All the glory! The Most Wanted and It List Awards are back for 2022

by | 28 Feb 2022

Creative HEAD’s Most Wanted and It List 2022 Awards are officially open for entries! With more categories than ever to choose from, embrace the moment and make #MWIT22 your time to shine

With new categories and a fresh new look for It List, 2022 is shaping up to be a seriously exciting year as Creative HEAD’s annual search for the best of British and Irish hair talents gets underway once more. So much more than an award, each of the MWIT22 categories provides an opportunity to reflect on your achievements and progress during the past year, and gather together all your best work.

Collectively, the Most Wanted and It List Awards are a celebration of all the amazing talent our industry has to offer – from the salon teams also hailed as local champions, to the session stylists and freelance artists paving their own unique paths in education, editorial work or behind the scenes at Fashion Week. The competitions are open to the owners and employees of salons, workspaces and barber shops, as well as self-employed hair professionals, so you’re bound to find something that’s just the right fit.

If you’re aged 30 or under and ready to make your mark, your time has come! The It List – exclusively sponsored by ghd – shines a spotlight on hairdressing’s most exciting new talents, with six sought-after titles waiting to be claimed – choose from The Rising Star, The Editorial Stylist, The Visionary, The Entrepreneur, The Salon Stylist and The One To Watch. And as well as taking home a stylish It List trophy, this year’s six superstars will enjoy exclusive time spent with ghd ambassadors like Zoë Irwin, Adam Reed and Charlotte Mensah, and a year-long platform of opportunity designed to set profiles sky-rocketing!


Most Wanted is back and bigger than ever for 2022, with an unprecedented 16 categories to choose from. These sought-after titles celebrate the most accomplished names in British and Irish hairdressing, across both salon and session. This year’s line-up also includes the brand-new Education Expert category, added importantly to recognise an individual or team delivering exceptional education for the industry. Each winner will receive a coveted Most Wanted trophy, a gift from their category sponsor and a package of career-boosting coverage across Creative HEAD UK and Ireland, both in print and online. 


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