by Kate Graham
Craig Chapman of Launceston’s Craig Chapman salon is one of the few finalists for both Afro Hairdresser of the Year Award and Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year in HJ’s 2012 British Hairdressing Awards.
The British Hairdressing Awards, launched in 1984 by Hairdressers Journal International and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, have celebrated and rewarded the best of British hairdressing creativity for 28 years and are renowned internationally as the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing world.
To enter the competition, hairdressers working in salons throughout the United Kingdom have to submit four images, which fulfil the criteria. Craig Chapman entered both the Afro Hairdresser of the Year category and Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year and has secured a place in the final of the Awards.
He will now have to submit another four images, which will be judged along with the first four by industry experts, members of the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame, some of the UK’s leading hairdressers and hair journalists from the most influential and fashion aware consumer magazines.
Craig will have to wait until Monday 26th November 2012, to find out if he will be awarded the title of either or both of Afro Hairdresser of the Year and Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year when he attends a glittering awards ceremony hosted by a leading media personality at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriot Hotel in London.
Craig said: “I was delighted when I received my letter telling me I had made it to the finals. This year has been an incredible one for the salon.
“To be recognised by your peers as being one of the country’s leading hairdressers and being involved in the British Hairdressing Awards is both a wonderful feeling and a great achievement.”