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Our award winning history.


Established in 1972 by Phillip Parkin, Hair by Phillip is one of the area’s most well known and respected salons.  Based in Stotfold, just outside the market town of Hitchin "Phillip's salon" has been an integral part of the community for over 50 years.


During the 90s and 00s Phillip represented Great Britain in 6 World Championships and scooped many of the UK's top awards including:



  • British Champion 2001 and 2010

  • British Bridal Champion

  • Northern Ireland Champion

  • Bronze Medalist in the European Championships

  • South of England Champion

  • Britain's Best Bride Winner 2012 & 2014

Now retired, multi-award-winning founder Phillip Parkin has handed the salon down to his two daughters, Gemma and Sarah, who are supported by a wonderful team of talented individuals.


Creative director, Gemma has followed in her Father's footsteps and has also won many awards too, including:

  • Student of the Year Nominee at Pantene Pro-V Awards 2002

  • Britain's Best Bride Runner up 2012

  • Welsh Bridal Champion 2013

  • SMHBA Hair Artistry of the Year 2021

  • SMBHA 2nd Place 2022

  • UK Hair Awards Bridal Hair Specialist of the Year 2023

  • Ranked 7th in the World in the Creative Colour category at the World Hairdressing Championships 2023


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