Most Wanted and It List 2022: Discover the all-new categories

Our 2022 competitions have been updated and refreshed, now with a whopping 22 awards in total! Find out more about the new additions and updates for MWIT22

A new-look It List with NEW categories

The most exciting and influential competition for young hair professionals, Creative HEAD’s It List, is open for entries and searching for six new stars of 2022. Calling all hair professionals working in the UK and Ireland and aged 30 or under by the closing date of Monday 23 May!  

For 2022, the It List category line-up has expanded, with the introduction of the all-new ‘The Salon Stylist’ award. If you’re bossing it at work day after day, it’s time for you to get the recognition you deserve. Exclusively open to salon or barber shop employees, this award celebrates those who are demonstrating stand-out skills behind the chair.

In other It List news, ‘The One To Watch’ award takes centre stage, replacing the former It Guy and It Girl categories and open to a young hair professional excelling in multiple disciplines and destined for greatness. We don’t care if you’re salon staff or self-employed – all that matters is you’re out there killing it on the daily.

Harriet Stokes with It Girl award

And there’s more…

What, you didn’t think we’d let the It List have ALL the newness, did you? The It List’s big sibling, Most Wanted, returns for 2022 with its greatest ever line-up of categories, including a brand-new one – ‘Education Expert’ – celebrating an individual or team delivering exceptional education for the hairdressing industry – and it’s hotly anticipated!

Most Wanted and It List audience members at Grand Final

Most Wanted and It List ceremony 2021


New year, new venue

News flash! Our Most Wanted and It List winners will be crowned at the most coveted MWIT22 Grand Final, taking place on Monday 5 September at London’s Tate Modern. At this most epic venue, once again we’ll be pulling out ALL the stops, with a celebrity host, delicious food and drink, and 22 sought-after trophies – awarded in front of a fiercely fabulous audience dressed in their finest attire. Want to be part of that? Choose your category and get entering!

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