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GARY HOOKER & MICHAEL YOUNG

Made in England

Gary Hooker and Michael Young are both the brains and beauty behind the luxurious hairdressing brand Hooker & Young. Dedicated to the industry, 2016 sees them celebrate their 25th year in business together.

With salons in Darlington, Gosforth, Jesmond, Ponteland and Wynyard the Hooker & Young brand is synonymous with style and pride themselves in offering the latest hairdressing techniques to their loyal clientele. Numerous business award wins confirm their credibility and dedication to offering the very highest of hairdressing standards in stylish salon environments.

Their local success is also replicated creatively on a global scale. Countless British Hairdressing Awards wins including Colour Technician of the Year and North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, Gary Hooker and Michael Young are part of an elite group of hairdressers to be nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year. The trophy cabinet does not stop there. A host of industry and international awards back up the creative vision and bespoke talent Gary Hooker and Michael Young bring out in each other. These showmen are just as at home on stage presenting to thousands of hairdressers, working on editorial campaigns and catwalk shows as they are with clients in their salons.

Their editorial coverage is unrivalled; front covers, seasonal campaigns and photographic shoots regularly showcase the prestigious finish the boys are renowned for. Continuously in demand, Hooker & Young clocked up over 34,000 air miles in 2015 with shows in New York, Frankfurt, London and Rotterdam, and with diary dates filling up fast 2016 is set to be another high-energy year.

SPIRIT

2016