Ten Titans of Hair – Say Hello to the 2020 Most Wanted Hair Icon Finalists!

Inspirational. Innovative. ICONIC.

The Most Wanted Hair Icon award recognises the most inspirational hairdresser of the year; that’s no small title and as such, the task of finding our 2020 shortlist could only fall upon the shoulders of many… 95 influential names across the worlds of hair, beauty, fashion and the media to be exact.

But now the time has come… nominations have been counted and verified and we can reveal the 2020 shortlist… drumroll please!

Sally Brooks
Nicola Clarke
Gary Gill
Syd Hayes
Zoë Irwin
Guido Palau
Adam Reed
Eugene Souleiman
Anthony Turner
Josh Wood

Following in the footsteps of past winners including; Sam McKnight (three-times winner and now Hair Icon Legend), Eugene Souleiman, Luke Hersheson, Zoë Irwin, Josh Wood, Adam Reed, Angelo Seminara, Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck and Andrew Barton, each and every one of these iconic names were highlighted by peers as paving the way in their fields and leading the hairdressing industry from the very front.

The ten finalists will now submit portfolios for our expert judges to review – the ultimate winner will be unveiled at the MWIT20 Grand Final on Sunday 6 September.

A huge congratulations to all of our Hair Icon finalists!


We are aware of a lack of ethnic diversity in our Hair Icon 2020 finalist line-up. We at Creative HEAD pledge to continue our efforts to amplify the talents of BAME business owners and creatives in a bid to bring about change and ensure equal representation for all who work in UK hairdressing.



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