressing throughout the years.
“My team and I are really excited to be involved in the 2013 L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final show. We’ve been working on the content for months to create an inspiring and original show.We aim to take the ordinary to the extraordinary. Expect the unexpected...” Trevor Sorbie MBE
The evening will climax with the long awaited award announcements including the 58th L’Oréal Colour Trophy, L’Oréal Professionnel Men’s Image Award, Young Colourist Award x7 and the 5th Mizani Afro Look Award. 100s of nervous salons from across the UK will be on the edge of their seats as the wait to hear if they have won the prize of a ‘Year of Dreams’.
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Bang Bar at Atelier Liberty
April 2013: Atelier Liberty launches the ‘Bang Bar’ - a new ‘drop-in and chop-in’ express fringe cutting service offering bang maintenance or the very latest in fringe trends for a new style update. Whether you’re after a grown out fringe, blunt fringe or a full-fat fringe – Liberty’s first-ever salon is your quick-stop destination for truly banging bangs. The service costs just £10 with an advocate stylist.
Where else can you get a bang for a tenner…?
Location – 3rd Floor Liberty London
Hairdressing Training ‘Outstanding’ at Walsall College
Francesco Group is delighted to announce that its hairdressing-training partner, Walsall
College has received a Grade 1, Outstanding for the Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
provision from their Ofsted Inspection.
Francesco Group is passionate about education and is committed to providing students with
exceptional, vocational hairdressing training. Francesco Group’s College Partnerships were
devised to intertwine Francesco Group’s commercial experience and hairdressing technical
ability with the educational expertise of college tutors; to provide students with an inspirational
and motivating atmosphere to help lead them through their hairdressing career.
The partnership programme has given colleges the opportunity to develop on-site, state-ofthe-
art hairdressing salons that mirror Francesco Group salons. These salons provide a real
commercial environment to equip students with real life skills and the experience of a true
working environment; with structured opening hours, customer service and financial targets to
work towards. The partnership is passionate about giving young people, from all backgrounds,
the chance to reach their potential, providing them with ‘real training for the real world’.
The Ofsted Inspection Report included glowing comments such as the following; “Teaching in
practical sessions is outstanding and enables students to make rapid progress. Students
demonstrate outstanding salon etiquette and many work at a level beyond that required of the
Francesco Group Director, Ben Dellicompagni, said ‘We aim to give students the very best
start in their hairdressing career so we are absolutely delighted with these results.’
HJ’s 2013 British Hairdressing Awards
The hairdressing industry’s most revered awards have launched and the search is on for the creative and inspirational talents who will take the titles at HJ’s 2013 British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.
The Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel, will once again play host to the biggest event in the hairdressing calendar as the award ceremony acknowledges the country’s finest talents in various disciplines and regions. Entries have to be received by 5pm on Friday 28th June 2013, with hairdressers shooting a collection of four images to submit for the first round judging. Judged anonymously with the results collated by a team of independent auditors, only the most qualified hairdressers are invited to judge the collections in the regional categories: Eastern, London, Midlands, North Eastern, North Western, Northern Ireland, Scottish, Southern, Wales & South West or the specialist categories; Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Men’s, Newcomer and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician.
Those who successfully make it as finalist will be asked to submit a further four images to create a collection of eight by 5pm on Friday 6th September with the winners being announced on Monday 25th November. This glamorous black tie event, hosted by a well known television personality will see the greatest names in British hairdressing come together to celebrate the best creative talents.
The current British Hairdresser of the Year, Angelo Seminara, has won the title three times in the event’s 29 year history. Publishing Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr, commented, “This is an exciting time in the hairdressing calendar as stylists and art teams across the country begin working on their concepts. The awards create a real buzz that ripples through the industry and culminates in an unforgettable evening in November.”
To download your British Hairdressing Awards entry form please visit http://www.hji.co.uk/events/british-hairdressing-awards/ or email Daniel.Eversfield@rbi.co.uk
For press enquiries or to interview any of the 2012 British Hairdressing Awards winners please contact Alison Jameson or Rachael Grieve at Alison Jameson Consultants on + 44 (0)131 621 7210, fax + (0) 44 131 621 7215 or email; email@example.com
The Francesco Group, owned and run by the Dellicompagni family has added to their College Partnerships by joining forces with The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London. Stylish, luxurious and unique in style, with over thirty salons and countless accolades, the Francesco Group was the training provider of choice for the College.
Brought together in September 2012, both parties have been collaborating on the ‘The Salon’, which was launched this week to provide the students with top-end salon design and technology to aid in their journey in becoming the future stars of the hairdressing industry. Opening the event, College Principal and Chief Executive, Paul Head, spoke about the reasons for the partnership, saying: “We want our students to have the skills and the experience so they can be successful in the industry, and by working with Francesco Group, this is something we are achieving.”
Throughout the evening guests including Mayor of Haringey Cllr David Browne and David Lammy MP were given a tour of the salon, which showcased the work of both Francesco Group’s Director of Hairdressing Anya Dellicompagni and Creative Director Michelle Thompson. Francesco Dellicompagni, Group Founder was also in attendance, emphasizing the relationship between the salon group and college. The key focus of the evening was about how commercial and educational sectors are fusing together to ensure students are fully prepared for work in the sector not only as employees but also as employers.
Francesco Group Director, Ben Dellicompagni, stated ‘We put a large emphasis on training and development and by working with Paul and his team, we guarantee that the students of Haringey will get the very best start in their hairdressing career.”
For further information on Francesco Group please contact Rachael Grieve at Alison Jameson Consultants on 0131 621 7210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Room International
The Rainbow Room International East Kilbride salon recently held a fundraising evening at a local club to raise money for Yorkhill Children’s Hospital. With live acts, a catwalk show, goodie bags, raffle prizes and a whole load of fun thrown in for good measure, it was a night not to be missed. The models were all styled by the RRI East Kilbride team and kitted out in local designer, Kill Joss clothes. There were a handful of local live bands providing the entertainment and raffle prizes included bespoke RRI packages worth £500 and a stay at a 4 Star hotel, to name but a few.
Zach from the RRI East Kilbride salon who headed up the event commented ‘ It was a great night, everyone had a good time and it definitely helped bring the whole community together.’