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Hairstylist Errol Douglas, a favourite with clients and industry peers alike, is globally recognised as an ultimate artisan within the hairdressing industry. Renowned for his stunning photographic, session and event work, Errol has won dozens of the world’s most coveted awards. During his tenure as elected President of the Fellowship for British Hairdressing, he delivered on his vision of championing young industry talent and creating a bigger international profile for UK Hairdressing. He now occupies the Fellowship’s first Ambassador role, raising awareness of the UK Hair Industry on an ongoing basis.
In recent times, Errol has been awarded – Patron of Honour by The Fellowship For British Hairdressing, awarded internationally to only four other hair stylists – Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie MBE, Xavier Wenger and Ann Herman. Recognised as Legend of the Year in the 2017 Creative Head Most Wanted Awards he has also received his 21st nomination for British Hairdresser of the Year demonstrating his passion and consistency for his craft. His salon won Marie Claire Salon of the Year 2017 and London Lifestyle Awards Hairdressing Salon of the Year for the second time. He is a 3 time winner of British Hairdressing Awards Afro category, winner of the Black Beauty/Wahl Awards’ Stylist of the Year, overall AIPP Grand Trophy winner, AIPP Avant Garde Trophy winner, awarded the Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Hairdresser of the Year, winner Creative Head Media Darling of the Year and Creative Hair Talent, just a few of his numerous accolades. Errol holds the next generation of hairdressing close to his heart and has mentored and been Artistic Director for The Fellowship for British Hairdressing FAME Team for 8 years. This earned him the rare award of Outstanding Contribution to the FAME Team in 2011. Perhaps the ultimate recognition was his MBE presented by HM The Queen in 2008, a special moment in a glittering career.
Errol’s photographic work is regularly featured in the fashion and beauty press and he participates in shows and presentations throughout the world, demonstrating his hairdressing skills and creative techniques to a wide audience. Errol’s talents, professional approach and engaging personality make him the obvious choice for television with regular appearances on the BBC, Channel 4 and daytime TV.
His hairstyling skills set the standards that others follow, while his collections preview hot new trends fused with classic styling, his impressive client following facilitates the joy of simply making someone look their very best.
Errol first realised his dream of working in hairdressing when he was just eleven years old, taking a job in a local hair salon in East London. He then moved to Knightsbridge’s Neville Daniel salon spending six years here, before moving to Paul Edmonds for five years as Artistic Director and completing his career working for someone else as Artistic Director for Richard Ward for four years.
In summer 1998, Errol opened the Errol Douglas salon in London’s Belgravia on beautiful Motcomb Street. The salon’s immense success is testament to the dedication of Errol and his team of talented stylists. Hailed as a centre of technical excellence the salon is accredited as one of only 12 Leading Salons of the World in the UK. It is completely inclusive, able to care for any hair type and is a destination for international and UK based clients. Entering its 20th year, the salon carries its world class status well. Recognising the emerging talent around him, the next key project on the horizon is the launch of a salon which holds the standards of the Errol Douglas brand at its heart whilst immersing itself in cooler edgier styling and colour to engage with a whole new audience – EDge is around the corner.