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2022 British Hairdressing Awards Winners Announced

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The 2022 BHA Awards: See Who Won This Year!  

The biggest names in British hairdressing were celebrated this past week at the 2022 British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional® and hosted by Hairdressers Journal International. Keep scrolling to see which award-winning hairdressers were honored on stage November 28—especially the prestigious British Hairdresser of the Year.


This Year’s Show: Take A Look Inside The Event

Now in its 38th year, the British Hairdressing Awards was held at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane. The event was hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan who was joined by Jayne Lewis-Orr and General Manager for Henkel Beauty Care Professional UK & Ireland, Julian Crane. During the ceremony, guests were treated to a performance by singer Professor Green and live presentations from the British nominees.


Click through to get an inside look at the hair presentations!

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The award show is a celebration of hairdressing excellence, judged anonymously by over 100 leading celebrity stylists, salon owners, Hall of Fame inductees and previous winners. Categories celebrate the best hairdressers from nine British regions, as well as eight specialist categories including Afro, Men’s, Avant Garde and Color Technician—plus, the biggest award of the event, British Hairdresser of the Year. 


Creative Director and Head of Education for TONI&GUY Cos Sakkas took home the award for 2022 British Hairdresser of the Year. In his acceptance speech, Cos said, “It’s amazing to win this award and I want to thank Hairdressers Journal, you’ve always been there for me. Schwarzkopf Professional®, you were there to present me with Newcomer of the Year back in 1999 and here we are again today!”


He added, “I’d like to end with a special thanks to my TONI&GUY team and family and a special dedication to a beautiful friend, the late Franca Grossi.”

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Schwarzkopf Professional® has been the sole sponsor of the awards show since its launch in 1985. Julian commented, “Schwarzkopf Professional® is honored to have once again sponsored this event which is so respected and renowned. We are privileged to join in celebrating such talented stylists who continue to raise the bar with work that inspires, astounds and moves us and we thank them for making this industry such an exciting place to be.”

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Specialist Category Winners 2022

British Hairdresser of the Year: Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY


Trend Image of the Year: Jo Lomax, Smartest 73


Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Enrica Russo, Danilo Hair Boutique


Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: George Smith, TONI&GUY Salisbury


Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Stephanie and Ashley Gamble, Ashley Gamble Hair


Newcomer of the Year: Emy Roccabella, Danilo Hair Boutique


Artistic Team of the Year: Hooker & Young Art Team


Session Hairdresser of the Year: Eugene Souleiman


Schwarzkopf Professional® Colour Technician of the Year: Daniel Spiller, Marc Antoni


International Collection of the Year: Viktoriia Vradii, Le Salon VRV



Regional Winners 2022

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Tim Scott-Wright


North Western Hairdressers of the Year: Laura and Ria Kulik, The Hairbank


Scottish Hairdressers of the Year: Caroline Sanderson and Paul Ralph, Ego Hair Design


North Eastern Hairdressers of the Year: Rick and Zoe Roberts, Rick Roberts


Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons


Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year: Steven Smart, Smartest 73


Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Rebecca Jacques, Daniel Granger Hairdressing


London Hairdresser of the Year: Jordanna Cobella, Cobella



Hall of Fame 2022: 3x Winners of the Same Category

Rick Roberts: Afro Hairdresser of the Year 


Sharon Malcolm: Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year 


Shaun Hall: Midlands Hairdresser of the Year 


Sylvestre Finold: Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year



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