Most Wanted Awards Supplement 2017

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NOT

ANOTHER

AWARDS

NIGHT!


LET’S GET

TOGETHER

A

FABULOUS OCCASION at London’s

historic Guildhall, where the wine

flowed and celebrity host Katherine

Ryan dazzled… But at the heart

of #MWIT17 were you guys – the British

and Irish hairdressers making waves in your local

communities and across the globe. Whether it

turned out to be your night or not, our Grand Final

was all about you and your brilliance.

So let’s hear it for the stars of stage and salon – the

educators, innovators, the little guys taking big leaps,

the masters of classic cuts, the incredible colour

concoctors, and the bold rule re-writers.

Bravo to the sharp business builders, the fierce

fashion shapers, the think-outside-the-box success

stories, the system-shatterers, hard grafters, and the

fighters who may have been knocked down but came

back twice as strong.

Big up the stylists who pour their hearts, souls, blood,

sweat and tears into high street hair havens and

booming barbershops; the community pillars, local

favourites, and loyal listeners.

Three cheers for the staff cheerleaders and staff

cherishers, the eager learners and generous

mentors, the terrific teams and the role models

and role creators in our vibrant, creative, inclusive,

PHENOMENAL industry.

We salute you, and all of this year’s champions…

REPORTAGE IMAGERY ANDY LANE AND SARAH SEAL

WINNER PORTRAITS JON BRADLEY


@hairdresserontour

(AKA Lyndell Mansfield)

Thanks for all the love at the

@creativeheadmag awards –

I am so happy to be part of the

#sessionstylist #finalist list and

an industry that has so much

talent and creative people

“What a fantastic evening –

congratulations! Thank you

for having me and my team

of Ruffians along to your

lovely awards. It really was

a very fun evening, which

seemed to fly by in the blink

of an eye”

Andrew Cannon,

Ruffians


“Always an amazing

night, and all welldeserved

winners!

The awards are a

real testament to the

industry. I remember

the first Creative HEAD

awards, and to see it

now is just incredible!”

Skyler McDonald,

Seanhanna

GLITZY

PLEASURES

DISCO! FLORALS! COWBOY BOOTS! MONOCLES!

When hairdressers go out, they go

out!

@karlywhittaker

What a night. Thank you

@creativeheadmag – you

truly make this industry

strive for the stars


“SUCH a fabulous

night – WELL DONE!”

Emma Rowbottom,

Seven Publicity

@cutandgrind

Thank you to the best team

and to @creativeheadmag – to

each and every one of you for

everything you have done to

make this possible. Love you

all and here’s to winning lots

more awards


@benejones

What a night – with some

amazing people. Thank you

@creativeheadmag!

“Just a note to say

congratulations and

thank you for such a

wonderful night!

It really is a super event

and a fantastic space to

be able to network with

industry’s finest”

Mel Fernandez,

general manager,

Redken


“You smashed it and

it was such a fun

evening – one of the

best yet!”

Susie Mutch,

Sassoon

@laurabellhair

Last night we were lucky

enough to attend Creative

HEAD’s Most Wanted Grand

Final. A huge congratulations

to all the finalists and winners.

Such a great evening!


@erroldouglas1

Thank you so much for my

#Legend award tonight

@creativeheadmag.

What an amazing feeling –

with the coolest team

behind me @erroldouglasldn

A FEAST FOR

THE EYES

THE MAGNIFICENT GREAT HALL – Guildhall’s most iconic space

has entertained royalty for hundreds of years. But history was surely made

when hairdressing’s finest took their seats for the Grand Final dinner. The room

was positively buzzing as the biggest, most exciting names from the salon and

session worlds tucked into gourmet treats served up by hip London eaterie, The

Recipe – and the most delicious industry gossip too, of course…

“Such a wonderful

evening and as always

– win or not, you guys

always put on an

incredible ceremony”

Craig Chapman,

Craig Chapman

Hair Design, and Most

Wanted winner


@teamSLBPR

Had a fab time at

@creativeheadmag #MWIT17,

congratulations to all the winners

and thank you to all involved for

making it the best yet!

“Loved the venue, loved the

entertainment, and of course

the food and drinkies. And

Sink The Pink… FAB! Creative

HEAD has helped make some

really fabulous careers for

many, many hairdressers – we

have a lot to thank you for and

I am very grateful always”

Pauline Howe, Strands

Hairdressing


@kathbum

(AKA Katherine Ryan)

Congratulations to all

@creativeheadmag It List and

Most Wanted Award winners and

nominees. I had the very best time!

What an honour to join these talented

people for an evening of fun. X

“Thank you so much for

an incredible evening

last night! Katherine

Ryan was excellent and

it was fabulous being

in a room full of great

talent. Thoroughly

enjoyed myself”

Jodie Austen,

The Peachy Studio, and

The It List finalist


RYAN

FLAIR

CANADIAN COMEDIAN KATHERINE RYAN WAS OUR

FUNNY AND FEISTY COMPERE (“ARE YOU HECKLING

ME, ERROL?”). HER BRILLIANTLY FEMINIST REPARTEE

POKED FUN AT EVERYTHING FROM SINGLE DADS TO

SHRINKING CELEBRITIES, AND THE “POOR, INNOCENT

GOLD-DIGGER” MELANIA TRUMP. COME BACK NEXT

YEAR PLEASE, KATHERINE!


Image: It List winners Darcie Harvey and Rebecca Chang, photographed by Jon Baker

“The It List celebrates the

admirably ambitious,

gloriously gifted and

extraordinarily exciting

young hair talents who will

rule tomorrow’s industry,

and this year’s winners are

truly spectacular!”

Amanda Nottage,

editor, Creative HEAD


2017

THEY

ARE

ON IT!

Watch out world! Every year

The It List – presented by

Creative HEAD in an exclusive

partnership with ghd – catapults

the UK’s most exciting new hair

talents into the spotlight.

Get ready to meet 2017’s rulebreakers,

taste-makers and

game-changers


THE RISING STAR

FOR A YOUNG SALON ASSISTANT WHO’S ENTHUSIASTIC, HARD

WORKING AND FAST IMPROVING – A NEW TEAM STAR!

“I can’t believe that I’ve

won this award – it’s a

complete shock. I would

not be here without the

help of my salon bosses

Sally and Jamie Brooks.

Telling my mum was

amazing, and I am

looking forward to what

the future holds”

DARCIE HARVEY

Brooks & Brooks

21-year-old Darcie has assisted at London Fashion Week,

regularly tests for editorials and shoots, and uses up

half her annual holiday allowance on work opportunities.

“She is what we call a ‘yes’ girl,” say bosses Jamie and

Sally Brooks, meaning Darcie will be there whenever and

wherever she’s needed. We reckon this girl is definitely

going places.

JUDGE’S COMMENT

“What an amazing start to a career! Darcie

has assisted some incredible hairdressers,

while taking the time to create her own work

and images. She’s clearly very passionate”

Billy Fry, Percy & Reed


THE FASHIONISTA

FOR A HAIRDRESSER WHO’S MAKING A NAME

IN SESSION CIRCLES

“It’s incredible! I

believe if you want to

be successful in this

industry, you’ve got

to surround yourself

with good people, and

I have been lucky to

have that, which has

really helped me win

this award. This is a

milestone for me”

JUDGE’S COMMENT

“So good! Michael’s work experience

and attitude blew my mind”

Leigh Keates, session stylist

MICHAEL O’GORMAN

Taylor Taylor London

A favourite right-hand man to stars like Neil Moodie and

Gary Gill, 30-year-old Mike has built up an impressive list

of credits at Fashion Week and beyond. He’s assisted on

almost 200 shows, with highlights including Gucci, Louis

Vuitton, Maison Margiela and Rick Owens, is developing his

own portfolio and recently led his first show at LFW Men’s

with Richard James. What a star!


THE ENTREPRENEUR

FOR A SALON OWNER WHO HAS CREATED AN EXCITING AND

SUCCESSFUL SALON BUSINESS

“I’m just really

shaky, and I wish

I was drunk”

(Sophia was eight

months pregnant

at the time of the

Grand Final)

SOPHIA HILTON

Not Another Salon

Not Another Salon’s first 18 months facts: 166k Instagram

followers, a profit of just under £200k, an academy that’s

expanded into five different countries. Throw in some fully

booked stylists, thousands of salons globally talking about

her colour work and a No Judgment policy that embraces

diversity, and you can see why the judges sat up and took

notice. Bravo, Sophia. And still only 29 years old!

JUDGE’S COMMENT

“Brand identity, marketing, social media… AND

a gender-neutral campaign – it’s all excellent!”

Ateh Jewel, Couture Communications


THE VISIONARY

FOR A STYLIST OR TECHNICIAN WHO’S

PUSHING BOUNDARIES

“It’s amazing to win this

award, and I have to thank

the incredible team at Ocean

Hairdressing – especially [owner]

Ian Davies, who has been a

constant support to me. Thank

you Creative HEAD for putting

on such an amazing event, and

for allowing all of us to have an

outlet for creativity and to be

ourselves, which I think is really

important in this industry”

JUDGE’S COMMENT

“Dynamic, colourful, strong and energetic

imagery – Casey’s work is inspirational and

unique. I want to see more. What’s next?”

Lan Nguyen-Grealis, make-up artist

CASEY COLEMAN

Ocean Hairdressing

Drawing inspiration from club kids – particularly ’90s legend

Leigh Bowery – and the designer Alexander McQueen,

30-year-old Casey loves to construct hair pieces out

of the unexpected and unconventional, creating a hair

aesthetic with a dark and mysterious side. Ambitious and

competitive, we reckon this It List victory is the start of

something big for Mr C.


THE IT GUY

FOR A MALE STYLIST EXCELLING IN ALL AREAS OF

HAIRDRESSING AND DESTINED FOR GREATNESS

“Wow! I’ve worked so hard

to hard to win this award,

and it’s brilliant to be

recognised. We hairdressers

never take a minute to sit

down, and awards like

this are an opportunity to

reflect on the year we’ve

had and the achievements

we’ve made”

KY WILSON

The Social

Ky picked up this trophy at the sixth time of asking (“It’s

about f**king time, Creative HEAD,” he joked from the

podium), capping a brilliant year for the 28-year-old. He’s

won the Men’s Image Award at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy,

found a new London home for The Social, assisted and

headed shows at London Fashion Week and has just

become a dad. “I’m a luc’Ky boy, aren’t I?” he grins.

JUDGE’S COMMENT

“I love Ky’s passion and hard work ethic.

This cannot be taught – you just have it.

Great all-rounder.”

James Galvin, Daniel Galvin


THE IT GIRL

FOR A FEMALE STYLIST EXCELLING IN ALL AREAS OF

HAIRDRESSING AND DESTINED FOR GREATNESS

“This is a complete shock!

It’s the first year I have

entered it and to win is

incredible. I hand-made

my entry and it took three

months to prepare. It was

like my personal diary, and

when I sent it off, I felt like I

sent part of myself away”

JUDGE’S COMMENT

“LOVE! What a fabulous talent. Rebecca really

has got all aspects of the industry DOWN!”

Nicola Clarke, John Frieda and Color WOW

REBECCA CHANG

Salako

29-year-old Rebecca arrived in the UK from Mumbai four

years ago, and has made her decision count, learning

from session hair and photography icon, Jimo Salako. She

made it onto Guido’s team for her first show, assisting at

Christopher Kane A/W14, and then stunned everyone by

producing the Vetements S/S17 show for Gary Gill. It don’t

mean a thang if it ain’t got that Chang!


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DO THESE

GUYS EVER

NOT LOOK

GOOD?

Stealing the spotlight – the Not Another Salon squad


PEOPLE

LIKE US

PHOTOGRAPHY JON BAKER

THE MOST WANTED AND IT LIST AWARDS

NIGHT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT THE

UNSTOPPABLE JON BAKER SNATCHING AND

SNAPPING GORGEOUS GUESTS AS THEY PARTY, FOR

OUR FAMOUS MWIT GRAND FINAL PHOTOSHOOT.

THIS YEAR, AGAINST THE AWESOME BACKDROP OF

LONDON’S MAGICAL GUILDHALL, WE WENT BACK

IN FOR SOME CLOSE-UPS. SHINING A LIGHT ON A

THRONG OF FABULOUS FACES, FEARLESS TALENTS

AND IRREPRESSIBLE PERSONALITIES. LET THE

PICTURES DO THE TALKING


HEY,

BOY…

Ocean Hairdressing’s Casey Coleman


… HEY,

GIRL

Ruffian’s Natalie Angold


NOT

ANOTHER

SELFIE

Not Another Salon’s Jess Barber Cruz and Annie Morelli


PERFECT

MOMENT WITH

YOU

Lee Stafford and his wife, Jessica Jane


CHECK

IT

How you doin’, Jordan Massarella?


LOVE IN

THIS CLUB

Superstar friends Lyndell Mansfield and Zoë Irwin


WHO

GOT THE

POWER?

MWIT17 hosts with the most: Creative HEAD’s Amanda Nottage and Catherine Handcock

with our queen of comedy Katherine Ryan (centre)


YOU

TALKIN’

TO ME?

Cut & Grind’s Hari Efthymiades


BROWN-

EYED GIRL

Easton Regal’s Zahira Bayo


YOU HAD

TO BE

THERE

Salon Success sisters Zoë Vears and Amy Fredriksson, caught in a moment


CHASING

HIGHS

Come down when you’re ready, Ky Wilson


IN

FASHION

Session star Syd Hayes


LADIES’

NIGHT

Sink the Pink: ready to party


THOROUGHLY

MODERN

BeautyMART’s co-founder Millie Kendal MBE


I KNOW

A PLACE

WHERE

YOU CAN

GET AWAY

Vogue’s beauty and lifestyle director, Jessica Diner


SHE HAS

STYLE,

SHE HAS

GRACE

Looking peachy, Jodie Austen


I’M STICKING

WITH YOU

Sharon Brigden, owner of SLB Public Relations, with

her right-hand man Sam Johnson


GENTLEMEN’S

CLUB

Men’s grooming gods Baldy, Tom Chapman and Matt Robinson


QUEENS

OF THE

NIGHT

Stars of the (after party) show, Sink The Pink


“Whether their forte is creativity

or business acumen, one thing

all our winners have in common

is passion – for their career, their

teams and for hairdressing.

We are so proud of each and

every single one of them”

Catherine Handcock,

publisher, Creative HEAD

STRAIGHT

TO THE TOP

Judged by an exceptional line-up of experts and supported by

14 fantastic category sponsors, Most Wanted highlights the

phenomenal minds, the sparkling creativity and the boundless team

spirit that drive the UK and Irish hairdressing industries forward.

Our winners literally are the Most Wanted – nobody does it like

these guys…


Image: Creative Talent winner Craig Chapman


SUPREME TEAM

SPONSORED BY

“It’s amazing! This is

the most important

award that we’ve ever

actually gone for.

It’s for the team, this

is their award and we

couldn’t be more proud”

LLOYDS HAIR

Waterford

This 56-strong, fun-loving team makes Lloyds Hair a

big Irish hitter. Pizza meetings and days where the team

is tasked to pay 10 compliments a day keep everyone

engaged, but most crucial is Mystery Day – the team is

kept in the dark about what it entails but it brings everyone

together, employees of the year are crowned and trips to

New York are won. Now everyone’s a winner at Lloyds!


EXCEPTIONAL STYLIST

SPONSORED BY

“I am absolutely

delighted to have

won the Exceptional

Stylist award. I have

an exceptional wife

and I wouldn’t be able

to do any of this if it

wasn’t for her, and I

also have a great team

behind me who make

it all possible”

DYLAN BRADSHAW

Dylan Bradshaw

Dylan takes this title for the second year in a row, making

him the man to beat. And he truly is exceptional, with his

eponymous destination salon in the heart of Dublin always

fabulously busy, and his mantelpiece groaning with the

weight of numerous award wins. But it’s the remarkable

#GetBlownAway campaign in support for the ISPCC that

he’s most proud of – an exceptionally caring soul, too.


BEST SALON TEAM

SPONSORED BY

“We are completely

amazed and surprised

to have won the

award, but the team

we have is incredible

and we all feel so

lucky to be part of it”

CUT & GRIND

London

It was the first time they’d entered, and they aced it. Cut

& Grind prides itself on helping each other improve all

aspects of their lives and they built the salon themselves.

Success is something to be earned, with monthly meetings

providing a forum for issues, advice and experiences to be

improved. Both staff and clients are encouraged to be “part

of the family”, and the judges were clearly impressed.


“To win this once feels like a

fluke; to win it twice you feel

you are a little bit incredible;

and to win it a third time

feels like #awesome. We

trekked the Inca Trail this

year to raise £102,000 for

our local hospital. To end up

with no toe nails perhaps

meant we’d given enough to

win the award this year!”

BEST LOCAL SALON

SPONSORED BY

JAS HAIR SALON

Salisbury

This is Jas’s third victory in Best Local Salon, granting

them Most Wanted Legend status. Owners Jayne and

Neil Prigent run what’s become a Salisbury institution

– creators of Salisbury Fashion Week, partners of the

RewardME scheme with local businesses; and champions

of hairdressing with local schools’ career advisers. Will they

rest on their laurels? Something tells us they won’t….


London

ROSEWOOD

CURTIS

MATTHEW

BEST NEW SALON

SPONSORED BY

Trophy accepted by Essence PR

“Being recognised as Best New Salon

at the Most Wanted awards is a

great achievement; we’re so proud to

gain recognition within the industry

for all our hard work - especially

from such a prestigious title. We’re

encouraged and excited from this

award alone to enthusiastically

push forward in expanding our

brand. Huge thanks to Revlon

Professional and Creative HEAD for

their support and recognition”

MATTHEW CURTIS

ROSEWOOD

London

You may never get to ride the Orient Express, but this

salon will offer an experience inspired by the world’s

most famous train service – brass luggage racks and all.

Rosewood London is a beautiful hotel and Matthew Curtis

brings extra style into the guest rooms. An adapted vintage

wooden trunk is used as a portable styling station that is as

evocative as it is practical.


MALE GROOMING SPECIALIST

“I wasn’t able to make

it to the Grand Final,

and I was gutted not

to be there. The saddest

part for me was not that

I missed out on going

up onstage to collect the

award but that I wasn’t

able to thank the people

who helped me get to

where I am today”

SPONSORED BY

Trophy accepted by Jamie Stevens

JONATHAN ANDREW

Jamie Stevens

A family emergency kept Jonathan away from the Grand

Final, but this win is the latest in a long line of awards for the

artistic director at Jamie Stevens. He says he was “born

into hairdressing”, so it’s no surprise he spends so much of

his time on education, with a particular passion for oneon-one

teaching. His work with the likes of Rankin and Olly

Murs shows his versatility. Bravo, Jonathan.


“Experience is never

about stuff, it’s about

people and the people

that make it happen

and I am really proud

of what my team is

making and creating”


BEST SALON EXPERIENCE

SPONSORED BY

NOT ANOTHER SALON

London

The bright and beautiful Sophia Hilton and her team accepted

the award to loud cheers from the audience. Everything is

fun at this iconic salon, described by Sophia as “an adult

Disneyland”. The walls are covered in paint splatters, coloured

string installations and crayon arrangements, and clients are

swept downstairs to a secret room hidden behind a bookcase

and filled with Game Boys and craft books. It’s a game-changer.


CREATIVE TALENT

SPONSORED BY

“This is the best! I honestly didn’t

think this was going to happen but

it validates the last few years of

really hard work travelling around

the country. When I came to write

my award entry, I realised that it

wasn’t about me, it was about my

whole salon, my family, my friends,

my industry friends, the clients

that I have met – everybody. This is

about working really, really hard

and being part of something bigger

than myself and I am so proud”

CRAIG CHAPMAN

Craig Chapman Hair Design

Not many people grow up in Cornwall, end up in The

Gambia and find themselves focusing on Afro hair. But

Craig Chapman does things differently – and the judges

clearly loved it! The creation of his session styling

company, HairDotCom, was a happy accident – with oodles

of work on shoots and with celebs (including The Voice and

Taylor Swift at the BRITs) and it just keeps growing!


BUSINESS THINKER

SPONSORED BY

“I want to dedicate this award

to the people I am about to

grow in the salon. The business

is about growing people, and

this is for Carla, who is my

new manager. One of the most

exciting things I am finding

about running a business is

growing new people and I

have so many people who are

flourishing within Not Another

Salon – so watch out for them!”

SOPHIA HILTON

Not Another Salon

You need to make an impact if you want to stand out on

East London’s Brick Lane, and savvy Sophia is one of the

area’s stars. Her gender-neutral pricing was ahead of the

curve, and expansion via the Not Another Academy means

she’s in five different countries now. But, says Sophia, “from

a salon perspective, I love it being small and I love the fact

that I know all my staff personally – I enjoy it.”


AWARD FOR INNOVATION

SPONSORED BY

“We believe it takes

commitment and courage

to do something new, and

it would not be possible

without family – each

other, our mum and dad

and our children. It’s all

made worthwhile when

you get something like

this award, and we are so

happy to have won”

THE SCRUN

Abby and Karly Whittaker

Sisters Abby and Karly are second generation hairdressers

who used their knowledge and expertise to create The

Scrun – a new ‘hair up’ tool that allows you to create more

current and fashion-led looks than hair donuts, buns and

sponges. Chignons, quiffs, side and messy buns… all

these are now quick and easy to create, and comfortable to

wear. At Clothes Show Live, one was sold every second!


HAIR TREND

SPONSORED BY

“It’s really overwhelming

to have won this award

with so many great

entries from people

whom I admire. This

would not be possible

without my amazing

team at Hare and Bone

and I am proud to

be part of the British

hairdressing industry”

SAM BURNETT

Hare & Bone

Sam Burnett’s creative and innovative styles always turn

heads, placing him in big demand including with celebrities

such as Daisy Lowe, Laura Whitmore and Charli XCX. The

face-flattering “modern shag” Sam styled was unanimously

voted the Hair Trend of 2017 by our judges. “If you have

a bit of wave and texture in your hair, then the layers style

your hair into this relaxed, cool look,” says Sam. We’re sold.


COLOUR EXPERT

SPONSORED BY

“This means an awful lot to

me. I feel that something has

really happened to the colour

industry and I think we are

on the cusp of something

massive and it’s a super

exciting time. No longer

are colourists shoved in the

basement to be colouring for

haircuts; we now have stylists

cutting for our colours and

that is really, really exciting”

SOPHIA HILTON

Not Another Salon

While Not Another Salon is well known for its bold, creative

colour, Sophia insists that her team’s approach to colour is

about elegant and healthy hair across a broad spectrum.

The judges agreed – making this a record-breaking third

Most Wanted win on the night– and Sophia used her

acceptance speech to speak out against unrealistic

expectations damaging colourists’ confidence. Bravo.


“I’m blown away by

winning this award, and

have been so lucky to work

with incredible people

who have believed in me

throughout my journey.

What I have learned so far is

that everything I do is about

teamwork and without

everyone who has supported

me, I wouldn’t be here now”

SESSION STYLIST

SPONSORED BY

SYD HAYES

Receiving the most nominations from the fashion and

beauty teams at Elle, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Red, GQ,

Harper’s Bazaar and more, Syd is fast emerging as one

of fashion’s most exciting hair talents, working with major

clients, designers and photographers. He has also taken

over his parents’ salon in Kew, ensuring this confident,

popular stylist remains grounded.


HAIR ICON

SPONSORED BY

SAM MCKNIGHT

Sam McKnight is so iconic, he’s already fronted his own

exhibition at Somerset House – Hair by Sam McKnight

– alongside a stunning coffee table tome of all his legendary

work. Credited as “the original session stylist”, he’s still a

massive supporter of the salon industry – just one of the

reasons he received a standing ovation from every single

person in the room. Feel the love, Sam…


“It’s a real honour to win the Hair

Icon award. It’s been a really big

year for me with the exhibition at

Somerset House and the launch

of my book and new hair range.

I’m hugely appreciative of the

excitement in the industry and

how everyone has really got behind

me – it was totally unexpected.

Thanks to Creative HEAD for

its support and for creating a

platform for the industry to really

recognise some of the incredible

hairdressing talent today, all

around the country”


MOST WANTED LEGEND

CREATIVE TALENT WINNER 2010/13/16

ERROL DOUGLAS MBE

Not only is he adored by pretty much everyone in this industry

for his energy and the way he mentors and supports young

talent, there’s also his impressive creative skills, both with

Afro and European hair, evident in his gorgeous photographic

collections. And at our Grand Final, as a triple winner of the

Creative Talent award, he attained Most Wanted Legend status.

Of course, we’re talking about Errol Douglas MBE!


“Creative Talent is such

a hard accolade to win, and

to get it three times and

now be honoured as a Most

Wanted Legend is incredible.

For me hairdressing is my

life, it’s in my DNA and

hopefully has passed down

to my children. I believe

there’s no industry like

hairdressing – it’s passionate

and dynamic and I am so

proud to be part of it”


OUR MOST

OUTRAGEOUSLY

FUN AFTER-

PARTY YET

WE THOUGHT WE’D SEEN EVERYTHING AT

CREATIVE HEAD HQ, until we spotted two Most

Wanted sponsors twerking onstage alongside an It List

winner plus a very glittery member of drag act Sink the

Pink. Once the ceremonial parts of the night had come to

their natural conclusion, we headed down to the Guildhall

Crypt for the sort of old-fashioned knees-up that saw

everyone on their feet, some of them on the stage,

laughing and dancing through until the early (and in some

cases quite late) hours. There were many things to take

away at the end of the night (apart from sore feet), but

the main one is that 2017 will be the year when everyone

agreed that our exciting, diverse industry is the best in

the world. Hurrah!


@creativeheadmag

Big shout out to @nathanpheonixhair

and @ralphandrice for the

@sinkthepinkldn hair masterpieces –

and special thanks to @ghdhairpro,

@TrendcoWigs and @SalonSuccessUK

for all the supplies. You all made it

happen! #MWIT17


@CaseyC_Hair

That moment will forever be

one of the best in my life!

Keep fighting for it and it’ll

eventually happen!


@kycutwilson

THE IT KY! Six years in a row I’ve been

nominated for this award and now I’ve

only gone and brought this baby home!

Surrounded by the insanely kind hearted

people that help my visions become

reality, now it’s time to sit back and

celebrate this killer journey and what

a fucking year it’s been!

“We thoroughly enjoyed

ourselves and it was a

beautifully organised

event – what a great thing

to be part of”

Elizabeth Franks and

Jason Ell, Boy/Girl


THANK YOU AND

GOODNIGHT

Oh, what a glorious night. And we couldn’t have done it

without… Our wonderful Most Wanted sponsors: American

Crew, BaByliss PRO, Bumble and bumble, Cloud Nine,

JOICO, KMS, L’Oréal Professionnel, Paul Mitchell, Revlon

Professional, Schwarzkopf Professional, Tangle Teezer,

Treatwell and Wella Professionals – your support means the

world to us; the magnificent ghd for continuing to travel this

awesome It List journey with us; our 100 superstar judges

and nominators – your passion and experience rocks our

world; Katherine Ryan – brilliant, hilarious, unpretentious – and

totally lovely in every way; our queens of the night, Sink The

Pink, for the most awesome after-party yet – big respect

also to Nathan Dell for the amazing wig work and styling,

and a huge thank you to Trendco, ghd and Salon Success

for providing all the kit; Jon Baker, Jon Bradley, Andy Lane

and Sarah Seal – photography doesn’t get much better than

theirs; the Wise guys and girls – for another spectacular and

completely “WOW” set; Noah Goodrich – one word: sick;

John, Philippa, Andreas and all The Recipe crew – you fed

and watered our guests in style; Ruari at Pinstripes and

Peonies for the most beautiful table centres; Lesley Wilks,

Sam Johnson, Zoë Irwin for ghd, Sophia Hilton and the Not

Another Salon team and Rheanne Bryant, Jack Baker and

Ernie Mazonaite from Hare & Bone for making the Creative

HEAD crew look fabulous; Catherine and Amanda – for killing

it on stage; all at Creative HEAD Towers, for everything you did

before, during and after to make #MWIT17 so special; and of

course, to our absolutely incredible Most Wanted and It List

stars of 2017 – you earned this, and we are so proud of you.

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