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Your Exclusive Access to HJ's BHA Awards Gallery at Salon International 2019

Salon International is the place to be when it comes to getting hairdressing inspiration, and one of the best spots to do just that is in HJ's British Hairdressing Awards Gallery, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

In this prestigious area, you'll be able to see beautiful, inspirational hairdressing collections from every finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards, as well as the captivating work from the acclaimed names nominated for British Hairdresser of the Year. Each finalist produces a collection of beautiful imagery for their entry, showcasing the country's leading talent in cut, colour and styling. As well as Regional awards recognising hairdressers from across the country, there are also specialist categories for Afro hair, Artistic Team of the Year, Avant Garde, Men's, Newcomer and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician Of The Year – meaning there truly is something for everyone. And, this year, there are two new categories to inspire attendees – Trend Image of the Year, for a single shot produced by a hairdresser aged under 30, and International Collection of the Year, for those working outside of the UK.

With such a wealth of talent on display, there's no end of inspiration to be found in the Gallery – which is also the first time anybody in the world has the opportunity to see the images. Whether you're an entrant yourself, dreaming of shooting your own collection one day, or simply want to take a look at the trends in hairdressing from across the UK and the world, this is one space at Salon International not to be missed.

HJ's Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr says: “The British Hairdressing Awards Gallery, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional at Salon International is one of the most popular destinations at the show. Within the hushed, dramatic space of the Gallery, you can see work from some of the most exciting names in hairdressing – from industry icons like Eugene Souleiman and reigning British Hairdresser of the Year, Sally Brooks, to the inspiring and captivating work by those shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year. It's a place that's packed full of incredible hairdressing, and truly showcases the talent in this industry. It is so exciting to walk through the Gallery, and I love to hear what's being said by those visiting and taking it all in. We can't wait to showcase the finalists this year, and hope that every visitor finds time to get lost in this truly inspirational space.”

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Salon International takes place at ExCeL London from 5th-7th October 2019.
To purchase a ticket to the exhibition please visit
All tickets are available for hair professionals and those working within the hair industry only.
To register for your press pass to this year’s Salon International please visit
For more information on HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, visit


Schwarzkopf Professional Announces Salon International Lineup

As one of the industry's leading global haircare brands, Schwarzkopf Professional is delighted to present a prestigious lineup of hairdressing talent for their Salon Live show at this year's Salon International. The show promises something for everyone; from show stopping cuts and colours to inspirational trends to take away and use in your own salon business.

Opening the show in style will be the Rainbow Room International Artistic Team, showcasing the skills that have seen Artistic Directors Suzie McGill and Dylan Brittain win an impressive four British Hairdressing Awards titles between them. The team will be presenting dynamic cuts, colours and styling, as well as sharing techniques and tips to make their stage looks work in the salon.

Next on stage will be the incomparable Gary Hooker and Michael Young; hairdressing's most famous duo, who boast a staggering 12 nominations for British Hairdresser of the Year between them. They will be sharing their trademark blend of gorgeous, luxurious hair with a cool, trend led twist, in a show that's guaranteed to inspire.

Finally, the Tyler Johnston and Lesley Jennison – the inimitable duo behind Essential Looks – will close the show with their Inspire UK showcase. Taking the Essential Looks trends and turning them on their head, the show will explore the ideas, inspirations and ethos behind each to look, to kick start your own creative process.

Schwarzkopf Professional will have an impressive presence at the show this year, boasting an exciting and immersive stand, as well as their sponsorship of the gallery of finalists for HJ's British Hairdressing Awards.

The Salon Live show is the ultimate showcase of all things Schwarzkopf Professional, bringing together inspirational creative work with real-world trends and ideas to take back and boost your salon business.

The Schwarzkopf Professional Salon Live show takes place at Salon International on Sunday 6 October from 16.15-17.30 in the ICC Auditorium at ExCeL London. Exhibition entrance is included in every ticket.

For more press information, please contact Hannah at LWPR on 01858 419668 or email

Salon International takes place at ExCeL London from 5th-7th October 2019.

To purchase a ticket to the exhibition please visit
All tickets are available for hair professionals and those working within the hair industry only.
To register for your press pass to this year's Salon International please visit

Jacks marks 25 years in business with year long support for Prostate Cancer UK

Jacks of London is celebrating 25 years in business by giving the 5-star treatment to staff from Prostate Cancer UK during Men’s Health Week, [10-16 June] and after, until the end of the month. The move marks the beginning of a year-long partnership between Jacks of London and Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness and funds for a disease that kills more men than breast cancer does women.

‘It’s a great way to start the relationship,’ said Emma Lee, Marketing Manager of the south east-based eight-strong barber group. ‘Getting those involved with the charity into the barber chairs at our stores is the perfect opportunity them to chat with our barbers about the disease, which kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.’

Currently, prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer in men with more than a quarter of new cancer cases in men being prostate cancer. Around 129 are diagnosed with the disease every day, more than 47,000 each year. But Prostate Cancer UK is helping fund vital research all year long into better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease, as well as providing support for men and their families.

‘We have decided to mark our 25 years by giving back,’ said. ‘We wanted to do something other than just celebrate our birthday and prostate cancer chimes very personally with us. Family and friends as well as clients have been affected.

‘Men’s Health Week runs from 10 June, so we decided our first event would acknowledge all the amazing work done by Prostate Cancer UK’s people, while at the same time educating our barbers about the disease. But we’ll be running other events too as men’s health and the work Prostate Cancer UK does is important all year round,’ added Emma. ‘We are going to team up with our partner American Crew to spread the word and we’ll be selling the charity’s iconic ‘Man of Men’ pin badges. We are proud that Jacks can team up with a charity that is moving so quickly to eradicate one of the most devastating diseases affecting men.’

Jacks of London was founded in 1994 by Sue Whitehead, a salon owner who recognised even then that most men preferred an all-male environment over the unisex salon experience. She opened her first store in Wimbledon, and the business has since grown solidly to eight stores.

Over the years, Jacks has won many accolades, most recently in 2018 when Jacks of London Art Crew member Kipp Evans won a place in the International Barber Awards in Germany. He went on to win third place overall and the title of UK Barber of the Year.

Jon Eserin, Associate Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK said: ‘We’re incredibly grateful to Jacks of London for offering this initiative to our wonderful team. Not only will this year-long partnership raise vital funds for research, it will help start conversations about the disease and hopefully encourage more men to be aware of their health.

‘We’re delighted to partner up with Jacks of London as we continue the fight against prostate cancer. We recently launched our new campaign, ‘Men, we are with you’, to celebrate everything great about men and highlight the special moments we lose when a man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer, so look forward to working side by side over the next year to amplify this message.’




British Hairdressing Awards - Entries Now Open

HJ's British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are open for entry, and with the launch of two new categories, there's never been a better time to enter.

Now in its 34th year, the awards are established as 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.

Even making the shortlist of the awards puts your name on the map, with work shared on HJ's social media reaching an audience of more than 800,000 dedicated followers. That's not to mention the attention received at Salon International, where collections from all finalists are showcased to an audience of UK and international visitors in the must-visit Gallery, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

This year, there are two new categories to enter, making the awards accessible to more stylists – and changing even more lives as new finalists and winners are announced. The International Collection of the Year and Trend Image categories have been created to attract a wider audience, making the awards a truly global opportunity.

The International Collection of the Year award is open to all qualified hairdressers with a regular client column who work outside of the UK in a commercial environment and have done so for at least three years (excluding training). The Trend Image category is open to freelance, self-employed and salon-based hairdressers aged 30 or under who are either training or qualified – and only one image needs to be submitted to enter.

As well as the two new additions, the established regional and specialist categories are also open for entry, representing all areas and aspects of the British hairdressing industry. Representing the length and breadth of Great Britain, 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. Covering the diverse array of technical skills involved in hairdressing, 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 and Schwarzkopf Professional British Colour Technician of the Year.

HJ's executive director, Jayne Lewis Orr says:“We’re always looking at ways to evolve the British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional. The Trend Image and International Collection of the Year categories open up the reach of the awards to even more people, and we're excited to see all of the new names making their mark with entries. These new categories allow the event to continue to grow and showcase the very best in regional and specialist hairdressing. We can't wait to see everyone’s entries!”

For more information and to download your entry pack, visit

For more press information, please contact Hannah at LWPR on 01858 419668 or email


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