TWO AIREBOROUGH hairdressers are finalists in a national industry competition.

Anthony Donaghue and Jess Lyon, who are both creative directors at Yazz Number One Hair Studio are through to the finals of the HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards.

Anthony, who is based at Yazz’s Rawdon salon, and Jess, who works at the Guiseley salon, were shortlisted in the North Western Hairdresser of the Year category. They will now submit a further four images to make a collection of eight for the second round of judging in September. The awards ceremony will take place in November.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the awards said: “Britain has long had a world-class reputation for exceptional hair design and Anthony and Jess’s work epitomises this.”

The British Hairdressing Awards have launched the careers of a number of household names -from John Freida and Nicky Clarke to Toni&Guy, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, and TV favourites Lisa Shepherd and Andrew Barton.