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HJ's British Hairdressing Awards has significantly raised the profile of British Hairdressing both in the UK and overseas. The biggest award of the night is the British Hairdresser of the Year, and overnight the winner is recognised throughout the world as an ambassador for British Hairdressing.


All the winners can enjoy an increased media profile appearing on television, radio and in the national and consumer press.


Since 1985 these awards have hailed the best in their field – for a complete listing of previous winners and events, please visit HJi.

Our Winners

British Hairdresser of the Year winner, Sally Brooks


The biggest names in the hairdressing industry gathered in central London to celebrate Hairdressers Journal International’s British Hairdressing Awards 2018, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. For more than 30 years, the awards been the most coveted and sought-after titles in the hairdressing industry, recognising the abundance of talent that keeps the UK at the forefront of the hairdressing world.


The most prestigious award of the night, British Hairdresser of the Year, was awarded to Sally Brooks for the second year running. Sally collected her title in front of 1,750 hairdressing greats, alongside host and TV celebrity, Rylan Clark-Neal. The event, which took place on Monday 26th November 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, saw guests celebrating into the early hours entertained by Scouting for Girls.


For full details on the winners – please visit HJi


The British Hairdressing Awards 2017 took place on Monday 27 November at London’s Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel on London’s Park Lane hosted by TV presenter Cat Deeley, alongside HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr. More than 1,500 of the top hairdressing talent from across the country attended the awards, which is a celebration of the most creative and technically-gifted hairstylists in Britain.


Entertainment came not just from Cat’s wisecracks, but also from pop supergroup Boyzlife, who got the room on their feet with a storming greatest hits set. There was inspiration a plenty from hosts Schwarzkopf Professional too, as their team took to the stage to present their Ikonic Essential Looks collection (with a little help from session stylist legend Tyler Johnston, colour extraordinaire Lesley Jennison, and Rainbow Room International’s award-winning duo Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain).


Check out the British Hairdressing Awards 2017 video to relive the night in all its glory!


A huge congratulations extends to all 2016 winners, particularly, our Schwarzkopf Professional salons who were crowned winners on the night, taking the awards for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year (Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Uddingston) and the prestigious Newcomer of the Year (William Lamb, Daniel Granger Hairdressing, Northampton).

The highly acclaimed Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year was a fiercely competitive category and it was incredible to see such excellence in technical skill. 

For those who didn’t have the chance to attend, here is a video to showcase the highlights from the night. Enjoy! 


The Grosvenor House Hotel, a JW Marriot Hotel in London’s Park Lane, was the setting for a glittering awards ceremony as the hairdressing elite gathered to see who would be announced as the winner of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.
In the 31 year history of the British Hairdressing Awards there has only been 16 hairdressers awarded the most prestigious title of any hairdressing career, British Hairdresser of the Year, and now Darren Ambrose proudly shares the company of hairdressing icons and previous winners.
Presented by Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr and much loved television personality, David Walliams, the black-tie awards ceremony brings together the hairdressing industry to celebrate the best of British creativity.
For details on the 2015 winners, please visit HJi.