The finest in British hairdressing gathered inside London's Grosvenor House last night to celebrate another amazing year for their creative industry.
Hairdressers Journal International called in comedian and expecting father David Walliams to host the bash, while other celebrity spots included Gok Wan (who presented an award) and Labrinth (who performed).
I headed down with the night's sponsors Schwarzkopf to join in the hairdressing madness. I can safely say hairdressers know how to let their hair down. While keeping it perfectly placed with lots of hairspray, that is.
The biggie award of the night, the 2012 British Hairdresser of the Year, went amazing Angelo Seminara, who follows in the footsteps of Trevor Sorbie, Charles Worthington, Mark Hill, Lisa Shepherd and more.
Check out the full list of winners below:
• HJ's British Hairdresser of the Year 2012 – Angelo Seminara
• Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London
• Men's Hairdresser of the Year – Tracey Devine, Angels, Aberdeen
• Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Hair Design, Launceston, Cornwall
• Artistic Team of the Year – Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
• Newcomer of the Year – Kieran Tudor, D&J Ambrose, Pinner, Middlesex
• Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year – Ken Picton and Paul Dennison, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
• London Hairdresser of the Year - Tina Farey, The House of Rush, Piccadilly
• Southern Hairdresser of the Year - Ryan Nicoletti-Dowd, Wigg, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
• Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson Hair, Body & Mind, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
• Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Sarah Bowron and Adrian Bowron, Aesthetics, Solihull, West Midlands
• North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Marcus King, Hooker & Young, Wynyard, County Durham
• North Western Hairdresser of the Year – Gary Taylor, Edward and Co, Brighouse, West Yorkshire
• Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year – Ken Picton, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff
• Scottish Hairdresser of the Year - Kay McIntyre, McIntyres Salons, Dundee
• Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year – Kevin Kahan, Kevin Kahan, Bangor
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