The Fellowship for British Hairdressing and the National Hairdressers Federation search for the next winner of Step Up & Shine has now begun.

This year’s finalists are:

  • Michael Purvis, Copperfields Hair & Beauty, Perth
  • Ellen Blackadder, The Sitting Room Hair, Ballymena
  • Abbey Laird, Limes Hair Design, Belper
  • Evie Scrowston, Hay Salon, Hull
  • Kirby Brewer, Abacus Hair, Bewdley

The winner will be revealed at the Fellowships prestigious Presidents Night in May 2017


This is such an exciting initiative. Christofer was a huge supporter of grass-roots hairdressing and believed whole heartedly in the concept of education for all. The Scholarship is open to any stylist or assistant, of any age and any level, anywhere in the UK. No experience is necessary but the drive and enthusiasm to learn is vital.


Since April’s President Night I have been on top of the world as I have experienced some amazing courses and met some incredible industry experts who have taken the time to help me grow as a hairdresser. I cannot wait for the rest of my experience and I definitely encourage everyone to enter.

This really has been the most amazing opportunity!