Mark Hill is one of the defining influences on British hairdressing. Based in Yorkshire, Mark is still the only hairdresser outside London to have won the British Hairdresser of the Year twice, and is the only UK hairdresser to have ever won the prestigious International Hairdresser of the Year accolade twice in succession, firmly establishing his global status as the ‘Master of Sexy Wearable Hair’.
He creates beautiful and wearable styles that women across the world want to emulate, and is applauded by the industry for his re-invention of glamour.
Mark has an ex-girlfriend to thank for introducing him to hairdressing. He was just 15 and looking for a part-time job, and she worked in a salon; she suggested he might like it too and Mark never looked back!
Passionate about training, Mark moved from his local village salon in Hessle when he was 16 into a busy city-centre salon in Hull – even then he knew he needed to experience all aspects of hairdressing if he was to succeed.
His next move was to the salon he now owns in the beautiful village of Kirk Ella on the outskirts of Hull where he continued to train and practice his craft, sometimes until late into the night. This hard work paid off and he was named the youngest member of the British Hairdressing team when he was 17.
For the next few years, Mark travelled the world with the team, competing in hundreds of hairdressing competitions and slowly his reputation as one of the best grew within the industry. His model for all his competitions is now his wife!
After being told he would never be able to win British Hairdresser of the Year or have his own hair cosmetics line, Mark set out to prove them wrong! Now, with both the hair cosmetics line and all of the top industry accolades under his belt, Mark is a hairdressing institution but staying true to his hairdressing roots is paramount – he still rolls up his sleeves in his beautiful salon with the rest of the Mark Hill team, cutting and styling three days a week, keeping him at the vanguard of both creative and technical advances.
This technical know-how continues to add to his creative vision, while his down-to-earth approach and boundless charm have earned Mark the ultimate respect of his fellow professionals.