Salon Business Awards Grand Final
Sixteen salons and one Ultimate Stylist were crowned Salon Business Award winners last night in a contemporary awards ceremony at the decadent Sea Containers London.
At what is fast becoming one of the most sought after events on the hairdressing calendar, tickets to the Salon Business Awards Grand Final sold out with more than a week to go, creating an electrifying buzz for those that made it in.
Salon Business Publishing Editor Joanne Charlton welcomed the crowd as they took advantage of the views across London’s skyline from the 12th floor hub – still a sight even with grey skies.
In her opening speech she said: “Each of you in this room have put in hard work, grit and dedication into creating successful businesses. You’ve then opened up your salons to the scrutiny of our judges and it’s paid off. You are all winners, you in this room are the best in the UK so give yourselves a round of applause.”
Then it was swiftly onto the announcements of the Ultimate winners, with Ashley Gamble scooping the Ultimate Salon award for small to medium salons and Academy Salons Weybridge taking home the Ultimate Large Salon accolade.
The awards and certificates were presented by industry sponsors Schwarzkopf Professional, Phorest, Hair Tools, CoolBlades, Remi Cachet, Joico, Easydry, Paul Mitchell, iSalon, Takara Belmont and the award-winning hairdresser Andrew Barton.
The entertainment was provided by the über talented Saxophonist Brendan Mills, while fine wine was flowing and canapes were served.
Click here to see a full list of winners…