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THE BEST NIGHT IN BRITISH HAIRDRESSING!

On Monday 29 November, the winners of HJ's British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional were announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriott Hotel in London's Park Lane.

Held in-person for the first time since 2019, the British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional saw the industry’s biggest names back together again to celebrate the brightest stars in this creative industry.

Hosted by Rylan Clark, HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Schwarzkopf Professional UK and Ireland general manager Julian Crane, the event was full of emotional speeches as the industry was reunited once more.

Guests were also treated to an amazing show by Nick Irwin and Schwarzkopf Professional, a performance by Tony Hadley and live shows from the British nominees who showcased incredible hair artistry live.

THE LIVE SHOWS

We were treated to live shows from the nine nominees for British Hairdresser of the Year who each brought to life the model's individuality and personality.

Our celebrity host Rylan Clark
Our hosts Jayne Lewis-Orr and Julian Crane
Tony Hadley was GOLD!
Schwarzkopf Professional’s inspired opening show
Richard Ashforth
Robert Eaton
Adam Reed
Sally Brooks
Hooker and Young
Cos Sakkas
Errol Douglas
Zoë Irwin
Angelo Seminara

MIDLANDS HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR

SHAUN HALL, MARK LEESON

“I’m shocked, I really am. I think I’m lost for words –I just want to say thank you to HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional because this has just been an absolutely wild year and it means the world to be here in person again. Massive thank you to my amazing bosses Mark and Richard for believing in me and putting me through these awards.”

NORTH WESTERN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR

LYNSEY HARRISON, RENAISSANCE HAIR & BEAUTY

“I'm collecting this on behalf of my sister who couldn't be here tonight. A big congratulations to everyone who entered and got through! A huge thank you to the salon – third time lucky!”

NORTHERN IRELAND HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR

SHARON MALCOLM, SHARON MALCOLM HAIRDRESSING

“I genuinely can’t believe this. I’d like to thank Jayne and everyone at Hairdressers Journal for everything they have done for us in what has been a challenging 20 months.”

SCOTTISH HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

CAROLINE SANDERSON & BARRY LACHLAN, EGO HAIR DESIGN

"Thank you Jayne and everyone at Hairdressers Journal and Schwarzkopf Professional. Thank you to our amazing team, we’re absolutely speechless right now."

NORTH EASTERN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

JONATHAN TURNER, HOOKER & YOUNG

“Thank you, thank you, so much. I really wasn’t prepared for this after seeing all of the collections in the gallery at Salon International – the talent was just amazing.”

SOUTHERN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

MARCUS GIAMATTEI, MARC ANTONI

“It’s so great to be on this stage where so many great hairdressers have stood over the years. What an honour!”

WALES & SOUTH WEST HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

ALISON ADAMS, MARTENE MALLETT AND MARTIN CREAN @ MODE

“This is the pinnacle of my career, what an amazing industry. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our incredible boss, Martin, he pushes us and inspires us every single day. Big shout out to team Mode!”

EASTERN HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

OLIVIA BINCH, MARK LEESON

“Oh my god! I can’t believe it; this is absolutely amazing! I honestly can’t believe that this is my first time entering and my first time winning!”

LONDON HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

DANIELE DE ANGELIS, TONI&GUY SHOREDITCH

“Thank you Sasha, Cos and the whole Toni&Guy team, you are a true family to me. I would like to say a special thanks to Siobhan Golden, we worked together on the shoot, and she brought a completely different spin."

 INTERNATIONAL HAIRDRESSER COLLECTION OF  THE YEAR WINNER 2021

PAVEL OKHAPKIN, FASHION HAIR STUDIO, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

“It was my dream to be here today. I want to say a big thank you to all my team, my photographer, my make-up artist and my family. This night is amazing!”

TREND IMAGE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

SHARON MALCOLM, SHARON MALCOLM HAIRDRESSING

“This is two years in a row now! In the middle of this pandemic I took myself to London and found a space to shoot this image. I want to thank my stylist and my photographer.”

AVANT GARDE HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

SYLVESTRE FINOLD, TONI&GUY WIMBLEDON

“I just want to thank all the judges. This year was just amazing. Thank you to my team at the Wimbledon salon. I want to thank my photographer, and also Chie and Indira. They opened my eyes to the world of Avant Garde, I wouldn’t be here without them.”

MEN’S HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

CAROLINE SANDERS & BARRY LACHLAN, EGO HAIR DESIGN

“We can’t believe we've won this category! A huge thank you to our team at Ego Hair Design, as we wouldn’t be here without them. Thank you to my photographer Richard Miles, there’s not many people who’d shoot 16 images in one day. We really did put our hearts and souls into this collection.”

AFRO HAIRDRESSER OF THE OF YEAR WINNER 2021

RICK ROBERTS, RICK ROBERTS

“Wow. If anybody knows me, they know I’m quite an emotional guy. But to win this is just amazing. This year my collection was epic, colourful and forward-thinking.”

 NEWCOMER HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

ABBIE JOHNSON, MARK LEESON

“I’m so overwhelmed! I would just like to say a massive thank you to Mark Leeson, Richard Darby, and to the Mark Leeson team for everything.”

ARTISTIC TEAM OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

EGO HAIR DESIGN

“The standard of work in the Artistic Team of the Year category was just so high and the collections were amazing, I cannot believe we have won!”

SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL BRITISH COLOUR TECHNICIAN OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

SIOBHAN HAUG, TONI&GUY COVENT GARDEN

“I’m completely overwhelmed but I’m so thankful. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to the whole TONI&GUY academy team and especially my husband, Philip –I love you all so much. As someone who has been here many times but never as a finalist, I have so much respect for all the hairdressers in this room. The work you do is phenomenal and often not for much reward. For every colourist that’s ever entered this category, I have so much respect for you, and I hope that you get the chance to stand here one year too.”

BRITISH HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR WINNER 2021

ROBERT EATON, RUSSELL EATON

“This is amazing! I couldn’t be more proud! There are so many people to thank for this, especially our team at Russell Eaton in both Leeds and Barnsley - they're fantastic.”

This article appears in the January 2022 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the January 2022 Issue of Hairdressers Journal