Four Big Wins at the 2023 British Hairdressing Awards

Global Creative Director Cos Sakkas clinched the 2023-24 title of British Hairdresser of the Year for a second year running plus three more for TONI&GUY.

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional celebrate the people producing the very best hairdressing work across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The ‘Oscars’ of the hair world was held at the Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel on London's Park Lane on Monday 27th November.

Artistic Director Lucia Siero Hernández, TONI&GUY Westfeld London was crowned Newcomer of the Year.

International Artistic Director Sam Elliot, TONI&GUY Covent Garden was crowned Men's Hairdresser of the Year.

Following his first win in 2022, Cos Sakkas was again crowned British Hairdresser of the Year.

Artistic Director Darja Laett, TONI&GUY Kensington was crowned Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year.

Each received their coveted title in front of a 1400 strong audience of hairdressing peers, influencers and press, alongside celebrity host, Katherine Ryan, who was joined by Hairdressers Journal International’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr and Julian Crane, General Manager for Henkel Consumer Brands Hair Professional UK & Ireland. Currently in their 39th year, the awards celebrate the outstanding creative and technical skills of the best stylists in the industry.

Featuring ten regional categories, as well as nine specialist awards honouring work including Afro, Men’s, Session and Newcomer, entries are judged anonymously by over 100 leading hairdressers (including celebrity stylists, session stylists, previous winners and Hall of Fame* members). The ultimate accolade of British Hairdresser of the Year** was won by Cos Sakkas at TONI&GUY. After the dazzling ceremony, guests were treated to a performance by Björn Again.

Schwarzkopf Professional has been the sole sponsor of the event since its launch in 1984. Julian Crane, General Manager for Henkel Consumer Brands Hair Professional UK & Ireland, says: ‘Schwarzkopf Professional is honoured to shine a spotlight once again on some of the industry’s greatest talents. Our winners have wowed us with their passion and skill and should feel incredibly proud of their achievements.’

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