"Shaping the Future Together"


2019 UK Student of the Year Awards

Colleges, Salons and training establishments are invited to put forward promising students for the prestigious UK Student of the Year Competition.

This year for the first time there will be TWO contests: for Barbers
as well as Hairdressers.

The closing date is now 28 June 2019 - so get your nominations in !


New Barber Student of the Year Competition

Win a day with Mike Taylor!

Mike Taylor "Competitions are a great way of showcasing your skills and talents. Entering Student Barber of the Year will not only give you a platform to shine but will also get you a full year's membership with the Hair and Barber Council.
The Hair and Barber Council is something that I strongly believe in. By being part of it you are ensuring that our trade is taken seriously and that you are taken seriously as a professional barber with credentials and qualifications. With the hair and barbering industry being one of the biggest trades in the UK, it is important that you stand out from the crowd and lead the way. Taking part in competitions shows that you are willing to put yourself out there and be a leader in this exciting industry."

Mike Taylor SRB - owner Mike Taylor Education - Member of Barber Council


Hairdessing Student of the Year Competition

Win a day with Andrew Barton!

Andrew Barton "The Hairdressing Student of the Year competition is a brilliant way of showcasing your skills and creativity and receiving a year's membership of the Hair and Barber Council.
As an Honorary Ambassador of The Hair and Barber Council I am honoured to judge the talent showcased in these annual competitions and am delighted to host the winners for a an observation day with me at my Headmasters Salon in Mayfair, London. I care passionately about the reputation and professionalism of British hairdressing and barbering and that's why I support registration of our beloved industry"

Andrew Barton - Honorary Ambassador - Doc D Arts - Celebrity Hairdresser



2018 Winner Liberty Clark Says:

Liberty Clark
"Winning the Hairdressing Student of the Year competition gave me so much confidence in my creative skills and got me lots more interest from clients in the salon. It was one of the first big competitions I entered and I am so glad it sparked my competitive side. The build-up and preparation for it was so much fun and it was really inspiring seeing all the competition on the day! A great competition for anyone training to enter!"