Nottingham hair stylists named as finalists at British Hairdressing Awards 2018


KH Hair is celebrating after two of its top stylists made it through to the finals of the ‘Oscars of the hairdressing world’ – the British Hairdressing Awards.

Jessica Neil , who works at KH Hair West Bridgford and Mary Geoghegan, from KH Hair in Nottingham, impressed the judges thanks to their artistic presentation and exceptional skill in cutting, colouring and styling and have been shortlisted in the Eastern Hairdresser of the Year category.

Jessica and Mary are both leading members of KH Hair’s Creative Team and regularly involved in session work, shoots, and major industry shows. Commenting on her success, Mary said: “I was absolutely elated when I heard the news.  To attend the British Hairdressing Awards last year was incredible but, to be a finalist this year, words can’t describe the joy I’m feeling. We couldn’t have done it without our KH Hair Team. A massive thank you to everyone involved.”

Jessica added: “I can’t really express how proud and excited I am. I absolutely love this collection and am beyond pleased we have finalised for the British Hairdressing Awards. It just doesn’t get any better than this!”

Salon director of both the Nottingham and West Bridgford salons says she’s very proud of both her girls. “We are just thrilled for Jessica and Mary. They are both incredibly talented stylists and their dedication and passion for the industry is second  to none.  We are all really excited about this collection and to be finalised for the industry’s top awards ceremony is such an honour.”

Darren Messias, joint managing director of KH Hair Group, said:

” These awards celebrate the very best of British hairdressers, awarding them for both their technical skills and artistic flair.  This is the third time in four years we have made it to the final and we are delighted for Jessica and Mary who have worked so hard to put together some fantastic creations.  A huge well done also to our other Creative Team members, Helen Stilwell and Louise Pacey for doing so brilliantly in making it so far in the competition. “

Hairdressers Journal International’s British Hairdressing Awards 2018, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional celebrate the very best of British hairdressing – recognising and rewarding the creative talents of individuals and teams who represent the industry.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British Hairdressing Awards said;

“To be named as a finalist in the Eastern Hairdresser of Year category highlights just how exceptional Jessica and Mary are. Already names within the industry, with fantastic skill and vision, their reputation precedes them.

“We are always in awe of the brilliance these hairdressers demonstrate as they showcase their collections. Britain has long had a world-class reputation for exceptional hair design and Jessica and Mary’s work epitomises this. We wish all the finalists the best of luck for the next stage and look forward to seeing them at the awards ceremony in November.”

The British Hairdressing Awards have launched the careers of a host of household names: from John Freida and Nicky Clarke to TONI&GUY creative director Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, as well as TV favourites Lisa Shepherd and Andrew Barton.


The awards evening will take place on 26th November 2018 at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.