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Rainbow Room International annual congress

Rainbow Room International came together for its Annual Congress at the luxurious Airth Castle Hotel and Spa. Team members from Rainbow Room International’s twelve hair and beauty salons arrived at the spectacular venue for a day of inspirational presentations and challenges and an awards ceremony packed with recognition and rewards. 

The day started with owner of the group, Alan Stewart, welcoming everyone to the congress. As they approach their 40th year in business, Alan spoke about Rainbow Room International’s vision for client retention and what all the salon teams can do to ensure their clients become lifelong clients. Alan then introduced Rainbow Room International Academy Director, Leigh Kerr to the stage, who presented an opportunity for the team. Leigh discussed a Swedish exchange whereby two assistants from Sweden would join the Rainbow Room International team and six of the Rainbow Room International assistants would have the opportunity to go to Sweden. 

Rainbow RoomThe challenge

Owner, Linda Stewart, then set the salons a challenge – to present their vision for 2019, complete their mission statement and mood board and how they planned to achieve this. After this inspiring presentation from the salons, Riccardo Corvi, Director of the Ayr Salon, presented a film highlighting the secret of the success of the Rainbow Room International top icons – Joy McQuillan, Pamela Wallance, Jacqueline Curran, Douglas Fortune and Louise Foxworthy, who are the highest earning stylists in the company. 

In the evening the teams and invited guests came together for the RRI Congress Awards. The awards include Assistant of the Year and Fantastic Hairdresser of the Year, through to the sought after Salon Team of the Year award. This year the Salon of the Year Award went to the team at Uddingston who also scooped up a further five awards on the evening including Reception Team of the Year.

Rainbow Room International Congress Winners:

Assistant of the Year Level 2: Joele Bolton, George Square, Assistant of the Year Level 3: Freya Esson, Uddingston, Achieving A Rating: The Team at Howard Street, Reception Team of the Year: Uddingston, Academy Trainer of the Year: Gabby Craig, The Academy at Howard Street, Creative Men’s Image Award: Diana Carson, Uddingston, Creative Image Award: Megan Deigan, Bearsden, Creative Collection: Diana Carson, Uddingston, Creative Team Collection: Uddingston, Social Media Award: bronze – Reece Orr, The Academy at Howard Street, silver – Adele Quinn, Clarkston, gold – Stephanie Patrick, George Square, Fantastic Hairdresser of the Year: Adele Quinn, Clarkston, Caring Award: Ayr, Professional Role Model in Training: Tara Jack, Crow Road, SALON TEAM OF THE YEAR: Uddingston.

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