Mark Woolley, owner of Electric London, Named as Business Thinker at the Creative Head’s MostWanted Awards 2019

Mark Woolley founder of the global Electric London brand, based in Brighton, has been recognised as Britain’s best Business Thinker at Creative Head’s Most Wanted Awards2019. An award which recognises a salon owner or director who has built an outstanding salon business. Established in 2001 and presented by leading industry hair magazine Creative HEAD, Most Wanted celebrates the most accomplished individuals, teams and businesses in British and Irish hairdressing.


These are hair professionals who are not only pushing boundaries creatively and setting new consumer trends but breathing life into local high streets and the wider economy with savvy displays of commercial innovation. The winners of Most Wanted are shining examples of why the UK beauty industry made an impressive £28.4 billion* contribution to GDP in 2018.

With six salons in prominent locations across the UK (London, Brighton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford and Reading) and a successful product line, Mark certainly has a business mind to be admired. Judges dubbed him “a genius”and “inspirational” –impressed by his multi-platform brand, which spans salon, studio, academy and even boasts a farm, from which ingredients for his products are sourced.

Mark was announced as a winner at the Creative HEAD Most Wanted Grand Final, held on Monday 2 September 2019at Printworks London–a converted printing factory that now hosts some of the most talked-about DJs on the music scene –and hosted by comedian Luisa Omielan. In the audience were more than 700 A-Listers from the hair, fashion and media industries, who gathered to see the 14 Most Wanted trophies presented.

“It’s a huge honour, there’s some great people in the finalist line-up. Electric family, we’re doing this! We’re a brand, not a person, we’re in it together and we genuinely feel like we’re doing something different. Everyone who’s on the journey, thank you very much, what a night!” Mark Woolley, founder of Electric Hairdressing “Mark is a well-known name in British hairdressing and his six salons are testament to his incredible acumen.

To win Business Thinker, you have to go beyond standard practice; you must prove growth and success,of course, but also that you are leading innovation, shaping change and evolving to stay current. With Mark at the helm, Electric London continues to expand and excel. ”Catherine Handcock, publisher of Creative HEAD.

For a full list of winners visit creativeheadmag.com/mostwanted