ABOUT - Most Wanted


Celebrating the UK and Ireland’s most exceptional hair talents

Established in 2001, Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted awards celebrate the outstanding individuals and teams in British – and now also Irish – hairdressing, whose collective talents make our industry a global leader year in, year out. We are thrilled to be able to give these creative geniuses and business innovators the recognition and respect they deserve.

Our 14 categories bring together the worlds of session and salon – the only hairdressing competition to do so – thereby providing an unparalleled opportunity for hair professionals to show off their skills and achievements. Every year, we uncover new industry stars the length and breadth of the country, whether they’re building new and exciting salon spaces, collaborating with fashion designers and magazine editors or creating new looks with hair that simply blow your mind.

Each category has its own panel of expert judges, hand-picked from the worlds of hair, fashion, beauty and celebrity – think Vogue journalists, Central Saint Martins professors, dotcom entrepreneurs, leading session stylists and more. And that’s why we arrive at such illustrious winners – game-changers like Eugene Souleiman, Syd Hayes and Not Another Salon’s Sophia Hilton, top-performing regional salons like Leicester’s Malcolm Murphy Hair and Waterford’s Lloyds Hair, and the most respected names in men’s hairdressing like Jody Taylor and Jonathan Andrew.

Win the same Most Wanted category three times, and you become a Most Wanted Legend. This elite title has now been awarded six times: to Dylan Bradshaw, Sam McKnight, Errol Douglas MBE, Strands Hairdressing, Headmasters and JASHAIRGroup.

The Most Wanted Grand Final puts the world’s best hair professionals in a room with fashion A-listers, leading talent agencies and the most influential beauty editors – no wonder it blows all other hair events out of the water.