Ambitious. Gifted. And ready to rule…  The It List – presented by Creative HEAD in an exclusive partnership with ghd – has shone the spotlight on the most exciting new emerging names in UK and Irish hairdressing aged 30 or under. We’ve helped uncover dynamos like Leigh Keates, Sophia Hilton, Kim Rance, Ky Wilson, Christopher Appleton and Richard Phillipart – all of whom have gone on to achieve major success in the industry.

There are six trophies to be claimed: The Rising Star, The Entrepreneur, The Visionary and The It Guy, The It Girl and – NEW for 2020 – The Editorial Stylist!

Experts from the worlds of hair, fashion, celebrity, fashion and the media come together to judge The It List – session stars like Johnnie Sapong and Adam Reed, stylist to the stars Louis Byrne, beauty journalist Lisa Oxenham, talent scouts from Premier Hair & Make-up and Streeters and leading influencers like Luke Hersheson and Sophia Hilton. It’s down to these awesome people to choose the 30 It List finalists who go to the star-studded Grand Final on Monday 7 September in London.

Winners are snapped up by talent agencies, headhunted by brands and talked about in all the right circles – so overnight stardom awaits. And there’s an awesome year ahead, too! Alongside their It List trophy and tailor-made mentoring from ghd, the six superstars earning their place on The It List will receive masses of coverage in Creative HEAD and opportunities to take part in live events.

So, are you ready for it?


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