Hair, beauty and barbering businesses from across the UK gathered at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel on Sunday for the crowning of the winners of the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) Business Awards.
News of these new champions came alongside an announcement made at the ceremony that the former NHF/NBF will now be known under one name as the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF). This decision comes after a successful first year for the NBF, providing unparalleled support to beauty businesses.
On the night nominees and guests were welcomed to the NHBF’s fabulous awards evening with a drinks reception before the winners of both the Business Awards and the NHBF’s Photographic Image of the Year were unveiled at the ceremony. The spectacular evening continued in true hair and beauty style, with a party to celebrate the success of some of the best businesses in these industries. We’d expect nothing less.
And the winners are…
The Business Awards attracted high caliber entries competing across twelve different categories. The winners were:
Best Independent Hair Salon or Barbershop – Small
Antonacci Hair & Beauty
Best Independent Hair Salon or Barbershop – Large
Highly commended: Energy Hair
Best Indepdent Beauty Salon
Tranquility Beauty Studio
Best Client Experience
Melissa Timperley Salons
Owen Davies, Saks Chester
Best New Business
Highly commended: Studio 88
Best Community Support
Best Front of House
Best Social Media
Best Salon Design
Harris & Fox
Outstanding Contribution to the Hair or Beauty Industry
Tina Parsons, Burghley Hair-Beauty-Academy
NHBF Photographic Image of the Year winners
Entrants to the Photographic Image of the Year competition were invited to submit a magazine-quality image or collection of images to showcase their hair or beauty skills. Winners were announced across four categories:
Female Fashion Look – Single image
Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salon, Fareham
Female Fashion Look – Collection
Karen Thomson & KAM Hair and Body Spa Creative Team, Lossiemouth
Male Fashion Look – Single image
Yucel Olmezkaya, MR. Barbers, Cambridge
Male Fashion Look – Collection
Jim Shaw, Essensuals and Essensuals Men, Billericay
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