British Hairdressing Awards

Winners for The British Hairdressing Awards 2017 Revealed

by akesha / last updated August 16, 2018

British Hairdressing Awards 2017 winners

The stars of the hairdressing industry aligned for HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2017, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, to celebrate the breadth of hair talent that keeps the UK at the pinnacle of the hairdressing world every year.

HJ’s executive director Jayne Lewis-Orr welcomed guests to London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and commended all the finalists on their achievements so far. She spoke about the growing interest in our great industry and said: “Never has it been more important to raise the profile of this incredible profession.” “Everyone here tonight knows and recognises the opportunities available but we have to make people understand that dreams can be realised and fortunes made in this business where experts really do impact the lives of the people they care for.”

National TV treasure Cat Deeley hosted the evening and opened the show with a display of her most questionable hairstyles throughout the years.

For the first time ever, longstanding sponsor Schwarzkopf Professional showcased its Ikonic Essential Looks Collection, which was a complete hit with the crowd. Stuart Hamid, Schwarzkopf Professional’s General Manager said: “It was an amazing night, full of incredible talent and creativity. It truly was a celebration of hairdressing and outstanding collections!”

British Hairdressing Awards 2017 cat deeley

British Hairdressing Awards 2017 Schwarzkopf

Boyzlife duo Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden created a frenzy when they came on stage and took the audience back to the late nineties and early noughties with a selection of Boyzone and Westlife’s biggest hits.

British Hairdressing Awards 2017 Musical act

The most prestigious award of the night, British Hairdresser of the Year, was awarded to Sally Brooks. She was absolutely thrilled because it was also the first time she had been nominated by her peers to be a British Hairdresser of the Year finalist.

British Hairdressing Awards 2017 sally brooks

On her award, Sally said: “Thank you to my team, not only for supporting me but for supporting each other.” She also encouraged her fellow hairdressers to take part in the awards: “I never thought I’d be standing up here accepting this, especially in front of people I respect so much.”

Here are the best hairdressers of 2017 from across the country:


Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Joseph I’Anson & Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson

London Hairdresser of the Year

Indira Schauwecker, Toni& Guy, Bedford Street

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year

Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year

Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton, Barnsley

North Western Hairdresser of the Year

Daniel Couch & Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton, Leeds

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year

Julie Cherry & Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year

Suzie McGill  & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International 

Southern Hairdresser of the Year

Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year

Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon

Here are the best specialist hairdressers of 2017:


Afro Hairdresser of the Year

Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge 

Artistic Team of the Year

Rush Hair, London

Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year

Emmanuel Estaban, Anne Veck Salons

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year

Terri Kay & Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson

Newcomer of the Year

Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds

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