The British Hairdressing Awards (BHA) 2017, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, took place on Monday, November 27th, 2017 to honour and celebrate the best and most creative in British hairdressing.
The ceremony was held at London’s Grosvenor House, a JW Marriott Hotel located on London’s Park Lane, where over 1,500 industry talented individuals traveled from across the country to attend these awards.
Entrants were asked to submit a series of photos that demonstrated their understanding of the latest trends, technical skills and their overall creative vision that incorporated wearable looks, while also thinking outside the box to showcase their creativity.
A panel of judges including beauty press, legends in the industry and past winners who have joined the BHA Hall of Fame, those who have won the same category on over three occasions.
Schwarzkopf Professional took the stage to share inspirational words from their team and present their Ikonic Essential Looks collection, alongside session stylist, Tyler Johnston, Lesley Jennison, “colour extraordinaire,” and Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittan, Rainbow Room’s International award-winning duo.
Sixteen categories were presented, including avant-garde work and colour, awarded to Sally Brooks, the first female winner since 2005.
“I never thought I’d be standing on stage accepting this award, especially as I was up against such amazing hairdressers that I respect so much, said Brooks.
Teams from Mark Leeson Salons and Russell Eaton Salons were also in attendance, each winning three awards.
“Each year, British hairdressing goes from strength to strength. These awards serve to celebrate not just the sheer technical skill involved in making the images, but also the creativity and vision behind them,” said Jayne Lewis, HJ’s Executive director.
“Each winner has demonstrated an ability to dream big, then bring that concept to life in imagery that’s beautiful, inspiring and directional. We’re very proud of all the winners and would like to extend our congratulations on behalf of Hairdressers Journal International.”
Congratulations to all the BHA 2017 winners!
British Hairdresser of the Year: Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks, London
Afro Hairdresser of the Year: Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge, London
Artistic Team of the Year: RUSH Hair, London
Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year: Emmanuel Esteban, Anne Veck Salons, Oxford
Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year: Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton, Leeds
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Terri Kay and Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
Newcomer of the Year: Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble, Shifnal
Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Joseph I’Anson and Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson, Mansfield
London Hairdresser of the Year: Indira Schauwecker, TONI&GUY Bedford Street, London
Midlands Hairdresser of the Year: Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson, Chesterfield
North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year: Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton, Barnsley
North Western Hairdresser of the Year: Daniel Couch and Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton, Leeds
Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year: Julie Cherry and Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon, Lisburn
Scottish Hairdresser of the Year: Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International, Glasgow
Southern Hairdresser of the Year: Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair, Oxted
Wales and South West Hairdresser of the Year: Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon, Cardiff