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The It List celebrates its tenth birthday in 2019

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

In 2019, our tenth birthday year, the competition is now also available to hair professionals in the Republic of Ireland to enter, with six exciting titles waiting to be claimed: The Rising Star, The Fashionista, The Visionary, The Entrepreneur and The It Guy/Girl.

Each category is judged by a panel of experts from the worlds of hair, fashion, celebrity and the media – session stylists Sam McKnight and Syd Hayes, top stylists like Nicola Clarke, Adam Reed and James Galvin, talent agents from Streeters and Premier Hair & Make-up, make-up artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis, photographer and director Adam Slama and Central Saint Martins MA Fashion course director Fabio Piras.

This year’s It List competition will culminate in a spectacular Grand Final in London on September 2, where our 30 finalists will rub shoulders with fashion A-listers, influential beauty editors and more than a few celebrities before finding out who’s won The It List trophies. We can’t wait to meet them!