The Big One 2021

We have been blown away once again with the caliber of entries for the The Big One 2023. With over 250 of you showing up, boy, did you deliver some blooming wonderful hair. Each year we continue to be astonished by the creativity and innovation amongst hairdressers.

The judging

We had 32 hairdresser judges to peruse the seven categories for the Big One 2023. All eminent personalities and high-achievers themselves so you can be sure they knew what they were after in worthy finalists for each category. If you’re selected to go forward to the final, then well done for sure. And if not, still be proud – you’ve shown such fortitude and self-expression and we love you for it. Now to the big reveal: 

The Up & Coming One

  • Darja Laett, Toni&Guy Kensington
  • Dylan McConnachie, Gro London
  • Emy Rocabella, Danilo’s Hair Boutique
  • Matteo De Vita, Toni&Guy North Audley St
  • Sophie Fedoriw, Safy B’s
  • Tia Gentles, Wishers Hair Salon

The One for your Client

  • Daniele De Angelis, Toni&Guy Academy
  • Danilo Giangreco, Danilo’s Hair Boutique
  • Joseph Ferraro, Joseph Ferraro Salon
  • Ria Kulik, The HairBank
  • Rick Roberts, Rick Roberts
  • Yui Tateno, Toni&Guy Covent Garden

The Experimental One

  • Bartek Cass, Smiths Soho
  • Darja Laett, Toni&Guy Kensington
  • Efi Davies, Toni&Guy Academy
  • Jude McEwan, Toni&Guy Perth
  • Matteo De Vita, Toni&Guy North Audley St
  • Tomer Nagar, Toni&Guy Shoreditch
  • Tiziana DiMarcelli, Trevor Sorbie

The One for Afro

  • Casey Coleman, Chair Studio
  • Danilo Giangreco, Danilo’s Hair Boutique
  • Emma Simmons, Salon54
  • Lisa Farrall
  • Naomi Brooks, The Hair Sanctuary
  • Sirwan Qadri, Sinacuts

The Team One

  • Danilo’s Hair Boutique
  • Marc Antoni
  • Rick & Zoe Roberts
  • SKP Collective
  • Smartst73
  • Trevor Sorbie

The One for Colour

  • Andrea Dorata, Dorata Hairdressing
  • Casey Coleman, Chair Sudio
  • David Corbett, David Corbett Hairdresing
  • Emanuele Temperini, Toni&Guy Covent Garden
  • Josh Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy Hairdressing
  • Sophie-Rose Goldsworthy, Goldsworthy Hairdressing

The Design One

  • Collinge & Co
  • House of Keune by Bloom
  • Jack & The Wolfe
  • Luke Benson Hair
  • RD Hair
  • The Hair Salon Brighton & Hove
All finalists will receive a free ticket to Hair Pieces: The Big One – our show in Battersea, London, on Monday 13th November. Our two-hours show includes a fantastic line up of hairdressing experts – all working their magic in our fabulous venue in an immersive, walkabout setting. Then we will revel in the presentation of the Big One Trophy for 2023. Join us! Early bird tickets available HERE until Monday 16th October.