Today 98 British hairdressers from all corners of the United Kingdom wake up to the happy news of their finalist status in HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, including stylists from Russell Eaton in Leeds and Barnsley. Robert Eaton (Leeds) has finalised for Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year, Isobel Eaton (Barnsley) for North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, Daniel Couch and Ashleigh Maybank (Leeds) for North Western Hairdresser of the Year and the Russell Eaton Artistic Team for Artistic Team of the Year. This is no small feat with the 2017 awards attracting hundreds of entries which take the form of photographic collections. The 75 first-round judges drawn from industry experts, hairdressing icons from across the globe as well as session stylists to the stars and creative leaders, viewed the UK’s biggest photographic award exhibition display.

Now in its fourth decade, the awards hosted by Hairdressers Journal International and supported since its inception by sole sponsor Schwarzkopf Professional, continue to go from strength-to-strength in its quest to celebrate the most diverse and creative of talents in hairdressing.

The finalists in nine regional and six specialist categories will now go on to the second round judging, which will see their collection of eight images judged by industry peers and beauty press. The winners will be announced at a glittering event at the Grosvenor House hotel on Mayfair’s Park Lane on 27 November 2017.

We are so proud of our team for being finalists in four of the categories.

Robert Eaton – Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

Isobel Eaton – North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Daniel & Ashleigh – North Western Hairdresser of the Year

Russell Eaton Salons – Artistic Team of the Year

We cannot wait for the awards night. Go Team Eaton!!