#SBAWARDS DIGITAL GRAND FINAL
The Salon Business Awards’ first ever Digital Grand Final was an epic display of recognition, networking and celebration.
Last night, attendees to the Salon Business Awards from across the UK and over the water, showed that hairdressers know how to party – be it in person or in a digital world as it was last night.
Hundreds of guests turned up ready with their cocktail ingredients in-hand to whip it all together under the tutelage of our resident mixologist [aka our very own Editor Joanne Charlton]. Then it was time to announce the Salon Business Award winners of 2020…
Education Salon of the Year sponsored by Remi Cachet
Runner up Bebop @bebopldn
Winner Sally Montague Hair Group @sallymontaguehairgroup
Retail Salon of the Year, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
Runner up Academy Salons Cobham @academysalonsUK
Winner Saks Exeter @saksexeter
Green Salon of the Year sponsored by Moo Hair
Runner up Green & Co @greenandcosalon
Winner Mint Hair and Beauty @minthairandspa
Colour Salon of the Year sponsored by JOICO
Runner up Salon 54 @salon_54
Winner KJM Salons @KJM_salons
Best Local Salon of the Year sponsored by Paul Mitchell
Runner up Hair ‘N’ Beauty @hairnbeauty_castlford
Winner F&M Hairdressing @fmhairdressing
Business Salon of the Year
Runner up Architect @architect_hair
Winner Melissa Timperley Salons @melissasalons
Customer Service Salon of the Year
Runner up Salon 64 @salon64london
Winner Hazel & Haydn @hazelandhaydn
Design Salon of the Year
Runner up Mark David @markdavidsalon
Winner Energy Hair @energyhair
Male Grooming Salon of the Year
Runner up Manifesto @manifesto-ldn
Winner Gatsby & Miller @gatsbyandmiller
Digital Salon of the Year
Runner up Saks Exeter @saksexeter
Winner HX Hair @hxhair
Creative Salon of the Year
Runner up Ashley Gamble @ashleygamblehair
Winner Tim Scott-Wright @ The Hair Surgery @timscottwrightatthehairsurgery
Salon Team of the Year
Runner up fowler 35 @fowler35ldn
Winner Smith England @smithenglandhair
Fashion Salon of the Year
Runner up The Boutique Atelier @the_boutique_atelier
Winner Moose House of Hair @moosehoh
Ultimate Salon sponsored by iSalon
Ultimate Sm to Med Salon of the Year Architect @architect_hair
Ultimate Large Salon of the Year Tim Scott Wright @ The Hair Surgery @timscottwrightatthehairsurgery
Runner up @richardphillipart
Winner Anne Veck, Anne Veck Oxford @annevecksalons
Runner up Thomas Hills TH1 Hair @TH1hairofoxted
Winner Rick Roberts of Rick Roberts @rickrobertshair
After the announcement of the winners, during which they joined Editor Joanne Charlton onstage to accept their award, it was time to party.
Guests had a choice between getting lively with musician Brendan Mills on the decks…on the mic…on the sax, and heading into the SBAwards Cocktail Party. An industry first, the cocktail party saw guests network with someone new every five minutes providing a first class networking opportunity, like never before.
Speaking after the awards, Joanne Charlton said: “We were thrust into the digital world due to the ongoing pandemic and it forced us to re-think everything we know about an awards ceremony. The challenge was to give our finalists and winners the recognition they deserved, while allowing all of our guests and sponsors to interact in a way they never have before.
“The result? The awards were more successful than we could have ever dreamed of with 246 attendees, 232 new connections and a whopping 831 engagements in the forms of comments, and emojis.
“Hairdressers were so amazingly supportive of our awards – we couldn’t have done any of it without them or our fantastic supporters.”
A special thanks goes to Schwarzkopf Professional, Remi Cachet, iSalon, Moo Hair, JOICO, Ouidad and Paul Mitchell.
Launched in 2014, Salon Business Awards has celebrated six seasons and is currently in the seventh, which has happened through the most challenging of times as salons across the UK were forced to close their doors.
As is the way with hairdressing, we will all get up, brush ourselves off and keep on going. It is this that makes the awards such a joy to host. Recognising salons that push the boundaries, entwine innovation into tried and tested business models and inspire others is an easy task.
Every year we see thousands of entries that score highly on the judges’ markings, and we’ve enjoyed welcoming hundreds of finalists to our Grand Final, year after year, to recognise those efforts.
We have awarded 83 salons and individuals with a variety of gongs across the yeas and look forward to doing so once again, to conclude Salon Business Awards 2020.
Success in the Salon Business Awards brings a host of benefits from a boost in staff motivation, enhanced client loyalty and local and national PR, to ambassadorships and more! Specific categories will also encourage loyalty from particular audiences such as Curl Specialist and Male Grooming Salon, opening the salon doors to previously untapped clients.
Add to that a great team-building night out and inspiration from fellow hairdressers who have excelled and Salon Business Awards is soon an event not to be missed.