Can’t say we’re surprised that colour king Ashley Gamble has been crowned winner of the International Colour Collection of the Year category at Behind the Chair’s One Shot Awards. Whoop whoop!
More than one million entries were submitted to the awards, with thousands of hairdressers across the globe competing for a place in the 2019 final. This year, Ashley and his Shifnal salon team finalised in five categories – but it was the acclaimed colour category that saw them take the trophy.
The judging panel
Ashley and his wife and business partner, Stephanie, beat entries from 26 other countries to make the finals, which took place in Washington DC. On the judging panel for the global competition were some of hairdressing’s biggest names, including session stylists James Pecis, Garren and Eugene Souleiman, photographers Andrew O’Toole and Anthony Mascolo. Ashley was also invited to judge – and present on stage – the Men’s International category.
The duo’s winning collection, Elements, was inspired by the changing seasons and the vibrant, eclectic tones within nature and has awarded Ashley and Stephanie front covers and social media coverage across the globe.
News from across the pond
Speaking from Washington DC, Ashley said: “After celebrating our fifth consecutive finalist place for the colour category at the British Hairdressing Awards, we were thrilled with another amazing achievement; the dream title of International Colour Collection of The Year at the Behind the Chair’s One Shot Awards! With more than one million entries since its launch, it marks a huge global success both for us and British hairdressing. We’re also really proud to represent Schwarzkopf Professional on an international stage.”
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