Leeds hairdresser named as Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2018.

Robert Eaton’s reputation as one of the best hairdressers in the country was confirmed after he was named as Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2018, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional on the 26th of November.

Robert, from Russell Eaton, claimed the title in front of 1,750 hairdressing greats alongside host and TV celebrity, Rylan Clark-Neale. The event, which saw guests celebrating into the early hours entertained by Scouting for Girls, was held at the Grosvenor House, a J W Marriott Hotel in London.

Robert was required to submit 8 images of original hair work which was judged and awarded points for overall technical skill, creative vision and wearable, beautiful looks that pushed the boundaries of hair art. The judging took place over two sessions and included a panel of industry peers, members of the British beauty press and legends and past winners of the British Hairdressing Awards.  

Commenting on the win, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British Hairdressing Awards said; “For the past 34 years the British Hairdressing Awards have celebrated the very best talent, creativity and insight within our industry – and this year is no exception. I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to Robert for demonstrating fantastic technical dexterity as evidenced in the collection he submitted, and also for being such a great ambassador for British hairdressing.

“The sign of a world-class colourist is that their creations blend seamlessly with the wearer to create a look that is not only desirable but also perfect. Every shade and tone chosen by Robert worked, elevating the hair to another dimension. A massive congratulations to Robert for achieving such perfection.”

The British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, celebrates the very best of British hairdressing – recognising and rewarding the creative talents of individuals and teams who make this industry one of which we can all be proud.

“Sponsoring HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards is an enormous privilege, and we at Schwarzkopf Professional are delighted that we can partner with HJ in supporting and recognising the very best hairdressing talent across the UK. 

“We’re particularly proud to sponsor British Colour Technician of the Year, which celebrates the artistry and technical skill of hair colourists. With our colour heritage, we’re proud to support the very best creative talent in this field and would like to send a huge congratulations to Robert for their achievement. 

“Hairdressing is an industry of endless enthusiasm and creativity and nowhere is this more evident than in the entries for these awards. I am absolutely delighted for the winners as they represent the pinnacle of our industry – the absolute best.” says Stuart Hamid, Schwarzkopf Professional General Manager, UK and Ireland.

On collecting the award, Robert said, “I am so happy to have won this award. It feels like Christmas has come early – just so amazing. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me for the past year. Thanks too to HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional for putting on such a great event – it has been an amazing night.”