JACKS END 2018 ON A HIGH
19 December, 2018
Its been another busy year for our Jacks teams this year and with 2018 drawing to a close we thought we’d take a bit of time to reflect on some of our most memorable and proudest moments…..
We kicked off 2018 with a trip to London where the Jacks Creative Team embraced the American Crew brand to produce 3 stunning All Star Challenge entries. So good in fact that they all secured a place in the UK finals. Our new ‘East End Boys’ collection was shot on location and set us up for a year of strong award nominations.
HJ Live followed closely behind with our Creative Team presenting a range of patterns, colours and new texture techniques on stage at HJ Live, London.
Exciting times continued with a new partnership with American Crew and multiple award nominations in some of the most prestigious awards in the hair industry:
– Hair Magazines ‘The Cut’ Awards
– The American All Stars Challenge: Not 1 but 3 of our talented barbers got through the UK finals!
– Barber Bash: Barber of the Year Finalist for the Street Style Category
– L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards: Where both the Southern and London teams made it to the Grand Finals!
In June it was tennis time once again for our team. As the Official Grooming Partner for the AEGON Championships at the Queens Tennis Club London, we were on hand in the players lounge to make sure that the top seeds were looking sharp on court. Superstar Novak Jovovich was amongst our sporting guests for the week.
Adding to our collection of prestigious nominations we were then announced as a finalist for the second year running in both the ‘Marketing’ & ‘Best Male Grooming Salon of the Year’ categories at the HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards.
Our franchisees have been hard at it too this year with Jacks of London, Southampton being awarded finalist status at the Hampshire Salon Awards for both ‘Marketing Trailblazer’ and ‘Creative Image’ awards and taking home the win for Marketing Trailblazer! And Jacks of London, Camberley were awarded Runner up in the Camberley Collective Business Awards for Best Newcomer!
Jacks of London, Clapham were asked to host the International Barbering Awards for 101 Barbers once again, this time with 5 of our very own barbers competing for a place in the finals! We were hugely proud when Kieran Evans from our Clapham store made it all the way through to the Grand Finals in Nuremberg, Germany where he was crowned UK winner and 3rd place overall! A huge achievement.
We then squeezed in a new store opening inside World of Golf London, our 8th store to date and an exciting new collaboration with this hugely successful golfing business.
Salon International was our next project in the line-up. With some fresh new faces added to our creative team they not only smashed their presentation on stage but also shot our latest collection ‘Dark London’ on location. And the fun didn’t stop there. We also had two of our Jacks crew competing in live competitions at Salon International. Master Barber Paul Morgan was fighting for the title of HJ Barber of the Year and Master Barber Kieran Evans was put under pressure on the Wahl stage in the coveted WAHL Barber of the Year competition!
2018 has been another unbelievable year for Jacks and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has stood by us and supported us. Jacks turns 25 next year so watch this space for some exciting celebrations in 2019!
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all the Jacks teams.