Top Hartlepool stylist hopes to make the cut in national competition

Jonathan Turner working on his hair model.
Jonathan Turner working on his hair model.

A TOP stylist is hoping Mail readers will help make him a cut above the rest in a prestigious hairdressing competition.

Former St Hild’s School pupil Jonathan Turner has made it to the final of the Matrix Destination Fame competition, a national hairdressing contest.

The talented 28-year-old, who grew up in the Millfield Park area of Hartlepool, has already won 11 British Hairdressing awards and now he is hoping to add to his clutch of titles.

Jonathan, who works for Hooker and Young, which has salons in Wynyard, Darlington and Newcastle, said: “It’s a pretty big competition, so I would really appreciate it if people from the town would help boost my chances.”

Entrants in the competition had to create a male or female on-trend look while showcasing their talent and their creative vision.

They had to take before and after pictures of their models before uploading them to the competition website. But members of the public will decide the fate of the stylists - and voting closes tomorrow.

Jonathan could be in with a chance of winning ‘a Year of Fame’, which includes a photoshoot mentored by award-winning artists, PR and marketing support and a chance to take part in the Matrix Live tour.

To vote for Jonathan, whose design is Prada and Givenchy-inspired, visit

I’ve taken inspiration from the clean lines of Prada and androgynous style of Givenchy to create a look that represents current street style. Strong lines create a bold shape while blended tones add softness and femininity.