13 June 2024

British Hairdresser of the Year 2024 – Nominees Unveiled

Marking four decades of excellence in the industry, HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, unveils this year’s British Hairdresser of the Year 2024 nominees.

British Hairdresser of the Year 2024
(clockwise from top left): Richard Ashforth, Sally Brooks, Jordanna Cobella, Errol Douglas, Robert Eaton, Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Cos Sakkas and Angelo Seminara.

Eight exceptional professionals are contenders for the title of British Hairdresser of the Year 2024. At the forefront of creativity and innovation, their names will resonate throughout our industry. The crowning of the ultimate victor will take place at the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards ceremony, a highlight eagerly awaited by industry insiders worldwide.

Introducing the British Hairdressing Awards 2024 British Nominees:

  • Richard Ashforth, SACO
  • Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks
  • Jordanna Cobella, Cobella
  • Errol Douglas, Errol Douglas Salon
  • Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton
  • Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Hooker & Young
  • Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY
  • Angelo Seminara, Angelo Seminara Hair Salon

Handpicked by a distinguished panel of industry experts and international trade press, these finalists have reached the pinnacle of creative expression, unwavering dedication and global influence. From groundbreaking platform showcases and transformative education initiatives to thriving salon enterprises and nurturing emerging talent, each nominee embodies the essence of British hairdressing excellence.

Date for your diary: Monday, 25th November

The British Hairdresser of the Year will be announced at the awards evening on Monday, 25th November. This will take place at the illustrious JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Winners will be announced across various regional and specialist categories which recognise outstanding contributions in their respective fields.

“The British Hairdresser of the Year title stands as the ultimate accolade in our industry. It receives recognition globally for its prestige and significance,” said Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International. “Since their inception in 1984, the Awards have consistently honoured the most credible names in hairdressing, both as nominees and winners. Winning this title not only elevates individual profiles, but also plays a pivotal role in raising standards across the industry. It serves as a beacon of creative inspiration, demonstrating that excellence knows no limits.”

“Schwarzkopf Professional’s sponsorship of the awards for four decades fills us with immense pride,” stated Julian Crane, General Manager of Henkel Consumer Brands Hair Professional UK and Ireland. “As we reflect on this remarkable milestone, we can gain inspiration from the calibre of this year’s nominees. Their creativity exemplifies the essence of our industry, and we are very happy to support and celebrate their extraordinary talents.”


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