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Billericay hairdresser shortlisted for Men’s Hairdresser Of The Year award

01 Aug Billericay hairdresser shortlisted for Men’s Hairdresser Of The Year award

Jim Shaw, Owner and Director of Essensuals and EssensualsMEN and Daisy Carter, Premium Stylist and Salon Manager at Essensuals and EssensualsMEN in Billericay have been shortlisted for the title of Men’s Hairdresser of the year at Hairdresser’s Journal’s prestigious British Hairdressing Awards 2019, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

The recognition comes after their phenomenal male hairstyling captivated the imagination of more than one hundred industry judges. Jim and Daisy are one of just six specialist men’s hairdressers to be chosen for this accolade after entries were submitted from across the United Kingdom.

This iconic competition requires hairdressing professionals from across the country to create a photographic collection, initially of four images that showcase their creativity and technical ability. These collections are displayed in a gallery for judging by more than fifty of the industry’s greatest hairdressers, all of who are experts in their field.

Jim and Daisy’s striking collection of four trend-led images stood out for its remarkable hairdressing techniques. In the hope of taking home the title, they will submit a further four images for the second round of judging in September, before the winner is announced at the awards ceremony in November.

Delighted with their achievement, Jim said: “Myself and Daisy are delighted to have finalised for the Men’s Hairdresser of the Year category at this years British Hairdressing Awards. At the start of the year I won the International Hairdressing Awards Best Men’s Commercial Collection Category and to win this award with Daisy and take the title for best men’s hairdresser in the UK would just be incredible!”

Commenting on the announcement, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards said; “To be named as a finalist in the Men’s Hairdresser of Year category highlights just how exceptional this hair styling partnership is. Their hairstyling demonstrated fantastic skill and vision, and rightly gives them both the acknowledgement as one of the UK’s best hairdressers.”

“Britain has long had a world-class reputation for trend-setting in the hairdressing industry, and Jim and Daisy prove that this renowned creativity and excellence is still at the heart of the British hair scene. Their exceptional work epitomises this tradition of brilliant innovation.”