The British Hairdressing Awards were set up to reward hairdressers who were pushing the boundaries of hairdressing, creating and setting the trends in this competitive industry. There are nine regional categories that cover all areas of the UK, six specialist categories that incorporate a variety of disciplines including Afro, Men's and Avant-Garde, and the most prestigious award — British Hairdresser of the Year, which is recognised throughout the world.
Good Salon Guide salons regularly come out on top at the British Hairdressing Awards; in 2008 alone there were 40 Good Salon Guide finalists in the sixteen categories - four of which were nominations for the high-status British Hairdresser of the Year title. This title has been held a whopping 16 times by hairdressers from Good Salon Guide recognised salons since its launch in 1985.
The British Hairdressing Business Awards reward and recognise individuals and salons that excel in the business of professional hairdressing.
From the front of house teams, salon assistants and managers through to the business directors and the teams that epitomise all that is good about the hairdressing industry – there are categories to acknowledge the professionalism and skills of everyone in your team.
The L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy competition has made an impression on the hairdressing world since it began back in 1954. Now, stronger than ever, it recognises an exceptional level of British hairdressing with categories including the Men's Image Award, Young Colourist's Award and the Mizani Afro Award.
Wella Professionals’ iconic TrendVision Programme has three distinct pillars, each designed to support you and your salon with new to the world trend inspiration translated to salon-friendly looks to give you fresh ways to express your trend expertise and to help boost your business.
Haute Couture: the highest level of creative expression designed by our Global Creative Directors to showcase Wella Professionals' trends expertise and to inspire your creativity.
Seasonal Collections: two new to the world seasonal Trend Collections inspired by the Haute Couture trends, accompanied by full salon support including TrendVision education, new services, merchandising tools and client promotions to allow you to own the trends and bring them to your clients.
National and International TrendVision Awards: Our trends. Your vision: interpret the Wella trends on a regional level for your chance to line-up on stage and compete with the world’s most creative stylists at the International TrendVision Awards.
Spend a week with top grooming experts, perfect the American Crew Menswork method of styling, and then go head to head in a fierce competition with the best stylists in the world.
We’re not looking for the best stylist in your city or your country. We want to find the best stylist in the world. Think you’ve got what it takes? Now’s your chance to prove it.
Each year entrants are challenged to interpret the new Color Zoom trend. Simply create your look, take a picture (it doesn’t have to be professional – just clear and good quality) and send it in with your entry pack.
The Alternative Hair Visionary Award is an international competition developed from the original concept of Alternative Hair President, Anthony Mascolo. It celebrates the new generation of talent in hairdressing, while serving as a platform for showcasing the stars of tomorrow during the annual Alternative Hair Show.
Eleven categories celebrate excellence across a multitude of hairdressing disciplines. Each category winner receives a bespoke Most Wanted trophy, an exclusive gift from the category sponsor, and a year-long programme of publicity in Creative HEAD and its associated titles. A prestigious Most Wanted Legend award awaits those who have won the same Most Wanted category three times.
Open to all UK-based professional hairdressers and salons, and judged by elite panels of hair, fashion and media experts, Most Wanted culminates in a spectacular, star-studded Grand Final, which takes place in London on the first Monday in September.
Presented by Creative HEAD and exclusively sponsored by hair superstar ghd, The It List celebrates hairdressing’s brightest young talents aged 30 or under. With six exciting titles to be claimed, the competition seeks out skill, ambition and passion, new creative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, and the kind of fashion awareness that keeps our industry moving forward.
Should your name be on it? Prove it!