The hairdressing stars of the future were rewarded for their cutting and colouring skills at the Haringtons Hairdressing Group annual training awards on Sunday.

Apprentices from the hairdressing group’s 12 salons created a range of stunning hair cuts, styles and colours on models who were judged by top industry professionals before taking to the catwalk to rapturous applause.

Prizes were presented by Bev Rowe, ‎National Accounts Technical Manager at L’Oréal, Nathan Walker, International Technical Director and Head of Technical Educator at Trevor Sorbie, and Errol Douglas MBE, President of the Fellowship For British Hairdressing, alongside Haringtons’ Directors Elaine Smith, Robert Smith and David Lambert.

Haringtons Hair Salon in Wokingham produced two winners:  Ellie Turnbull and Stephanie Margetts.  Ellie, a second year trainee, was placed second in her year group for the Bonifacii Award which marks trainees on the hair cut, finish and overall look of their model.  Ellie and Stephanie were also both finalists in the HJ Front Cover Photoshoot Project where trainees were tasked with creating an avant garde look for the front cover of Hairdressers Journal magazine. 

The annual H Awards, held at Maidenhead’s Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, 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.