Oxford salon group, Anne Veck has continued its award-winning streak by scooping a record six international accolades at 'The Big One' Awards and the 'Best Emerging Talent' Competition in Paris, France.
Just two months after winning the 'Green Salon of the Year' accolade at the national Salon Business Awards, the Oxford and Bicester based business went head to head with almost 180 other entrants at 'The Big One' Awards, which are widely recognised as the biggest hairdressing competition in France.
Held at the glamorous 'La Cigale' theatre in Paris, the ceremony saw the talented team scoop three gongs. Firstly, Stylist Pierre Ginsburg was named champion in the 'Young Talent' category, next Style Director Emmanuel Esteban secured a win in the 'Afro Hair' category and then Artistic Director Anne Veck was declared the overall winner of the contest, taking home 'The Big One' prize.
Less than 24 hours later, Pierre Ginsburg helped add another trio of awards to the bulging Anne Veck trophy cabinet at the 'Best Emerging Talent' awards - an international competition which celebrates young talent spotted by world-renowned mentors. The contest, which took place at the MCB by Beauté Sélection exhibition in Paris, aims to showcase young promising hairdressers, who are recognised for demonstrating incredible creativity.
During a two-hour battle, Pierre presented his artistic hairdressing creations, which were judged by an independent jury and the audience. He clearly impressed as he was named winner of both the 'Catégorie Blond' and 'New Face' categories, plus picked up 3rd prize for 'Community Hair Challenge'.
Anne Veck, who opened her first salon in Oxford 26 years ago in 1991 and her second in Bicester ten years later, is delighted with their most recent achievements:
Wow! Winning one award is always great, so for our team to win SIX accolades on French soil and bring them back home to Oxford, is beyond incredible. We're over the moon! Our team absolutely love entering competitions, as it’s a wonderful way to showcase our creativity to both industry peers and our loyal clients. We’re proud to receive such widespread and international recognition for our work and we hope it will help us achieve our goal of helping to put Oxford firmly on the global hairdressing map.