One of the most prestigious events on the worldwide hairdressing calendar, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards (sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional) are back for their 38th year of celebrating hairdressing excellence and recognizing the incredible talent of hair stylists across the United Kingdom. 

‘Every year, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards serve as a reminder of the passion, artistry and expertise that this incredible industry has to offer, and it is a privilege to celebrate the talent and brilliance of creative individuals from across the country,” says Executive Director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Jayne Lewis-Orr. “Once again, the standard of entries was exemplary, with our finalist’s demonstrating excellence in all areas of their craft, as well as an ability to bring together the magical elements that make a photographic collection stand out from the competition.”

Judged anonymously by over 100 leading hairdressers, winners will be crowned at an exclusive black tie event on Monday November 28th at the prestigious Grosvenor House.

A massive congratulations to all of the below finalists in the 2022 HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards!

Afro Hairdresser of the Year

  • Lisa Farrall, WIG London
  • Ashley & Stephanie Gamble, Ashley Gamble
  • Brandon Messinger, Guy Christian
  • Caroline Sanderson & Paul Ralph, Ego Hair Design
  • Melissa Timperley, Melissa Timperley Salons
  • Anne Veck, Anne Veck Oxford

Artistic Team of the Year

  • HOB Academy Artistic Team
  • Hooker & Young Artistic Team
  • Medusa Art Team
  • MODE Artistic Team
  • Salon Jedi Art Team
  • Smartest 73 Artistic Team

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year

  • Emmanuel Esteban, Salon Sloane
  • Darja Laett, TONI&GUY Kensington
  • Shelley Lane, Shelley Lane
  • Dylan McConnachie, Koop Studio
  • Tomer Nagar, TONI&GUY Shoreditch
  • Enrica Russo, Danilo Hair Boutique

 Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

  • Kevin Luchmun, Luchmun Studios
  • Joe Maughan & Michael Young, Hooker & Young
  • Bayleigh Peace & Laura Scott, Mark Leeson
  • Andrew Plester, HARE & BONE Fitzrovia
  • Caroline Sanderson & Masahiro Kudo, Ego Hair Design
  • George Smith, TONI&GUY Salisbury

Newcomer of the Year

  • Molly Drummond, Hooker & Young
  • James Forte, Guy Christian Salon
  • Paolo Giamattei, Marc Antoni
  • Emy Roccabella, Danilo Hair Boutique
  • India Sparacia & Sebastian Sparacia, Sculpture Salon
  • Emma Vickery, Percy & Reed

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician

  • James Earnshaw, James Earnshaw Hair
  • Brooke Evans, BE Ironbridge
  • Francesco Fontana, TONI&GUY North Audley
  • Ashley & Stephanie Gamble, Ashley Gamble
  • Stuart Matuska, TONI&GUY Shoreditch
  • Daniel Spiller, Marc Antoni

 Trend Image of the Year

  • Ria Alderson-Kulik, The Hairbank
  • Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro
  • Annie Franklin, Prestige Hair Salon
  • Jo Lomax, Smartest 73
  • Caroline Sanderson & Jay Nicol, Ego Hair Design
  • Steven Smart, Smartest 73


Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

  • Olivia Binch, Mark Leeson
  • Rebecca Jacques, Daniel Granger Hairdressing
  • Jessica Neil, KH Hair West Bridgford
  • Antonio Palladino, Antonio Giovanni Hairdressing
  • Darrel Starkey, Taylors Hair Studio
  • Christian Wiles, Wiles Studios

 International Collection of the Year

  • Chrystofer Benson, Chrystofer Benson Collective
  • Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar Chadstone
  • Jude McEwen, TONI&GUY Perth
  • Dee Parker Attwood, Wieselmann Salon
  • Danny Pato, D&M Hair Design
  • Viktoriia Vradii, Le Salon VRV

 London Hairdresser of the Year

  • Jordanna Cobella, Cobella
  • Daniele De Angelis, TONI&GUY Shoreditch
  • Danilo Giangreco, Danilo Hair Boutique
  • Philipp Haug, TONI&GUY Sloane Square
  • Marlon Hawkins, Brooks and Brooks
  • Marney Lian, Gritt London

 Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

  • Nikki Clifford, NJUK Hair
  • Tracey Ann Smith, French & Ivi
  • Ashley & Stephanie Gamble, Ashley Gamble
  • Let Lew, Let Lew Hair Design
  • Tim Scott-Wright, Tim Scott-Wright @ The Hair Surgery
  • Nicola Smyth, Nicola Smyth

 North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

  • Rebecca Dickenson, Rebecca Dickenson Hair Body and Soul
  • Tracey Dykes, Hooker & Young
  • Joseph Ferraro & Rita Tuska, Joseph Ferraro Hair
  • Rick & Zoe Roberts, Rick Roberts
  • Emma Simmons, Salon 54
  • Jonathan Turner & Sophie Gibson, Hooker & Young

 North Western Hairdresser of the Year

  • Naomi Brooks, The Hair Sanctuary
  • John Claxton, Claxton Hair
  • Laura Kulik & Ria Kulik, The Hairbank
  • Melissa Timperley, Melissa Timperley Salons
  • Melanie Tudor, En Route Hair & Beauty
  • Jon Wilsdon, TONI&GUY Deansgate

 Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

  • Jason Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing
  • Simon Hill, SESH Hairdressing
  • Colin McAndrew, Medusa
  • Allan Mckechnie, Rutherfords
  • Caroline Sanderson & Paul Ralph, Ego Hair Design
  • Karen Thomson, KAM Hair and Body Spa

Southern Hairdresser of the Year

  • Andrea Dorata, Dorata Hairdressing
  • Thomas Hills, TH1
  • Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing
  • Kerry Mather, KJM Salons
  • Jack Mead & Lydia Wolfe, Jack & The Wolfe
  • Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons

 Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

  • Allison Adams & Martene Mallett, Martin Crean at MODE
  • Samantha Bell, Hair at 58
  • Brandon Messinger, Guy Christian
  • Ben Russell, Ben Russell Salon
  • Karoliina Saunders, Karoliina Saunders Hair Design
  • Steven Smart, Smartest 73