30 finalists, 6 trophies, 1 big countdown!

Rising Star finalist, Lotte O'Shea from George Northwood

Rising Star finalist, Lois Parry from The Boutique Salon and Spa

The It List Grand Final is coming, and for the 30 hair talents up for a gong tensions are rising and excitement levels soaring in equal measure. All aged 30 or under, and all most definitely ones to watch, they are the awe-inspiring up-and-coming hair stars – the most forward-thinking new salon owners on UK high streets, and they herald from all corners of the UK. Edinburgh, Nottingham, Birmingham, London – those named on this year’s red-shot shortlist represent the best of young British hair talent on a national scale.

HOB Salons' Viktoria Toth, It Girl finalist

HOB Salons’ Viktoria Toth, It Girl and Visionary finalist

Rising Star finalist, Josh Thom from Ruffians

Rising Star finalist, Josh Thom from Ruffians

Image by It Girl and Visionary finalist, Ashleigh Hodges

Image by It Girl and Visionary finalist, Ashleigh Hodges

An awesome space at NashWhite Hairdressing, crafted by Entrepreneur finalists Lee Nash Jones and Rob White

An awesome space at NashWhite Hairdressing, crafted by Entrepreneur finalists Lee Nash Jones and Rob White

The It Guy finalist, Ky Wilson

The It Guy finalist, Ky Wilson

It Girl and It Guy finalists, Kim Rance and Richard Phillipart

It Girl and Visionary finalist Kim Rance with fellow It Guy and Entrepreneur finalist Richard Phillipart

This year’s competition was fierce, and now the heat is on as the countdown begins to the spectacular Grand Final, taking place at the Tate Modern on Monday 1 September, with comedy’s cool boy Jack Whitehall as host. It’s to be an amazing night, and for those who didn’t make it through, hopefully you’ll be there, too, soaking up all the action and psyching up for 2015! Bring. IT. on.

VIEW THE FULL LIST OF FINALISTS HERE

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