Royston Blythe are delighted to announce that both our Shrewsbury and Compton salons are once again, through to the finals of the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards. In 2015 Nick Malenko and Sophie Beattie won the Midlands Hairdressers Of The Year Tittle and already this year both salons have been in the the national finals of The L’oreal Colour Trophy where Welsh Nick & Jade triumphed with their iconic Purdy look.
So now….. the competition is on for Midlands Hairdresser of the Year!
For four decades Hairdressers Journal International’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional has been raising the bar, and the profile of the talented, brightest lights in the booming industry that is hairdressing. Today, a British Hairdressing Award is the most coveted prize in this multi-million pound industry which employs over 245,745 hairdressers in 35,000** salons across the UK. To be a finalist is quite something; it takes a stand-out salon, a phenomenal creative talent and commitment to reach these final stages. Today, the top hairdressers for 2016 have been named and this region’s own Royston Blythe have not one but an incredible four finalists! Royston Blythe & Charles Douek from the Shrewsbury salon will be going head to head with Nick Malenko & Sophie Beattie from their Compton salon in the hopes of being named Midlands Hairdresser of the Year. The overall winner for this hotly contested category will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on the 28th November 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a J W Marriott Hotel in London’s prestigious Park Lane.
So, how did they do it? This iconic competition requires hairdressing professionals and artistic teams from across the country to create a photographic collection, initially of four images that showcase their creativity and technical ability. These collections are displayed in a gallery for judging by more than 50 of the industry’s greatest hairdressers, all of whom are experts in their field.
Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International commented, “This is an amazing achievement for Royston Blythe to have four stylists named as finalists in one of the most fiercely fought categories. British hairdressing is regarded as the best in the world and to be a finalist for Midlands Hairdresser of the Year is, without overstatement, a huge achievement. Each year the judges find choosing their finalists harder, proving that creativity and passion are stronger than ever, so we salute them in their success.”