The glittering evening opened with a magnificent show from Wella’s Technical Director, Robert Eaton, supported by the Russell Eaton Art Team. The talented award-winning colourist presented Colour Me+, a stunning collection of multi-tonal hair colour brought to life through light and reflection.
Then followed the ghd catwalk show, Long Live the Queens demonstrating the truly creative nature of ghd.
The HOB Academy also presented its HOB 35 show, headed up by Akin Konizi and his creative team. The incredible collection celebrated its 35 year anniversary drawing inspiration from previous collections and current trends.
To reach the UK & Ireland Final, entrants first entered a photographic competition, before competing against hundreds of hairdressers at the Regional Heats. This year’s final saw 46 60 of the UK & Irelands most talented stylists and colourists battle it out to take home the Gold Award, which for many, started at the Wella Professionals World Studio London and Sanrizz Academy in London, earlier in the day.
Competitors set to work creating a total look for an esteemed panel of judges, who included some of the most talented names in British hairdressing, such as Darren Ambrose, Cos Sakkas and Bruno Marc.
And the winners are…
THE UK WINNERS:
GOLD – Krista Ward, D&J Ambrose
SILVER – Ben Draper, Regis
BRONZE – Dannie Lea, Dannie Lea Hair & Beauty
GOLD – Nikki Clifford, NJUK Hair & Beauty
SILVER – Brandon Messinger, Zullo & Holland
BRONZE – Helen Tether, Helen Tether Award Winning Hair
THE IRELAND WINNERS:
GOLD – Leandro Santana Santos, Decode Hair
SILVER – Stephen Aiken, Conroy Hair
BRONZE – Roisin Hynes, Sarah Mason Professional
GOLD – Kerry Moody, DKY Hair Company
SILVER – Zara McIntyre, House of Colour
BRONZE – Stephanie Higgins, Sarah Mason Professional
UK & IRELAND WINNERS:
MALE GROOMING GOLD – Lieanne Buckley, Lieanne Gents Stylist
RUNWAY GOLD – Stephanie Gallagher, Wonderland
People’s Choice uk Award Winner:
Lisa Alexander, Dickson Reid Hairdressing
People’s Choice IRELAND Award Winner:
Jonathan Healy, Bellissimo
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!