On Monday 4 July 2022, HJ announced the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2022 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. 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 Anton du Beke, the event was full of emotional speeches, amazing business insights and lots of networking. Below is the official list of the winners at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2022.
British Hairdressing Business Awards 2022 Winners
Customer Service Award, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
Melissa Timperley Salons "I don't have a big speech, but I just wanted to say thank you. The team have asked me to say, 'Oggy oggy oggy!" "Oi oi oi!"
Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Salon International
BarberTalk & Hair&BeautyTalk "We are the nation's counsellors and therapists, whether we like it or not."
Marketing Campaign of the Year, sponsored by Phorest Salon Software
Haringtons Group "I always say that marketing is a bit like asking someone out on a date - you're the reason whether they say yes, the reason the customer says yes."
Salon Design Award, sponsored by Alan Howard
Electric Space "It's a team, not a person. Electric Space was the dream, but it was a risky time to open. Thankfully it's working out, so thank you to all of you for supporting, and I'm sure we'll have a drink at the bar later!"
Educator of the Year, sponsored by Wella Professionals
Laura Leigh Kerr, Rainbow Room Academy "Thank you to everyone at the company. I've been there 26 years and we truly are a family."
Assistant of the Year, sponsored by Salon International
Declan George Parkes, Scots Hair "I didn't prepare a speech because I really didn't expect this! I honestly couldn't have done it without Jennifer Low up here with me, I'm getting emotional now!"
Independent Salon - Business Newcomer, sponsored by National Hair and Beauty Federation
RudHair Dunmow "I don't know what to say - thank you so much. My team are amazing, they've done really well. I'll try not to get too emotional and leave it there."
Franchisee of the Year, sponsored by JUSTICE Professional
Nicola Hughes, Saks Chester "Wow. For years I thought, 'How do I win this award?' Then, a few years ago, I managed to win it, and yet I still ask myself how. I can honestly say, wholeheartedly, it's thanks to my amazing team."
Barbershop / Grooming Salon of the Year, sponsored by Modern Barber
"First of all I would like to thank HJ and Jayne for everything they're doing - they're incredible. I'd like to thank Julie from Gorgeous PR for all her hard work - this one's for you, thank you so much! For those who are coming to BarberFest next weekend, we're bringing our whole team and we're so excited - we hope to see you there!"
Manager of the Year, sponsored by Kao Salon Division
Thomas Potts, Thomas Hairdressing "I just want to say thank you to my team - I couldn't do this without you! I've been waiting for this for a long time; always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Not anymore!"
Social Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Hairdressers Journal
Casey Coleman, CHAIR Studio "When I tell you I'm literally a nervous wreck... I'm so sorry, it's been a tough day, let's just say that. I want to thank my audience because I would be nowhere without them, and it's because of them that I get amazing opportunities every day."
Sustainable Salon of the Year, sponsored by Authentic Beauty Concept
Anne Veck Oxford "Thank you very much. There are a lot of thank yous to do, especially HJ, for putting this together. Sustainability is needed. I want to give you a challenge tonight. On your table talk about sustainability and think about one thing you can do this week to make a difference."
Salon Team of the Year, sponsored by Treatwell
Goldsworthy's Hairdressing "Keeping up with every other year, I just want to say a massive congratulations to the team - it's been a hard year and they've been the backbone of the salon."
Salon of the Year 2, sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel Paris
"This is so exciting, thank you so much - to HJ, the team, and our clients!"
Salon Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Revlon Professional
Barry Maddocks, Haringtons "I just want to say thank you to HJ - this is such an amazing evening. The team at Winchester are the reason I've won this award because they support me in everything. And I also want to say thank you to Jo, my manager, and our marketing team - we won!"
Salon of the Year 1, sponsored by iTEC & VTCT
Nuala Morey "I'm literally lost for words because I really didn't think I would win this. I've never entered anything like this before - I actually got my entry in last-minute this year, because I was in the hospital with Covid."
Business Director of the Year, sponsored by Hairdressers Journal
Colin McAndrew, Medusa Hairdressing
"Good evening! What can I say? This is a real testament to the hard work of our team. Thank you to Wella for being a fantastic partner to us. Guys, I'm the MD of the company, but for us, it's not about the bottom line. We introduced some really personal policies to look after our teams... through menopause, IVF... these are not sexy subjects, but if our team are going to work hard for us, we need to work hard for them."
And a huge congratulations to the following who have entered the Hall of Fame
British Hairdressing Business Awards 2019, 2020, 2021, Hall of Fame Salon Stylist of the Year, Josh Goldsworthy British Hairdressing Business Awards 2010, 2015, 2021, Hall of Fame Business Director of the Year, Mark Woolley British Hairdressing Business Awards 2017, 2020, 2021, Hall of Fame Salon of the Year 2Bloggs Salons British Hairdressing Business Awards 2016, 2018, 2021, Hall of Fame Educator of the Year, Westrow