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A massive congratulations to the immensely talented Cos Sakkas, who has been crowned British Hairdresser of the Year at the 2022 British Hairdressing Awards (sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional) with his collection Vertigo.

Global Creative Director for TONI&GUY and LABEL.M Cos Sakkas is based at the TONI&GUY Academy in London and is also the current International Hairdresser of the Year, making this superstar talent the first person to hold both prestigious titles at the same time.


“It’s amazing to win this award and I want to thank Hairdressers Journal, you’ve always been there for me. Schwarzkopf Professional, you were there to present me with Newcomer of the Year back in 1999 and here we are again today! I’ve been with TONI&GUY for 30 years and people always search for the grass that is greener, my grass has always been super green! I started with Toni and Anthony Mascolo, my mentor and the reason I am here today is Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, she is my everything. I’d like to end with a special thanks to my TONI&GUY team and family and a special dedication to a beautiful friend, the late Franca Grossi.”

“The finalists for British Hairdresser of the Year are some of the most talented stylists in the world, and it is an honour to win the award. While it was my name that was announced, this award is for the passionate people I work with every day and the amazing team who helped bring my vision to life.”

“All the British finalists created stunning collections and I am humbled that the industry has chosen me to fly the flag for the British industry. I will endeavour to use the title to continue to raise standards, encourage the next generation and promote British hairdressing around the world.”

To explore his full Vertigo collection, click here.