BHA’s 2017

British hairdressing Awards!

One of the most eagly awaited nights in the hairdressing calendar.

It’s always one of my favourite nights catching up with friends. From the moment you arrive the tone is set at the fabulous Grosvenor House on Park Lane. This is an amazing place to people watch, to look at the sparkling dresses and hair and make-up that has been planned weeks in advance. We were treated to a Champagne reception and as we entered the ball room all the nominees images were in a gallery and was the perfect recognition for all the hard work to be finalised.

The night was hosted by Cat Deeley (total hair envy), alongside HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Schwarzkopf Professional’s General Manager, Stuart Hamid.

This night saw 1,500 of the top hairdressing talent gathered to celebrate British hairdressing, we ate a gorgeous three-course dinner and was entertained by pop band Boyzlife who got the whole room up dancing and singing to their greatest hits! The audience loved it that much they joined them on stage and was singing and dancing with them (I don’t think this was part of their original plan!)

As much as we all were loving the party we had to see the collections crated by the finalists and to recognise the talent from the 16 categories from regional to the specialised categories but the ultimate and the most coveted award is the British Hairdresser of the Year.

I am delighted to say it was awarded to Sally Brooks – Brooks and Brooks London. Sally is the first female winner of the award since 2005. This was a huge night for women hairstylists and I later found out that over half of the total winning trophies were awarded to women. Congratulation ladies!

I had a great night and can’t wait for next year! 

2017’s Winners

British Hairdresser of the Year – Sally Brooks, Brooks & Brooks

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Joseph I’Anson & Lisa Graham, Mark Leeson

London Hairdresser of the Year – Indira Schauwecker, Toni&Guy

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year – Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year – Isobel Eaton, Russell Eaton

North Western Hairdresser of the Year – Daniel Couch & Ashleigh Maybank, Russell Eaton

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year – Julie Cherry & Colette Fitzpatrick, Shane Bennett Salon

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year – Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International

Southern Hairdresser of the Year – Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year – Zoe Williams & Scott Evans, Ken Picton Salon

Afro Hairdresser of the Year – Charlotte Mensah, Hair Lounge

Artistic Team of the Year – Rush Hair

Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year – Emmanuel Estaban, Anne Veck Salons

Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Terri Kay & Andrea Giles, Mark Leeson

Newcomer of the Year – Olivia Nevill, Ashley Gamble

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year – Robert Eaton, Russell Eaton

Huge Congratulations to all the winners!

Jo x

Images sourced from HJI

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