News and Awards


The Fellowship for British Hairdressing hosted their annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the prestigious Dorchester Hotel in Central London.

Over 450 Fellowship members and their guests enjoyed a sumptuous luncheon in the elegant surroundings of the hotel.  The Fellowship awards were presented by the President of the Fellowship, Steven Goldsworthy and his Vice-President and Chancellor, Mark Creed.

Gok Wan, celebrated stylist on ‘How to Look Good Naked’, received the Media Award from Beverly Cobella.  The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by Ann Herman, Fellowship Events Co-ordinater, to celebrity hairdresser and personality Herbert Howe.


The Gold Star Salons Hair Ambassador of the Year went to Mark Leeson.  Salon of the Year went to Ken Picton and Lisa Shepherd was announced as the Group of the Year.  The Gold Star Salon Image of the Year came from Darren Newton of Mahogany and Darren Bain from hob Salons was awarded Fellowship Fashion Focus Image of the Year. The most celebrated honour of Fellowship Hairdresser of the Year was presented to Mark Hayes from Sassoons 

The F.A.M.E. Team 2009 which encourages excellence in young hairdressers up to the age of 30 was announced as Christopher Appleton – George’s salon, Leicester, Kathryn Dartnell - Haringtons, Winchester, Katie Mulcahy – Lisa Shepherd, Birmingham and Indira Schauwecker  - Toni & Guy, Covent Garden.  The Umberto Giannini Project X Student of the Year was Kyoko Onago.

The Fellowship sponsors and trade press were also awarded for the enormous help and support they give The Fellowship.

The day was a huge success, even more endorsing the “strength through quality” motto of The Fellowship.

Steven Goldsworthy, President said, “What has always been my favourite event on the British hairdressing scene – the Fellowship Luncheon and Awards 2008 failed to disappoint – even though I had to work at it!”

For further information on future events please contact the Events Office at The Fellowship for British Hairdressing on tel: 01295 724579

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