We’re delighted to see HairClubLive members doing well in the race to take the Christofer Mann Step Up & Shine scholarship, organised by the NHF and the Fellowship for British Hairdressing together. A shortlist of candidates just announced includes our very own HCLers Nicola Hamm at Escape Hair in Southsea, and Michael Purvis at Elaine’s Colour Lab in Perth. Congrats guys! These two now compete with four others to win a the prize of £2500 bespoke education programme and mentoring from renowned industry expert Debbie G (also a great supporter of HairClubLive). We’re so pleased for them and wish them well in the next round which involves an interview in their own salon by an NHF rep sometime in March.
To enter Step Up & Shine 2018, the stylists had to create a short video explaining their hairdressing background and ambitions and why they deserved to win. You can track back some entries by following this hashtag on Instagram #stepupandshine18
NHF President Agnes Leonard said: “Congratulations to all the finalists for getting this far in the competition. The Step Up and SHINE scholarship is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so we’re looking for a passionate and enthusiastic stylist whose career will really benefit from this invaluable mentoring. We wish all the finalists good luck and look forward to the next round of judging!”
The ultimate winner is announced on 9 April. Good luck Michael and Nicola.
• Christofer Mann was erstwhile chair of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing and a great character and influencer in UK hairdressing in the 90s. Rest In Peace.