The Finalists of the British Hairdressing Awards 2023, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional Are Here!

Published 08th Aug 2023 by Chlo Weldon

The finalists for HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2023, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional have officially been announced.

Don't miss your chance to see them crowned live – book your tickets here!

The first round of judging for this year’s awards took place on Monday 24 July at Epsom Downs Racecourse, where the industry reunited to choose their favourite work across 17 specialist and regional categories.

Congratulations to all the finalists on this fantastic achievement! So, without further ado, the British Hairdressing Awards 2023 Finalists are…


Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Olivia Binch, Mark Leeson

Sharon Cox, Sanrizz St Albans

Niall McNulty, YK Hair and Beauty

Jessica Neil, KH Hair West Bridgford

Antonio Palladino, Antonio Giovanni Hairdressing

Christian Wiles, Wiles Studios

International Collection of the Year

Antoinette Beenders & Jorge Cáncer, Aveda

Arjan Bevers, Avanti

Gianluca Caruso, TONI&GUY Italy

David Siero & Marcos Siero, SIËRO HAIR STUDIO

Carlos Valiente Escrivá, Salones CV by Carlos Valiente

Nathan Yazbek, Salon Yazbek

London Hairdresser of the Year

Jamie Benny, Hare & Bone

Jordanna Cobella, Cobella

Sylvestre Finold, TONI&GUY Wimbledon

Danilo Giangreco, Danilo Hair Boutique

Elle Page, TONI&GUY Covent Garden

Yui Tateno, TONI&GUY Covent Garden

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

Nikki Clifford, NJUK Hair

Rebecca Jacques, Rebecca Jacques Hair

Rory Mason, Rory Antonio Hair

Nuru Perkins, M&M Spa

Tim Scott-Wright & Teri Lowe, The Hair Surgery

Tracey Ann Smith, French + Ivi

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro Hair

Claire Morley & Stephen Chapman, Contemporary

Rick & Zoe Roberts, Rick Roberts

Kelly Rowney, Tate Hair

Emma Simmons, Salon 54

Jonathan Turner & Sophie Gibson, Hooker & Young

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

Jordan Stewart, JS Hair

Danny Malone, MACC Hair Belfast

Mark Nesbitt, MACC Hair Belfast

North Western Hairdresser of the Year

Farah Khalid Pritchard, Farah Naz Hairdressing

Ria Kulik & Laura Kulik, The Hairbank

Gary Taylor & Joe Taylor, Edward & Co

Melissa Timperley & Sara Williams, Melissa Timperley Salons

Melenie Tudor, En Route Hair & Beauty

Jon Wilsdon, TONI&GUY Deansgate

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

Diana Carson, Rainbow Room International

David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing

Jason Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing

Allan McKechnie, Allan McKechnie Hair

Paul Ralph & Masahiro Kudo, Ego Hair Design

Karen Thomson, KAM Hair & Body Spa

Southern Hairdresser of the Year

Tia Gentles, Wispers Hair

Marcus Giamattei, Marc Antoni

Seung Ki Baek, RUSH Hair

Giuseppe Manco, Hair Salon Giuseppe Manco Italian Hairdresser

Robert Masciave & Ceri Cushen, Metropolis Hairdressing

Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

Jason Cocking & Chris Baker, 4 Theatre Square Hair Salon

Casey Coleman, CHAIR Studio

Josh Goldsworthy & Sophie Goldsworthy, Goldsworthys Hairdressing

Ken Picton, Ken Picton Salon

Ben Russell, Ben Russell Salon

Michelle Summers-Davies, Michelle Davies Hair


Afro Hairdresser of the Year

Dom Capel, Lara Johnson Lifestyle

Lisa Farrall, WIG London

Junior Green, Junior Green Hair

Aycan Kemel, New York Hair Design

Emma Simmons, Salon 54

Melissa Timperley & Sara Williams, Melissa Timperley Salons

Artistic Team of the Year

Hooker & Young Art Team

Ken Picton Art Team

Mark Leeson Artistic Team

Rainbow Room International

RUSH Artistic Team

SMARTEST 73 Artistic Team

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year

Edoardo Colasanti, Trevor Sorbie

Efi Davies, TONI&GUY Sloane Square

Darja Laett, TONI&GUY Kensington

Dylan McConnachie, GRITT London

Tomer Nagar, TONI&GUY Shoreditch

Enrica Russo, Danilo Hair Boutique

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

Sam Elliot, TONI&GUY Covent Garden

Jonathan Fisher, Palmer Fisher London

Danilo Giangreco, Danilo Hair Boutique

Desmond Murray, Athertoncox

Bayleigh Peace & Laura Scott, Mark Leeson

Caroline Sanderson & Masahiro Kudo, Ego Hair Design

Newcomer of the Year

Matteo De Vita, TONI&GUY North Audley Street

Jak Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing

Georgia Mountain, Lulabells

Millie Nesbitt, Hooker & Young

Annabel Payne, TONI&GUY Covent Garden

Lucia Siero Hernandez, TONI&GUY Westfield White City

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician

Michela Bazzoli, TONI&GUY Islington

Francesco Fontana, TONI&GUY North Audley Street

Charley Henery, TONI&GUY Wimbledon

Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International

Steven Smart, SMARTEST 73

Daniel Spiller, Marc Antoni

Trend Image of the Year

Simone Fanari, SiMi

Bruno Marc Giamattei, Marc Antoni

Danilo Giangreco, Danilo Hair Boutique

Ria Kulik, The Hairbank

Elyse Pointon, Edward & Co

Caroline Sanderson & Masahimo Kudo, Ego Hair Design

You can check out the British Hairdresser of the Year 2023 nominees here. And the Session Hairdresser of the Year 2023 nominees here.

Chlo Weldon

Chlo Weldon

Published 08th Aug 2023

Chlo writes regular content for the print magazine and website, as well as scheduling the content for HJ’s social media channels. Chlo has a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism and previously worked as Assistant Editor at craft magazine Tattered Lace. After moving to London from her small hometown to be part of the HJ team, she is loving every minute of being involved in the industry. She loves a good treatment and is on a mission for a longer and thicker mane.

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