Presented by HJI and Schwarzkopf Professional, the 2017 British Hairdressing Awards honoured the very best in British hairdressing talent.

Inside London’s luxurious Grosvenor House, 1,500 of the UK’s top hairdressing talent gathered for the 2017 British Hairdressing Awards. Hosted by Hairdresser’s Journal International, the annual event celebrates the most creative and technically-gifted hairstylists in Britain.

The evening was MC’d by TV Presenter Cat Deeley alongside Executive Director for HJ, Jayne Lewis-Orr. “Each year, British hairdressing goes from strength to strength.” said Lewis-Orr; “These awards serve to celebrate not just the sheer technical skill involved in making the images, but also the creativity and vision behind them.”

“Each winner has demonstrated an ability to dream big, then bring that concept to life in imagery that’s beautiful, inspiring and directional. We’re very proud of all the winners and would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of Hairdressers Journal International.”

Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks Collection Showcased on the Evening

Taking out the evening’s highest honour – 2017 British Hairdresser of the Year – was Sally Brooks, who was lauded for both her inspired collection, and continuous contribution to the hairdressing industry. Sally represents the first female winner of the accolade since 2005.

“I never thought I’d be standing on stage accepting this award, especially as I was up against such amazing hairdressers that I respect so much.” beamed Sally; “Thank you to my amazing team and the support they give to me and each other, and thank you to my photographer, Jenny Hands; I couldn’t have done this without her!”

2017 Winners:

British Hairdresser of the Year: Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks, London

Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London

Artistic Team of the Year: RUSH Hair, London

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield

Newcomer of the Year: Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble, Shifnal

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfield

London Hairdresser of the Year: Indira Schauwecker, TONI&GUY Bedford Street, London

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton, Barnsley

North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Daniel Couch and Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton, Leeds

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Julie Cherry and Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Lisburn

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Glasgow

Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair, Oxted

Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year: Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff