The NHF and Fellowship for British Hairdressing's search for the next winner of The Christofer Mann Step Up & Shine Scholarship has now begun.

The Christofer Mann Step Up & Shine Scholarship of £2,500 is awarded to one hairdresser every year, this hairdresser can be of any level experience, age or geographic location. The Scholarship winner will be mentored by industry legend Debbie G.

How to apply

  1. We want to know a little bit about you and why you would be the perfect candidate for this incredible Scholarship. Complete a short application explaining your hairdressing background and your ambitions. Click here to download the application form.
  2. Record a 60 second video to support your application telling us why you would love this opportunity. Upload your video to Instagram and make sure to hashtag #stepupandshine18

Tips for entering 

Find out our top tips here.

For more information 

Email Carol on or Gemma on

Closing date

The closing date for getting your application in and video uploaded to Instagram is Friday 2 February 2018

Shortlisting process

During the months of February and March 6 shortlisted applicants will be visited at their salon by our selection committee. They will observe you working and take a moment to get to know you. All this information will be taken to our final judging panel who will select the winner!

2017 winner Evie Scrowston - follow her journey

Find out more on what the Step Up & Shine Scholarship has meant to Evie and what great courses she has attended so far!