We take our awards judging VERY seriously at Creative HEAD, and so when it comes to assessing the next generation’s top talent, only the best will do. Which is why we bring in the big guns!

We’re talking mega names from hair, fashion and the media – including salon owners like Errol Douglas MBE, Not Another Salon’s Sophia Hilton and Ruffians’ Andrew Cannon; session styling stars Adam Reed, Luke Hersheson and Anna Cofone; fashion and beauty journalists Jessica Diner from Vogue and Lisa Oxenham from marie Claire; and representatives from artist agencies such as The Wall Group and Premier Hair & Make-up. Thanks to their hard work – assessing your hard work – year in, year out – The It List uncovers the UK and Ireland’s most exciting young talents.

As you crack on with your 2020 entries and the 10 June deadline edges closer, get the scoop from seven past judges – swipe through the gallery above!

The It List will be judged on 7 July – hit play below to get a glimpse of what’s in store for your entries. Pure inspiration – right here!