Tony Wood of Tony Wood Hair in Southsea is celebrating after being named a finalist in the Best Salon Experience category of national hairdressing competition, the Most Wanted Awards.
Having beat off stiff nationwide competition with an impressive portfolio demonstrating exceptional skill, dedication and talent, Tony has secured a place at the Most Wanted Grand Final on Monday 7th September 2015. Taking place at iconic London venue, the Natural History Museum, the awards event will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.
Judged by influential names in hair, fashion, business and the media, including A-list hairdresser Adam Reed, salon owners Gary Hooker & Michael Young, Vogue beauty editor Lauren Murdoch-Smith, InStyle’s Cassie Steer, and the founders of BeautyMART, Millie Kendall MBE and Anna-Marie Solowij, the Most Wanted Awards celebrate the outstanding individuals, teams and salons raising the bar in UK hairdressing.
Presented by award-winning industry publication, Creative HEAD, 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the Most Wanted Awards. The 11 sought-after titles – individually sponsored by top hairdressing and business brands – recognise excellence across a multitude of disciplines from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.
The industries finest will take home the greatest mark of approval – a Most Wanted Trophy. But that’s not all. This year’s winners will also enjoy an exclusive prize courtesy of their category sponsor and receive profile-boosting editorial coverage in Creative HEAD magazine and its associated titles and websites, resulting in global exposure that will see their profile propelled into the spotlight.
Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD, says,
British hairdressing is widely acknowledged as the best in the world, and Most Wanted celebrates the best of British. To make the finals is an amazing achievement – something that definitely marks you out as an exceptional talent.
Tony, whose salon in Castle Road has also won local awards such as the News Hair & Beauty Awards, said,
It’s great for our humble independent salon to be recognised amongst some of the biggest in the country. For a Pompey hairdresser to have reached this stage in such a prestigious brand’s awards is remarkable.