For 19 years, HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards have celebrated the strategic thinking; business innovations and outstanding customer care that make the very best salons stand out from the crowd.
As it moved into a gorgeous new home at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza, just moments away from many of London’s most iconic landmarks, it was clear that the industry that is famed around the world for its creativity is also approaching the business of hairdressing with passion, vigour and incredible insight into the needs of the modern client.
These awards sum up what this industry is all about, said Mark Maloney, managing director of Hairdressers Journal. Tonight we honour the people who deliver for their customers day in and day out by being better managers, employees, marketers and striving to give the best possible experience.
The presentations began with a special introduction to the Hall of Fame for Lorenzo Colangelo, owner of The Gallery – the first salon to win Salon Of The Year 1 for three successive years – before the 2017 winners were revealed with Steve Rowbottom and Marc Westerman of Westrow scooping the night’s biggest honour: Business Director of the Year.
And the winners are...
Customer Care Award - Paul Edmonds, London
Franchisee of the Year - Claire Louise Denyer, Saks Hair & Beauty Kings Hill
Independent Salon Business Newcomer - Linton & Mac, Aberdeen
Retail Salon of the Year - The Company of Master Barbers, Southport
Front of House Team of the Year - Reed Hair, Maldon
Junior of the Year - Rheanne Bryant, Hare & Bone, London
Salon Team of the Year - Not Another Salon, London
Training Award - KH Hair Training Academy, Long Eaton
Salon Stylist of the Year - Amy Sultan, Francesco Group, Ringwood
Marketing Award - Not Another Salon, London
Salon Design Award - Spectrum One Salon Group, Haslingden
Manager of the Year - Lisa Welsher, Sarai Hair & Beauty, Crowthorne
Salon of the Year 2 - Bloggs Salon, Gloucester Road, Bristol
Innovation of the Year - Prism Pot Ltd, Aldershot
Salon of the Year 1 - Richard Wallace Hairdressing, Solihull
Male Grooming Salon of the Year - Jacks of London, Wimbledon
Business Director of the Year - Steven Rowbottom and Marc Westerman, Westrow