Creative Head It List and Most Wanted Awards, winners with trophys, comm by Joanna Andersen
Creative Head It List and Most Wanted Awards, winners with trophys, comm by Joanna Andersen
Credit: Creative Head

Last night the stars came out to celebrate the talent, passion and excellence of British and Irish Hairdressing at hair’s biggest night: Creative Head Magazine’s Most Wanted and The It List 2019 Awards.

Held at the spectacular Print Works in East London, UK, the evening wasn’t just about the Awards, it was an experience, with hair icons, innovators and top salon owners meeting and mixing with the future stars of hairdressing.

The evening was hosted by rising comedy star Lisa Omeilan, on stage with Creative Head Publisher, Catherine Handcock and editor, Amanda Nottage.

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Andrew Jose with Liz and Andrew Collinge
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Errol Douglas

TIGI was, for the second year, very proud to sponsor the ‘Best Local Salon’ category, won by fashion-forward Aberdeen salon, Linton and Mac. Presenting the award, Chris Miller, TIGI Head of UK & Ireland, said: “We are proud to be the sponsor of this fantastic award. Our mission is to transform hairdressers into local heroes and empower them, to strengthen their salon businesses.”

As an added prize, TIGI is giving Linton and Mac the opportunity to have their very own photo shoot at Bed Head Studio, as well as an invitation to attend the next TIGI Session Course with Maria Kovacs.

It was a fantastic night for the Linton and Mac salon team with owner Jennifer Linton winning the ‘It List Entrepreneur’ Award and colourist Sarah Black bagging the ‘It Girl’ Award. Like many of the other winners and guests, we’re sure the team partied into the early hours.

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Best Local Salon winners, Linton & Mac

It was a fantastic evening and was empowering and inspiring to see so many talented hairdressers on stage. We’d like to congratulate all the 2019 winners of the Creative Head Most Wanted and It List.


Best New Boutique Salon
Douce, Cambridge/London

Best Salon Team
Lloyds Hair, Waterford

Best Local Salon
Linton & Mac, Aberdeen

Best New Salon
Gina Conway Salons and Spas, Wimbledon

Best Salon Experience
Michael Van Clarke, London



Independent Stylist
Paula McCash

Male Grooming Specialist
Darren Fowler, Fowler35

Creative Talent
Zoë Irwin, John Frieda Salons

Business Thinker
Mark Woolley, Electric Hairdressing

Colour Expert
Sophia Hilton, Not Another Salon

Hair Trend
Desmond Murray, Atherton Cox

Award for Innovation
Tom Chapman for The Lions Barber Collective

Session Stylist
Anthony Turner

Hair Icon
Sam McKnight

Exceptional Stylist 2016/17/18 Dylan Bradshaw



The Rising Star – Callum McDonald, Ruffians
The Fashionista –Tom Gilling, Taylor Taylor
The Entrepreneur – Jennifer Linton, Linton & Mac
The Visionary – Amelia Evans, Hare & Bone
The It Guy – Jamie Benny, Hare & Bone
The It Girl – Sarah Black, Linton & Mac


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