Last week, the annual Andrew Collinge Awards were held to celebrate the success of the business with the additional announcement that Charlie Collinge, son of Andrew and Liz Collinge, would be joining as managing director this spring.
Hosted at the Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse and supported by Tigi Professional, the evening also saw Sarah Collinge, training director for the brand, introduce a fitting tribute to their mother, Hazel Collinge, who passed away before Christmas and was instrumental in setting up the foundations of the business, alongside her husband Peter.
The Hazel Collinge Award for Excellence went to Karen Seaton for her significant role in the company since her training with the Merseyside institution in the 80s.
12 finalists from all levels of experience also took part in the creative awards, with each having presented a contemporary cut and colour look during the day to be judged by a panel including Tigi’s European creative director, Akos Bodi, and European creative technical director, Warren Boodaghians. The winner, who will go on to shoot a creative photographic collection, was Jayne Littler from the Castle Street salon.
The evening’s winners were:
The Andrew Collinge 1st Year Assistant of the Year – Kara McKeown, Graduates Liverpool
The Andrew Collinge 2nd Year Assistant of the Year – Amy Lowe, Castle Street, Liverpool
The Andrew Collinge Graduate of the Year I – Rosie Pringle, Graduates Liverpool
Graduate Retailer of the Year – Taylor Wooder
The Andrew Collinge Tutor of the Year – Laura Poole
The Andrew Collinge Receptionist of the Year – Leah Robinson, Heswall salon
The Andrew Collinge Stylist of the year – Stephanie Field, Ormskirk
The Andrew Collinge Senior Stylist of the Year – Amie Brown, Heswall
The Andrew Collinge Style Director of the Year – Kelly Rowlands, Selfridges, Trafford
The Andrew Collinge Senior Style & Art Director of the Year – David Lennon, Castle Street
Best performing Stylist of the Year – Paul Lewis, Heswall
Retailer of the Year – Jordan Aspinall, Castle Street
Best Overall Performing Stylist Of The Year – David Lennon
Best Salon Social Media Award – Castle Street
The Andrew Collinge Salon of the Year – Heswall