29 February 2024

BHA Winners for 2023 Revealed

The BHA Winners (HJ’s British Hairdresssing Awards Sponsored by Schwarzkopf) celebrated at a red-carpet ceremony on Monday 27th November at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London.

BHA Winners

A total of nineteen trophies were awarded to the BHA winners, in front of a 1400 strong audience of hairdressing peers, influencers and press, alongside celebrity host, Katherine Ryan, who was joined by Hairdressers Journal International’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Julian Crane, General Manager for Henkel Consumer Brands Hair Professional UK & Ireland.  Currently in their 39th year, the awards celebrate the outstanding creative and technical skills of the best stylists in the industry.

“Almost four decades since they began, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards continue to celebrate the most exciting and creative names in our industry,” said Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards. “Tonight’s winners have demonstrated creative vision, dedication and passion for their craft. Their work is an inspiration to us all and utterly deserving of this recognition.”

BHA Winners
The ultimate accolade of British Hairdresser of the Year went to Cos Sakkas, Creative Director at TONI&GUY.

Featuring ten regional categories, as well as nine specialist awards honouring work including Afro, Men’s, Session and Newcomer, entries are judged anonymously by over 100 leading hairdressers (including celebrity stylists, session stylists, previous winners and Hall of Fame members). The ultimate accolade of British Hairdresser of the Year went to Cos Sakkas, Creative Director at TONI&GUY. After the dazzling ceremony, guests were treated to a performance by Björn Again.

THE 2023 WINNERS

Specialist Category Winners 2023:

  • British Hairdresser of the Year: Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY
  • Session Hairdresser of the Year: Eugene Souleiman
  • Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Melissa Timperley & Sara Williams, Melissa Timperley Salon
  • Artistic Team of the Year: Mark Leeson Artistic Team
  • Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Darja Laett, TONI&GUY Kensington
  • Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Sam Elliot, TONI&GUY Covent Garden
  • Newcomer of the Year: Lucia Siero Hernández, TONI&GUY Westfield White City
  • Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International
  • Trend Image of the Year: Elyse Pointon, Edward & Co

Regional Winners 2023

  • Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Olivia Binch, Mark Leeson
  • London Hairdresser of the Year: Jordanna Cobella, Cobella
  • Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Tracey Ann Smith, French + Ivi
  • North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Rick & Zoe Roberts, Rick Roberts
  • North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Laura Kulik & Ria Kulik, The Hairbank
  • Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing
  • Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Seung-ki Baek, RUSH Hair
  • Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year: Ken Picton, Ken Picton Salon
  • Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Danny Malone, MACC Hair
  • International Collection of the Year: Antoinette Beenders & Jorge Cáncer, Aveda

Hall of Fame: Winning the same category three times:

  • Caroline Sanderson (Scottish)
  • Steven Smart (Wales & South West)

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