Concept Hair Learner of the Year 2024 Finalists Announced

Published 16th Feb 2024 by Chlo Weldon

Concept Hair is proud to announce the 54 finalists for the Concept Hair Learner of the Year 2024. These talented individuals have been selected through a rigorous photographic entry process, judged by a panel of top industry experts, and will now compete in the Grand Final at Telford College on 21 March.

This year’s Grand Final will be expertly compered by Dom Lehane from How To Cut IT, the leading hair industry podcast in the UK and Ireland.

The 54 finalists comprise six finalists from each of the following nine categories, showcasing a wide range of skills and creativity:

  • Styling – Level 1 – Boho
  • Styling – Level 2 – Boho
  • Hair Up – Level 2 – Day at the Races
  • Hair Up – Level 3 – Day at the Races
  • Barbering – Level 2 – Street Style
  • Barbering – Level 3 – Street Style
  • Colouring – All Levels – Colour Creativity
  • Textured Hair – Levels 2 and 3 – Floral Nature
  • Avant Garde – Levels 2 and 3 – Carnival

Now in its fifth year, the competition is headline sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel Paris and is supported by other industry brands including Alan Howard, Denman, Diva, Wahl, WIG, The Fellowship for British Hairdressing, HTCI Platform and VTCT, all contributing significantly to showcasing the UK’s most promising hairdressing and barbering students.

Monica Teodoro, General Manager Education and Professional Development UK&I, Professional Products Division of L’Oréal, the headline sponsor, shared: “Providing platforms to showcase talent is essential and we are committed to supporting and encouraging all hairdressers at all stages of their career to take part in as many competitions and experience as many opportunities as possible.”

Zoë Tanner, Managing Director at Concept Hair, commented: “The Concept Hair Learner of the Year competition is a key national platform for the next generation of talent. We’re eager to celebrate the future stars of our industry!”

Details on this year’s finalists can be found on Concept Hair’s Instagram. Follow #ConceptHairLOY24 to stay updated. 

Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 16th Feb 2024

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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