Last night saw the biggest night in the hairstyling calendar. The British Hairdressing Awards 2012, held in London, featured big stars host David Walliams, big 'dos and enough hairspray to keep your beehive in place for a year.
Hairdressers from across the UK were recognised in nine regional categories, and a further six specialist categories recognised skills in afro styling, mens hairdressing and best newcomer, artistic team, avant garde hairstyling, and colouring. And the most anticipated award of the night British Hairdresser of the Year is of course saved for last.
For this category each nominated stylist sends designer-clad models out on to the stage sporting the best hairstyle they can create. Not necessarily ones to try at home, the mini-catwalk show featured crimped updos, dramatic crops and plenty of mousse.
In the end Angelo Seminara took the crown, saying, Winning the title is a dream come true.'
Angelo is in good company: previous winners include Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Andrew Collinge, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington and Umberto Giannini.
Heres a full list of the winners. If you want to book in with them, expect a long waiting list
The Winners of the 2012 British Hairdressing Awards
HJs British Hairdresser of the Year 2012 Angelo Seminara
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Indira Schauwecker, Toni & Guy, Covent Garden, London
Mens 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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