Edinburgh stylist wins Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

Edinburgh is now home to the best hairdresser in Scotland. Jason Hall from Jason Hall Hairdressing was named Scottish Hairdresser of the Year.

He received the title at HJ’s renowned British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

The newly crowned styling star from the salon on Colinton Road, beat five other finalists to triumph in the prestigious awards, dubbed the Oscars of the hair world, gaining top spot over entrants from the whole of Scotland.

Jason claimed the status as the most outstanding hairdresser in Scotland after his phenomenal original hair work demonstrated not only technical skill, but also creative vision and comprehension of current trends.

Going through vigorous judging before being rewarded for his skill, Jason was required to submit a collection of eight images and this photographic work was judged twice by a panel of hairdressing legends, leading national beauty press, and Hall of Fame members (those who have won the same British Hairdressing Awards category on three occasions).

Jason said: ‘I am so ecstatic to win Scottish Hairdresser of the year. The British Hairdressing Awards is such an incredible competition and so it’s a real honour to be named a winner tonight. Thank you so much to everyone on my team who helped me get this far!’

Jason received the coveted title at the Grosvenor House, a J W Marriott Hotel in London in front of a 1,750 strong audience of hairdressing peers, influencers and press. Celebrity host for the evening was TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal, who was joined by Hairdressers Journal International’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr executive director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, and Schwarzkopf Professional’s general manager Julian Crane.

Jayne Lewis-Orr said: ‘The calibre of entrants in this national category is always extremely high, but Jason’s recognition is truly deserved because his hair work made us stop and take notice. British hairdressing is known the world over, and Jason continues to show that excellence and creativity are still at the heart of UK styling. Warmest congratulations to him for demonstrating fantastic technical dexterity, and for being such a great ambassador for our industry.’

Now in their 34th year, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards celebrate the people producing the very best hairdressing work across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Jason’s prize was one of 18 trophy wins on the night in a line-up of ten regional and eight specialist awards, including two new categories of International Collection of the Year and Trend Image of the Year. The ultimate accolade of British Hairdresser of the Year was won by Leeds stylist, Robert Eaton from Russell Eaton Hair. After the dazzling ceremony guests were treated to a performance by The Hoosiers with their hits Goodbye Mr A and Something About Ray.

The British Hairdressing Awards have launched the careers of a host of household names: from John Frieda and Nicky Clarke, to TV stylists Lisa Shepherd and Andrew Barton.

The British Hairdressing Awards took place at the Grosvenor House, a J W Marriott Hotel, Park Lane, London. For further details visit www.hji.co.uk/bha