It List 2022 winner montage

A platform for fresh young talent

Creative HEAD’s It List Awards, exclusively sponsored by hairdressing mega-brand ghd, catapults into the spotlight Britain and Ireland’s most exciting new hair talents. We’re talking the best young business-builders, style-makers, hard grafters and game-changers – the names who’ve been setting the barbering, session styling and salon spheres on fire, and all aged 30 or under.

With six coveted categories, you’re bound to find one that fits, whether you’re edging it on the editorial scene, catching the eye with your creative techniques, or blazing a trail with your salon business. Even if you’re right at the start of your hairdressing journey, there’s a title waiting to be claimed.

Entries are judged by leading hair professionals like Charlotte Mensah and Jody Taylor, editors from the likes of 10 Magazine, marie claire and The Telegraph, talent scouts from international agencies including Art + Commerce and The Wall Group, and influencers like Lisa Farrall and Sophie Hilton. And you know what? Your work deserves it.

If you make it through to the finals, you’ll not only join hundreds of hair and fashion glitterati at the It List Grand Final in London, you could really get the chance to shine, winning an It List trophy, a year in the Creative HEAD spotlight and the chance to spend time with ghd ambassadors.

It’s free to enter The It List, and your career could sky-rocket as a result.

The 2023 competition is open for entries – go for It!
 Deadline for entries Monday 22 May
Finalists announced Friday 16 June
Grand Final Monday 4 September