Salons shine at first county-wide industry awards

Presenter Glenn Moore, Jamie Martin from The Barbership in Southsea, and Salon Awards founder Kate Jeffery
Presenter Glenn Moore, Jamie Martin from The Barbership in Southsea, and Salon Awards founder Kate Jeffery
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SALONS, stylists and freelancers from across Hampshire celebrated the best in their industry at a county-wide scheme. 

 The first Hampshire Salon Awards 2018 – judged by industry professionals including award-winning and business guru David Drew and Paul Falltrick – took place at The Hilton, Ageas Bowl earlier this week. 

Entertainment was provided by radio host and comedian Glenn Moore, who went on to host the awards.

Salon awards founder Kate Jeffery said:  ‘The awards are a chance for local salons to shine. Regional awards are important for the industry and the amazing hairdressing talent that works across the UK often goes unnoticed with the focus so heavily stemmed in London.

‘The 2018 Hampshire Salon Awards has been one of the toughest yet for our panel to judge, the level of talent is so high. From the judges and I, a huge congratulations to all the worthy winners.’ 

People’s Choice Award – Nirvana, West Street, Fareham 

Best Salon for Bridal Hair – Lissy Hair and Beauty, Southampton

Marketing Trailblazer – Jacks of London, Southampton

Best Salon for Hair Extensions – Xtend with Style, West Street, Fareham 

Best New or Refurbished Salon – WeLove, Petersfield

Best Colour Salon – Rural Fringe Hair, Hartley Wintney

Creative Image Award – Kerry Mather, KJM Salons, Fleet

Future Talent Award – Gina Cadwallader, KJM Salons, Fleet

Freelance Hairdresser of the Year – Laraine Rose, House of Hair, Eastleigh

Best Barber in Hampshire – Jamie Martin, The Barbership, Southsea 

Colourist of the Year – Steven Christie, Lisa Edwards, Fareham 

Hairdressing Stylist of the Year – Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salons, Fareham, Gosport and Waterlooville 

Best Salon for Training – The Hair Beauty & Barber Studio, Basingstoke 

Best Salon Team – William and Mary, Ringwood 

Best Customer Experience – Ooh la lah Salon, Southsea 

Best Salon in Hampshire – Tony Wood Hairdressing, Southsea

The Salon Awards also runs events in Sussex, Essex and Yorkshire. For more go to hampshiresalonawards.co.uk