HJ’s British Hairdresser of Year 2021 Nominees Announced

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The nominees for HJ’s coveted British Hairdresser of the Year award, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, have been announced - showcasing the wealth of talent and unshakeable passion within British hairdressing.

This year they are Adam Reed, Angelo Seminara, Cos Sakkas, Errol Douglas, Eugene Souleiman, Hooker & Young, Richard Ashforth, Robert Eaton, Sally Brooks, and receiving her first nomination, Zoë Irwin. This top ten received the closest votes ever recorded in the award’s history.

Nominated by top-tier hairdressers and UK and 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 over the last year or so. It has been a testing time for us all, but I have been so impressed with, but not surprised by, the industry’s professionalism, resilience, and creativity, ignited by this difficult time.

The British Hairdresser of the Year title has been the most sought-after in the industry 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, the title of HJ British Hairdresser of the Year has transformed exceptional stylists into either 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 Professional UK and Ireland comments:

Being the sole sponsor of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards for the past 37 years is a huge honour for Schwarzkopf Professional. Today, we reveal who is in this echelon of elite-level hairdressers in the UK, and it is a day we can again start 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 continues to be evident as we pull together and recognise that we are united as an industry. Today is another great reminder that we have so much amazing talent within our midst.

The winner will be announced on Monday 29th November 2020 at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, alongside the winners in seven specialist categories and ten regional categories, on the biggest night in the hairdressing calendar.

For further details on HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional visit www.hji.co.uk/british-hairdressing-awards-sponsored-by-schwarzkopf-profe...


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