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HJ’s ‘British Hairdresser of Year 2020’ Nominees Announced

HJ’s ‘British Hairdresser of Year 2020’ Nominees Announced

Hairdressers Journal (HJ) announced the 2020 nominees for its coveted ‘British Hairdresser of the Year’ award, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

This year Adam Reed, Angelo Seminara, Cos Sakkas, Darren Ambrose, Errol Douglas, Eugene Souleiman, Gary Hooker & Michael Young (Hooker & Young), Richard Ashforth, Robert Eaton and Sally Brooks wowed the British hairdressing industry, resulting in their nomination for the coveted title. This top ten received the closest voting cluster ever recorded in the award’s history, resulting in more nominees
than ever before, nominated by top-tier hairdressers, influencers, and UK & international press for their professional reputation, creative vision and their ability to act as an ambassador for British hairdressing.

Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis Orr, said, “British hairdressing has certainly faced its greatest ever challenge this year. It has been a testing time for us all and I have been so impressed with, but not surprised by, the industry’s continued professionalism, resilience and creativity.

The British Hairdresser of the Year title has been the most sought-after for more than three decades. This year especially, it is recognition of the stylists at the forefront of this thriving, talented and professional community. The award not only cements the careers of exceptional hairdressers but consistently raises standards across our industry year-on-year.”

Since its inception in 1985, the title of HJ British Hairdresser of the Year has transformed exceptional stylists into either dynamic household names or meteoric hairdressing careers, previous winners include Trevor Sorbie, John Frieda, Umberto Giannini, Nicky Clarke, Charles Worthington, Antoinette Beenders, Beverley C and Sally Brooks to name a few.

Julian Crane, general manager of Henkel Beauty Care UK and Ireland comments “Being the sole sponsor of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards for the past 36 years, is a huge honour for Schwarzkopf Professional.  Today, when we reveal who is in this echelon of top hairdressers in the UK, it’s always a day to celebrate the best of British hairdressing.  As an industry, we have been hugely hit by Covid-19, but the resilience and the spirit of British hairdressing are seen as we pull together and recognise that we are united as an industry, it is a great reminder that we have so much amazing talent within our midst.”

The winner will be announced on Monday 30th November 2020 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, alongside the winners in six specialist categories and nine regional categories.