It could also have something to do with the fact that life has been incredibly busy for us the past couple of months. There have been shoots, shows, travel and the launch of issue two of the Hooker & Young magazine at Aveika in Newcastle, which was incredible!
We don’t take much persuading to throw a party but we felt a celebration was definitely needed to mark this occasion. Aveika was packed to the rafters with gorgeous people all enjoying the most amazing canapés washed down with celebratory fizz.
The celebrations are going to continue for team H&Y when we head down to London at the end of November for the annual British Hairdressing Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
As the most prestigious event of the year, the awards are pretty much the Oscars of the hairdressing world, recognising the best of the best throughout the UK.
We are up for three of the gongs with Michelle Rooney and Stewart Craig from the Wynyard salon our finalists for North Eastern Hairdresser Of The Year and Sophie Gibson from H&Y Gosforth a finalist for Newcomer Of The Year.
Myself and Gary are among seven nominees from the whole of the UK for the big one – ‘British Hairdresser Of The Year’. It is always an absolute honour to be recognised for what we do on a national scale and it makes us feel incredibly proud. Let’s hope we bring home some silverware back to the North East.
Gorgeous local girl Deeann, pictured here from Tyne Tees Models, is our festive poster girl this year with striking curls. The party season always brings out a slightly more adventurous side to most folks who want to stand out from the crowd and look sassy and sparkly for Christmas. This look oozes party glam yet still looks completely gorgeous and super-cool. Achieved using small tongs it may take you a little more effort to create the look but we say it’s worth it to make a statement.
Michael Young and Gary Hooker run Hooker & Young, with five salons regionwide.