F.A.M.E TEAM 2016

Rosie Binns - Ethos Hairdressing
Zoe Williams - Ken Picton
Melissa Timperley - Sassoon
Jamie Benny - Rush

The Fellowship Academy of Merit and Excellence (F.A.M.E.) Team are selected annually to promote a new generation of bright young hairdressers. Nominated exclusively by Fellowship members the potential team members undergo a rigorous selection process that starts with a nomination from a Member of The Fellowship and includes photographic work, a test of the candidates' ability to recreate their photographs under time pressure, a detailed CV, an in-depth interview, a haircut, a long hair assessment and a 2-minute live demonstration of their hairdressing skills onstage at Salon International.

A busy and fulfilling year is organised for the F.A.M.E Team. This involves photographic shoots, media publicity, fashion shows, hairdressing seminars and events. Above all the team hone their skills and are given a unique platform to shine.

Top hairdressers who started their careers in the F.A.M.E Team include Umberto Giannini, Errol Douglas, Antoinette Beenders, Lisa Shepherd, Carolyn Newman, Paul Merritt, Zoë Irwin... and many more.

If you want to apply to be in the next F.A.M.E. Team you will need to be nominated by your salon – look out for the nomination forms in April each year.



PROJECT X has been described as “the ultimate hairdressing finishing school”. It aims to attract a broad and experienced calibre of participants from Fellowship member salons.

Courses are backed and taught by amazing names including Mark Hayes, Harriet Edgley, Debbie G, Colin Greaney, Caroline Cox and many more… This really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Contact Freya on 01295 724580 if you would like details of how to become involved.

At the end of the course there is the added incentive that will help participants onto the next level in our industry, an award called the “Umberto Giannini Project X Student of the Year” is announced at the Fellowship Luncheon and Awards each year.

Ashleigh Hodges, Flame Hair Studios, took over the reins as Project Leader at the beginning of 2015 and this year’s team are currently enjoying their year of mentoring at ‘hairdressing’s finest finishing school.

This year’s team: George Curran at Errol Douglas, Laura Griffin at Headmasters, Hannah Belfield at John Belfield International, Carol James at Peter Prosser Hairdressing, Lucy Cole at Maxwell’s Hair & Beauty Ltd, Alistair Jubbs at VAE Hair Ltd, Ben Brown at Ben Brown Hair, Nathan Telford at Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair, Paul Patterson at Ishi Salon, Ludmilla Kurockina at Ludmilla Salon, Jennifer Kempthorne at Craig Chapman Hair Design, Adam Haines at Daniel Granger Hairdressing.



A new generation of membership...

ClubStar is regarded as the entry level membership to the Fellowship. Aimed at hairdressers between the ages of 16-25 ClubStar provides an agenda of creative events to inspire and educate the industry's next generation. Annual membership is Ł60 and this means free entry to most ClubStar evening events and discounted entry to some Fellowship events. ClubStar is a cost effective way for employers to excite, educate and provide a platform for their junior members of their staff to share ideas and experiences and we offer a 3 for 2 discount on the membership fee for Fellowship members.

Members may also apply to become part of the ClubStar Art Team; taking part in Fellowship stage presentations at major hairdressing events and a photo shoot. An invite to audition will be sent to all members in May, auditions for next year’s team will take place in June & July.

This year's team: Amy Russell at Alt Woman Hair & Beauty, Jack Sanderson at The Industry, Oliver Mehra at TH1 Hair, Michael Rackett at Rush Croydon, Ryan Charlie Humpage at Rush Epsom, Scarlett Constable at Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair.

To join or to simply find out more about ClubStar contact us on 01295 724579 or email:



If you have a passion for colour, read on….

The Colour Project is the hairdressing industry’s first colour specific annual programme that allows access to the artistry of some of the finest colourists without the restraints of being allied to any one product manufacturer. Top flight colourists give an up-close and personal seminar which is then followed with hands-on master class that will give you tips and advice to take your colouring skills to a new level.

The Colour Project is an action-packed course with uniquely tailored educational events and also incorporates a photo-shoot that uses your newly acquired skills, coupled with your passion for colour. Course leader Katie Mulcahy, will guide you through this once-in-a-lifetime experience that will expand your in-salon skills and improve your colouring repertoire. This course has really got the whole industry talking.

This year’s team: James Nicklin at The Hair Surgery, Amy Fisher at Shorn by Sean, Debra Mahon at Francesco Group, Luke Batham at Zappas Hairdressing, Gareth McAughey at Becky Candy Salons, Lauren Davey at Baroque Hair, Emily Hibbert at Maxwell’s Hair & Beauty Ltd, Daniel Leo Stanley at Headmasters, William Lamb at Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Brooke Payton at Abacus Hair Studio, Aimee Goodwin at Jeff Goodwin Hair.

For further information please email: or telephone 01295 724579.




The General Manager
Fellowship for British Hairdressing
Bloxham Mill
Barford Road, Bloxham
Banbury, Oxfordshire
OX15 4FF

Membership Enquiries : 01295 724579
Events Enquiries: 01295 724580


Carol Spencer



Kate Haynes


Freya Bushen


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