Hair trends originating in the UK, and especially London of course, are regarded as the most reliable indicator for future trends around the globe, with events such as the annual Hair Fair raising the bar for companies worldwide.
The British Hair magazine's awards are one of the top events on the industry's calendar (together with the British Hairdressing Awards in November), and last weekend, the ceremony lived up to expectations, with leading hairdressers including Nicky Clarke, Trevor Sorbie, Errol Douglas, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, Richard Ward and Andrew Collinge attending, supported by celebrities such as Jenny Frost, VV Brown or the Pussycat Dolls.
The Chapel in Islington was named Best London Salon, and Toni & Guy beat out eternal rival Vidal Sassoon in the Nationwide Salon Group of the Year. Best Celebrity Hair Look of 2009 went to Jennifer Aniston, styled by Chris Macmillan. Aniston once caused a haircut frenzy when she debuted her new layered do on the sitcom Friends, so presumably, hairdressers should start practicing her look.
Lookfantastic.com, which won the prize for Best Online Haircare Retailer, also ships internationally.
Here is the complete list of winners of the 2009 Hair Magazine Awards:
Best Regional Salon Group: Andrew Collinge Hairdressing
Best Local Salon (salons outside London): The Chapel, Tunbridge Wells
Best London Salon: The Chapel, Islington
Nationwide Salon Group of the Year: Toni & Guy
Best High Street Haircare Retailer: Boots
Best Online Haircare Retailer: Lookfantastic.com
‘I want that hair' award: created by Yesmin O'Brien from Seanhanna
The Best celebrity Hair look of 2009: Jennifer Anniston created by Chris Macmillan
KMS California New Talent Award: Hayley Welling from Ciente
Best Salon Stylist: Mark Woolley of Electric Hairdressing
Special Recognition award: Trevor Sorbie for the My New Hair initiative
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