The 2022 winners of the esteemed British Hairdressing Awards have been named in front of 1300 industry members, honouring the inspirational talent leading the way across the pond in the event’s 38th year.
The awards were hosted at the Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriott hotel on London’s Park Lane and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. Festivities were hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, Hairdressers Journal International Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr, and Schwarzkopf Professional General Manager for UK and Ireland, Julian Crane, with shows and entertainment showcased by both the brand and British Hairdresser of the Year finalists, as well as the singer Professor Green.
“Schwarzkopf Professional is honoured once again to be sponsoring an event which is so respected and renowned – not just at home, but all over the world. We are privileged to join in celebrating such talented stylists who continue to raise the bar with work that inspires, astounds, and moves us, and we thank them for making this industry such an exciting place to be,” Julian said.
The awards were given in a myriad of creative and regional categories, with the pinnacle Hairdresser of the Year Award as the highlight. Entries are judged anonymously and independently by a 100-strong panel of hairdressing greats, editors, influencers and Hall of Fame members.
This year Global Creative Director at TONI&GUY and LABEL.M Cos Sakkas was given the title of British Hairdresser of the Year, winning for the Vertigo collection, and leading a long list of talented award winners in this year’s competition. Cos is also the current recipient of International Hairdresser of the Year and is the first person to hold two prestigious titles of this calibre at the same time. He has previously won London Hairdresser of the Year three times and team awards as part of the TONI&GUY Global Artistic Team. This year, he succeeded over tough competition, including Richard Ashcroft, Sally Brooks, Robert Easton, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Lark Leeson and Angelo Seminara, to win the illustrious title.
“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,” Cos said. “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.”
For the relatively new title of International Collection of the Year, this year Australia’s own Jude McEwen from TONI&GUY Perth, Dee Parker Attwood from Wieselmann Salon and Jacky Chan from Oscar Oscar Chadstone, as well as New Zealand’s Danny Pato from D&M Hair Design, were all nominated as finalists. The award was won by Viktoriia Vradii of the Ukraine.
Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s event.
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Tim Scott-Wright, The Hair Surgery
North Western Hairdressers of the Year – Laura and Ria Kulik, The Hairbank
Scottish Hairdressers of the Year – Caroline Sanderson and Paul Ralph, Ego Hair Design
North Eastern Hairdressers of the Year – Rick and Zoe Roberts, Rick Roberts
Southern Hairdresser of the Year – Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons
Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year – Steven Smart, Smartest 73
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Rebecca Jacques, Daniel Granger Hairdressing
London Hairdresser of the Year – Jordanna Cobella, Cobella
International Collection of the Year – Viktoriia Vradii, Le Salon VRV
Trend Image of the Year – Jo Lomax, Smartest 73
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Enrica Russo, Danilo Hair Boutique
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – George Smith, TONI&GUY Salisbury
Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Stephanie and Ashley Gamble, Ashley Gamble Hair
Newcomer of the Year – Emy Roccabella, Danilo Hair Boutique
Artistic Team of the Year – Hooker & Young Art Team
Eugene Souleiman – Session Hairdresser of the Year
Schwarzkopf Professional Colour Technician of the Year – Daniel Spiller, Marc Antoni
British Hairdresser of the Year 2022 – Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY.
Hall of Fame entrants at the British Hairdressing Awards 2022:
Rick Roberts, Afro Hairdresser of the Year Hall of Fame; Sharon Malcolm
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year Hall of Fame and Shaun Hall Midlands Hairdresser of the Year Hall of Fame
Sylvestre Finold, Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year Hall of Fame
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