Step Up & SHINE 2020

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing and the NHBF have once again teamed up to offer one lucky hairdresser a unique not-to-be-missed opportunity. Up for grabs is a bespoke education package in the name of industry legend Christofer Mann – and the search for a recipient launches today!

Who can enter?

The competition is open to any stylist or assistant, of any age and any level, anywhere in the UK. The winner will have a real passion for education, along with a genuine desire to learn and improve on their skills. The selected individual will receive a bespoke education package worth £2,500, valid for one year (including expenses), a mentor meeting and ongoing support to help plan and activate their education year.

Exciting initiative

Industry legend Debbie G who will act as mentor to the winner says:

“This is such an exciting initiative. Christofer was a huge supporter of grass-roots hairdressing and believed wholeheartedly in the concept of education for all. This scholarship sums up Christofer’s ethos and sits right at the heart of what both the NHBF and the Fellowship regard as fundamentally important.”

Last year’s winner

Last year’s scholarship was awarded to Amanda Linehan who said: “The Step Up & SHINE Scholarship has been career changing. I’ve met so many inspirational people, had the opportunity to learn some outstanding skills from some top educators under the guidance from Debbie and my buzz is back with a vengeance! If you want to get your mojo back, this is the competition for you!”

Find out more about Amanda’s journey here.

How to enter

If you think you have what it takes to win the crown for 2020, then see below:

The details of the competition which launches today, Tuesday 5 November, are as follows:

  • The Christofer Mann Step Up & SHINE Scholarship is awarded to one hairdresser each year.
  • Anyone interested in applying (or wishing to nominate a colleague or friend) should fill in this application form and record a 60-second video explaining why they love hairdressing and why they would be a great candidate to receive the Step Up & SHINE Scholarship. Upload your video to Instagram using #stepupandshine20 by the deadline of 3 February 2020.
  • A shortlist of six applicants will be chosen. The selection committee will then meet shortlisted candidates and observe them working. A judging panel will select the winner.
  • The winner will be assigned industry legend Debbie G as a mentor to help them choose their scholarship courses from an approved list of the best available in the industry and to plan their bespoke educational year. A fund of £2,500 will be available for the year to include tuition fees, travel and overnight expenses and will be tailored to suit the winner and their chosen career path. 

For further information please email us or call 01234 831965.