The Collective Pride Awards launches to celebrate unsung heroes in the beauty and hair industry

The Collective Pride Awards, presented by the Lions Barber Collective, has launched to recognise beauty, hair and barber professionals who go above and beyond for others and their local communities, acknowledging that the industry offers way more than just personal care treatments. 

Launched by mental wellbeing and suicide prevention charity The Lions Barber Collective, the brand-new awards will recognise the hard work of unsung hair and beauty heroes (individuals and teams) in eight categories – those who not only deliver exceptional services day in, day out, but go the extra mile to help others in a time of need, genuinely making a difference to someone’s life

“After losing award-winning barber, LBC Ambassador and friend Sam Wall to suicide last year, I wanted to do something to keep his name alive – celebrating those who really look after their clients and the communities they sit within, as well as those who go above and beyond to make a difference to the industry,” Tom Chapman, founder of The Lions Barber Collective, exclusively told Professional Beauty, who is an official media partner for the awards.

The Collective Pride Awards website launches today (June 1), where you can sign up to gain more information


8 Collective Pride Awards categories professionals can enter:





If you have a friend, family member, a colleague or are simply aware of someone’s extraordinary effort – then the charity wants you to nominate them. This individual’s achievement must have made significant impact on either the industry or their community.

Entries for each category open on July 1, 2021. Every nomination will be given equal consideration by a board of judges. 

The winners will be announced at a glamourous event at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London on January 17, 2022. 

Will you be nominating somebody for the awards? Tell us your thoughts below.