A BARNSLEY hairdresser has been nominated for the British Hairdresser of the Year award - the ultimate accolade within his industry.

This is the first nomination for hair stylist Robert Eaton, of Russell Eaton on Shambles Street, who joins a star-studded line-up of the country’s best known hairdressers.

Robert’s skills and dedication has seen him rise to become one of the most respected names in the hair industry.

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“This is the biggest award in hairdressing, and I am so honoured to have been nominated for it,” said Robert.

“For my peers to look at my work and see its value, is an incredible feeling - in truth, I can’t stop smiling.

“Thank you to them and I cannot wait to start developing my 2019 collection for the judges; a big task but also a brilliant one.”

Robert’s career started in 1996 when he joined his father’s Barnsley salon as an apprentice. He must now create a hair collection showcasing his technical expertise, creative flair and artistic vision to be judged in September.