Nicola Smyth named as a finalist at HJ’s

British Hairdressing Awards 2018

Nicola Smyth’s reputation as one of the country’s leading hairdressers has been confirmed after their announcement as a finalist at HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2018, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional.

Nicola from Nicola Smyth – Award Winning Hair in Leamington Spa, was shortlisted in the Midlands Hairdresser of the Year category. She will now be required to submit a further four images to make a collection of eight for the second round of judging in September, before the awards ceremony in November.

Nicola impressed the judges thanks to her artistic presentation and exceptional skill in cutting, colouring and styling.

Commenting on the announcement, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British Hairdressing Awards said; “To be named as a finalist in the Midlands Hairdresser of Year category highlights just how exceptional Nicola is. Already a name within the industry, with fantastic skill and vision, her reputation precedes her.

“We are always in awe of the brilliance these hairdressers demonstrate as they showcase their collections. Britain has long had a world-class reputation for exceptional hair design and Nicola’s work epitomises this. We wish all the finalists the best of luck for the next stage and look forward to seeing them at the awards ceremony in November.”

The British Hairdressing Awards, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, celebrates the very best of British hairdressing – recognising and rewarding the creative talents of individuals and teams who make this industry one of which we can all be proud. Currently over 287,000 people work within the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industries; contributing over £7bn to the UK economy each year.

“Sponsoring HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards is an enormous privilege, and we at Schwarzkopf Professional are delighted that we can partner with HJ in supporting and recognising the very best hairdressing talent across the UK. Hairdressing is an industry of endless enthusiasm and creativity and nowhere is this more evident than in the entries for these awards. Receiving a finalist place in these awards is a phenomenal feat and we extend our biggest congratulations to all of the finalists, and would like to wish them all the luck for the awards ceremony” says Stuart Hamid, Schwarzkopf Professional General Manager, UK and Ireland.

The British Hairdressing Awards have launched the careers of a host of household names: from John Freida and Nicky Clarke to TONI&GUY creative director Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, as well as TV favourites Lisa Shepherd and Andrew Barton.

The British Hairdressing Awards will take place on 26th November 2018 at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. For further details please visit