Caroline Sanderson of Ego Hair Design in Inverness has been named one of UK hairdressing's greatest talents after winning the Business Thinker award for the second time, in prestigious national competition, Most Wanted.
Caroline received her accolade on Monday 7th September at the spectacular Most Wanted Grand Final, which was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall at the Natural History Museum, London, in front of a 600-strong audience of hair, fashion and media VIPs, including session hair icon Sam McKnight and Vogue's Lauren Murdoch-Smith.
Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, the Most Wanted Awards, presented by leading industry magazine, Creative HEAD, recognise the most outstanding individuals, teams and salons working in UK hairdressing with eleven sought-after titles. Judged by hair, fashion and business experts including A-list hairdresser Adam Reed, Beauty Director of InStyle, Cassie Steer and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij, the awards celebrate absolute excellence – from phenomenal colourists and business innovators to the teams delivering the pinnacle of customer service.
Caroline beat off stiff nationwide competition to win Business Thinker. Her impressive entry demonstrated outstanding business acumen, sealing it as the judges’ favourite. Abby Whittaker, Director of Sarah Hodge Hairdressing said of Caroline’s entry,
Stand out winner”, while Director of Hooker & Young, Gary Hooker commented, “A great story with strong evidence of success and a very focused businesswoman.
Caroline won a Most Wanted trophy, an exclusive prize courtesy of category sponsor L’Oréal Professional and a year-long programme of print and online editorial coverage in Creative HEAD magazine. Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD says,
Winning a Most Wanted award is a fantastic achievement – a clear sign that you’re operating at the very top of your game. Caroline can look forward to a very special year ahead as her victory is celebrated in Creative HEAD and beyond!
Speaking on her win, Caroline said,
I'm completely overwhelmed, it's something I've dreamed of and worked so hard for, so when your name is called out it feels amazing. Thank you so much!