Jordan Massarella from our Nashwhite salon in Leamington Spa has been named The Rising Star at The It List 2018, a nationwide awards, that recognises the best emerging talent in the UK hairdressing industry. Our award winning guy has done it again!
The It List – each year awarding six titles to hairdressers aged 30 and under – was launched in 2009 by influential industry magazine Creative HEAD and is sponsored exclusively by ghd. The Rising Star award is for a young salon assistant who is enthusiastic, hard-working and fast improving -– a new team star.
The It List judges, including hairdressers Lee Stafford and James Galvin, talent scouts Beverley Streeter and Lindsay Cruickshank, session stylists Johnnie Sapong and Neil Moodie and fashion designer Harry Evans, were impressed by Jordan’s vivid imagination, bold aesthetic and aptitude in fashion – attributes that will see him go far in the industry. A background in classical dance certainly ensures he has all the discipline needed to make it as a top stylist.
Jordan was presented with his trophy at the spectacular It List Grand Final, held on Monday 3 September 2018 at London’s Natural History Museum. Hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, the awards were presented to thunderous applause from a 650 A-Listers from the hair, fashion and media industries.
Previous It List winners have gone on to secure lucrative contracts as ambassadors for global brands, get snapped up by leading talent agencies, join backstage teams at Fashion Weeks around the world, and present at Creative HEAD events.
“The It List gives people a goal, and it has given me a goal for the past two years – it’s amazing to win!” – Jordan Massarella
Catherine Handcock, publisher of Creative HEAD says: “Jordan is ambitious, creative and highly skilled – hallmarks of a great talent of the future. With this Rising Start title under his belt, he is really making a mark for himself in hairdressing – I can’t wait to see him rise to the top.”