HJ's British Hairdressing Awards 2023

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional are recognised globally as the ultimate accolade, and since their launch in 1984, the Awards have recognised the most credible names in the industry as both finalists and winners.


Frequently Asked Questions

How To Enter

Please Make Sure You Download And Read The Entry Form At The Top Of The Category Page Before Entering.

You must enter your images online through our Evessio site, as well as sending in your final hard copy images to Lizzi Brady, M Squared Media, Allington House, 25 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX.

Do I Have To Pay To Enter?

No, there is no charge to enter the awards. The only cost involved is if you wish to attend the awards ceremony on Monday 27th November 2023 at JW Grosvenor House Hotel.

What Is The Last Date To Get My Entry Submitted?

All entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 30th June 2023.

I Have Won The Same Category Three Times - Can I Enter The Same Category Again?

No, you can’t unless there has been a two-year gap from the last year you won to the year you’d like to enter again.

Can I Enter More Than One Category?

Yes, you can. However please ensure you have submitted each separate entry and they are in the transactions section of your account. • You can only enter Trend Image of the Year once. • Make sure each entry is unique in its content. The judges can become familiar with repeated entries.

Can I Enter My Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician Of The Year Images Into A Regional Category?

Yes, you can. If entering Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year, the same eight images can be entered into a region.

Can I Enter My Trend Image Of The Year Image Into An Additional Category?

Yes, you can. If entering Trend Image of the Year, the same image can be entered into an additional category.

Can I Submit More Than One Entry Under The Same Account Login?

Yes, one account can be created for multiple entries including entries for different Salons/Entrants. Please ensure the correct details for the entrant are completed on the entry form. File uploads • IMPORTANT: YOU WILL NEED TO ZIP OR COMPRESS THE FILE BEFORE UPLOADING. For information on how to Zip a file please use this link • The Awards system supports png, jpeg, jpg, gif, pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, zip, 7z, mp3, eps, ai. files only • Individual files larger than 40MB may result in the upload failing and, in some circumstances, cause your entry information to be lost. If the files are of the correct format and less than 40MB in size then select and upload the file.

What Do I Need To Do If I Am Chosen As A Finalist?

You will be asked to submit a further 4 images if you are selected as a finalist. The exceptions are the Trend Image of the Year and Newcomer of the Year which will then be judged again. • Newcomer of the Year will need to submit a further 2 images to be judged again • Trend Image only enter the 1 image in the first round.

Do I Need To Complete The Online Entry Form And Submit Straight Away?

No - the entry form can be saved by clicking 'Save for Later' and returned to at any point by logging back in and selecting 'Saved Items'.

Is There A Word Limited On The Answers?

Only on select questions. To view the word limits select enter now on the category you wish to enter, then login or create an account. You will be directed to the online entry form showing the question-and-answer fields.

About The Event

When Is The Awards Ceremony?

The British Hairdressing Awards 2023 will be held on Monday 27th November 2023 at JW Grosvenor House Hotel. When do tickets go on sale?

When Do Tickets Go On Sale?

Tickets for the awards evening will be available to purchase closer to the event . We will announce this on social media or be in touch via email to invite you.

Do You Have Hotel Recommendations Or Booking Service?

To assist you with your travel arrangements, we have arranged a FREE accommodation and travel booking service with Jigsaw Conferences Ltd, who have arranged an allocation of rooms to be held at hotels near the venue, however if you have a preferred hotel please let Jigsaw know and they will negotiate the best rate for your stay. Rates are only available if booked by calling +44 (0)20 8945 5030, please book early to avoid any disappointment.

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame is one of the highest accolades in hairdressing and achieving a place is no mean feat.

To be inducted in to the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame, hairdressers must win the same category at HJ‘s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional three times.

Once they have achieved a place in the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame, hairdressers can no longer enter this category again – with the exception of Artistic Team of the Year, where team members may change. Hall of Fame inductees in this category must wait two years before re-entering, in which time the team members are likely to have changed.

These are the talented hairdressers who have become members of the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame since the event began in 1985.


  • Caroline Sanderson (Scottish)

  • Steven Smart (Wales and South West)


  • Sharon Malcolm (Northern Ireland)

  • Shaun Hall (Midlands)

  • Sylvestre Finold (Avant Garde)

  • Rick Roberts (Afro)


  • Lisa Graham & Joseph I’Anson (Eastern)

  • Julie Cherry (Northern Ireland)
  • Andrea Giles & Terri Kay (Men’s)


Martin Crean (Wales and South West)

Mark Leeson Art Team (Artistic Team)


Marcello Moccia (North Western)

Michelle Thompson (Afro)

Robert Eaton (Colour)


Charlotte Mensah (Afro)


Indira Shauwecker (Avant Garde)


Cos Sakkas (London)


Jamie Stevens (London)

Philip Bell (Scottish)

Bruno Marc Giamattei (Southern)


No new inductees



Ken Picton (Wales and Southwest)

Kevin Kahan (Northern Ireland)

Kay McIntyre (Scottish)


HOB Creative Team (Artistic Team)

Terri Kay (Eastern)

Christel Lundqvist (Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician)


Sharon Peake (North Western)


Darren Ambrose (Avant Garde)


Tracey Devine (Scotland)

Claire Rothstein (Afro)


Tim Scott-Wright (Midlands)

Robert Eaton (North Eastern)

Errol Douglas (Afro)


Mark Leeson (Eastern)

Michael Young (North Western)

Tina Farey (Southern)

Jamie & Sally Brooks (London)


Charlie Taylor (Scottish)

Robert Smith (Southern)

Lisa Shepherd (Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician)


Kathryn Longmuir (Afro)

Charles & Karen Doods (North Western)

Angelo Seminara (Avant Garde)


Lisa Shepherd (Midlands)

Shane Bennett (Northern Ireland)


Jason and India Miller (Scottish)

Desmond Murray (Afro)


Paul Stafford (Northern Ireland)

Lawrence Anthony Cole (Midlands)


Tim Avory (Southern)

Steven Goldsworthy (Wales and South West)


Phil Smith (Wales and South West)


Eugene Souleiman (Session)

Keith Harris (Avant Garde)

Mark Hill (North Western)


Umberto Giannini (Midlands)


Nicky Clarke (London)

Gary Hooker (North Western)


Tom Mulrine (Northern Ireland)

Sam McKnight (Session)


Terry Calvert (Eastern)

TONI&GUY Artistic Team (Artistic Team)


Terry Jacques (Afro)

Anthony Mascolo (British)


Guy Kremer (Southern)

Jon Richardson (Eastern)


Trevor Sorbie (London)

Charlie Miller (Northern)


Andrew Collinge (Midlands)


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