Marc Antoni hair salon in Fleet secure two finalist places at national hairdressing competition

Marc Antoni Hairdresser of the year finalists

Marc Antoni hair salon in Fleet secure two finalist places at national hairdressing competition and are launching a competition for one lucky person to win a free Haircut and Finish plus a TAOH goodie bag.

Marc Antoni hair salon have been shortlisted for two top awards at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2022, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Daniel Spiller, the manager of the Fleet Salon has reached the finals in the Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Technician of the Year category, and Paolo Giamattei, Senior stylist at the Bracknell Salon has finalised for Newcomer of the Year.

‘This is such a proud moment for us’ says Daniel. ‘These awards always bring together such exceptional talent and to see our salon and our names alongside those shortlisted is mind-blowing. This is the third time I have finalised within the colour category so it is a real honour and something I am extremely proud of.’

Paolo adds, ‘We’d love to bring a trophy or two back to Marc Antoni and hope the judges will recognise the love and hard work that has gone into our collections.’

Competition Time

To celebrate Dan Spiller from the Fleet Salon being shortlisted, Marc Antoni are running an exclusive competition to win a free Haircut and Finish with Dan. In addition, and working in collaboration with the TAOH range, produced by Marc Antoni, the winner will receive a TAOH haircare goodie bag (worth £50).


About the Awards

Now in their 38th year, the awards are an annual celebration of hairdressing excellence, recognising the remarkable achievements of stylists from across the United Kingdom. Regional categories honour the finest hairdressing talent from across Britain with a separate category for International Collection of the Year, while seven specialist categories reward specific areas of hair expertise including Afro, Men’s, Avant Garde and Colour. New for 2022 is the Session Hairdresser of the Year award which is by nomination only and see the very best stylists from the world of session put forward their favourite images of the last 12 months. The most anticipated award of the evening – British Hairdresser of the Year – is by nomination only and is widely regarded as the industry’s greatest accolade. The British Hairdresser of the Year title has been won by luminaries including Trevor Sorbie, Nicky Clarke, John Frieda, Charles Worthington, Umberto Giannini and Angelo Seminara.

Judged anonymously by over 100 leading hairdressers (including celebrity stylists, session stylists, salon owners, previous winners and Hall of Fame members, who have won the award three times), all winners will be announced at a Black-Tie event to be held on Monday 28th November at Grosvenor House, a J W Marriott Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

The stylists submitted four photographic each demonstrating the breadth of their hairdressing expertise, showcasing evidence of both technical skill and creative ability. They will now submit a further four images for the final round of judging, which takes place in September. Both stages of judging are strictly and independently audited and verified.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards said: ‘Every year, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards serve as a reminder of the passion, artistry and expertise that this incredible industry has to offer, and it is a privilege to celebrate the talent and brilliance of creative individuals from across the country. In reaching the finals, Daniel and Paolo have demonstrated excellence in all areas of hairdressing, and an ability to bring together the magical elements that make a photographic collection stand out from the competition.’

Schwarzkopf Professional are the sole sponsor of the event and have been since its launch in 1985. Julian Crane, General Manager for Henkel Beauty Care Professional UK & Ireland said: ‘As always, Schwarzkopf Professional is delighted to sponsor this revered event and we thank all participants for their continued support. My sincere congratulations to the finalists who once again have raised the bar with the standard of entries – the passion and creativity of this phenomenal industry never fails to impress.’


Competition T&Cs

  • Entries must be submitted by 5pm Monday 3rd October (extended from 31st August) on the official entry form.
  • You must provide an email address for us to contact you.
  • If more than one entry is correct, the winner will be chosen at random.
  • The winning entry will receive a free Haircut and Finish with Dan Spiller to be arranged at a mutually convenient time plus a TAOH haircare goodie bag (worth £50).
  • The winner will be notified by email. If you do not respond within 7 days, we will select another winner.
  • The judge’s decision is final. Prizes are non transferable and there is no cash alternative.