The Fellowship Luncheon & Hair Awards took place on Monday 5th December. They recognised the best of creativity and business acumen in British hairdressing.
Held at The Londoner in the heart of London’s Leicester Square, some 400 industry greats came together for the annual Fellowship Luncheon & Hair Awards. A three-course lunch preceded the special Hair Awards, celebratingthe creativity and successes of Fellowship members. These included the presentation of the Fellowship’s highest accolade, Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year. This went to TONI&GUY global creative director Cos Sakkas to a standing ovation. It was the second major award he has clinched, after winning British Hairdresser of the Year just one week earlier.
Hosts for the afternoon were President Robert Eaton and Chancellor Karoliina Saunders. Robert Eaton said: “It was an honour to become your President and from the moment I came on board there’s been a seismic shift in the industry. But, whatever you decide to do with your career, the Fellowship will be there to support you.“
A special thanks went to the Project leaders for 2021-2022. They inspired their teams during the most challenging times the industry has faced. They are ClubStar Art Team leader Karoliina Saunders, Project Colour leader Paul Dennison, Project X leader Sam Burnett and leaders of the F.A.M.E. Team Gary Hooker and Michael Young.
The new F.A.M.E. Team leader was announced to a standing ovation. She is three-times British Hairdresser of the Year and former Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year, Sally Brooks. She will be mentoring the new team who have an incredible year of amazing opportunities in front of them – Stephanie Gallagher from Wonderland; Stacey Wright from McKoy Hair Company; Edd Moss from Headmasters and James Parr from Nashwhite.