The Fellowship for British Hairdressing has named Niamh Morris from Jason Liddiard Salon in Kent as the winner of the Sassoon Scholarship for 2019/20.
Every year the Sassoon Academy awards a scholarship to one lucky member of the Fellowship.
This is a fantastic opportunity for stylists from salons with little or no education budget to be exposed to some of the most acclaimed training in the industry.
The winning stylist can choose up to four separate week-long courses so education is tailored to their career goals.
The winners also receive a Denman toolkit, meaning they’re fully equipped to get started and take what they’ve learned back to the salon.
Denman even covers £50 of travel expenses for each session, ensuring that even those outside of London have a fair shot.
This year more than 20 applicants entered for the Scholarship, with a panel of judges primed to interview them about their lives, careers and aspirations.
On the panel were:
Edward Darley, Sassoon
Martyn Wady, Denman
Laura Husband, HJ
Megan Danskine, Professional Hairdresser
Ashleigh Hodges, Fellowship Chancellor
After a day of interviews, they decided on Niamh Morris as their worthy winner.
“I was so blown away by the standard of applicants this year for the Sassoon scholarship,” says Ashleigh. “Everyone was so awesome and very deserving in their own way, and it’s always so hard for the judges to pick only one. It’s such a fantastic initiative and something that can truly develop an individual’s career as well as those around them. This year’s winner really deserves this opportunity and I can’t wait to see her grow from it.”
On top of receiving the Sassoon Scholarship, Niamh gave an inspiring presentation at the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Members’ Night, where she worked alongside her colleagues to present three models.
Niamh is now on track to develop both her technical skills and industry profile—we can’t wait to see what she does next!