Sebastian Professional Cult Team 2018 revealed

A group of six inspiring and creative hairdressers have been chosen to form the new Sebastian Professional Cult Team for 2018. This dynamic team had to go through an audition process which began with an online entry.

The team is open to stylists who have completed Sebastian’s highly acclaimed and intense MOB Programme. Following the initial online application round, 20 applicants were then selected to attend a live audition in either the Wella World Studios in London and Dublin. As you would expect from an initiative pioneered by such an iconic styling range, the emphasis was all about styling at its finest; and styling at its finest is exactly what was delivered. “We were incredibly impressed by the standard of entries this year. This is a great opportunity for any stylist who wants to further their career and I have extremely high hopes for our final team,” said Sebastian Professional UK Brand Ambassador, Dom Capel

Guest judges included International & UK Sebastian Art Team member, Angelo Vallillo as well as Dom Capel and Sebastian management team members.

Each finalist had two hours to create a truly show-stopping look, demonstrating their styling expertise and hairdressing mastery. In addition, they were judged on their presentation skills and potential platform ability.

The fabulous team of six are:

  • Mary Geoghegan, KH Hair, Nottingham
  • Johnny Cambell, FG Group Streetly
  • Jenny Addyman, Joseph Ferraro, Harrogate
  • Carlo Avena, HOB Salons
  • Notty Luanthamakun, Blue, York
  • Alejandro Gerdez, Queen, Dublin

Now the search for the 2018 Cult team is over, this group of budding stars will experience an incredible 18-month mentoring programme. This will enable each member to experience different types of hairdressing education to further their careers. They can expect around 15 days of mentoring from industry leaders, covering topics such as photographic skills, wig making, media training, creative hairdressing skills, platform hairdressing insights, product knowledge, presentation guidance and session hairdressing.

The programme will include opportunities to represent Sebastian live on stage and spend valuable time with some of Sebastian’s leading artists & industry mentors, including International & UK Art Team member, Angelo Vallillo; UK Sebastian Artist, Joseph Ferraro and UK Sebastian Brand Ambassador, Dom Capel.

With an exciting and action-packed schedule lined up for 2018/9, it is most definitely a case of ‘watch this space’ for the future hairdressing stars of tomorrow embarking on their Cult Team journey.

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For further information about the Sebastian Professional Cult team please contact Emma Summersby at Summersby Media on or 07825 721577



Wella’s Generation NOW


A group of five up and coming hairdressers have been chosen to create the new Generation NOW team for 2018/19. Generation NOW was launched eight years ago by Wella Professionals to discover rising stars hungry to make their mark in the world of hairdressing.

The 18-month programme provides a unique platform for inspirational, up and coming talent, Wella’s Generation NOW offers a spectacular launch pad to those involved to become a key player in the competitive hairdressing industry. Those talented five are:

  • Roisin Hynes, Sarah Mason
  • Rita Tuska, Joseph Ferraro
  • Richard Potts, Rage
  • Elizabeth Williams, KH Hair
  • Natasha Cameron, McIntyres

The rigorous audition process saw all entrants firstly submit an example of their work and a written entry demonstrating their knowledge of fashion and beauty trends, their passion for hairdressing and why they want to be part of the Generation NOW team, before moving on to the audition stage.


During the auditions, entrants were put through their paces in front of a panel of judges from Wella Professionals with guest judges from the Industry including:

  • Barry Maddocks, Francesco Group
  • Darren Lacken, Crow Street Collective
  • Eoin Wright, Foundation
  • Gemma Galley, Volt Salon
  • Heather Shaw, Francesco Group
  • Nikki Clifford, NJUK
  • Paul Corbett, Francesco Group
  • Rudi Rizzo, Sanrizz

Candidates had to prepare a model and present them to the judges demonstrating why they would make a great Generation NOW Team member. In the afternoon session entrants were given a brief which they had to recreate in a workshop to demonstrate their hairdressing skills.

Now the search for the Generation NOW team is over, this group of budding stars will experience the chance to work with and be inspired by numerous iconic hairdressers over the next year. Their year commences with an intensive Boot-camp week where the team will be mentored by hairdressing icons Claire Chell (Francesco Group), Dom Capel (Lara Johnson Lifestyle) and Jake Unger (HOB Salons).

They will also receive media training, product knowledge and presentation skills training.

The team will be involved with a busy schedule of exciting events and activities organised by Wella Professionals, to help them gain an invaluable insight into what it takes to work at the top echelons of the industry. The newly crowned team will go on to work at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final, as well as featuring on-stage at Salon International.

Set to become the benchmark for up and coming, inspirational talent, each member of the Wella Professionals’ Generation NOW team can look forward to developing and honing their skills to make them one of the UK and Ireland’s most in-demand professional hair stylists and colourists in years to come.

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For further information about the Wella Professionals Generation NOW team please contact Emma Summersby at Summersby Media on or 07825 721577

Rita Tuska wins gold!

Rita Tuska Gold Winner

Rita Tuska has been awarded one of the highest hairdressing accolades in the UK and Ireland after winning UK GOLD in the CREATIVE VISION Category at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK.

Rita, competed against hundreds of hairdressers earlier this year to secure her place in the finals, held at London’s Roundhouse this month.

The UK & Ireland Final saw her compete against 19 of the country’s most talented hairdressers to take home the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2017 UK GOLD in the CREATIVE VISION category.

The next step for Rita is to join the Wella Professionals TrendVision mentoring programme learning from a range of hair industry greats including Bruno Marc, Robert Eaton and Akin Konizi. She then goes on to represent the UK at the international TrendVision Award in London in October.

Rita, who has worked with us at Joseph Ferraro Hair for the past years, said she was delighted with her success.

“This has been a dream of mine for some time and I have worked extremely hard to win this award and I am delighted the judges believed in me and understood my vision. I couldn’t have done this without the support of Joseph Ferraro and the team at Joseph Ferraro Hair.

“I’m looking forward to representing the UK at the International Final next month when I will be competing against hairdressers from 42 other countries,” she said.

Joseph Ferraro Hair is owned by North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year Joseph Ferraro. He and his team have a string of awards and titles under their belt – and Joseph is delighted with Rita’s golden success.

“Rita is a very talented stylist and we are all delighted with by her success at this latest competition. Everyone at Joseph Ferraro Hair is proud and will be fully supporting her as she goes forward to represent the UK in Wella’s international competition next month.

“I am incredibly lucky to have such a fantastic team of talented hairdressers working across both Joseph Ferraro Hair salons in Harrogate,” he said.

“The Wella Professionals TrendVision Award is one of the most prestigious in the hairdressing industry. It is a great way for new talent to shine through and we are confident we have discovered some true stars in the making. We wish the winners every success for the coming year,” said Sheila Jackson, Education and Event Director, Wella UK & Ireland.




Acclaimed Harrogate salon Joseph Ferraro Hair has expanded, adding a second site in the town’s Cheltenham Crescent. The salon will offer the same welcoming environment in a more intimate setting, with three brand new team members (pictured) hand-picked by Joseph for their creativity, commitment and passion. Colour Technician Alex is the go-to girl for flawless highlights, tints and the latest trending techniques such as balayage and ombré, while Graduate Stylists Nathan and Marzena will be offering cutting, styling and hair-up services. They are joined by Master Colour Expert Jenna Beckworth, who will work between the two Joseph Ferraro salons and co-owner Nicola Rayner, a stylist with over 20 years experience.

‘The opening of the new salon is an exciting new chapter for our brand but it’s essential that we continue to exceed the standards our clients have come to expect’ says Joseph. ‘I’m thrilled to have such talented professionals joining my team and know they will pull out all the stops to make this new salon just as successful as our first.’

Joseph Ferraro Hair to open second salon

Having recently re-branded, Joseph Ferraro Hair continues to go from strength to strength – the salon has unveiled plans to open a second site in Harrogate town centre.

The new salon will feature 7 work stations and boast a similar home-from-home atmosphere to Joseph Ferraro Leeds Road, but with a more intimate feel. Boasting experienced, knowledgeable staff, a relaxed environment and interiors courtesy of local company EINi Interiors, Joseph is confident that clients will be won over by his brand’s commitment to excellent in all areas.

Watch this space for more details on the salon’s opening…

Jenny Addyman shortlisted for prestigious award

Joseph Ferraro Hair’s Jenny Addyman is one of only six stylists to be shortlisted for the Junior of the Year title at the prestigious British Hairdressing Business Awards, which take place next Monday September 12th at London’s Lancaster Hotel.

The news comes after Jenny submitted a portfolio of her work and accomplishments, which was judged by the elite of the British hairdressing industry. This was followed with a face-to-face interview with a panel of esteemed judges.

Joseph Ferraro, owner, says, “Showing that we are a serious business contender is important for us, we are naturally known for our creativity as hairdressers, but the art of commerce is key to any successful business and I am delighted for Jenny to be recognised by HJ’s award system in this way. It’s a great hair day for Jenny and our team to shine within such a massive industry and also to be able to fly the flag of excellence for Harrogate.”

Watch this space for news of whether Jenny takes home the prize next Monday…

Master Colour Expert joins the team!

Harrogate salon Joseph Ferraro Hair has expanded its already-talented team with the appointment of Jenna Beckworth. Experienced in both cutting and colour, Jenna is also a Master Colour Expert, a prestigious qualification that puts her at the forefront of her craft. Having studied the science behind hair colour and how it works, clients can benefit from her unrivalled knowledge and enjoy the best possible results.

Salon founder Joseph Ferraro says: ‘I am so excited that Jenna has joined our team. The staff are at the heart of our business so it’s essential that they are creative, driven and above all, passionate about their work. Jenna ticks all those boxes and more and I know clients are going to love her.’

To book an appointment with Jenna, please call the salon on 01423 524787 or book online here

Joseph shortlisted for North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year 2016

For four decades Hairdressers Journal International’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional has been raising the bar, and the profile of the talented, brightest lights in the booming industry that is hairdressing.  Today, a British Hairdressing Award is the most coveted prize in this multi-million pound industry which employs over 245,745 hairdressers in 35,000 salons across the UK.  To be a finalist is quite something; it takes a stand-out salon, a phenomenal creative talent and commitment to reach these final stages.  Today, the top hairdressers for 2016 have been named and Joseph Ferraro is one of just six finalists for North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year 2016.  The overall winner for this hotly contested category will be announced at the prestigious ceremony on the 28th November 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a J W Marriott Hotel in London’s prestigious Park Lane.

So, how did he do it? This iconic competition requires hairdressing professionals and artistic teams from across the country to create a photographic collection, initially of four images that showcase their creativity and technical ability.  These collections are displayed in a gallery for judging by more than 50 of the industry’s greatest hairdressers, all of whom are experts in their field.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International commented, “Joseph should be very proud of his success in one of the most fiercely fought categories.  British hairdressing is regarded as the best in the world and to be a finalist for North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year is, without overstatement, a huge achievement. Each year the judges find choosing their finalists harder, proving that creativity and passion are stronger than ever, so we salute them in their success.”

The team is beyond excited and it is great for us to be finalists with some of the very best salons in the United Kingdom, it is a real honour.  We are in love with our pictures that represent the creative and colouring work that we do, day in and day out with our amazing clients,” Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro hair


Joseph Ferraro Hair

Halo Hair & Beauty has re-branded to become Joseph Ferraro Hair. We’ll still be offering you the same first-class hairdressing experience, but under the name of our talented founder, Joseph. ‘Halo was an amazing start and I’m

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