Hairdresser Patrick Cameron Awarded MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

One of the most respected personalities in the global hairdressing community, Patrick Cameron, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2022 Birthday Honours List.

Patrick will be given the honor for his service to the hairdressing industry with particular recognition for his extraordinary work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Patrick is known throughout the hairdressing world for his exceptional long hair work and unique educational skills.  

Like many industries, hairdressing has suffered with the impact of COVID-19. As an early advocate of digital education with his Access All Areas platform, he quickly reacted to the situation and reached out to his peers on his social media channels. From his home studio Patrick set about producing free weekly online programs making it his mission to keep an optimistic and upbeat spirit. 

He inspired others to stay positive and use the time while forced to stay at home to increase their hairdressing knowledge and skills and encourage others to be the best they could. 

Over 300,000 eager hairdressers tuned in to Education in Isolation and the program even inspired many other would-be educators to start their own training platforms. During the lockdown he was invited as a guest on many live sessions and podcasts, entertaining and inspiring others. Realizing the importance of self-care Cameron also presented a series of Mindfulness videos on You Tube.

“I am delighted to have been awarded such a prestigious honor, especially in this Jubilee year,” said Cameron in a press statement. “To be recognized for something that you love doing is the ultimate compliment. I’ve always believed that because hairdressers are creative, we have a secret power to make people feel better about themselves."

We have all been through a lot during the pandemic, this industry, like many others sectors, has been hit hard and it has been my pleasure to connect with hairdressers around the world and help to keep them motivated and inspired," he added.