Haringtons hairdressing stars of the future were recognised at our group’s annual training awards at Maidenhead’s Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.
In our 30th year of award-winning hairdressing this year, we continue to nurture talent through our own college and NVQ apprenticeship training scheme.
Trainees from our 12 salons created stunning haircuts, styles and colours on models which were judged by top industry professionals including Omar Hajeri (Managing Director for the L’Oréal Professional Products Division UK and Ireland), Jayne Lewis-Orr (Executive Director of Reed Business Publishing with responsibility for Hairdressers Journal and HJi), Andrea Miller (Education Project Manager for L’Oréal) and Elaine Smith (Haringtons’ Technical Education Director).
Two of the biggest winners of the night were second year trainee Joe Price from Haringtons in Marlow and third year trainee Helen Anderson from Haringtons, Winchester.
Joe Price beat stiff competition from the rest of the second year trainees to win five awards including first place in the coveted L’Oreal Award for Colour, Bonifacci Award, Autumn Colour Project and Hairdressers Journal Front Cover Award and then went on to be named the overall winner of the HJ Front Cover with his ‘Epic Glamour’ image.
Helen Anderson also picked up five awards including first place and overall winner of the L’Oreal Award for Colour, first place and overall winner of the Bonifacci Award, and second place in the Autumn Colour Project.
Haringtons named its Trainee of the Year as Chelsea Cooper from Haringtons in Beaconsfield, who won £300 worth of vouchers.
Find out about all our other winners by visiting the individual salon pages.
Haringtons Director Robert Smith told the trainees: “I am so proud of the work that has been on show here today. It’s amazing to see your achievements.”
Competition models paraded their looks on stage to rapturous applause before making way for another highlight, a glamorous catwalk of models showcasing ‘Clockworx’ – the Haringtons’ Junior Artistic Team’s new collection of haircuts, styles and colours.
The event was also used as an opportunity to raise funds for the Hair & Beauty Benevolent Charity which supports hairdressers and their families in times of need.