The 2022 edition of the Colour World Colour Genius Awards are now open! We have a great line-up of 10 trophies celebrating all things colourful. All aspects of a great colour skillset are rewarded; colour correction; technique; bold and subtle use of colour; choice and commercial awareness; experimental and artistic. We’ve added the new titles of Afro Colour Genius, and International Colour Genius to up the stakes this year, too.

To find out more and download the entry form, click HERE

For inspiration, here is a reminder of the finalists who made the 8 categories in the 2021 edition of the Colour Genius Awards… we hope you find it inspiring!

2021 Colour World Colour Genius finalists

As we open the 2022 event, here is a look back at who made the running in 2021 and their entries:

People’s Choice finalists

The entries with the most likes on @colourworlduk Reels will now submit a photograph for the final round. They are:

  • Ilker Nalkiran @by_alpacino – WINNER
  • Danilo Giangreco @danilohairboutique
  • Heffy Wheeler @heffyx
  • Megan Johnson @hairstatementt
  • Gemma Davers @hairbygemmadavers
  • Federico Damiani @ fededamians

Creative Colour Genius finalists

• Alfie Pfeffer at The Hair Salon
• Caroline Matthews at Simon Webster Hair WINNER
• Casey Coleman Freelancer
• Leanne Chadwick at Salon 64
• Pamela Cooney at Toni&Guy, Birmingham
• Adrian Paoluccio at Smiths Salon

Colour Correction Genius Finalists

• Peter Mellon at Medusa
• Kirby Brewer at Painted by Kirby WINNER
• Chris Donohue at Billi Currie
• Douglas Reid at R And R Hair & Beauty
• Anna Voumvounidou at Rock n Rose Hairdressing
• Angel-Lee Hilton at Elite

Commercial Genius

• Gareth Williams at Salon 64
• Chris Donohue at Billi Currie
• Alfie Pfeffer at The Hair Salon WINNER
• Naomi Byron at Hall of Hair Salon
• Jack Howard at Jack Howard Colour / Paul Edmonds
• Zoe Harrison at Co. Lab Hair & Beauty

Innovative Colour Genius

• Casey Coleman freelancer x 3
• Stephanie Peckmore at Bad Apple Hair WINNER
• Peter Mellon at Medusa
• Giuseppe Stelitano at Trevor Sorbie

Men’s Colour Genius

• Gareth Williams at Salon 64
• Shaun Buckhingham at FG Men
• Megan Evans at Colours & Clippers
• Sandra Odoh at Beauty by Sands
• Dylan McConnachie at Salon 64 WINNER

#colourtastic Genius

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• Lydia Wolfe
• Casey Coleman

• Andrew Five

Colour Communicator Genius

Films are playing on our channel at – click a name to view

• Jack Howard
• Casey Coleman
• Jo McKay
• John Spanton
• Heffy Wheeler
• Ben Madle 

Thank you to our fabulous sponsors for making the 2021 Awards happen:
L’Oréal Professionnel
COLOR.ME by Kevin.Murphy
Alfaparf Milano
Denman Brush


At Colour World UK we believe in colourists being equally important as hairdressers to the success of a salon business! Clients deserve excellent colour services, embracing the importance of a great colour consultation through to end result. We salute manufacturers and brands offering a great product innovation which enables colour technicians to explore their creativity and offer a bespoke colour to every client. We offer colour conversation and inspiration for you to browse, and respect colour-focused education and events from what’s on and where to our own Colour World UK event which support our industry and promise to do our best to bring you news and information to help you succeed.


Winners announced:
Sunday 22nd May

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Now it’s time to honour and support colourists! We launched the Colour World UK event in 2016 with a two-day gathering in London focusing on sharing and inspiring colourists of all ages and stages, in an anti-zoo environment. This means all coming together on one level – no stages, no barriers, no limits! The freedom of expression and opportunity to exchange ideas and contacts has proved invaluable. We extend this ethos now to the hub here at Colour World UK. If you have anything to contribute, don’t hesitate to contact us. We hope you find the site easy to navigate, but if you have any suggestions, then let us know. Get involved!