Our Awards

Apprentice of the Year

  The hair and beauty sectors are awash with amazing apprentices working hard to learn their craft and take their first steps on the road to becoming a star of the future. Do you have an apprentice who really shines? The winner of this category must...

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Barber of the Year

This category is open to both mobile/self-employed barbers and those employed in a barber shop, salon or spa. Judges will be looking for evidence of a talented barber who stands out from the crowd. How have you shown creativity in your work? How are...

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Barber Shop of the Year

  This category is open to all barber shops, from family businesses and small independents to High Street chains and franchises. The winner will provide an exceptional all-round customer experience as standard and a whole lot more besides. They will...

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Blog of the Year

Do you blog about beauty or write about wellbeing? Open to all beauty, hair, fitness, wellbeing and tattoo blogs, we’re on the look out for our Blog of the Year. As well as the number of followers, we want to see how you engage with your loyal...

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Beauty Therapist of the Year

From acupuncture to the vampire facial, beauty trends come and go, and therapists need to keep their learning up to date to give customers what they want. This category is open to any beauty therapists, whether they are self-employed and working...

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Beauty Salon of the Year

This salon could be an independent or part of a franchise or chain. It has a reputation that proceeds it and is the ‘go to’ place for those in need of a makeover or pamper. Customers leave their troubles at the door and become immersed in a...

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Best New Business

Are you a hair or beauty business that started life after 1st January 2017? Demonstrate how your business has packed a perfectly manicured punch or made beach waves in your industry. Tell us your story and what motivated you to start your business....

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Direct Seller of the Year

Direct selling - which is defined as a direct seller making money by buying products from a parent organisation and selling them directly to customers - now makes up a significant amount of sales in the hair and beauty sectors. From diet shakes and...

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Entrepreneur of the Year

This category is open to business owners and entrepreneurs from all aspects of hair and beauty. This passionate person will have made a massive impact to a business and its industry, influencing and motivating others and driving change in their...

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Hair Salon of the Year

There are those that love having their hair done and those that find it a chore. This salon will be welcoming and create an experience and style that customers just love. It will be at the forefront of hair trends and styles and educate and develop...

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Hair Stylist of the Year

This category is open to any mobile or self-employed hair stylists, as well as those who work as part of a team as an employee in a salon. This individual will be super-talented, customer-focused and create hair styles that wow! Show the judges why...

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Make-Up Artist of the Year

This category is open to mobile, self-employed or employed make-up artists. This person will be used to creating feline flicks and perfect pouts for clients and will be comfortable creating bridal or daytime looks and possibly even undertake...

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Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

This category is open to clinics providing invasive and/or non-invasive aesthetic treatments in the areas of dermatology, dentistry and cosmetic surgery, such as dermal fillers, facial peels, hair lasering, veneers or minor cosmetic surgeries. The...

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Nail Salon of the Year

Our Nail Salon of the Year will be more than ‘up to scratch’ when it comes to delivering excellent customer service. More than churning out many manicures and pedicures, it will use the latest techniques and educate customers on nail care too. Tell...

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Personal Trainer of the Year

This award will go to a personal trainer who is enthusiastic about fitness and proactive in identifying the training needs of his/her clients. They will push them and praise them to get impressive results. This category is open to self-employed...

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Service Excellence

The winner of this category will not only provide a fantastic service but will have considered the whole customer experience and is constantly seeking out ways to improve it. Consider how your business goes the extra mile to provide outstanding...

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Spa of the Year

This category is open to any spas that are independent or run as part of a gym, health club or hotel. Whatever the surroundings, this spa needs to be offering its guests an escape from the day to day and an experience that is second to none. From...

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Tattoo Artist of the Year

This category is open to self-employed tattoo artists and those employed by a tattoo parlour. Only talented artists need apply! Can you create the perfect portrait, a terrific tribal or sexy sleeve? Show our judges examples of your awesome artwork...

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Training School of the Year

The worlds of hair and beauty never stand still and those working in these industries must move with the times and learn new skills, trends and treatments. The winner of this category will be running a successful training school or programme with a...

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