Triple celebration for Hair by Phillip

21 Jan 2015

Triple celebration for Hair by Phillip

Triple celebration for Stotfold’s award-winning hair salon, Hair by Phillip, as three members of the team achieve top industry awards.

They say things come in threes and that’s certainly the truth for Stotfold’s Hair by Phillip. Phillip Parkin, Donna Parfitt, and Isabel Pearce all put their expert hairdressing skills to the test, each coming away with outstanding achievements, from being named Britain’s Best Bridal Hairstylist to an advanced qualification in hairdressing and achieving one of the highest possible awards in hair colouring, being named Goldwell Colour Expert.

Britain’s Best

In November 2014, founder of Hair by Phillip, Phillip Parkin (after announcing his retirement from competing many times over), couldn’t resist entering Britain’s Best, a national competition attracting many of the country’s top hairdressing talents. He entered the bridal category, battling it out with many talented competitors, and after some tense judging, he was awarded first place, regaining the title of Britain’s Best Bridal Hairstylist. This is the second time Phillip has won this award, when back in 2012 both himself, and daughter Gemma Furye, the salon’s creative director won first and second place respectively. 

Wedding hair specialists

Winning Britain’s Best for the second time is set to solidify Hair by Phillip’s reputation for providing a superb wedding service. In 2014 the salon had its most successful year for wedding bookings to date, and the success is not only down to the sheer talent of the salon’s wedding hair specialists, but it’s also due to the bespoke wedding hair service that can be carried out either within the salon, or on location.

Expert knowledge

The passion amongst Hair by Phillip’s team is inspiring. Wanting to progress her expertise and knowledge of her craft, dedicated stylist Donna Parfitt, who has been studying an advanced hairdressing qualification for many months, successfully achieved NVQ level 3 in hairdressing. Donna joins three other members of the team who also hold the same advanced qualification. Having this expert knowledge within the team ensures Hair by Phillip’s excellent reputation for providing its clients with professional hair services, advice, and information will continue to go from strength to strength.

Resident colour expert

Salon manager Isabel Pearce has also been very busy studying, and has achieved one of the highest possible awards in hair colouring after attending an intensive course with top professional colour brand Goldwell. Talented colourist Isabel passed with flying colours, and has been officially awarded the title, Goldwell Colour Expert. Isabel is the second person at the salon to have achieved this prestigious qualification – the salon’s creative director Gemma Furye also holds this award.

Isabel has been inspired, and is keen to share her expert knowledge with the rest of the team.  “I’m thrilled with this award, it was an intense course taking us through the science of hair, and the complete Goldwell colour portfolio. It was very hands-on and I couldn’t wait to get back to the salon and share my knowledge with the team and our clients, and already we’ve created some fabulous looks” she said.

“I was so inspired when we learned about some fabulous new techniques for grey coverage, and how to create the perfect shade of blonde, so I created some blog posts on our website, to offer clients professional advice. I have already received some excellent feedback, which just makes it all worthwhile” she said.

To read Isabel’s blog posts, to find out more about Hair by Phillip’s wedding packages, or to see Phillip’s winning look for Britain’s Best, please visit

Hair by Phillip is also recruiting for full and part time stylists to join the talented team, so if you’d like to work with this award winning salon, please visit for further details.

Hair by Phillip, 55 High Street, Stotfold, SG5 4LD, Tel 01462 730342,

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