The 14th annual British Hairdressing Business Awards have announced the winners at an exclusive presentation at the Lancaster London Hotel in Lancaster Terrace, London.
Hairdressers Journal International launched the British Hairdressing Business Awards in 1999 to raise the profile of the professional hairdressing industry by recognising and rewarding innovation, business acumen and excellence throughout the industry.
“Dedication and commitment to excellence is something that has been shown by every finalist,” commented Publishing Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr. “All of the finalists represent the finest business skills the hairdressing industry has to offer. The standard of entries confirms that hairdressing is an industry that continues to grow and develop.”
To enter the British Hairdressing Business Awards, salons or individuals have to meet the criteria set by the sponsors and organizers. This has to be presented in a dossier, which is judged initially by a panel of industry experts from the sponsoring companies: Salon Education, Aston & Fincher, Clynol Salon Exclusive, Flip-in-Hair, Great Lengths, Kérastase, KeraStraight, L’Oréal Professionnel, Schwarzkopf Professional, TIGI, Wella Professionals and XpertHR. From the first round judging, finalists are selected and their dossiers are then judged by an independent panel of judges.
Winners received an exclusive, contemporary designed British Hairdressing Business Awards trophy inlaid with 18ct gold.
Here is a list of the winners of the 2012 British Hairdressing Business Awards:
-Customer Care Award sponsored by Kerastase--Tommy's Hair Company
-Junior of the Year sponsored by Bangstyle.com--Hannah Stoneham, Strangeways Ltd
-Manager of the Year sponsored by L'Oreal Professionel--Natalie Hinton, Ken Picton Salon
-Salon Design Award sponsored by Aston & Fincher--The House of Rush
-Salon Team of the Year sponsored by KeraStraight--Rainbow Room International, George Square
-Independent Salon--Business Newcomer sponsored by Great Lenghts--Ruffians
-Training Award sponsored by Wella Professional--Sarah Hodge Hairdressers
-Salon of the Year 1 sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional--Ken Picton Salon
-Salon of the Year 2 sponsored by Clynol Salon Exclusive--Spirit Hair Company
-Retail Salon of the Year sponsored by Flip-in-Hair--Hooker & Young, Darlington
-Marketing Award sponsored by 3Y6Y5Salon Education--Bonce Salons
-Website/Innovation of the Year sponsored by TIGI--Voodou
-Front of House Team of the Year sponsored by HJi--Tommy's Hair Company
-Franchisee of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International--Laura Procter, Westrow West Park
-Franchisor of the Year sponsored by XpertHR--Rush Hair
-Business Director of the Year sponsored by Hairdressers Journal International--Marc Westerman & Steve Rowbottom, Westrow
For more information on the British Hairdressing Business Awards, please visit: hji.co.uk.