Julian ‘in dreamland’ with finalist success

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Ballymena’s Julian Dalrymple is a finalist in Hairdressers Journal International’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

A British Hairdressing Award is the most coveted prize in the industry and to be a finalist is a major achievement in itself. Julian, of The Sitting Room is one of just six finalists for Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year 2016.

“I am so excited to be a finalist! The British Hairdressing Awards really are the most exciting thing within hairdressing to be a part of. This is the dream!” says Julian.

The overall winner for this hotly contested category will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on November 28 at the Grosvenor House Hotelin London.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International commented, “Julian should be very proud of her success in one of the most fiercely fought categories. British hairdressing is regarded as the best in the world and to be a finalist for Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year is, without overstatement, a huge achievement. Each year the judges find choosing their finalists harder, proving that creativity and passion are stronger than ever, so we salute them in their success.”

So, how did they do it? This iconic competition requires hairdressing professionals and artistic teams from

across the country to create a photographic collection, initially of four images that showcase their creativity

and technical ability. These collections are displayed in a gallery for judging by more than 50 of the

industry’s greatest hairdressers, all of whom are experts in their field.