WELCOME TO THE HALL OF FAME, DENNIS AND GRAHAM LANGFORD!Monday, 22nd June 2015 •
THEY’RE ARGUABLY ONE OF OUR INDUSTRY’S MOST RECOGNISABLE PAIR, AND AT THE 2015 SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL HAIR EXPO AWARDS LAST MONDAY NIGHT DENNIS AND GRAHAM LANGFORD OF TONI & GUY WERE INDUCTED INTO THE HAIR EXPO HALL OF FAME.
HAVING CLOCKED UP OVER TWENTY YEARS MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITHIN THE INDUSTRY UNDER THE TONI & GUY BANNER, THIS WELL DESERVING PAIR WERE WELCOMED INTO THE RANKS OF INDUSTRY MEMBERS WHO HAVE SHAPED AUSTRALIAN HAIRDRESSING INTO THE CREATIVE JUGGERNAUT THAT IT IS TODAY.
DENNIS & GRAHAM LANGFORD, TONI & GUY | 2015 HAIR EXPO HALL OF FAME RECIPIENTS
“This year we welcome to the Hair Expo Hall of Fame, a double act who will be known to each and every one of you in this room tonight. We are recognising them for their passion and commitment to the hair industry for well over 20 years.
Tirelessly working side-by-side and supported by an integral member of their family, they went on to build a strong brand and an incredible team of hairdressers. This formidable team would eventually grow their business to 35 salons around Australia. Touching many hairdressers lives, whether it be through education or helping hairdressers buy into a business that they may have thought they would never be able to afford, their belief has always been that everyone should have equal opportunity.
Involved within education of full time students at their own branded school of hairdressing, they make their students feel like they are a part of the business – like a family. Many of Australia’s most acclaimed Hairdressers have come through their stables which is proof of their solid education foundations, and a structure which they are both passionate about.
They are wonderful mentors in the salon, on the education floor and from the business perspective, with one being a chartered accountant by trade and the other a hairdresser which allowed them to have a strong focus on the financial and creative sides of the business. Together with their team, they have achieved incredible success in establishing the leading Australian franchise of Salons for this brand, outside of the UK.”
And with these words, Toni & Guy’s Dennis and Graham Langford were welcomed into Australian hairdressing’s most exclusive club – the Hair Expo Hall of Fame. With 2015 marking twenty years of Toni & Guy in Australia, the induction was a fitting celebration of two men who have made a remarkable impact on the thriving educational culture within Australian hairdressing.
Upon receiving the award, CEO Dennis recognised the 450+ employees currently working under the Toni & Guy banner as integral to the duo’s success, and expressed his pride in the Toni & Guy family. “I believe in the TONI&GUY brand, and know that we can continue to positively affect the hairdressing industry in Australia,” he acknowledged. “We may be a big brand, but we are part of an even bigger community and I am thankful for this recognition as a member of that community.”
Graham was equally appreciative, and lent his thanks to the industry that had recognised him. “It was an incredible feeling of accomplishment, an enormous realisation that what we had done was worth it. There is no greater feeling of achievement than recognition by your peers,” he explained.
“This award is the highlight of my career. To be recognised as a non-Hairdresser is very humbling and to believe that we have had an impact on this wonderful industry is such an honour.”
A massive culture congratulations to this most deserving of pairing, without whom the industry would simply not be what it is today. Here’s to another 20 years of Toni & Guy!
Monday, 22nd June 2015 •