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Celebrating the best of British Hairdressing!

The good and the great of British hairdressing came together for the glittering Fellowship Luncheon & Hair Awards this week, recognising the best of creativity and business acumen in British hairdressing. 

Held at The Londoner in the heart of London’s Leicester Square, some 400 industry greats, peers and ones to watch came together for a three-course lunch followed by special Hair Awards to celebrate the creativity and successes of its membership, including the presentation of the Fellowship’s highest accolade, Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year.

Hosted by President Robert Eaton and Chancellor Karoliina Saunders,  Robert Eaton said: “It was an honour to become your President and from the moment I came on board there’s been a seismic shift in the industry. But, whatever you decide to do with your career, the Fellowship will be there to support you.

A special thanks went to the Project leaders for 2021-2022who have inspired their teams during the most challenging times the industry has faced – ClubStar Art Team leader Karoliina Saunders, Project Colour leader Paul Dennison, Project X leader Sam Burnett and leaders of the F.A.M.E. Team Gary Hooker and Michael Young. 

The new F.A.M.E. Team leader was announced to a standing ovation as three-times British Hairdresser of the Year and former Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year, Sally Brooks. She will be mentoring the new team who have an incredible year of amazing opportunities in front of them – Stephanie Gallagher from Wonderland; Stacey Wright from McKoy Hair Company; Edd Moss from Headmasters and James Parr from Nashwhite.

As well as the old favourites, members were also recognised for going above and beyond throughout the past 12 months, giving up their time to mentor, lead and help at events. 

2022 saw a slew of new awards launched – Educator of the Year and Session Hair Stylist of the Year was joined by Hall of F.A.M.E. Award, celebrating the successes of former F.A.M.E. team members. 

The biggest award Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year was presented to TONI&GUY global creative director Cos Sakkas to a standing ovation, the second major award he has clinched in the last week. 

And the winners are:

Fellows with Honours

Kay Binnersley

Simon Shaw

Sam Burnett

David Mannah

Darcey Clarke

Fellow with Distinction

Paul Dennison

Gary Hooker

Michael Young

Karoliina Saunders 

Gold Medal

Karine Jackson

Member of the Year

Emma Simmons

Sassoon Scholarship

Phoebe Carraro 

Achievers of the Year

Project Colour – Kayleigh Byrne

Project Men – Janene Hawkins Bush

Project X – Cameron Willetts

ClubStar Art Team – Samantha Bickle 

Fellowship Hall of F.A.M.E. Award – Errol Douglas MBE and Robert Masciave

President’s Award – Guy Kremer

Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year – Cos Sakkas

Image Awards

Fellowship Image of the Year – Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY, London 

Fellowship Afro Image of the Year – Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing, Kingston-upon-Thames 

Fellowship Colour Image of the Year – Tim Scott-Wright, The Hair Surgery, Stourbridge 

Fellowship International Image of the Year – Danny Pato, D&M Hair Design, New Zealand 

Fellowship Men’s Image of the Year – Dom Capel, Lara Johnson Lifestyle, Swansea

Fellowship Snapshot Image of the Year – Lydia Stiles, TONI&GY Canary Wharf

Art & Commerce Awards

Fellowship Individual Salon of the Year – Smith England, Salisbury

Fellowship Salon Group of the Year – The Chapel Group

Fellowship Educator of the Year – Dom Capel

Fellowship Session Hair Stylist of the Year – Lisa Farrall

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Note: The Fellowship for British Hairdressing was founded in 1946 as the Fellowship of Hair Artists of Great Britain and over the years has grown in stature and now covers many areas of the professional hairdressing industry. The independent, non-political organisation is run by our members, focusing on promoting artistic and creative quality, and providing support for future hairdressing talent keen to make their own mark in the industry. All the projects are designed to nurture sills and provide a career pathway – ClubStar, Project Afro, Project Extend, Project Colour, Project Men, Project Sassoon and Project X  as well as the coveted F.A.M.E. Team.  

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