Renowned Celebrity Hairdresser Andrew Barton Appointed Ambassador for the Association of Hairdressers & Therapists

The Association of Hairdressers & Therapists (AHT) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andrew Barton, the celebrated hairdressing icon, as an Ambassador. With this strategic partnership, Andrew aims to champion the future of the hairdressing industry, emphasising education, professional development, and community engagement.

Recognising the vital role of educators, Andrew is committed to engaging with and supporting hairdressing lecturers in their pursuit of excellence and best practice.

Moreover, Andrew Barton sees his ambassadorship as an opportunity to give back to the industry, representing it at grassroots levels. By actively participating in industry events, workshops, and seminars, he aims to nurture talent and foster a sense of community within the hairdressing fraternity.

Beyond the salon chair, Andrew Barton is passionate about highlighting the broader impact of hairdressing on society and popular culture. He envisions the industry as a beacon of creativity and innovation, driving conversations about its influence on fashion, beauty, and self-expression.

Andrew is already fully-committed to supporting the next generation of hairdressers via his ABLE programme, designed to run alongside current college qualifications, providing the finishing skills to make every student salon ready when they qualify. This programme is exclusive to further education colleges.

In addition, Andrew delivers Barton Bespoke, a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) day for individual college trainers, salons, and professionals, providing a tailored training package ensuring they stay at the forefront of the industry’s advancements. This is a cornerstone of his advocacy, empowering trainers to inspire and educate aspiring stylists effectively.

Andrew says, “It’s an honor to join forces with the Association of Hairdressers & Therapists. Together, we have the opportunity to shape the future of our industry, ensuring it remains vibrant, inclusive, and forward-thinking. I look forward to working closely with educators, professionals, and stakeholders to elevate standards and showcase the transformative power of hairdressing.”

Mark Pawsey, Chairperson at the Association of Hairdressers & Therapists says, “We welcome Andrew Barton as an Ambassador and look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will propel the hairdressing industry to new heights.”

Andrew Barton London Education and Barton Bespoke

@andrewbartonable