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Sally Brooks is crowned British Hairdresser of the Year 2020

In a virtual ceremony on Monday the 30th of November, hosted by television personality Rylan Clark-Neal, hundreds of hair professionals across the globe celebrated the best of British hair talent at British Hairdressing Awards 2020, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. We’ve seen many of you having entered and applauding for your colleagues and contestants!

Finalists were each given ‘tickets’ for their very own virtual room where they could watch and celebrate with their teams, friends and family while the industry and clients could also show their support by tuning in to the live stream of the event on Facebook.

The winner

Winning the ultimate accolade of the night was lovely Sally Brooks, co-owner of Brooks & Brooks Hair in London, who was announced British Hairdresser of the Year 2020. Her winning collection, ‘2020 WTF’ was styled on hairdresser doll heads and was Sally’s way of proving that the hairdressers can find a new way of working, creating something that is creative and unique, no matter what comes their way. Congrats, Sally!

Sally said: “I’m so shocked! We’ve just proved as an industry how resilient we are. I don’t think this award should have my name on it, it should have hairdressers everywhere on it – Hairdressers United! Thank you to my photographer friend Jenny Hands and to my team who are so supportive. A massive thank you to Jamie Brooks for supporting my ideas. We’re all really good friends, and everyone pulled it out of the bag this year. HJ and Schwarzkopf Professional you have done an incredible job. Congratulations to everyone tonight – everyone deserves this award.”

Talent was recognised across 18 categories, covering both regional and specialist collections including men’s, avant-garde and afro. Congratulations to all the winners of all categories and also to all the artists who have entered and participated with their beautiful collections.

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