THE competition is heating up as celebrity guests are revealed as judges for this year’s Hair and Beauty Awards.
Salons are buzzing as they learn that hairdresser to the stars, Lee Stafford and his wife, Jessica-Jane Clement, model and television presenter, will be judges.
Lee Stafford, owner Lee Stafford Hair and Beauty salon in London, has been cutting hair for more than 20 years.
He will be joined by Jessica-Jane Clement, who presented television programme, The Real Hustle, and took part in I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.
The model also had a go at cutting hair in the television series, Celebrity Scissorhands.
As well as being on the judging panel, the pair will also be presenting the award for Hair Salon of the Year.
Lee Stafford said: ‘I am really looking forward to the awards.
‘It will be great meeting everybody involved in keeping a salon running smoothly.’
Jessica added: ‘It is all very exciting and it is great that we’re a part of it.
‘I can’t wait to see all the young talent in Portsmouth.’
The couple’s involvement in the awards has got the nominees even more excited.
Lisa Phillimore, manager of Lisa Edwards hair salon, West Street, Fareham, said: ‘I cannot believe it.
‘It is so amazing that they will both not only be presenting an award but actually judging too.
‘The whole evening is going to fantastic and it is exciting that top professionals will be there judging us and having a look at what we have to offer.’
The hair salon has been nominated for Hair Salon of the Year and has had success in the past with individual stylist awards.
Lisa added: ‘We are all looking forward to the awards evening and it should be fantastic night.’
The Hair and Beauty Awards will be held on Saturday, June 15 and will be presented by The Only Way is Essex TV star Amy Childs.