A BARNSLEY hairdresser has been awarded British Hairdresser of the Year for the second time in three years.

Robert Eaton - creative director of Russell Eaton salons in Barnsley and Leeds, which were founded by his father in the 70s - was crowned the UK’s top hairdresser at the British Hairdressing Awards ceremony 2021.

“It was the most incredible honour to lift this trophy for the second time,” said Robert, who won the same award back in 2019.

“After what the industry has gone through and we as a salon group have endured ourselves, it feels all the sweeter that we have got to the other side.

“Our clients have stayed and supported us and taking this amazing trophy home, it’s really the most incredible feeling.

“Thank you to Hairdressers’ Journal and thank you to all the team at Russell Eaton, my friends and the other finalists too.

“At the beginning of my career, as an apprentice in my dad’s salon, I couldn’t have dreamed of winning this twice.”