TICKETS have gone on sale for the biggest event in any stylist, beautician or therapist’s calendar – The News’ Hair and Beauty awards.
The prestigious event recognises the best and most talented in the hair and beauty industries at a ceremony at Portsmouth Guildhall.
Hundreds of hopefuls head to the night to see if they have made the grade or to watch their friends and colleagues take centre stage.
This year, the awards – which are in 13 categories – will be presented by hair and beauty TV expert Gina Akers, best known for her role on ITV’s This Morning and BBC1’s Fake Britain.
A three-course meal precedes the award presentation ceremony and a party with a DJ and dancing takes place afterwards.
Event organiser Liz Parker said: ‘This year looks set to be the best yet as we’ve had floods of entries into our office.
‘They’ve been so professional and so well put together that it will be a hard job for the judges to make up their minds.’
The deadline for entries has now closed and a panel of expert judges will be deliberating over who deserves the top spot, before a short list is revealed.
Ms Parker said: ‘Everyone is excited about the night. It’s certainly one of the best parties any salon can go to and it’s a great way to gain recognition. There are some talented stylists around and the night is a great way to make connections.’
The awards take place on Saturday, July 4, at Portsmouth Guildhall starting at 7pm.
Tickets are £48 and can be bought from website jpsouthevents.co.uk.
Sponsors are still needed for the awards – for more information call Liz Parker, events co-ordinator, on (023) 9262 2206.