James Earnshaw of Francesco Group Salon at House of Fraser has been named as a finalist in the Midlands Hairdresser of the Year category for the Hairdressing Journal’s British Hairdressing Awards 2014.
Celebrating the creativity and passion of hairdressers from across the UK, the awards have been running for 30 years. The level of creative expertise shown by James has made him a worthy finalist in what are the ‘Oscars’ of the hairdressing industry. The entry consisted of four photographic images that showcased his talent within their chosen hairdressing speciality. Judged anonymously and independently by iconic industry names, James will now submit a further four images to create a collection of eight that are again judged to reveal the definitive winners.
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James is Creative Director at Francesco Group Birmingham and is exceptionally driven to achieving his dreams. Since starting his hairdressing career at 15 he has seen incredible highlights, including working backstage at London Fashion Week, at Style Birmingham Live and Pro Hair Live.
This year has been James’ most successful to date, winning a place at the Grand Finals of L’Oreal Colour Trophy and the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award, plus securing a place on the Wella Professionals Generation NOW Team and then to top it all off, a nomination for Midlands Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards.
His inspiration for the 2014 collection is all about the contrast between beauty and strength. The models command attention; using grungy textures and vibrant tones, contrasted with high shine finishes to add a vibrancy to the whole collection.
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The creative talents will come together to celebrate the industry on Monday 24 November at The Grosvenor House Hotel, where all 15 winners will be announced.
Good luck to James this November. To book an appointment with James or any of the stylists at Francesco Salon, House of Fraser, call 0121 233 1113