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Supermarket Sweep TV presenter and hair industry favourite Rylan Clark-Neal presented the awards live in the Elstree television studio. It is his third time hosting the awards and everyone loved his cheeky charm.


HJ's executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr presented the awards with Rylan in the studio. She said: “Tonight, is about continuing the positivity the hairdressing industry has shown as we join to celebrate the industry’s talent.”


Schwarzkopf Professional’s UK and Ireland general manager Julian Crane sat in the live lounge to virtually present each winner with their trophy. He said: "I'm delighted to be here for our 36th year of sponsorship.”


1ST Time HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional has been fi lmed live from a studio 

36TH Year of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional 

26K Video views and counting 

2.5K Comments and counting 

1.3K #BHA20 hashtag mentions and counting 

570,737 #BHA20 gif views and counting We rounded up the numbers from the biggest night in hairdressing…


Here are just some of the countries who tuned in live to watch the awards on the night…

Nick Malenko 
Royston Blythe

“It’s unbelievable that you’ve managed to put this event together for everyone. I want to say thank you to all of our team who made this happen and a huge thank you to all of the hairdressers who helped us with National Hair Sunday. You were all amazing.”

Marcello Moccia & Karen Perry
Room 97 Creative

“Wow – we can’t believe it. We’ve got to say thank you to HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional. We can’t emphasise enough how well you have done putting on this amazing event this evening. We've seen all of the 2020 fi nalists' incredible work so to receive this award tonight is mind-blowing.”

Julie Cherry
Shane Bennett Salon

“Thank you so much to Schwarzkopf Professional and HJ for making tonight happen and a huge thank you to Shane Bennett – I’m going to celebrate tonight!”

Dylan Brittain
Rainbow Room International

“Thanks so much to Rainbow Room International and to all the judges – I can’t believe it! Thank you, Jayne Lewis-Orr, HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional. Congratulations to all the other Scottish fi nalists and happy St Andrew's Day!”

Jonathan Turner
Hooker + Young

“Thank you so much. What an amazing fi nish to what was such a rubbish year. It’s fi ve years since I started entering the awards and I can’t believe I’ve won! Congratulations to everyone – your work is amazing. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Gary and Michael for being amazing mentors, my amazing stylist, make-up artist and thank you to Paul!”

Thomas Hills
TH1 Hair

“What an amazing end to a crazy year. Thanks to all at HJ for putting on tonight’s awards – it’s spectacular and winning has topped my year off – thank you. I want to say thank you to my team at TH1 – they are all amazing. I also want to say thank you to everyone involved, Richard Miles and Jo Sugar, my whole family – I love you all dearly. Now I’ll have time for a bit of a cry, I am overcome. Thank you so much.”

Craig Chapman
Craig Chapman Salon

“I’ve been entering this category for 11 years so I’m over the moon to have won! A massive thank you to my photographer Barry Jeff ery, the Craig Chapman Salon team, the Hairdotcom art team, Diane my manager, my family and everyone who has supported me.”

Lisa Graham & Joseph I’Anson
Mark Leeson

“We’re so excited. We want to say thank you for tonight – it’s been amazing. We want to thank HJ, Schwarzkopf Professional, Richard Darby and Mark Leeson for everything they’ve done for us and for helping us get to where we are today. We are incredibly grateful and proud.”

Daniele De Angelis
TONI&GUY Shoreditch

“This is so emotional for me. Thank you HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional. Thank you to Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck for all the opportunities she’s given me throughout this year, the TONI&GUY art team who supported me throughout this journey and my mentor Cos Sakkas as everything I know is because of him. Thank you to my family – my wife and my daughter – she is my biggest motivation. Thank you so much.”

Silas Tsang
Blushes, Canada

"I’m honoured to represent Canada and I couldn’t be more excited. I have to thank the people who made this collection come to life. Thank you to everyone for making this event incredible. Thank you to my mentor and my family without whom I wouldn’t be here.”

Sylvestre Finold
Metropolis Hairdressing

“I want to say thank you to HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional for organising everything and a big thank you to the judges as well, I just can’t believe this – oh my god!”

Kate Drury

“Thank you so much – I am so excited as I would have never dreamed that when I cut my hair with the kitchen scissors as a child and hid under the table that it would have led to this. I’ve worked with some amazing people on this collection. Thank you so much to my photographer Richard Miles and thank you most importantly to the salon team, and Martin and Al who are absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for having me from the very get-go, I’m so pleased and hopefully this is the fi rst of many.”

Andrea Giles & Terri Kay
Mark Leeson

“We’d like to thank everybody at HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional for making this happen. We’d also like to thank Mark Leeson and Richard Darby who have supported us, Bernard, Clare and our photographer Richard Miles. We are overwhelmed and feel ecstatic – it’s absolutely amazing!”

Rick Roberts
Rick Roberts

“I’m completely shocked. I want to say a massive thank you to Richard Miles, HJ, Schwarzkopf Professional and everyone that’s supported me. I’d also like to thank everybody in the NHS! I dedicate this award to my wife Zoe and my children who chose two of the images in my collection.”

MODE Artistic Team

“Thank you so much. We can’t believe it, we're absolutely in shock and a bit emotional. We want to say a huge thank you to everybody, especially Richard Miles. On a personal note, I want to dedicate this award to my amazing husband and all our family and friends – thank you so much.”

Clayde Baumann
D&J Ambrose

“Wow – I really didn’t think this was going to happen. A very big thank you to HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional. I don’t know what to say. It’s been a really tough year for everybody. A very big thank you to Darren and my photographer Chris. This is a really incredible way to end the year. Thank you so much to everybody and congratulations to all of the other fi nalists.”

Sharon Malcolm
Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing

“I would like to thank HJ for making this wonderful event happen tonight. Thanks to everyone at Schwarzkopf Professional, my team, mum and brother– I love you all. I’d like to thank Siobhon, Clare, Megan and my photographer Jack Eames – I am so truly grateful. Whatever your ‘it’ may be – say it, feel it, believe it and cha cha cha!”

Sally Brooks
Brooks & Brooks

“I’m completely shocked and gobsmacked for once in my life! Thank you so much to everybody and congratulations to everyone – every fi nalist and all of our friends in British hairdressing. I don’t think this award should have just my name on it, I think it should have ‘hairdressers united’. I really believe that 2020 is the year that hairdressers have united. We’ve all been amazing during these diffi cult times.”

This article appears in the January 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the January 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal