What more can I say other than this episode is special, very special!

With a huge thank you to Hairdressers Journal Jayne Lewis Orr and LWPR  for making it possible to brining you todays podcast episode recorded live from the British Hairdressing Awards  2019 on November 25th 2019 at Grosvenor House London. This hair industry first of recording a podcast live from the awards itself has to be a major highlight in my career to date. I was given unprecedented access to The Great Room and interview a selection of this years ‘British Hairdresser of the Year‘ 2019 nominees, as they went about their preparations and rehearsals for the evenings live element show to be seen later during the awards ceremony.

Joining me to share their thoughts on their nomination, the awards itself, how they prepare for the evenings live show, and what it would mean to be crowned British Hairdresser of the Year are: Angelo Seminara, Adam Reed, Eugene Souleiman, Sally Brooks, Robert Eaton, Darren Ambrose and Cos Sakkas. Industry royalty wouldn’t you agree? And if this wasn’t enough for you, I also go off and grab a few of the crowd members and category finalists as they head in to the ceremony, including a not-to-be-missed conversation with the parents of Robert Eaton, Russell and Karen Eaton.

If you want a true taste of the excitement and drama that the British hairdressing Awards can conjure up, then this episode is for you. I  please ask that you share this podcast with the younger members of your salon team or college students, as they really need to know what the British Hairdressing Awards is all about, and hopefully will get them truly engaged in the hair industry – and who knows – maybe inspire them to one day become finalists like some of the incredible names we get to hear from in todays podcast. Now join me as we enter into the Grosvenor House London for the British Hairdressing Awards 2019 sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Enjoy this moment of hair history!


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Today’s Guest

The British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, recognise and reward the creative talents of individuals and teams who make this industry one of which we can all be proud.

Show notes:

Here’s some of who we chat to in today’s episode

  • >> 00 min 31 sec: Show intro.
  • >> 04 min 50 sec: Angelo Seminara interview.
  • >> 08 min 42 sec: Adam Reed interview.
  • >> 12 min 25 sec: Robert Eaton interview.
  • >> 19 min 07 sec: Sally Brooks interview.
  • >> 25 min 33 sec: Eugene Souleiman interview.
  • >> 32 min 51 sec: Darren Ambrose interview.
  • >> 40 min 42 sec: Cos Sakkas interview.
  • >> 47 min 53 sec: Russell and Karren Eaton.
  • >> 51 min 16 sec: Tom Tracey.
  • >> 53 min 10 sec: Kimberly Holmes.
  • >> 55 min 48 sec: Ellenora Dean.
  • >> 59 min 36 sec: Jason Hall, Austen and Louise Thomson.
  • >> 01 hr 03 min 40 sec: Pashncan’el Mitchell.
  • >> 01 hr 06 min 09 sec: Nicole Appadu.
  • >> 01 hr 08 min 12 sec: Alex Barron Hough, Bernard Connolly, Andrew Heasman and Tina Farey.
  • >> 01 hr 14 min 34 sec: Show outro.


Angelo Seminara

Adam Reed

Sally Brooks

Eugene Souleiman

Robert Eaton

Darren Ambrose

Cos Sakkas

Jayne Lewis Orr

Hairdressers Journal – British Hairdressing Awards 19

British Hairdressing Award winners 2019


British Hairdresser of the Year 2019
Robert Eaton


Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Nathan Jasztal & Zoe Jasztal, Silhouette Du Barry

London Hairdresser of the Year
Andy Heasman, RUSH

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
James Earnshaw, Bad Apple Hair

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Alexander Turnbull, Alexander Hair and Beauty

North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Jon Wilsdon, TONI&GUY Deansgate

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
Jason Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing

Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Martin Crean, Mode Martin Crean

International Collection of the Year
Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar Chadstone, Melbourne, Australia


Trend Image of the Year
Federico Patelli, TONI&GUY Victoria

Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts

Artistic Team of the Year
Mark Leeson

Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Sophie Springett & Hayley Bishop, TONI&GUY North Audley Street

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year
Jim Shaw & Daisy Carter, Essensuals Billericay

Newcomer of the Year
Alex Morton, Jamie Stevens Kensington Salon

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Sophie Gibson & Jonathan Turner, Hooker & Young