News added 21/06/18: If you were to put his life story in a TV series, it would make the Netflix top 10 instantly, we feel! We’re talking about Andrew Barton, who just can’t stop surprising us with his every move. In the past couple of decades, the award-winning hairdresser and business-brain has moved a key role at Saks salon group, to become on-screen hero at Channel 4’s 10 Years Younger, then to set up his own central London salon in Covent Garden, followed by a move over to head Harrods to head up Urban Retreat. Mr Barton – who incidentally opened a landmark exhibition – Beehives and Barnets in Yorkshire which we anticipate seeing on the road soon – has just announced his latest adventure: A role as Creative Director at Headmasters group with more than 60 salons to appreciate his fabulousness. Can’t wait to see his impact on this already progressive brand.
As Creative Director, Andrew will lead, coach and inspire the Headmasters renowned artistic team to ensure exacting standards of hairdressing. He will create signature looks, services and salon experiences in line with Headmasters ethos of beautiful, fashionable, confidence-boosting hair as well as being brand spokesperson to continue to build on Headmasters success.
“Andrew brings a wealth of experience from being the creative lead in large salon groups to heading luxury flagship salons in the world’s most famous shopping destinations. Andrew will head up Headmasters renowned education programmes, as well as providing artistic direction on photo shoots to our talented artistic teams.” Tim Binnington, Commercial Director, Headmasters
“I’ve long admired and respected Headmasters, the UK’s largest independent hairdressing group, for their dynamic approach to business, creative flair and continual professional development ethos for their team. I am therefore honoured to be appointed Creative Director and have the opportunity to work with this talented and successful company.” Andrew Barton, Creative Director Headmasters
News added 11/01/18: HEADMASTERS AWARDS
We are thrilled to share our top delights from the Headmasters annual awards event in central London this week. Including confirmation that 1000+ of the group’s salon teams can party like there’s no tomorrow! And that the Headmasters Pro Artistic Team has learned to put on an excellent hairshow. It wowed all spectators in the room. Importantly, handing out the best awards (£5000 for the top salon, a new car to the busiest colourist… you get our drift) directors at the group prove they take care of their ‘family’. We are struck by the numbers feted, and how they celebrate high achievers. Including dishing out accolades for individual hairdressers each bringing in more than £100K in revenue in 2017. Respect!
Headmasters report of their special night gives us the following round-up:
- Chairman John Sanders detailed Headmasters success of 2017 and expansion plans for 2018
- The Headmasters Pro Artistic Team used the room to best effect with an ‘interactive show’. A street-style presentation inspired by Gucci’s SS18 catwalk. The looks were raw and urban with a little cheekiness to boot. Morphing into glam rock meets moody goth, the hair was representing shapes such as triangles, circles and square. Culminating in an ode to sci-fi movies in the 90’s the overarching theme of celebrating shape and movement was refreshing and bold.
- The Business awards are judged on in-salon performance and include a brand new addition for 2017 The Big 5 (presented in conjunction with HSBC) with the winning salon Dorking scooping a massive £5000. The winner of Headmasters Bring On The Colour competition won a gorgeous a brand new Audi A1!
- Artistic awards included: The Ultimate Image Award, Mens Image Award, Christine Sanders Future Star Award, ghd Avant Garde Award and Colour Innovation Award (which were independently judged by well known industry figures including renowned barber Kevin Luchmun, Katie Allan, creative director at Charles Worthington, Karine Jackson, president at The Fellowship and Darren Oram, education director at L’Oreal Professionnel)
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