Most Wanted is back and bigger than ever for 2022

Once again, Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted Awards are lining up to salute the most outstanding, progressive, and game-changing talents in British and Irish hairdressing. We’re talking about the salon owners thriving on the high street, the session artists setting global trends, the teams and individuals whose skills, smiles and compassion transform thousands of lives every single day. And so many more!

Entries are judged by an array of experts from inside the industry and beyond – including journalists from leading publications, talent scouts from top international agencies, fashion designers, directors of photography and film, entrepreneurs and, of course, the names behind the most accomplished salon businesses. At stake: highly prized Most Wanted trophies, gifts galore from the competition’s generous sponsors, and a platform like no other to boost your profile. And throughout the process, which culminates in an electric night of celebration, Most Wanted helps to strengthen the incredible bonds we have with others within our vibrant and diverse industry.

What’s more, win a Most Wanted category three times, and you become a Most Wanted Legend. BIG respect. 

Have we got your attention? Here’s how it all works…

All entries to the 2022 competition will be digital-only. Digital entries not only keep your costs to a minimum, and they allow you to express your creativity to the max. Full details on how to enter can be found here.

There are 16 Most Wanted categories to choose from, covering the spectrum of creative skill and business brilliance. And NEW for 2022, enter Education Expert – a category bowing down to educators delivering exceptional education for the hairdressing industry.

Better still, Most Wanted is open to the owners and employees of salons, workspaces and barber shops, as well as self-employed hair professionals – there’s SO MUCH opportunity to get involved with this epic competition.

We’ll crown our Most Wanted 2021 winners at the spectacular Grand Final (a night to blow all other hair parties out of the water) on Monday 5 September 2022, at Tate Modern in London. Against the backdrop of this iconic gallery, joined by hundreds of star-studded guests, soaking up copious cocktails and enjoying the thunderous sound of an industry cheering on its exceptional talents – trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing.