Jim Shaw with award

Jim Shaw, a local hairdresser, barber and owner of Essensuals Toni & Guy Billericay received the incredible news that he had won the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection in the International Hairdressing Awards.

A prestigious and world renowned photographic competition, the International Hairdressing Awards, was created by a hairdresser for hairdressers and was founded with the aim of giving hairdressing the prestige it deserves and showcasing the business in its rightful place, one where talent, art and creativity are recognised and values.

The awards are one of the most important in the industry, which recognise the best hairdressers around the globe, while at the same time awakening new vocations, discovering new talents and giving the best international professionals the prominence they deserve.

For Jim to win the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection in the International Hairdressing Awards is an incredible achievement, showing he is the master of his craft and one of the best hairdressers in the world. To enter the competition, he had to submit four commercial men’s images, which were then assessed by a jury panel prior to deciding on the finalists for the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection category. Three finalists were then announced before the five members of the jury had scoring the collections to decide on the category winner.

The awards night took place on February 3rd February in Madrid, where Jim was announced as the winner of the Best International Men’s Category and was brought onto the stage in front of hundreds of other industry names from 30 different countries to collect his award. The glistening awards night also featured a purple carpet (the red carpet of the hairdressing industry) and a runway show, where seven of the most renowned hairdressing teams in the world presented their latest collections including: The Beauty Underground (USA), Mikel Luzea (Spain), Revlon Global Art Team, Sanrizz (UK), Sassoon (UK), Toni&Guy (UK) and X-Presion (Spain). An amazing display of talent that brought together the most leading firms in the history of hairdressing in the same show.

Jim Shaw, Owner of Essensuals Toni & Guy Billericay, commented,

“To win the Best International Men’s Commercial Collection category in the International Hairdressing Awards is surreal, I just can’t believe it. Winning the award means the world to me, I worked so hard for it and I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and encouragement to enter the awards. What an incredible start to 2019!”

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