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December 4, 2008

2008 British Hairdressing Awards Winners

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2008 British Hairdressing Awards Winners

The winners of the 24th British Hairdressing Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane. The biggest event in the hairdressing calendar was a night hob Salon’s Akin Konizi certainly won’t forget as he was announced as the 2008 British Hairdresser of the Year. Konizi was ecstatic when he won the coveted title. “I couldn’t believe it when my name was called out, I was overwhelmed and delighted – winning the title is a dream come true,” he said.


He’s in good company, as over the past 24 years there have only been 14 hairdressers who have been awarded this title, the greatest accolade in hairdressing. They are – Trevor Sorbie, Anthony Mascolo, Irvine and Rita Rusk, John Frieda, Andrew Collinge, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Umberto Giannini, Beverly C, Mark Hill, Antoinette Beenders, Lisa Shepherd, Andrew Barton and Angelo Seminara.


Here are the 2008 British Hairdressing Awards Winners:


British Hairdresser of the Year 2008:
Akin Konizi, hob Salons, London


Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year:
James Rowe, Kontakt, London


Men’s Hairdresser of the Year:
Jamie Stevens, Errol Douglas, London


Afro Hairdresser of the Year:
Claire Rothstein, Bloww, London


Artistic Team of the Year:
hob Salons, London


Newcomer of the Year:
Victoria Nebbett, Monroe Hairdressing, Leatherhead


Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year:
Christel Lundqvist, hob Salons, London


London Hairdresser of the Year:
Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy, London


Southern Hairdresser of the Year:
Rae Palmer, Rae Palmer, Southsea


Eastern Hairdresser of the Year:
Terri Kay, Mark Lesson Hair, Body & Mind. Mansfield


Midlands Hairdresser of the Year:
Emma Steven, Lisa Shepherd Salons, Sutton Coldfield


North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year:
Paul Ferguson, Hooker & Young, Gosforth


North Western Hairdresser of the Year:
Sharon Peake, Ethos, Manchester


Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year:
Scott Smurthwaite, Cream, Gloucestershire


Scottish Hairdresser of the Year:
Tracey Devine, Angels, Aberdeen
 
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year:
Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International, Carryduff


This year London salon owner Errol Douglas, the Trevor Sorbie Artistic Team, Tim Scott-Wright (from Lisa Shepherd Salons in Birmingham) and Robert Eaton (from Barnsley’s Russell Eaton Salon) were all presented with a Hall of Fame Award for winning their respective categories three times.


To learn more, go to www.britishhairdressingawards.co.uk



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