Scotland's largest salon group, Rainbow Rooms International's Patrick McDougall, finalises for leading UK award | Glasgow Chamber of Commerce
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Scotland's largest salon group, Rainbow Rooms International's Patrick McDougall, finalises for leading UK award

Patrick McDougall of Rainbow Room International George Square Salon in Glasgow has been named one of the UK’s brightest young stars aged 30 and under after reaching the finals in the IT GUY category of national hairdressing competition, The It List – it looks for the most talented, ambitious and creative UK hairdressers aged 30 and under, who are storming the industry, turning heads and fast making their mark. Patrick McDougall of Rainbow Room International in Glasgow has proved he’s a front-runner for a trophy, earning a coveted place on the 2018 shortlist.

Demonstrating stand-out skills, original thinking and an awesome determination to succeed, Patrick is one of five finalists in the category The It Guy. So, what’s next? Paddy will join a star-spangled guest list for The It List Grand Final on Monday 3 September, taking place at iconic London landmark, the Natural History Museum and hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan.

Now in its ninth year, The It List – presented by leading industry publication, Creative HEAD and exclusively sponsored by ghd – is considered the coolest and most credible competition for young British hairdressers. The task of determining the 2018 finalists fell to experts from the worlds of hair, fashion, media and business; this year’s names include globally-renowned make-up artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis, Marie Claire beauty and style director, Lisa Oxenham, leading session stylist Neil Moodie and Central St Martin’s director of MA Fashion, Fabio Piras, to name just a few.

If Paddy goes on to win the The It Guy award in September, he will receive a prestigious It List trophy, an exclusive ghd workshop experience and 12 months of profile-projecting coverage in Creative HEAD in print and online. And there are more career-boosting benefits to being named on The It List! Past winners have gone on to shoot with high-profile magazines, become ambassadors for global brands, launch successful salon businesses, lead backstage teams at London Fashion Week and get signed by top artist management agencies. They’ve also presented at exclusive Creative HEAD events up and down the country. Opportunity waits for those who get on It!

Creative HEAD editor, Amanda Nottage, commented, “The It List is an unprecedented opportunity for red-hot young talent to be noticed by those who really matter, and see their careers explode as a result”

Patrick McDougall, Art Director at Rainbow Room International’s George Square salon commented, “I am so delighted to have finalised for The It Guy category in this years The It List competition. I feel so honoured to be up against so many other incredible industry names and to win would be absolutely incredible, and and would benefit my career immensely.

For further information on Rainbow Room International, please contact Alex Hamilton at AJC93 PR on 0131 621 7210 or email

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