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’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.
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.
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
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