A Hat Trick For Gary Ingham

Hampstead’s Gary Ingham Aveda Salon Triples Business Overnight

By acquiring two more salons in St John’s Wood and Primrose Hill (formerly trading as Mowgli) Hampstead hairdresser Gary Ingham and his talented teams are all set to ‘own’ the styling needs of a discerning clientele in the north London triangle.

Three years of successful trading in Hampstead led to Gary’s salon bursting at the seams. And with no scope to accommodate an ever-increasing clientele, he and business partner Sean Spence seized an expansion opportunity. "Being approached by the owners of Mowgli to acquire their business was a prospect made in heaven," says Sean. "Two fantastic north London salons with stylish clienteles similar to ours; just what we were looking for to expand our offering further afield."

The group, which has Aveda as its professional partner, now boasts a 50-strong team of hair and beauty professionals – a number set to rise as the company is looking to recruit more talented people to join its salon, spa, and front of house teams.

Following some refitting (new chairs, equipment, lighting, refreshment menus, etc.) and staff training (to ensure the two new salons reflect the ambience and exacting standards of the Gary Ingham brand) all three salons will trade in his name.

"We have a very simple and traditional formula for running a business," says Sean. "Deliver the very best hairdressing and the very best customer service – and success will follow. In the short term, we’re aiming for our little group of salons to be the best in north London; and in the long term, to be the best in London," says Sean.

The Best in the Industry

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional has been raising the profile of the professional hairdressing industry for over three decades and now the best in this creative business have been named for 2015.

The iconic photographic competition invites hairdressing professionals and artistic teams from across the country to submit a collection of four images that showcase their creativity and technical ability. Entrants are able to choose from regional and specialist categories including Afro, Artistic Team, Avant Garde, Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year, Men’s and Newcomer. Judged anonymously and independently by industry peers, each finalist will now submit a further four images to create a collection of eight which is judged in its entirety, before the winners of all sixteen categories are announced on Monday 23rd November.

The 2015 finalists will come together with previous winners, household names and industry icons at the esteemed event held at The Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel. A celebrity compere will host the evening and as the fifteen regional and specialist winners celebrate their news, tension builds as the final award winner is revealed, HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year. The greatest accolade of any hairdressing career, the nominees for 2015 are; Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas MBE, Mark Hayes, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Akin Konizi, Mark Leeson and Jamie Stevens.

Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr says, "Becoming a finalist for a British Hairdressing Award is a huge achievement. We had a record-breaking number of entries this year and I know the judges found it incredibly difficult to select the finalists. Year-on-year the standard continues to soar, impressing the judges and the international coverage secured by the finalist’s collections reaffirms British hairdressing as the best in the world."

Regional Categories

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

• Scott Halsey, Clipso, Watford, Hertfordshire
• Daniel Granger, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton
• Paul Falltrick, Giselle Falltrick, Hornchurch, Essex
• Jessica Neil, KH Hair, West Bridgford, Nottingham
• Callum Standen-May, The Egg, Norwich
• Angelo Vallillo, Zullo & Holland, Nottingham

London Hairdresser of the Year

• Kieran Tudor, D&J Ambrose, Pinner
• Darren Bain, HOB Salons, Baker Street
• Jake Unger, HOB Salons, Camden
• Andrew Heasman, RUSH Hair
• Hayley Bishop, Toni & Guy, Wigmore Street
• Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, Sloane Square

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

• Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
• Michelle Griffin, Michelle Griffin Academy, Barnt Green, Birmingham
• Kieron Fowles, Regis, Birmingham
• Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie, Royston Blythe, Compton, Wolverhampton
• Royston Blythe and Charles Douek, Royston Blythe, Shrewsbury
• James Whyte and Tom Wright, Soul Hair, Chester

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

• Alexander Turnbull, Alexander Hair & Beauty, Hull
• Joseph Ferraro, Halo Hair and Beauty, Harrogate
• Jonathan Turner, Hooker & Young, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
• Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts, Beverley, East Yorkshire
• Dean Bradwell, Scarlet Moon, Middlesbrough
• Jill Watkins-Wright, Watkins-Wright Hairdressing, Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

• Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International, Belfast
• Sharon Dow, Kevin Kahan, Bangor
• Thomas Hillen and Alanda Patrick, Peter Mark, Newtownabbey, Antrim
• Julie Cherry and Collette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Co. Down
• Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Co. Down
• Leisa Stafford, Stafford Hair, Belfast

North Western Hairdresser of the Year

• Gary Taylor, Edward & Co., Brighouse, West Yorkshire
• Adam Bryant, Ethos Hairdressing, Manchester
• Marcello Moccia, Room 97 Creative, Wakefield
• Melanie Jefferson, Savvy Ltd, Whitehaven, Cumbria
• Mai Ha, Trevor Sorbie, Manchester
• Jennifer Pelter and Amy Lopez, Westrow, Leeds

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

• David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing, Glasgow
• Caroline Sanderson and Claire McIntyre, Ego Hair Design, Inverness
• Gary Hunter and Leslie Hunter, Frances Hunter Hairdressing, Stirling
• Brian Gallagher, Gallagher & Horner, Glasgow
• Neil Barton, Neil Barton Hairdressing, Edinburgh
• Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston, Glasgow

Southern Hairdresser of the Year

• Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing, Kingston-upon-Thames
• Seung Ki Baek, RUSH Hair, Epsom
• Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair, Oxted
• Louise Wood, The Hair Advice Centre, Englefield Green
• David Baker and Ben Hendry, The Vault Hair and Spa, Claygate, Esher
• Rae Palmer, Welove, Southsea

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

• Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston
• Joshua Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy’s Hairdressing, Swindon
• Dafydd Rhys Thomas, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
• Martin Crean, Mode, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
• Ben Driscoll-Price, Robert John, Portishead
• Steven Smart, Smartest 73, Weston-Super-Mare

Specialist Categories

Afro Hairdresser of the Year

• Anne Veck, Anne Veck, Oxford
• Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group Advanced Academy, Stafford
• George Kosit, George Kosit Hair, Birmingham
• Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge , London
• Junior Green, Junior Green Hair & Beauty, London
• Aycan Kemal, New York Hair Design, Knightsbridge, London

Artistic Team of the Year

• Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames
• Mark Leeson, Mansfield
• Michelle Griffin Academy, Barnt Green, Birmingham
• RUSH Hair, London
• Shane Bennett Salon, Hillsborough, Co. Down
• Zullo & Holland, Nottingham

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year

• Silvio Hauke, Blue Tit, Nottingham
• Joanne O’Neill, Joanne O’Neill Hairdressing, Dunloy, Co. Antrim
• Lucie Monbillard, seanhanna, London
• Erika Selvaggio, Taylor Taylor London
• Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy Covent Garden
• Scott Jordan, Toni & Guy South Kensington

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

• Craig Chapman and Kayleigh Devries, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
• Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, Billingham
• Jonathan Andrew, Jamie Stevens Hair, Kensington, London
• Kevin Luchmun, Toni & Guy, Henrietta Street, London
• Simon Khan, Toni & Guy, Gloucester Road, London
• Darren Webster, Webster Whiteman, Mayfair, London

Newcomer of the Year

• Ashleigh Hodges, Flame Hair Studios, Towcester
• Shelley Manley, Malcolm Murphy Hair, Leicester
• Rory Share, Michelle Griffin Academy, Barnt Green, Birmingham
• Jordan Robertson, Room 97 Creative, Wakefield
• Ben Russell, The House of Rush, Piccadilly, London
• Sophie Springett, Toni & Guy, South Kensington, London

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

• Stephanie Gamble and Ashley Gamble, Ashley Gamble, Shifnal, West Midlands
• Adam Bryant and Sharon Peake, Ethos, Manchester
• Rebecca Counsell, Hare and Bone, London
• Issie Churcher, HOB Salons, Camden, London
• Tasha Stevens, Jamie Stevens Hair, London
• Dan Spiller and Lucy Tuck, Marc Antoni, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Allilon Education Attends Davines Hair On Stage Event In Peru

The globally renowned Allilon Education team has just returned from a week in Peru, where they have been showcasing their inspirational collections at the Davines Hair on Stage Tour in Latin America.

Held on the 7-9 June at the enchanting Villa Cosentino in Lima, the Davines community came together to enjoy moments of pure professionalism, and to share experiences, ideas and projects.

Over the three days internationally renowned hairstylists provided invaluable technical, artistic and creative tips as well as unveiling their new collections.

Allilon Education’s presence was an important part of the show and guests were treated to show-stopping presentations of their work, including their latest collection, Okafor.

Founded in 2008 by Johnny Othona and Pedro Inchenko, Allilon is a renowned group of trainers who focus on achieving the highest standards in education. The sister company to Ena Salon, the Davines flagship in London, Allilon Education is renowned for innovation and dedication to the craft of hairdressing, the brand offers a wide range of courses both at its Academy in London and in the rest of the world, and also designs vanguard seasonal collections.

Johnny Othona, Director, Allilon Education said: “We were delighted to be a part of Hair on Stage Latin America. This event educates and informs, and the feedback that we received from the guests was so welcome. We are now preparing for the London Hair on Stage event, which will be held at the uber-cool Central Saint Martins on the 13 September 2015, alongside Allilon’s The Crafts.”

Ex-Brit Wins Major Usa Award

Vivienne Mackinder wins 2015 Master Stylist of the Year

An outstanding collection called The Journey has seen brilliant hair designer Vivienne Mackinder being announced Master Stylist of the Year at the 2015 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA). British-born Vivienne, now a resident of Riverhead, NYC, was overwhelmed with her latest accolade and delivered an emotional acceptance speech.

“Wow! I so didn’t expect this. Ahead of tonight’s event I told my husband of my nervousness and he gave me great comfort by saying I’d already climbed and reached the top of a mountain simply by being nominated and short-listed. And did it really matter if I did or didn’t get a glass trophy to prove the fact? So to every nominee, it’s the journey which is the most important thing and really big congratulations to you all for having the courage to climb that mountain.

“My winning Journey Collection represents an interpretation of Samurai Warriors and one thing I do know is its success is all down to teamwork, you couldn’t do it all by yourself. Thank you so much to my award winning team: amazing photographer Julia Pogodina, incredible makeup artist David Maderich, everyone in my HDTV art team and to my husband for believing in me when I don’t always believe in myself.”

All winners in 15 NAHA hair styling categories (five shortlisted nominees in each) were recognised during a star-studded awards ceremony on July 12th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Held during the USA’s Professional Beauty Association Week, NAHA attracted more than 3,000 evening attendees, with thousands more tuning in to watch a live broadcast streamed online at nahalive.com

British-born Vivienne trained at the London College of Fashion before joining Vidal Sassoon where she rose to the rank of artistic director. Leaving London in 1990 for the USA, Vivienne worked for Trevor Sorbie as International Creative Director before founding her own innovative educational operation, HairDesignerTV

Ken Picton Salon Announced As Principal Sponsors For Cardiff Devils

The multi-award winning Ken Picton salon has partnered with local ice hockey team, The Cardiff Devils. For the 2015/2016 season the 6500 sq ft destination salon will become major sponsors with further details of involvement set to be announced throughout the year.

The partnership started in early 2015; the team visited the salon for their haircuts, with Carl Hudson’s makeover causing a stir amongst fans when he donated his long locks to the Little Princess Trust.

Kris Agland, commercial director of the Devils says, “Having a brand like Ken Picton Salon on board shows exactly how far we have come as a club in such a short time. Ken’s salon is renowned as not only the best in Cardiff, but also the best in the UK, with numerous ‘Salon of the Year’ awards to its name. As a club we want to be the best both on and off the ice and partnering with class-leading brands certainly helps us achieve that goal.”

Ken says, “The Devils just seem to get it. I soon started chatting to Kris and Todd at the club to see how I could come on board and the ideas that were thrown to me were exactly what I wanted and more importantly fitted into both my brand, and the values of what we as a salon offer.I am very excited for the season to get underway.”

The Ken Picton salon logo will now sit, alongside other key sponsors, on the team jerseys, with more exciting news to be announced shortly – watch this space!

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