2021 British Hairdressing Awards Winners Announced
See Who Won 2021’s British Hairdressing Awards
After a year of virtual events, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2021 was back to celebrate all things British in person! Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional and hosted by Hairdressers Journal International, keep scrolling to see who took home an award on November 29—especially the coveted British Hairdresser of the Year.
Winners received their awards at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane. Rylan Clarke-Neal was the host for the evening with Executive Director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Jayne Lewis-Orr and General Manager for Henkel Beauty Care Professional UK & Ireland Julian Crane. During the ceremony, guests were treated to entertainment from legendary musician Tony Hadley and live shows from the British nominees showcasing incredible hair artistry.
Click through to see some of the hair presentations!
The awards—now in their 37th year—are a celebration of hairdressing excellence, recognizing the outstanding achievements of stylists from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The competition is fiercely contested over two rounds and requires entrants to submit a photographic collection showcasing their expertise, both in terms of technical skill and creative ability.
Categories acknowledge the best hairdressers from nine British regions, as well as standout talent in eight specialist categories including Afro, Men’s, Avant Garde and Colour Technician. The biggest award of the event—British Hairdresser of the Year—is by nomination only. Robert Eaton (@robertjeaton) scooped the title for the second time this year.
Here’s some looks from Robert’s winning “British Hairdresser of the Year” collection!
“All our winners have demonstrated that they are accomplished and gifted stylists with an impeccable eye for detail,” says Jayne. “Congratulations to all our winners who should feel incredibly proud to be recognized at this level.”
Julian adds, “Schwarzkopf Professional is honored to once again be the sponsor of this seminal event which recognizes the most exciting talent in a remarkable industry. It is a true privilege to be back in this beautiful room, celebrating stylists from all four corners of the country.”
Specialist Category Winners 2021
British Hairdresser of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton
Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts Hair
Artistic Team of the Year: EGO Hair Design
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Sylvestre Finold, Toni&Guy Wimbledon
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Caroline Sanderson & Barry Lachlan, EGO Hair Design
Newcomer of the Year: Abbie Johnson, Mark Leeson
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Siobhan Haug, Toni&Guy
Trend Image of the Year: Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing
International Collection of the Year: Pavel Okhapkin, Fashion Hair Studio
Regional Winners 2021
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Olivia Binch, Mark Leeson
London Hairdresser of the Year: Daniele De Angelis, Toni&Guy Shoreditch
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Jonathan Turner, Hooker & Young
North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Lynsey Harrison, Renaissance Hair & Beauty
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Caroline Sanderson & Barry Lachlan, EGO Hair Design
Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Marcus Giamattei, Marc Antoni
Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year: Alison Adams & Martene Mallett, MODE Hair
Hall of Fame 2021: Winning the same category three times:
- Andrea Giles & Terri Kay, Mark Leeson
- Lisa Graham & Joseph I’Anson, Mark Leeson
- Julie Cherry, Shane Bennett Salon
- Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International