Congratulations to the Men's Hairdresser of the Year 2020 finalists!

Published 06th Oct 2020 by Charlotte Grant-West
Congratulations to the Men's Hairdresser of the Year 2020 finalists! Modern Barber would like to congratulate the following people for finalising in HJ's Men's Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards 2020, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

The first-round judging took place yesterday (Monday 5 October). The judges attended in controlled time slots which allowed them to deliberate independently, wearing the relevant PPE, and within a huge space at ExCeL London.

So without further ado, MB sends our congratulations to the Men’s Hairdresser of the Year finalists  ...

Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Salon
Charlie Cullen, Joe & Co
Tracey Devine-Smith, French & Ivi
Andrea Giles & Terri Kay, Mark Leeson
Jason Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing
Christian Wiles, Christian Wiles Hairdressing


And below is the full list of the British Hairdresser of the Year 2020, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional finalists:



Paul Falltrick, GFC Hairdressing
Lisa Graham & Joseph I’Anson, Mark Leeson
Antonio Palladino, Antonio Giovanni Hairdressing
Callum Standen-May, STANDENMAY
Angelo Vallillo, DNA Art Space
Kai Wan, Pkai Hair


Nathan Armagnacq & Jacky Chan, Oscar Oscar Chadstone, Australia
Antoinette Beenders, Aveda, USA
Alexis Ferrer, Anna Ferrer, Spain
Shogo Lideguchi, Fabric, Japan
Judith McEwen, TONI&GUY Perth Central, Australia
Alain Pereque, AP Education, Canada
Silas Tsang, Blushes, Canada


Jordanna Cobella, Cobella
Daniele De Angelis, TONI&GUY Shoreditch
Errol Douglas, Errol Douglas London
Danilo Giangreco, Danilo Hair Boutique
Anthony Grant, Linnaean Hair Salon
Andy Heasman, RUSH Hair Victoria


Royston Blythe, Royston Blythe
Tracey Devine-Smith, French & Ivi
Stephanie Gamble & Ashley Gamble, Ashley Gamble Salon
Michelle Griffin, Griffins
Shaun Hall, Mark Leeson
Nick Malenko, Royston Blythe

North Eastern

Ross Charles, Ross Charles
Sophie Gibson, Hooker + Young
Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts
Michelle Rooney, Hooker + Young
Emma Simmons, Salon 54
Jonathan Turner, Hooker + Young

Northern Ireland

Julie Cherry, Shane Bennett Salon
Zara Colhoun, Stafford Hair
Julian Dalrymple, Sittingroom @ The Hub
Keith Kane, Keith Kane Hair International
Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing
Nicola Murray, Nicola Murray Hair

North Western

John Claxton, Claxton Hair Co.
Stephanie Darbyshire, TONI&GUY Deansgate
Laura Kulik & Ria Kulik, The Hairbank
Marcello Moccia & Karen Perry, Room 97 Creative
Gary Taylor, Edward & Co
Melenie Tudor, En Route


Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International
David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdressing
Jason Hall, Jason Hall Hairdressing
Gary Hunter & Leslie Hunter, Frances Hunter Hairdressing
Kay McIntyre, McIntyres
Caroline Sanderson, Ego Hair Design


Seung-Ki Baek, RUSH Hair Epsom
David Baker & Ben Hendry, The Vault Hair & Spa
Thomas Hills, TH1 Hair
Altin Ismaili, Marc Antoni, Reading
Leonardo Rizzo, Sanrizz Guildford
Krysia West, Perfectly Posh Hair

Wales & South West

Craig Chapman, Craig Chapman Salon
Ijan Davies Emrus, Ocean Hairdressing
Josh Goldsworthy, Goldsworthys
Martene Mallett & Alison Adams, MODE
Ken Picton, Ken Picton Salon
Karoliina Saunders, Karoliina Saunders Hair Design



Lathaniel Chambers, Lathaniel Couture Hair and Beauty
Anthony Grant, Linnaean Hair Salon
Aycan Kemal, New York Hair Design
Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts
Caroline Sanderson, Ego Hair Design
Anne Veck, Anne Veck
Darren Webster, Electric Space

Artistic Team

MODE Artistic Team
RUSH Artistic Team
TONI&GUY Artistic Team
Essensuals Artistic Team
DNA Art Space Artistic Team
Hooker + Young Artistic Team

Avant Garde

Seung-Ki Baek, RUSH Hair Epsom
Emmanuel Esteban, Salon Sloane
Brooke Evans, Be Ironbridge
Sylvestre Finold, Metropolis Hairdressing
William Gray & Bianca Gray, Grays International
Robert Masciave, Metropolis Hairdressing
Anne Veck, Anne Veck

Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year

Clayde Baumann, D&J Ambrose
Paul Dennison, Ken Picton Salon
James Earnshaw, Hazel & Haydn
Suzanne McGill & Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International
Jo O’Neill, TONI&GUY Sloane Square
Chris Williams, RUSH Hair Chichester
Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Hooker + Young


Alessandro Barca, TONI&GUY Canary Wharf
Molly Drummond, Hooker + Young
Kate Drury, MODE
Sam Elliot, TONI&GUY, Covent Garden
Tori Ellis, KAM Hair and Body Spa
Lauren Killick, TH1 Hair

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Sarah Black
Martin Crean, MODE
Ashley Gamble, Ashley Gamble Salon
Steven Goldsworthy, Goldsworthys
Sharon Malcolm, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing
Darrel Starkey-Gettings, Taylors Hair Studio


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Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 06th Oct 2020

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.


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