A Brighouse barber has been nominated for International Hairstylist of the Year at the 2019 Contessa Awards.
Gary Taylor who owns Edward & Co salon in Brighouse, is one of a handful of world-leading hairstylists to be shortlisted for International Hairstylist of the Year at Canada’s biggest hairdressing competition.
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The International Hairstylist of the Year category – the highest accolade within the awards – is available for nomination only, with votes coming from professional beauty manufacturers and distributors, trade and consumer media from across the globe, and Contessa sponsors.
This nomination-only category includes the highest calibre of hairdressers in the world, and even making the shortlist marks a hairdresser out as being in the top percentage of stylists in the world.
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Gary said: “It was a total surprise to be nominated for this incredible award.
“Being recognised on your home turf is rewarding enough, but to have your work celebrated on the world stage is something else.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be a part of it and look forward to representing the UK amongst the other global nominees.”
Gary is no stranger to award wins, as twice-winner of North Western Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards, and a former winner at the British Hairdressing Championships.
He has also represented Great Britain at international events including the World Hairdressingn Championships, where he took gold.
The winner will be announced at the annual Contessa Gala, which will be held on 4 November in Toronto, Canada.