Robert Eaton, of Russell Eaton salon in Leeds, has been named one of UK hairdressing’s most exciting talents after winning the COLOUR EXPERT award in the prestigious national competition, Most Wanted.
Robert won the trophy in front of an A-List crowd of hair, fashion and media VIPs on Monday 5th September at the Most Wanted Grand Final, which was hosted by comedian Rob Beckett at London’s historic Guildhall. Session stylist Johnnie Sapong and celebrity hairdresser James Brown were among the 600-strong audience, alongside leading talent agencies, top-notch journalists and more than a few celebrities.
Launched 16 years ago, the Most Wanted Awards, presented by leading industry magazine Creative HEAD, recognise the most outstanding individuals, teams and salons in UK and Irish hairdressing, with 14 highly competitive categories, including two especially for salons in the Republic of Ireland. Judged by hair, fashion and business experts including A-list hairdressers Adam Reed and John Vial, Beauty Director of InStyle, Cassie Steer, session stylist Sam McKnight and founder of Very Exclusive fashion website, Sarah Curran MBE, the awards celebrate absolute excellence – from phenomenal colourists and business front-runners to the teams delivering the pinnacle of customer service.
Robert Eaton beat off stiff nationwide competition to win COLOUR EXPERT. Judges were impressed by Robert’s bold colour techniques that hit the runway at the PPQ show, where the pressure was on to reflect the fashion brand’s daring aesthetic.
Robert wins a Most Wanted trophy, an exclusive prize courtesy of category sponsor Wella Professionals and a year-long programme of print and online editorial coverage in Creative HEAD magazine. Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD says: “Winning a Most Wanted award is a clear sign that you’re operating at the very top of your game. Robert Eaton rightly takes his place among hairdressing’s elite, and can look forward to an exciting year ahead as his victory is celebrated in Creative HEAD and beyond!” After the 14 Most Wanted winners of 2016 had been named, the packed crowd celebrated with cocktails and dancing in the Guildhall Crypt until the wee small hours.