Men's Hairdresser of the Year Announced at The British Hairdressing Awards 2023

Published 28th Nov 2023 by Josie Jackson
On Monday 27 November 2023 the winners of the British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, were crowned in a glittering celebration at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London on London's Park Lane. Along with British Hairdresser of the Year, the awards also celebrated 10 regional categories and seven specialist categories, including Men's Hairdresser of the Year.

Hosted by Katherine Ryan, Hairdressers Journal International Executive Director Jayne Lewis-Orr and Schwarzkopf Professional General Manager UK and Ireland, Julian Crane, the 1400-strong audience were entertained and inspired over the course of the evening with a variety of entertainment.

There were fabulous shows from sponsors Schwarzkopf Professional and the eight British Hairdresser of the Year nominees, as well as a performance by Abba tribute band Björn Again.

British Hairdressing Awards Men's Hairdresser of the Year 2023

Sam Elliot, from TONI&GUY Covent Garden, was crowned Men’s Hairdresser of the Year at the BHA23. Upon accepting the award, he told the audience: "I really didn't expect this. It's been a lifelong dream. A big shoutout to Hairdressers Journal International, to Jayne and to Schwarzkopf for putting on an amazing night. I'd also like to thank everyone from the TONI&GUY Artistic Team, who have all helped push me to be better. This award is for everyone I hold dear to my heart, thank you."

You can check out Sam's winning collection below – just click on each image to view them up close.

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Congratulations to all the winners at the British Hairdressing Awards 2023, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional:

Midlands Hairdresser of the Year
Tracey Ann Smith, French + Ivi

Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year
Danny Malone

North Western Hairdresser of the Year
Laura Kulik and Ria Kulik, The Hairbank

Scottish Hairdresser of the Year
David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing

North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Rick & Zoe Roberts, Rick Roberts

Southern Hairdresser of the Year
Seung-ki Baek, RUSH Hair

Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year
Ken Picton, Ken Picton Salon

Eastern Hairdresser of the Year
Olivia Binch, Mark Leeson

London Hairdresser of the Year
Jordanna Cobella, Cobella

International Collection of the Year
Antoinette Beenders & Jorge Cáncer, Aveda

Trend Image of the Year
Elyse Pointon, Edward & Co

Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year
Darja Laett, TONI&GUY Kensington

Afro Hairdresser of the Year
Melissa Timperley & Sara Williams, Melissa Timperley Salons

Newcomer of the Year
Lucia Siero Hernández, TONI&GUY Westfield White City

Artistic Team of the Year
Mark Leeson Artistic Team

Session Hairdresser of the Year
Eugene Souleiman

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year
Suzie McGill, Rainbow Room International

British Hairdresser of the Year
Cos Sakkas, TONI&GUY

If hearing about Sam's win has left you feeling inspired, why not enter the Modern Barber Awards 2024?
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 28th Nov 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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