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BHAs 2017: Meet the Winners!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:12

The 16 winners of  the  2017 British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, were announced in style last night at London's sumptuous Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.

The star-studded ceremony took place on Monday 27 November at London’s Grosvenor House, hosted by TV presenter Cat Deeley. More than 1,500 of the top hairdressing talent from across the country attended the awards, which is a celebration of the most creative and technically-gifted hairstylists in Britain.

Each entrant must submit a series of images demonstrating not only their technical dexterity, but their creative vision and comprehension of current trends. Looks must be wearable and beautiful, as well as pushing the boundaries and limitations of hairdressing to showcase the pinnacle of a hairstylist’s creativity. Finalists are then judged, twice, by a panel consisting of hairdressing legends, leading national beauty press and past winners of the awards who have since joined the British Hairdressing Awards Hall of Fame; an accolade presented to those who win the same category on more than three occasions.

Talent was recognised across 16 categories, covering both regional entries representing the whole of Great Britain and specialist collections including men’s hairdressing, avant-garde work and colour. The ultimate accolade on the night is British Hairdresser of the Year which, this year, was awarded to Sally Brooks for her inspirational work and contribution to the industry as a whole.

Sally Brooks is the first female winner of the award since 2005, and led a charge of women picking up awards on the night – more than half of the trophies were awarded to female stylists.

Facing a standing ovation, an emotional Sally said: “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. Thank you to my amazing team and the support they give to me and each other, and thank you to my photographer, Jenny Hands. She was the first photographer I worked with back when we were test shooting. I couldn’t have done this without her!”

Here's the full list of winners and don't miss the gallery below!

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

 

 

 

  • Sally Brooks



  • Robert Eaton



  • Rush Hair



  • Charlotte Mensah



  • Terri Kay & Andrea Giles



  • Olivia Nevill



  • Emmanuel Esteban



  • Indira Schauwecker



  • Joseph l´Anson & Lisa Graham



  • Zoe Williams & Scott Evans



  • Thomas Hills



  • Isobel Eaton



  • Suzie McGill & Dylan Brittain



  • Julie Cherry & Colette Fitzpatrick



  • Daniel Cough & Ashleigh Maybank



  • Shaun Hall



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