Celebrated hairdresser, Andrew Barton, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Arts from Southampton Solent University.
Speaking before the ceremony, Andrew said: “It’s such a great honour to receive this Doctor of Arts from Solent University – not only for me, but also for our great hairdressing industry. British hairdressing is renowed throughout the world and our stylists dominate the fashion runways; advertising campaigns; education and international magazine editorial work. As hairdressers, we have the power to not only transform how someone looks but how he/she feels about themeselves. It’s wonderful that this amazing industry has received the recognition it deserves as an art.”