Hair Awards 2014 – The Winners

The Hair Awards issue supplement cover

The Hair Awards 2014 results were announced earlier this month and if you haven’t yet picked up a copy of the magazine (our June issue), you’ll be dying to know who the winners are…



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These are the products voted as being the best in their category, as tried and tested by our amazing reader judges. The panel worked so hard to wash, condition, colour, style, straighten and curl their way around the many hundreds of different lotions, potions and liquids in their tireless quest to find the best of the best. And here’s what came out on top:


Best Daily Shampoo – Schwarzkopf Professional BC Oil Miracle Shampoo, £11.20

Best Daily Conditioner – TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner, £11.95

Best Shampoo for Dry Hair – KMS California Moist Repair Shampoo, £13


Best Conditioner for Dry Hair – Klorane Conditioner with Mango Butter, £6.50

Best Shampoo for Oily Hair – Vichy Dercos Technique Oil Control Treatment Shampoo, £8

Best Conditioner for Oily Hair – Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner, £13.50

Best Volumising Shampoo – Clynol Pure Volume Energise Shampoo, £9.35

Best Volumising Conditioner – label.m Thickening Conditioner, £15.25

Best Shampoo for Curls – Naked Bounce Curl Defining Shampoo, £4.19

Best Conditioner for Curls – Trevor Sorbie Curls & Waves Conditioner, £5.29


Best Colour Care Shampoo – Yuko Lock In Color Shampoo, £12.50

Best colour Care Conditioner – PHYTOBAUME Colour Protect, £13.50

Best Shampoo for Blondes – UNITE Blonda Shampoo, £15.75


Best Conditioner for Blondes – Creightons Perfect Blonde Intensive Care Conditioner, £1.99

Best Shampoo for Brunettes – Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Wow Brunette Colour Illuminating Shampoo, £3.99


Best Conditioner for Brunettes – Davines Alchemic Chocolate Conditioner, £18.05

Best Shampoo for Redheads – John Frieda Radiant Red Enhancing Shampoo, £5.59


Best Conditioner for Redheads – Clairol Nice’n easy Colourseal Gloss for Radiant Reds, £1

Best Intensive Conditioning Treatment – Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, £27.50


Best Hair Oil – Orofluido Beauty Elixir For Your Hair, £24.99

Best Leave-in Conditioner – Lee Stafford Breaking Hair Leave in Treatment, £7.99


Best Organic Shampoo – Goldwell Dualsenses Green Pure Repair Shampoo, £9.50

Best Organic Conditioner – Lavera Repair & Care Conditoner, £5.95

Best Anti-ageing Shampoo – Aveda Invati Shampoo, £20.50

Best Anti-ageing Conditioner – A.S.P Kitoko Nutri-Restore Balm, £11.95

Best Travel Range – Percy & Reed Simply Sumptuous Shine Mini Zip-Lock, £15

Best Afro Shampoo – ORS HAIRepair Invigorating Shampoo, £4.50

Best Afro Conditioner – Mizani Supreme Oil Satin Créme Moisturizing Mask, £14.95


Best Afro Relaxer – ORS Olive Oil Relaxer Kit, £5.10

Best Afro Natural Range – Design Essentials Natural Hair Care System, £15

Best Afro Hair Oil – KeraCare Essentials Oils, £6.30

Best Hairspray – JOICO Power Spray, £10.95

Best Defining Styler – Great Lengths Pearl Gloss Styler, £12

Best Moulding Styler – Affinage Control Freak Moulding Crème, £10.45

Best Serum – Richard Ward Couture Hair Tri-Active Serum With Argan Oil, £27

Best Shine Spray – WEN Replenishing Treatment Mist, £20.95

Best Smoothing/Straightening Product – Osis+ Session Label Silk Shine Cream, £12.85

Best Volumising Product – STRUCTURE Animate, £11.95

Best Styling Product For Curls – NO INHIBITION Curl Definer, £11.99

Best Heat Protection Product – Leo Bancroft Totally Protected Heat Defence Spray, £4

Best Dry Shampoo – Batiste Strength & Shine, £3.99

Best Texturising Product – Sebastian Professional Texture Maker, £20.50

Best Men’s Range – Wahl Academy Wet Goods Range, £9.99

Best Human Hair Extensions (Afro) – Sleek Remy Couture, Yaki, from £65

Best Human Hair Extensions (European) – Kapello Pre-taped Extensions, from £395 for a full head


Best Instant Extensions – The Halo, from £59.99


Best High Street Shampoo – Mark Hill MiracOILicious Shampoo, £6.49


Best High Street Conditioner – Anatomicals The Sleek Shall Inherit The Earth Your Maniacal Mane’s Conditioner, £2.79

Best Professional Shampoo – milk_shake Integrity Nourishing Shampoo, £13.99

Best Professional Conditioner – Alterna Caviar Repair x Instant Recovery Conditioner, £33.50

Best Hairdryer – Parlux 385 Powerlight, £135


Best Straighteners – ghd Eclipse, £195

Best Curling Tong – Andrew Barton Glamour Curls Professional Curling Wand, £23

Best Heated Rollers – Cloud Nine The ‘O’, £199.99

Best Waver – Mark Hill Wicked Waver, £59.99


Best Round Brush – Kent Salon KS16 52mm Curling and Straightening Brush, £29

Best Paddle Brush – Denman Porcupine Effect Paddle Brush, £12.50

Best Permanent Colour – Clairol Nice n Easy Permanent Colour, £5.99


Best Semi-Permanent Colour – Revlon Professional nutri color creme, £16.99

Best Temporary Colour – Colour Xtreme Hair Art, £2.99



The Cut

This section of the competition is all about the salons and their stylists. The entrants were required to submit photographs of their hair work, client testimonials, and tell us all about their passion for their particular field of hairdressing. Our judging panel for this part of the Hair Awards included such hair industry luminaries as Nicky Clarke, Mark Hill, Lee Stafford, Ken Picton, Steven Goldsworthy and Lisa Shepherd. They spent the day sifting through the finalists’ entries, looking at the photographic work and assessing live presentations. Here’s who won:

Best Salon Stylist – Angelo Vallillo, Zullo & Holland, Nottingham



Best Afro Stylist – Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group



Best Extensionist – Inanch Emir, Inanch London



Best Colour Expert – Jessica Speechly, Head of Colour for Errol Douglas Salon, London



Best Backstage Stylist – Warren Holmes



Best Men’s Hairdresser – Chris Foster, The Refinery, London



Best Afro Salon – Hair Lounge, London



Best London Salon – Jamie Stevens Hair, London



Best Salon Group – HOB Salons



Best Regional Salon – Lisa Shepherd, Birmingham



Talent Scout – Shelley Manley, Malcolm Murphy Hair, Leicester



‘I Want That Hair!’ – Michelle Rooney, Hooker & Young, Newcastle upon Tyne



We also asked our reader judges to nominate their fave hair product retailers. They couldn’t say enough good things about these two:

Best Online Retailer – HQ Hair

Best High Street Destination – Boots


Finally, every year as part of the Hair Awards, several individuals are nominated by the Hair team for their services, passion and dedication to the world of hair – our Hair Hero. This year’s winner:



Philip Kingsley, the world-renowned tricologist with over 40 years experience, an award-winning eponymous product range and a client list that includes more than 100 celebrity and royal clients.