AN Erskine man who started his working life as an apprentice joiner has been honoured for building a glowing reputation for his hairdressing skills.

Dylan Brittain was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the latest British Hairdressing Awards – dubbed ‘the Oscars of the UK hairdressing industry.’

Over the awards’ 37-year history, only a select group of hairdressers have joined the Hall of Fame.

Dylan, who was inducted for his wins as Scottish Hairdresser of the Year in 2020, 2017 and 2016, is renowned for his work at Glasgow’s Rainbow Room International salon.

He told The Gazette: “To be awarded a place within the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame means a great deal to me.

“To be up there with so many leading industry names is an honour and something I am so incredibly proud of.

“The awards ceremony was fantastic. It was great to get our industry back together after a challenging couple of years to have an evening of inspiration and to celebrate our successes.”

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After leaving school, Dylan spent time as an apprentice joiner before deciding to try his hand at hairdressing with Rainbow Room International at the age of 21.

“My love was always for being creative and soon I was helping out on our artistic team, turning up and doing anything that was asked of me and constantly learning and soaking everything up from everyone,” he said.

“From there, I worked up to presenting on stage for the company, both in the UK and abroad with the art team, and my artistic path continued to grow.”

Dylan is now co-director of the Rainbow Room International salon in Glasgow, as well as continuing to appear on stage and deliver creative work for the company.

He added: “I still love my days working on the salon floor.”

Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the Hairdressers Journal British Hairdressing Awards, said: “Any win at the awards is an achievement but to take the same title on three occasions is truly remarkable.”