A great event held in Manchester at the Museum of Science and Industry and in conjunction with the ITC 2018, organised by Iain Sallis and Dr Bessam Farjo. Two days of speakers bringing the world of hair science, research, trichology, cosmetic science and clinical practice together. The evening event was a dressy affair with the Hair Science Award winners announced after dinner. I nervously sat waiting – I was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Trichologist – Newcomer’ category alongside esteemed company, Eva Proudman, Annabel Kingsley and Benedetto Consumano.. And then came the Oscars moment! I won!! How amazing to be recognised by my peers and what an honour to be thought of as a role model in this way!