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Fellowship Luncheon and Hair Awards  

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing celebrated a momentous 2023 with its annual Luncheon and Hair Awards at The Londoner. A popular location in Leicester Square. Star of the occasion, congratulations to Trevor Sorbie MBE, who won something very special: the Fellowship Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Trevor Sorbie – Photo credit Ash Martin

Trevor Sorbie’s career has spanned six decades, and his commitment to the hairdressing industry is arguably unmatched. Trevor accepted his award in a room hosting many hairdressers who have been his creative and artistic team in previous years, including Angelo Seminara, Tom Connell, Antoinette Beenders, Euguene Souleiman, Keith Harris and Sally Brooks.  

The Fellowship Luncheon and Hair Awards   

2023 was an important year for the Fellowship, celebrating its growing membership. The Fellowship has a burgeoning executive board, new regional Centres of Excellence, and many educational opportunities for its members. The Luncheon brought together more than 400 industry guests from all over the UK to celebrate the growth and achievements of the hairdressing industry.  

Robert Eaton

Fellowship president Robert Eaton thanked the audience for its support and shared an insight into what has been happening within the Fellowship. CEO Barry Stephens discussed the opportunities presented by the Fellowship and thanked loyal sponsors, brand partners and members.  

Chancellor Karoliina Saunders, special guest presenters and executive board members Michelle Griffin, Colin McAndrew, Simon Shaw, Andrew Barton, and Ashleigh Hodges shared their visions and goals for the Fellowship. Afterwards they shared their own journeys and goals within the industry.   

Simon Shaw

Without further ado, let’s get to the awards… 

Sassoon Scholarship – James Kendell 

Hairdotcom Scholarship – Naomi Brooks, The Hair Sanctuary 

Trevor Sorbie Creative Scholarship – Erin Marley, Rein & Co 

Member of the Year – Darrel Starkey 

Fellow with Honours – Ashley Gamble, Emma Simmons, Marlene Lamont, Marnie Williams and Sharon Malcom 

Fellow with Distinction – Junior Green Keith Harris Darren Messias 

Gold Medal – Ken Picton 

President’s Award – The Lions Barber Collective  

Achiever of the Year Award 

Clubstar Art Team – Olivia-Rose Brady 

Project Afro – Hannah Marcia Larden 

Project Colour – Allie Harknett 

Project Extend – Marlene Lamont 

Project Men – Kyle Dodson 

Project  Sassoon – Justine Weir

Snapshot Image of the Year – Sam Burnett, Hare & Bone 

Men’s Image of the Year – Dom Capel, Lara Johnson Lifestyle 

Colour Image of the Year – Angelo Seminara 

Afro Image of the Year – Lisa Farrall, Wig London 

International Image Award – Danny Pato, D&M Hair Design 

Image of the Year – Angelo Seminara 

Individual Salon of the Year – Brooks & Brooks 

Salon Group of the Year – Goldsworthy’s 

Session Stylist of the Year – Luke Benson 

Educator of the Year – Lisa Farrall, Wig London 

Hall of F.A.M.E. Award – Antoinette Beenders 

2024 F.A.M.E. Team  

Elle Foreman, Tribe Salons 

Harry Andreou, Ventura Hair 

Ilaria Bellemo, Toni & Guy 

Stephen Campbell, Hair & Co 

The Trevor Sorbie Award for Creative and Commercial Innovation – Roman Sys, Brooks & Brooks 

Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year – Tracey Ann Smith, French & Ivi 

Fellowship Lifetime Achievement Award – Trevor Sorbie MBE 

Trevor Sorbie recently featured on the Respectfully podcast to discuss his extraordinary career, if you want to learn more click HERE  

For more of the latest industry news, click HERE.

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