The six future stars to have on your radar

The It List judges have spoken – get to know the up and coming hair talents you need to book in with…

Here at Layered Online, we like to be one step ahead of the crowd as we search out the best new names across the industry to inspire your future visits to the salon. So, we’ve teamed up with our sister title Creative HEAD to share with you the 2019 winners for its It List awards. Dedicated to the hair talents of tomorrow, all aged 30 and under, we’re giving you a sneak peek into the stylists you should be following on ‘Insta. Don’t forget to book in quick before they reach waiting list levels!

The Rising Star

Callum McDonald
Ruffians, Shoreditch
@callummcdonald_hair

From starting out as a salesman to exploring his creative side and training to become a barber, the past few years have been a whirlwind for Callum, who works at award-winning barbershop Ruffians. Having been chosen for the Ruffians Newcomer Award last year, Callum is dedicated to delivering exceptional service – and is often the first staff member to arrive and the last to leave each evening. At Layered Online, we’re firm believers that barbering isn’t just for men, and Ruffians is the perfect location if you’re looking for a short, back and sides but previously haven’t felt comfortable in other barber shops. Known for his attention to detail and caring nature towards clients, we’re sure Callum will be making waves in the industry for a long time to come…

If you (or your partner) want to book in with the hottest young barber in the UK, you can find Callum at Ruffians in Shoreditch. Check out the details here or call 020 7613 2000 to book.


The Fashionista

Tom Gilling
Taylor Taylor London
@tomgilling

Having been in the hair industry since the age of fourteen, Tom has firmly established his name as a fashion savvy stylist – working in the session world in London for the past six years, as well as currently working at Taylor Taylor London. From assisting on shoots with Kendall Jenner and Georgia May Jagger to leading campaigns with Mac Cosmetics, it’s fair to say his experience is pretty star-studded! Paris, London and Milan – you name it, he’s been there on the show teams across various seasons of fashion week for shows such as Dior, JW Anderson and Erdem. After finalising in the It Guy category back in 2015 and 2016, it’s clear Tom’s success is soaring high, and we’re excited to see what else he gets up to! 

Though Tom may be a jet-setter, you can still book in with fashion’s next big thing at Taylor Taylor in Shoreditch. To find out more click here or call 020 7377 2737 to book. 


The Visionary

Amelia Evans
Hare & Bone
@ameliaevans.hair

With an aim to always be original and continually create fresh takes on hair, Amelia specialises in cutting at Hare & Bone in Fitzrovia. Working as a master stylist at the salon, it’s not just about the hair for Amelia but instead ensuring the client feels looked after, while truly understanding what it is they are looking for. Known for taking a classic technique and giving it an contemporary twist, Amelia appreciates timeless style and has an eye for creating cuts which are both technically beautiful and loved by clients. The series of looks created for the 2019 It List Awards shows how subtle style can work perfectly and we’re big fans of her effortlessly cool creations.

To find out more about Amelia and the Hare & Bone salon, click here and to book an appointment with her call 020 7401 2413.


The Entrepreneur

Jennifer Linton 
Linton & Mac 
@jennlinton_

After launching award-winning Aberdeen salon Linton & Mac over three years ago, salon director Jenn has never stopped bringing new ideas to the table to help the oh so Insta-worthy space continue to thrive. As well as offering on-trend colour and fierce AF styling, Jenn has also launched breakfast blowdries to offer express services for busy clients, plus a bespoke style bar featuring incredible styles which can be created in just 30 minutes. Offering the perfect client experience has always been at the heart of Jenn’s goals, so the salon also offers beauty services, with a nail and brow bar plus additional makeup services – it’s a one-stop-beauty-shop! The salon even caters to large parties, which is ideal for hen dos and prom parties.

Looking to experience the Aberdeen salon for yourself? Click here, or call 01224 641 664 to book an appointment with Jenn.


The It Guy

Jamie Benny
Hare & Bone
@jaybenzhair

As artistic director for Hare & Bone, Jamie works across all aspects of the industry, including working on editorial shoots and at Fashion Week, as well as behind the chair at the Hare & Bone salons in Esher and Fitzrovia. With a passion for empowering others and mentoring his incredible team, Jamie has also been the lead stylist on campaigns for Tom Ford and has worked on the brand’s campaigns for the past ten seasons. Away from the salon he’s also worked backstage for shows such as Ashish, Erdem and Bora Aksu. In February last year, Jamie also led the hair team backstage for the first time at London Fashion Week, as together they worked on the hair for Katy Eary. Whether styling up a storm behind the scenes or working with his loyal clients, Jamie never stops dreaming big, so be sure to sure follow him on his journey to the top! 

Want to book in with the man himself? Find out more about the Hare & Bone salons here, or alternatively call 01737 924800 for the Esher salon, or 020 7401 2413 for Fitzrovia. 


The It Girl

Sarah Black
Linton & Mac
@whatsarahdoes

From pushing boundaries to rewriting the rule book, she’s the girl that’s on fire and shows no sign of stopping. Following her victory at the 2017 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards, Sarah has become known all over the social media sphere for her incredible colour creations and unique takes on trending shades. For anyone looking to switch up their colour or get out of a styling rut, Sarah is the hair stylist for you! As well as working at Linton & Mac in Aberdeen, Sarah is also a freelance stylist at the incredibly cool salon The Social in London. Recently, she’s also been dipping her toe into the world of session styling, by assisting on shows for Central Saint Martins. If you’re in need of some hair inspiration or appreciate a gorgeous Instagram feed, you need to hit that follow button ASAP.

Looking to find out more about Sarah and the salons she works at? For Linton & Mac, click here and for The Social, click here. To book an appointment with Sarah, call 01224 641 664 for Linton & Mac, and click here to book online for The Social.