Andrew Barton is one of the UK's most celebrated hairdressing names.
With over three decades of hairdressing experience, Andrew Barton is renowned as hairdressing royalty. During his career, he has amassed an impressive collection of prestigious awards, including British Hairdresser of the Year and British Hair Icon. Best known as the hairdressing expert from the hit makeover TV show, 10 Years Younger, Andrew has an extensive roster of creative collaborations from fashion, beauty, arts and celebrity.
As one of the UK’s most celebrated names in hairdressing, Andrew is regularly featured across global media, from editorial features to television campaigns and print advertising. He is a voice for British hairdressing, a proud, active member of many industry organisations and as such, travels the world to share his signature hair philosophy presenting hair education.
Andrew is also the figurehead of his own hairdressing empire, with an award-winning signature hair care range, which is currently on a journey of internationalisation. He is Creative Director for Racoon International Hair Extensions, steering the brand’s creative direction and leading the Artistic and Education teams in delivery, artistry and skillset.
Recently he curated Beehives, Bobs and Blowdries, an exhibition exploring the cultural significance of hair fashion – through the rise of the celebrity hairdresser, their hair styling techniques and the hair salon over the past 5o years. His appointment in 2018 as Creative and Communications Director for Headmasters, one of the most well-known and celebrated salon groups in the industry, ensures their dedication to creating beautiful, confidence boosting hair - one of Andrew’s many trademarks.
His latest project, Andrew Barton London Education (ABLE), is a contemporary training programme which offers colleges of further education comprehensive add-on training to their existing portfolio of hairdressing education to run alongside traditional technical qualifications.. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University - the only accolade of its kind to ever have been awarded to a hairdresser. Beyond his high media profile within hairdressing, Andrew is a patron of Coram BAAF, the UK’s oldest children charity, and Hairdresser Ambassador for The Little Princesses Trust.
"...if like me you are someone who has been the victim of bullying you will know just how alone you felt. I was bullied as a child at school that built up intense fear, anxiety and suppression how I’ve dealt with the effects of that bullying as a man has given me drive, ambition and compassion for others. I’m so very proud to be an ambassador for Kidscape creating awareness for the charities amazing work to support victims of bullying..."