Announcing the Fellowship Sassoon Scholarship Winner

“I’m still completely in shock that I am this year’s winner,” says Kim. “Vidal Sassoon has always been a massive influence in my career, so I’m very proud to be chosen as this year’s winner. Being a massive hair geek, I always want to develop and learn new styles and skills and I am looking forward to absolutely everything this scholarship has to offer me. I can't wait to bring everything I learn back to Anglesey, to fulfil my passion of educating others and providing a totally different hairdressing experience for my clients. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and cannot thank Sassoon, the Fellowship and Denman enough for supporting this fabulous scholarship each year.

This year’s interviews took place over Zoom, with an impressive line-up of judges including: Martyn Wady for Denman; Damien Peers, Senior Creative Director for Sassoon and Karoliina Saunders representing the Fellowship. Interviews were overseen by Fellowship Chancellor, Ashleigh Hodges

The Sassoon Scholarship provides one successful applicant with an incredible education opportunity, built around the world-famous Sassoon Academy courses. The 2020 recipient will be able to choose two in person courses, as well as two online courses, tailored to their own specific career journey. On top of this, they will receive a professional toolkit from Denman, who also provide a financial contribution towards travel and accommodation costs

This year, 12 finalists were interviewed, sharing with the judges their career hopes and goals and what they wanted to achieve with their education. Representing salons across the country, the finalists were:

  • Courtney Bunce, The Strand, Ruislip
  • Ellie Parish, Sculpture Salon, Rye
  • Katie Cook, Brooke Evans, Ironbridge
  • Scott Musgrove, Scott Musgrove, Stamford
  • Daniel Caines, Joseph Ferraro Hair, Harrogate
  • Kirsty Tremlett, French Hair & Beauty, Torquay
  • Kay Binnersley, Kay Binnersley Hair, Pontefract
  • Kelly Eggar, Escape Hair Lounge, Portsmouth
  • Lee Patrick Devlin, Paul Watts Hair, Northamptonshire
  • Nathan Klein, Linnaean, London
  • Charlie Brain, Nick Brain Hairdressing, Bath
  • Kim Nicole Jones, The Salon, Anglesey

“The Sassoon Scholarship is such an incredible opportunity, which is evident by the number of people who applied,” says Ashleigh. “It was so great to see Kim win, as someone who had previously applied and listened to the feedback she received. She went away, worked hard and came back ready. It is always lovely to see people grow through these processes and that’s exactly what we saw with Kim. I’m excited to see her continue to grow through the Scholarship, and beyond.”
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