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National recognition just keeps on coming for local hairdressing business Barrie Stephen Hair as their artistic team returned from Manchester crowned the Best Creative Team in the UK. The talented Barrie Stephen stylists from Leicestershire won Best Team Award at the annual Schwarzkopf Professional Creative Team Competition.  And the four who beat eight other finalist salons from the UK, were Sam Oxford, Raj Sethi, Annie Morelli and Nicole Storer.

The team took to the stage in front of an audience of hundreds as they presented their cuts and colours inspired by clean lines and tailored shapes. €œThe Barrie Stephen team were clear winners in this category,€ commented head judge Neil Atkinson, senior creative director of London based Mahogany Hairdressing. €œThe precision of their work and the supreme creativity presented by such professionals meant they had a unanimous winning score from all of us.€

The team were judged on the final presentation of the models, creativity of the look, uniqueness and interpretation of a current trend.  Team member Sam Oxford said, €œWinning was such an amazing feeling because so much work went into creating the concept. We did a lot of prepping, practising the hair looks and brainstorming together and we worked with local dancers from Studio 79, who provided all the choreography. Everything came together perfectly on the night and we’€™re so proud to bring another trophy back to Leicester.€

National Technical Manager for Schwarzkopf, Stephen McDowell comments: €œThe Barrie Stephen colour and styling work was outstanding, their skill, knowledge and the way they talked about their looks was brilliant. This team collaborated really well in a highly competitive event and they were up against some of the best names in the industry. Well done to them.€