Double award honours for Charlie Taylor
Dundee and Perth’s favourite hairdresser, Charlie Taylor was named a ‘hair industry trailblazer’ by judges as she walked away with trophies at the prestigious Look Awards in Glasgow this month.
Out of the 100-plus grooming specialist shortlisted for the 21 awards, Charlie was the only nominee to win two of the top prizes. One of the few women to earn a place in the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame and a major force in the hairdressing world at home and internationally, Charlie was named Hair Stylist of the Year at the glamorous ceremony held [15 May] at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, while the two salons that bear her name took the Defacto Large Salon of the Year title.
The Scotland-wide competition, run by Herald Newspapers in association with Phorest software, awarded prizes in 21 separate categories spanning the full range of hair and beauty services. Its aim was to highlight the wealth of exceptional talent within the Scottish hair and beauty sector and to celebrate the impressive contribution made by salon owners, hairdressers and beauty therapists to the style, economic and business life of Scotland. The judges described Charlie as a ‘hair industry trailblazer’ and ‘an ambassador for this growing industry’.
Congratulating Charlie and all the nominees, Marcus Macleod, owner of salon directory website and Salon of the Year sponsor Defacto, said: ‘It’s truly amazing to see all these people and businesses being honoured for their contributions to the industry.’
Charlie, whose Perth and Dundee salons have been landmarks in the cities for 30 years and 20 years respectively, adds the latest accolades to an already bulging trophy cabinet that includes three British Hairdresser of the Year wins. She said: ‘It’s always great to get recognition from your peers and others within the industry. These awards mean a lot to me and I’d especially like to thank all the hard-working members of my team, who do their utmost, day in, day out, to make the Charlie Taylor brand a success and without whom I wouldn’t have a business at all.’