How A British Hairdressing Business Award Can Boost Your Career

Published 14th Jan 2024 by Admin

As entries are now open for this year's British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024, here's a timely reminder of why it's worth entering.

We asked our past winners what it meant to them to take home their trophy and how the accolade had benefited their businesses or career.  

Stacey Whyte, founder Cheveux Salons, Winner: Salon of the Year 2 2023: "We’re a medium-sized salon in Scotland and we know that we do well, and we support each other, but to be recognised wider than our own bubble was massive for us. Even finalising was a huge moment for us."

Casey Coleman @caseyc_hair Winner: Social Stylist of the Year 2022 and 2023: "Winning Social Stylist award at the British Hairdressing Business Awards has honestly made me feel like I’m being taken seriously. It’s easy to think it’s “just” social media, but I take it very seriously because it’s given me chances I wouldn’t have gotten without it."

Tom Chapman, founder Lions Barber Collective, Winner: Innovation of the Year 2023: " This award just goes to show that the hairdressing and barbering sector really can be lifesaving.”

Headmasters' Sophie Hill, Head of Marketing, Winner: Marketing Campaign of the Year 2023 said: "The whole team was really invested and that’s what makes this award so special. It is certainly a team effort and we’re so thrilled at what we have been able to achieve.”

Christel Barron-Hough, founder Stil Salon, Salon Design of the Year, Winner: "The British Hairdressing Business Awards is a great platform to showcase what we do in the industry alongside our peers. An achievement like this propels you to want to do better and keep going. For all the team, these awards show the hard work that they have put in.”

Phil Smith, Smith England, Salisbury. Winner:  Salon of the Year (2)  "Winning a British Hairdressing Business Award really cements the fact that you are doing something right – not just for your own ego, more importantly it transmits a fabulous message to your team that you are really, truly doing your utmost to make their dream work."

Scott Frazer-Halsey, Clipso. Winner: Manager of the Year  "Winning Manager of the Year at the British Hairdressing Business Awards was one of the most triumphant moments of my career. Not only because I care so much about my team and want to give them the very best environment to work in, but I was following in the footsteps of the creator of Clipso, the late Terry Calvert. It was important to me to know that I was doing a good job."

Andrew Price, Andrew price Group. Winner: Director of the Year "It was a huge honour to have been awarded the accolade of Business Director of the Year. This has been a personal ambition of mine to receive for some time. It represented validation from my peers and professionals within the industry for whom I have immense respect and whose success I aspire to emulate. From the perspective of the Andrew Price Group, the award brings with it a gravitas to support our claims of excellence. I have never been more inspired to raise the bar for my business and I actively encourage the same of all my employees.”

Kerry Mather, KJM Salons, Fleet. Winner: Salon Team of the Year "We worked really hard on our entry to ensure it encapsulated everything we do together and everything we bring as individuals to the salon. Winning this award was the career highlight of a lot of team members, and it confirmed the belief they have in themselves. This is a fantastic award to win because every single person has won it and everyone can take some credit for making the team great. Our regular clients love that "their" salon holds this award and the PR from this win continues to bring in new clients every day and business has grown 11% in the past six months."

Chloe Ascott, Hare & Bone, London. Winner: Salon Stylist of the Year "Winning Salon Stylist of the Year made me very proud. Being recognised for my contribution to the industry was amazing. It's so nice for people to think you’re great at what you love doing day in, day out, and that's what is important to me. Having the award in the salon helps drive me every day to be the best I can be. "My award has pushed me to the next level with my career at Hare & Bone. I have since been promoted to Art Director for the company, enjoying time with my clients, educating our apprentices and spending time with the team."

Claire Timlin, En Route Hair & Beauty, Wakefield. Winner: Manager of the Year "It’s been an amazing journey opening my eyes to the endless possibilities the industry has to offer. Being recognised for my, and the salon’s hard work, for the belief in ourselves and our salon is just a wonderful feeling. It's opened doors for us and enabled us to connect with the right people and helped to get the whole team much more involved with what we want the salon to achieve and for its future developments. As a manager you need to inspire others and winning this prestigious award has certainly achieved this and helped to put us on the map."

Inspired? Here are the 10 things you need to include in your #BHBA24 entry.



Published 14th Jan 2024

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