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Nominees for HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year Revealed

The nominees for HJ’s British Hairdresser of the Year, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, have been announced.

This year’s shortlist comprises eight of the most prolific talents working in hairdressing today, with the winner set to be announced this November at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional - one of the most anticipated highlights of the hairdressing calendar.

The British Hairdressing Awards 2023 British Nominees are as follows…

  • Darren Ambrose, D&J Ambrose
  • Richard Ashforth, SACO
  • Errol Douglas, Errol Douglas Salon    
  • Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton
  • Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Hooker & Young
  • Mark Leeson, Mark Leeson
  • Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY
  • Angelo Seminara

Nominated by a panel of hairdressing professionals and international trade press, the finalists have each grown a reputation for their creative artistry, dedication to their craft and global influence. From progressive platform work and inspirational education to thriving salon businesses and commitment to championing new talent, the nominees are the personification of all that makes British hairdressing so revered.

Widely regarded as the most coveted title in hairdressing, the British Hairdresser of the Year will be announced at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, on Monday 27th November at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. In addition to the ultimate accolade of the evening, winners will also be announced across regional categories, as well as specialist categories which recognise exceptional work in both specialist and regional categories.

Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis Orr, says: “Congratulations to our incredible nominees, each a true ambassador for British hairdressing. A nomination for British Hairdresser of the Year reflects just how respected and admired these individuals are – not just on British soil, but across the globe. Each of our nominees has shown extraordinary commitment to their craft, with a passion and expertise that is evident in all they do. I am delighted to see their talent acknowledged at this level.”

Julian Crane, General Manager of Henkel Beauty Care Professional UK and Ireland, adds: “As the sole sponsor of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards for the past 39 years, Schwarzkopf Professional has honoured the industry’s most prolific names. This year’s shortlist is no exception, and our nominees should be celebrated for the remarkable achievements that have led to this moment.”