Meet Our Rising Star Cameron Willetts

Meet Our Rising Star Cameron Willetts from Combers Hair Salon in Taunton

Cameron Willetts of Combers Inside-Out Hairdressing Salon in Taunton beat thousands of stylists to reach the final of a UK-wide competition to find the industry’s next big thing. 

Cameron was one of five finalists in The Rising Star category of the Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted competition. Cameron, 21, who only joined Taunton’s ‘Combers Inside-Out’ salon three years ago as an apprentice, joins a star-studded guest list at The It List Grand Final on Sunday November 29. 

He said: "I am so excited to make it through to the finals. “The Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted competition is one of the biggest in the country with entries from all over the country. To make it to the last five is a huge honour."

Award winning Cameron Willetts at Combers Inside Out Hair Salon in Taunton

Taunton Stylist's Work On The X Factor

Last year, Cameron mingled with the stars after winning a competition to help style contestants for The X Factor, including Vinnie Jones, Megan McKenna and Jenny Ryan.

For the Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted competition, Cameron designed a mood board featuring styles and work experience he has been involved with. In addition to this, an internship with a top London salon, including working at London fashion week. Similarly, a trip to Italy to take part in a hair colouring masterclass took him to another level.

Cameron added: "The past two years have been a bit of a whirlwind. I’m fortunate to be working with a fantastically talented team at Combers Inside-Out. They have taught me so much about the industry. I want to keep learning and if I win the Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted competition, it will mean I will be mentored by some of the top names in the business."

Most Wanted IT List Finalists

The It List shines a spotlight on the brightest, most ambitious and most exciting British and Irish talents aged 30 and under. Presented by leading industry magazine Creative HEAD, the It List provides an unparalleled platform for young hairdressers, with six categories – The Rising Star, The Editorial Stylist, The Entrepreneur, The Visionary, The It Guy and The It Girl – rewarding the very best in class.

Award winning hairdresser Cameron Willetts at Combers Inside Out Hairdressing in Taunton

Alongside their It List trophies, this year’s winners will receive an exclusive ghd workshop experience and 12 months of profile-projecting coverage in Creative HEAD in print and online, as well as live event opportunities.

The career-boosting benefits go far beyond that! Past winners go on to shoot with high-profile magazines, become ambassadors for global brands, launch successful salon businesses, join the hair teams at London Fashion Week and get signed by top talent agencies.

They’re also presented at exclusive Creative HEAD events up and down the country. Quite simply, doors open for those who get on IT!