British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024

HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards acknowledges those who are making waves within their business and ultimately changing the landscape of the hairdressing industry for the benefit of everyone.


Frequently Asked Questions

Entering the British Hairdressing Business Awards

When will I need to submit my entry?

The British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024 deadline is Friday 5 April 2024. 

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.

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. 

Make sure each entry is unique in its content. The judges can become familiar with repeated entries.

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.   

I'm confused. How do I upload files to my entry?

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 happens if I am a finalist? Is there anything else I need to do?

If you are shortlisted in the Business Director of the Year, Manager of the Year, Salon Stylist of the Year or Assistant of the Year categories, you will be required to attend a 30-minute interview. Dates to be confimed.

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. 

Attending the British Hairdressing Business Awards

When is the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024 ceremony?

The date for next year's awards ceremony is Monday 1 July 2024 at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.

When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the awards evening are available to book online nearer the event. Please go to Book Now page of this website once the tickets are on sale. 

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. Rates are only available if booked via Jigsaw by calling +44 (0)20 8945 5030.

British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024 Finalists 

We're so excited to announce HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards finalists for 2024. Get ready to celebrate, as we congratulate the finalists in all 17 categories. Don’t forget to book your tickets for the awards evening on Monday 1 July 2024 at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.

Head here for more information about the event - and if you want a refresher of last year's finalists, head here. 

But without further ado, these are the finalists of the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024!


Assistant of the Year sponsored by Cloud Nine

Jessie Gregory, Tim Scott-Wright @ The Hair Surgery
Leon Haworth, Vidal Sassoon
Lucy Minihane, CHAIR 
Isabella Pasqualino, HEIR Salon
Tom Rowley-Clifford, HB Hair and Beauty 
Emma Thornber, Gypsy Rose Salon


Barbershop/Grooming Salon of the Year 

Boardroom Gentlemen's Refinery
Crate Cheshire
Supply 91
Ultimate Grooming


Business Director of the Year sponsored by HJ

Lorenzo Colangelo, The Gallery Tunbridge Wells
Samantha Cusick, Samantha Cusick London & Stā Studios
Gary Hooker & Michael Young, HOOKER & YOUNG
Kerry Mather, KJM Salons
Phil Smith, Smith England
Tony Walmsley, Anthony John Salons 


Customer Service Award sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional

elements Lifestyle
Law Salons
Linton & Mac
Melissa Timperley Salons
Michael Van Clarke
re:new Hair and Beauty by Expressions

Educator of the Year sponsored by Wella Professionals

Joanne Doward, The Academy of Hairdressing - West Suffolk College
Sophia Hilton, Not Another Academy
HOB Academy
Mike Taylor Education
Laura Leigh Kerr, Rainbow Room Academy
The Melissa Timperley Education Team
Helen Rutherford, Exceed

Franchisee of the Year sponsored by Great Lengths

David Akroyd, TONI&GUY East Grinstead
Riccardo Corvi, Rainbow Room International Ayr
Simon Cox, Clipso St Albans
Anthony Kalli, HOB Salons Cockfosters
Victoria Taylor, Francesco Hair Cheltenham
Paula Wood, Saks Knutsford


Independent Salon – Business Newcomer sponsored by Alfaparf Milano Professional

Stā Studios
Me Collective
Layered Collective 
Julian Holland, Hair @ Hesslewood
Izzo & Co

Innovation of the Year sponsored by Glowwa

Anne Veck Limited
Get Groomed | Mobile Barbers
Stā Studios
Stylebook Directory/Education
The Hair Sanctuary Training Group
The Profile Guy

Manager of the Year sponsored by Kao Salon Division

Sarah Biss, Academy Salons Esher
Lindsey Charlton, HOOKER & YOUNG
Shannon Currah, Saks Hexham
Geri Padalino, Vidal Sassoon
Thomas Potts, Thomas Hairdressing Group
Victoria Woods, HEIR Salon and Education


Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Treatwell

Equipt x ME Collective
HEIR Salon
Michael Van Clarke LLP
Novo Cabelo
Stā Studios

Get inspired: take a look at the winners at British Hairdressing Business Awards 2023

Salon Design Award sponsored by Dyson Technology Ltd

Casa Luxe
Cuttlefish Eco Salons
Luke Benson Hair
Stā Studios
Stacey Mcknight Hairdressing
Vidal Sassoon

Salon of the Year 1 sponsored by Vagaro

HOOKER & YOUNG Ponteland
Linton & Mac
Melissa Timperley Salons
Michael Van Clarke
Nuala Morey Salon
Rainbow Room International Buchanan Street


Salon of the Year 2 sponsored by L'Oréal Professionnel Paris

Fusion Hair Co
HEIR Salon and Education
Opulence Hairdressing
Piper Violet hair
Strut Hairdressing

Salon Stylist of the Year sponsored by Revlon Professional

Harry Andreou, Ventura
Norman Boulton, Not Another Salon
Troy Boyd, Anthony John Salons 
Chevonne Dematos, Luke Ormsby hair
Rachael Macdonald, Rainbow Room International
Jonathan Turner, HOOKER & YOUNG


Salon Team of the Year sponsored by Alan Howard

Melissa Timperley Salons
Michael Van Clarke LLP
Rainbow Room International Buchanan Street
Smith England
TONI&GUY Covent Garden
Tuckwell & Co


Social Stylist of the Year sponsored by Moroccanoil

Kerry Buckell, KB Hair Extensions
Richard James, Cyrl Cymru
Sarah Louise Keane, SLK Education Ltd
Nuala Morey, Nuala Morey Salon
Simon Tuckwell, Tuckwell & Co
Robert Wood, Novo Cabelo

Sustainable Salon of the Year sponsored by Authentic Beauty Concept

Butchers Salon
Edith et Moi
En Route Hair & Beauty
Hair Organics Notting Hill
Ora Hair Banstead
Stā Studios

A huge congratulations to the finalists and a big thank you to our sponsors. We will see you on Monday 1 July 2024 to announce the winners at our awards evening at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. Don’t forget to book your tickets!

The British Hairdressing Business Awards celebrate the smartest business brains and most innovative salons and teams in the industry. 

It's an huge accolade to win an award, but to win one on more than one occasion is truly outstanding. That's why we welcome any salon or individual who has won the same award of three occasions to the British Hairdressing Business Awards Hall of Fame. The are the BHBA Hall of Fame inductees:


Nicola Hughes, Saks, Chester - Franchisee of the Year (2020, 2021, 2022)


Josh Goldsworthy, Goldsworhty's Hairdressing - Salon Stylist of the Year (2019, 2020, 2021)
Mark Woolley, Electric - Business Director of the Year (2010, 2015, 2021)
Bloggs Salons - Salon of the Year 2 (2017, 2020, 2021)
Westrow - Educator of the Year (2016, 2018, 2021)


Claire Denyr, Saks Hair & Beauty, Kings Hill - Franchisee of the Year (2013, 2016, 2017)


Marc Westerman & Steve Rowbottom, Westrow - Business Director of the Year (2004, 2012, 2017)


The Gallery Hair & Beauty, Southborough - Salon of the Year 1 (2014, 2015, 2016)


Tommy’s – Salon of The Year 2 (2006, 2007, 2009)


Sean Hanna - Marketing Award (2002, 2004, 2005)


Headlines UK – Training Award (2000, 2001, 2004)
Ishoka – Customer Care Award (2001, 2003, 2004)
Jon Macleod - Salon Team of the Year (2002, 2003, 2004)


Paterson SA - Retail Salon of the Year (2000, 2001, 2003)


Rainbow Room International - Salon Team (1999, 2000, 2001)


HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards, takes place on Monday 1 July 2024 at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London and you are invited!

To book your ticket, simply follow the link below and choose whether you’d like a single ticket or a table.  

Essential Information About Booking Your Table 

Process Registration / login

  • An account must first be created and you must login before you can book your table or individual place
  • After registration you can select and save for later but you must click the email activation link before you will be able to finish an order Basket
  • This is where all entries are held before completing the process (it functions like a shopping basket)

Saved Items

  • If you can't finish the entry immediately please use the "Save for later" button to move an entry to the "Saved items"
  • You can return at a later stage and complete missing information, move the saved item to the basket and process it

"Process x Items"

  • This is the green button at the bottom of the basket
  •  This button is only available if ALL items in the basket have ALL required information
  • After clicking this button your items are move from the basket into a "Personal Details" section then “Invoice Details” then a “Summary Page” before final confirmation.

Adding Guest Names to table bookings

  • Login into your account
  • Locate a completed entry via the "My transactions" menu
  • Click on the transaction code to access the transaction detail
  • Locate the nomination inside the transaction via its linked code or using the "Items" tab
  • Edit the entry and use the save button to store changes.

For all enquiries for the British Hairdressing Business Awards contact:

Lizzi Brady
020 3841 7365
[email protected]


Alan Howard
Authentic Beauty Concept
Cloud Nine
Great Lengths
Kao Salon Division
L'Oréal Professionnel Paris
Modern Barber
Revlon Professional
Schwarzkopf Professional
Wella Professionals

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