Schwarzkopf Professional are delighted to announce the six hairdressing stars that will make up the Schwarzkopf Pro YAT (Young Artistic Team) for 2023.
The Schwarzkopf Pro YAT (Young Artistic Team) brings together some of the most exciting emerging hairdressing talent from all over the UK and Ireland for a year-long mentoring programme, designed to nurture and develop the stars of the future.
This year, judging for the team took place on Sunday 29th January at Hunter Collective in London. Finalists had already impressed the judges with an online entry, with the successful final 14 invited to an in-person session where they worked hard to impress the judges with their skill, techniques, and creativity. The judging panel included session stylist Ellie Bond and celebrity hair stylist and colourist Kris Barnes.
Finalists had already prepped their models using Schwarzkopf Professional colour and had one hour on the day to create a look that showcased their abilities. With total creative freedom, the only rule was that at least 5cm had to go from the model’s hair. Other than that, finalists had free range to produce a finished style bringing to life their aesthetic, while also representing the best of their technical skills. With the whole look under scrutiny, makeup and clothes choices were also of significance.
Introducing the new Young Artistic Team for 2023
The new team excelled on their finished model looks, their knowledge and presentation skills. They also showed enthusiasm to immerse themselves in a year of education and opportunities. Make sure to give them a follow to see what they get up to over the next year…
Cat Cleland, November Collective, Edinburgh, Scotland
Harry Watson, Doo-Dah’s Hairdressing, Bishop’s Stortford, England
Kaelee Carroll, Kroma Hair & Beauty, Glasgow, Scotland
Lisha Roberts, Janet Maitland Hair Excellence, Durham, England
Riley Young, Hooker & Young Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Tommy Hardy, Tweedie & Marshall Hairdressing, Falkirk, Scotland