Two Aberdeen salon owners have been shortlisted for a major UK hair industry award.
Sovereign Grooming founder Kyle Ross and co-owner of Linton & Mac Jennifer Linton have been named as finalists in the IT List awards, which is dubbed the Oscars of the British hairdressing.
Kyle and Jennifer are two of five finalists who were all shortlisted in the Entrepreneur category.
Senior stylist Sarah Black who works at Linton & Mac has also been shortlisted in the It Girl category.
The list celebrates the most ambitious and creative new British and Irish talents aged 30 and under.
Past winners have gone on to shoot with high-profile magazines, become ambassadors for global brands, lead hair teams at London Fashion Week and be signed by top talent agencies.
Kyle, who was also recently shortlisted by GQ Magazine in its Barber of the Year category, said: “It’s a huge honour to be shortlisted for these awards, particularly in what looks like a hugely competitive category.
“It’s been a very busy year at Sovereign following our rebrand in September. I am indebted to my talented team and loyal clients, without whom any of the great things which have happened over the past 12 months would be possible.”
Now in its 10th year, The It List – presented by leading industry publication Creative HEAD and sponsored by ghd – is judged by an exceptional panel of hair, fashion and business experts. Names include fashion and beauty journalists Alice Hart-Davis, Jessica Bumpus and Cassie Steer, talent agent Candice O’Brien, fashion designer Louise Gray and session stylists Louis Byrne and Anna Cofone.
Kyle and Jennifer will join a star-studded, 700-strong guest list at The It List Grand Final on Monday September 2 at The Printworks in London.
The event will be hosted by 8 out of 10 Cats star Aisling Bea.