Each year we hold the Nicky Clarke Assistant Of The Year competition, and 2013 brought with it a new level of creativity, passion and drive. Regional heats were held at the start of spring, where the judging panel travelled to each of the four salons to watch assistants, as young as 16 present their models and mood boards.
Two winners from each salon in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds qualified for the final, held at Wella Studios in the capital. The event was judged by Nicky Clarke, Warren Holmes, International Creative Director and Simon Smith, Group Director.
As always, the night was full of drama as anticipation and nerves grew . After much heated discussion, the winners of the Nicky Clarke Assistant Of The Year 2013 Awards were announced.
1st – Jamie Hall, Birmingham
2nd – Hayley Gittins, London
3rd – Katie Binns, Leeds
Warren Holmes, commented, ‘It is a really proud feeling to see these young guys absorb everything from the training we do over the course of the year and then present their creative visions to Nicky. Jamie is someone we’ve had our eye on for a while and he really shone on the evening. His commitment to clients’, desire to try new things and make his own mark is impressive.”