Hooker & YoungHooker & Young Team Leader

Gary Hooker and Michael Young are both the brains and beauty behind the luxurious hairdressing brand Hooker & Young. Dedicated to the industry, 2016 sees them celebrate their 25th year in business together.


With salons in Gosforth, Jesmond, Ponteland and Wynyard the Hooker & Young brand is synonymous with style and pride themselves in offering the latest hairdressing techniques to their loyal clientele. Numerous business award wins confirm their credibility and dedication to offering the very highest of hairdressing standards in stylish salon environments.


Their local success is also replicated creatively on a global scale. Countless British Hairdressing Awards wins including Colour Technician of the Year and North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, Gary Hooker and Michael Young are part of an elite group of hairdressers to be nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year. The trophy cabinet does not stop there. A host of industry and international awards back up the creative vision and bespoke talent Gary Hooker and Michael Young bring out in each other. These showmen are just as at home on stage presenting to thousands of hairdressers, working on editorial campaigns and catwalk shows as they are with clients in their salons.

This is what Michael had to say about the 2021 programme:

"We are so incredibly honoured and excited to be working with 2021 F.A.M.E. Team and aim to deliver a programme that delivers on every level.  There are four outstanding individuals here and we are planning a phenomenal line-up of guest mentors who will really be a once in a lifetime meet up.  I will be bringing my photographic skills to work with the team in building up their own portfolio of work. This is all about having a year that brings new experiences and skills that work for the team in the here and now, but also give them something special for their careers going forwards.”  Michael Young.


"Gary Hooker and Michael Young are long-time Fellowship members, previous council members, and our current Fellowship Hairdresser’s Of The Year - as beacons in the hairdressing world we couldn’t be more delighted that they are mentoring the team together.  This year, the F.A.M.E. Team don’t just get one extraordinary mentor, they get two - we are delighted that our friends HOOKER & YOUNG have stepped into this role and we know the F.A.M.E. Team will be blown away by this year”, commented Fellowship President Ken Picton.


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