JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL ATTENDED THE WELCOMING OF ROBERT EATON AS THE NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE FELLOWSHIP FOR BRITISH HAIRDRESSING
JUSTICE Professional was an invited guest of the welcoming of Robert Eaton as the new President for the Fellowship for British Hairdressing which was held at the Brewery in Central London.
The Fellowship for British Hairdressing began in 1946. During the years it has grown in reputation and covers many areas of the professional hairdressing industry. The independent, non-political organisation focuses on promoting artistic and creative quality and supporting future hairdressing talent keen to make their own mark in the industry.
Ken Picton, who has led the organisation for the past three years, handed over the reins to British Hairdresser of the Year, Robert Eaton in front of industry peers at the president’s night.
Robert Eaton started his career in 1996, joining his father, Russell Eaton in the family’s Barnsley salon as an apprentice. Robert is now the Creative Director at Russell Eaton salons in Leeds and Barnsley, passionate about hair styling, colour works and being a fully qualified Trichologist. He has also won several industry awards.
Robert has always loved being part of the Fellowship, back in 2003 he was a Team Member for F.A.M.E, which provided the very best in hairdressing and business inspiration and supported growth in the industry.
At the event, Ken expressed some of his favourite times as president and the facing challenges brought with the pandemic. Ken Picton was surprised with some of his favourite guests including Sally Brooks, Mark Woolley and Michael Douglas, including his highlights of his implementation being president.
Ken recalled “When I took over as President in 2019 we had no idea what was ahead of us. But we have worked hard to modernise the Fellowship for a new era of hairdressing. It’s been a privilege to lead the Fellowship through these turbulent times and I look forward to being part of the future.”
Receiving his regalia, Robert added “Today is very special for me, when I started my journey in the family business it was about networking and making friends. My whole career has been shaped by the Fellowship; I was part of the 2003 F.A.M.E. Team which was incredibly special and instilled in me the importance of nurturing the next generation. Now, it’s my time to give back and help young people in this industry. I want to work with as many people as possible to evolve the industry and continue the heritage the Fellowship has always had.”
The star-studded event included the F.A.M.E team presented their first show, Evolution. Alex Cook, Darrel Starkey, Jessica Hau and Lydia Wolfe showcasing their skills learnt during this year – which included stunning 5ft colourful ponytails, precision cuts and dynamic Shapes.