Despite a challenging year for the industry, Tori Ellis has risen to the heights of being one of the most influential creative forces in the UK. Tori impressed more than 80 hair industry judges to be named one of just six stylists shortlisted for the Newcomer of The Year category, which welcomed entries from across the whole of the UK.
The Hairdressers Journal British Hairdressing Awards promote professionalism, innovation and excellence while recognising those individuals who work tirelessly to raise the profile of the hairdressing industry and drive the sector forward through outstanding talent and creativity.
To allow for the disruption of lockdown, this years stylists could choose up to four images to submit made up of pre-existing work to create a collection. Tori’s creative hairstyling and exceptional skill ensured her photographic work stood out from the rest. Now, Tori will submit a further two images of her work in the hope of catching the judges imagination and hearts further with their expanded trend-led collection.
This artistic hairdressing will put Tori in the running to be named Newcomer of the Year at a ceremony on 30th November – the most anticipated night in the hairdressing calendar.
Delighted with her achievement Tori says: Hairdressers are part of a wonderful community that has pulled together and supported one another in quite an exceptional way. These awards prove that we are strong and resilient and our spirit can not be dampened. I’m thrilled to be a finalist and feel very proud of what I have been able to achieve this year.
Commenting on the announcement, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of H J’s British Hairdressing Awards said;
To be named a finalist in the Newcomer of The Year category is one of the most sought after accolades in hairdressing. To achieve this in 2020 highlights just how extraordinary Tori is. Her images demonstrated fantastic skill and vision for hair and rightly gives them the acknowledgment as one of the Uk’s best hairdressers.
Sponsoring HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards is an enormous privilege and we at Schwarzkopf Professional are delighted that we can partner with Hairdressers Journal International in supporting and recognising the very best hairdressing talent across the UK.
HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards will take place on Monday 30th November 2020.