British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 Winners Are Announced

Published 04th Oct 2021 by Admin

On Monday 4 October, HJ announced the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 winners at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London, an event which brought the UK professional hairdressing industry together to celebrate the best in the business. Held in-person for the first time since 2019, the British Hairdressing Business Awards saw the industry’s biggest names back together again to celebrate those who excelled in the past year. Hosted by comedian Joel Dommett, the event was a huge success and was full of emotional speeches and amazing business insights.  Below is a list of the winners at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021.

British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 Winners

Customer Service Award sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional

Gatsby & Miller British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 “A lot of hard work has paid off and I’m really excited and proud to be a part of Gatsby & Miller. Our customer experience has been tailored with the customer in mind the whole time. We would like to thank our team – we wouldn’t have got this without them!”

Innovation of the Year sponsored by Salon International

Mark Woolley, Electric space British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 “I’m blown away. I want to say a big thank you to my Electric team, my family and everyone at HJ for putting the night on, it is great to be back. The amazing thing about Electric is we’re a team, not a person. Thank you so much.”

Marketing Campaign of the Year sponsored by Phorest Salon Software

Haringtons British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 “Massive thank you to our whole team at Haringtons. It’s been a privilege to bring a heritage brand into the 21st century and really make a difference to the Haringtons team. It takes a lot of courage to say yes to really innovative marketing, particularly at a time that we’ve all been through the past 18 months. Massive thank you to the industry and to Haringtons!”  

Salon Design Award sponsored by Salon International

Silverclip Concept Store British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021 “Lockdown made things really difficult for us, and it was a question of can we carry on, or shall we not? But we carried on! We are in the company of some amazing salons this evening. Thank you to my wife and thank you to my friends!”

Educator of the Year sponsored by Wella Company

Westrow “First of all I want to thank Jayne Lewis-Orr and everyone at HJ. This is our third time winning but this is the most special to be honest. We live and breathe education and we want to thank this amazing team. After the past 18 months it is great to be here and this award means so much.”

Assistant/Junior of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International

Katie Cook, B.E. Ironbridge “This is amazing, there is no feeling like it. Thank you to my mum and dad for being there for me! Thank you to Hairdressers Journal and to the judges! I cannot thank Brooke enough, I wouldn’t be here without her. She has given me so many opportunities. I cannot believe it!”

Independent Salon – Business Newcomer sponsored by NHBF

Alchemy & I “We’re very humbled to be nominated amongst some amazing salons. It’s been a challenging year, but our team and the community have shown such resilience. We’ve worked so hard to make the Alchemy & I brand stand out. All of the team take such a huge interest in the business, so having their support just means even more for this award.”

Franchisee of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International

Nicola Hughes, Saks Chester “Last year I won this and all I did was cry! So hopefully I won’t do this this year. Winning this award is the best feeling in the world. The list of people to thank is endless. Thank you to Saks franchisees, from all of the support from head office to our suppliers who have been amazing. And my family, I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Male Grooming Salon/Barbershop of the Year sponsored by Modern Barber

Crate Cheshire “I want to thank my mum and dad who are hairdressers and who got me into the industry. I want to say thank you to Mark Woolley who taught me everything I do. I didn’t think we would get to the final and win it! We want to thank everyone who has supported us in the three years we have been open.”

Manager of the Year sponsored by KAO Salon Division

Sophie Goldworthy, Goldsworthy’s Hairdressing “I would like to thank my parents for everything they taught me about working hard and taught me everything I know. It’s a family business so I was born and bred into it. I’m pretty sure when I joined the business, there were bets on how long I’d last! Winning this award feels amazing.”

Social Stylist of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International

Casey Coleman, Chair Studio “I honestly cannot tell who how I feel to have won this award. I am so shocked! I’ve had a really tough year so this has really made my life. I did it! Social media can be a lonely place but there are so many people behind it; my mum, my mates, HAIRDOTCOM, the FAME Team and everyone who has been involved. I would also like to thank Richie. But what’s more, thanks to me – because I’ve done it!”

Salon Team of the Year sponsored by Treatwell

Melissa Timperley Salons “It’s a dream to be amongst such talented hairdressers. This is a dream come true. I would like to thank the team, I couldn’t have done it without them and after such a difficult year, this is the best reward.”

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

Bloggs Salons “I feel shocked and speechless! My team make my role so easy and so enjoyable. This really is about the team. I’d also like to thank my friends and family and everyone who has supported us for this entry.”

Salon Stylist of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International

Josh Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy’s Hairdressing “This is my third year winning in a row and I really did not expect it. Having my family behind me is amazing, we’re a three-generation salon and it’s our 60th anniversary this year. A big thank you to my wife who is my absolute everything and backbone.”

Salon of the Year 1 sponsored by VTCT

Melissa Timperley, Melissa Timperley “We’re stunned to pick up a second award this evening. My team are the best team on the world and we’re so grateful to be bringing this trophy back to Manchester. I’d like to thanks LWPR, my mum and dad, my husband and everyone who couldn’t be here tonight. We are so grateful.”

Business Director of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International

Mark Woolley, Electric Hair “The finalists in my category are my icons! I remember looking at Phil Smith and thinking I can be a hairdresser and have a Ferrari! It’s an honour to be listed with them. I will say one thing about business and creativity – it should go hand in hand. In hairdressing there’s so many people who are great creatives and great business minds. You can ring anyone in this industry and get advice! I love it.” A huge congratulations to the British Hairdressing Awards 2021 winners and the finalists. What a successful night!



Published 04th Oct 2021

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