Andrew Barton joins Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Patrick Stewart, Christopher Bailey and David Hockney as a Yorkshire Patron.
“Being named a Yorkshire Patron is an honour and an opportunity for me to talk about my home county with great pride. I was born and bred in Yorkshire and have wonderful happy memories of the village I grew up in, family days out to the Dales and holidays at the Yorkshire coast as well big days out to the cities. My life and career has taken me around the world styling the hair of the rich and famous but I have never lost my Yorkshire accent or the pride of being called a Yorkshireman!”
An exuberant character, friendly and plain speaking, Andrew is as highly respected and popular in the media and among his peers in hairdressing as he is in the consumer market. On speed dial to the media for all things hair, Andrew is in demand for his vision, creativity and knowledge. His highly acclaimed signature hair care range, distributed in the UK and internationally, has won a raft of awards. The hair care range is renowned for its affordable quality and has all the hallmarks of a professional range – stunning fragrances, fantastic packaging and brilliantly blended ingredients ensuring great results.
Andrew’s list of awards includes British Hairdresser of the Year, UK’s Ultimate Hairdresser and British Hair Icon. His unarguable artistic credentials are matched by a wealth of business experience. He’s as comfortable developing new business building initiatives as he is creating gorgeous hair and cutting edge catwalk looks.
Andrew’s success is down to his unique blend of creative instinct, strategic vision and business savvy. His roles have included International Creative Director for Toni & Guy and nationwide salon chain Saks, Strategic Hair Care Consultant to Unilever, in addition to his current position as figurehead of his own hairdressing brand.
Positioned as ‘accessible luxury’, the Andrew Barton brand encompasses hair care products, hair accessories, brushes and hair electrical tools and a flagship salon.His TV work has included Channel 4’s hit make over show ‘10 Years Younger’, ITV’s ‘GMTV’, resident expert for Sky One and documentary work for the BBC – he is relied upon by TV and media alike as THE Celebrity ‘Hair Expert’.
Corporate clients globally have used his transformational skills and inside knowledge including Unilever, L’Oreal, Redken, Disney and Avon to develop and launch new product initiatives into the consumer market.
Andrew believes that hair is power and can instil feelings of confidence, sex appeal health and youth; “it’s the outfit a woman never takes off” he says and “it doesn’t matter where you are from, how much money you have in your purse or what you do, your hair, has a language all of its own and can make or break someone’s self-esteem and their image”.
Andrew is not only in demand in the hair industry, his profile and popularity has led to his recruitment as Ambassador for various charities and associations with whom Andrew either has a personal experience with or believes in their campaign for change.
- An adopted child himself, Andrew is Patron of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering where he is actively involved in creating awareness for the charity’s work.
- Ambassador for both The Prince’s Trust and Barnardo’s, Andrew gives his time to these causes.
- A founder member of Hair-Raising, a hairdressing industry charity that creates funds for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.
- Ambassador for ‘Hair in Recovery’, an initiative that provides a viable alternative for post cancer recovery patients.
- Ambassador of The British Hairdressing Council, a campaign working towards creating Parliament state registration and regulation in the hairdressing industry.
See www.andrewbarton.tv for all the latest trends and hair advice and information on Andrew’s salon, hair tools and hair care collection.
See www.yorkshire.com for more information on Welcome to Yorkshire.