The British Hairdressing Business Awards 2018 took place on the 17th September at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.
It was an awe-inspiring night, hosted by TV presenter Vernon Kay and Hairdressers Journal International’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr.
The awards highlighted the vast amount of business innovation within hairdressing and showcased why the UK hairdressing sector is one to watch worldwide. HJ’s editor, Laura Husband said:
This year’s British Hairdressing Business Awards highlighted the strategic thinking and outstanding customer care that exists within our industry. Brexit is fast approaching so we can all learn from how this year’s winners have thought outside of the box to boost profits and secure new business.
The evening kicked off with a special mention to Steve Rowbottom and Marc Westernman for entering the British Hairdressing Business Awards Hall of Fame for Business Directors of the Year (2004, 2012 and 2017). Congratulations must also go to H&Co Hair Salon, Torquay who won an impressive three awards over the evening.
And the British Hairdressing Business Awards 2018 winners are…
Customer Care Award - H&Co Hair Salon
Franchisee of the Year - Lisa Walby from Francesco Group Cheltenham
Independent Salon – Business Newcomer - H&Co Hair Salon
Retail Salon of the Year - Academy Salons Cobham
Front of House of the Year - Rainbow Room International Uddingston
Junior of the Year - Darcey Maria from Ashley Gamble
Salon Team of the Year - Maxwells Hair and Beauty
Training Award - Westrow Academy
Salon Stylist of the Year - @stylistmimi from Billi Currie
Marketing Award - Melissa Timperley
Salon Design Award - H&Co Hair Salon
Manager of the Year - Carla Rinaldi from Not Another Salon
Salon of the Year 2 - Smith England
Innovation of the Year - Spargoland
Salon of the Year 1 - Edward James
Male Grooming Salon of the Year - Christian Wiles
Business Director of the Year - Janet Maitland