The first ever Trevor Sorbie Award - which recognises creative, innovative and commercial success in hairdressing - has been presented to a St Albans stylist.

Roman Sys was presented with the award - named after well-known British hairdresser Trevor Sorbie MBE -  during a Fellowship for British Hairdressing ceremony on Monday (December 4).

To win the award, Sys showcased a range of artistic hair creations, as well as a short video sharing his creative process and vision.

A panel of renowned hair stylists – including Trevor Sorbie MBE, Eugene Souleiman, Angelo Seminara, Guiseppe Stelitano and Nathan Walker – selected Roman to receive the honour.

Roman's brother Filip said: "Roman, from as young as I can remember, has been fascinated by hair.

"He was a student at Parmiter’s School, and the first student to attend West Herts College on day-release to study hairdressing.


"After successfully finishing his GCSEs, Roman pursued his lifelong passion for hair.

"He firstly trained and then worked at Vidal Sasson, moving then to Trevor Sorbie and is currently being further creatively pushed at Brooks & Brooks in Covent Garden.

"He has worked incredibly hard to get to where is, and is recognised among his peers as having exceptional talent."