HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2021: Entries Now Open!
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HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2021: Entries Now Open!

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are now open for entry and with a renewed focus on accessibility, there’s never been a better time to enter.

Now in its 37th year, the ‘Oscars of the hair world’ has broadened its entry criteria to reflect the needs of those wanting to enter and to make the awards accessible to everyone. For 2021, these positive changes include the use of more wigs and hair pieces and collections of six images for those that reach the finalist stage. The Trend Image award will remain as just one shot and the nominees for British Hairdresser of the Year will still be required to shoot eight images.

HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis Orr says: “We’re always looking at ways to evolve the British Hairdressing Awards and so, at a time when we’ve all had to adapt to a new normal, we felt that the awards should reflect this. The record number and quality of entries in 2020 demonstrated just how important this event is to the hairdressing community, and we are all excited to see the work that is submitted.”

With 18 award categories – 10 regional categories and seven specialist categories, as well as the British Hairdresser of the Year category which is solely for those who are nominated – the awards not only represent the diverse array of technical skills involved in hairdressing but all areas and aspects of the British hairdressing industry.  

The specialist categories are: Afro Hairdresser of the Year, Artistic Team of the Year, Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year, Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year, Trend Image of the Year and British Hairdresser of the Year.

Representing the length and breadth of Great Britain and beyond, the regional categories are: Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, London Hairdresser of the Year, Midlands Hairdresser of the Year, North Eastern Hairdresser of the Year, North Western Hairdresser of the Year, Northern Ireland Hairdresser of the Year, Scottish Hairdresser of the Year, Southern Hairdresser of the Year and Wales & South West Hairdresser of the Year and International Collection of the Year.

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards are the ultimate accolade in hairdressing, with a win helping to propel the career of any hairdresser. Household names, industry icons and celebrity stylists alike have all made their name at the awards, while salons across the country have grown their businesses, increased their profile and gained global reach through their entries. Entries close on Friday 18 June 2021 at 5pm.

For a full breakdown of all new entry requirements and to enter for this year's awards, visit: https://buff.ly/3uP1O2F

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