Rainbow Room International Celebrates 35th Annual Congress

Published 26th Feb 2024 by Josie Jackson

Rainbow Room International were thrilled to gather all their salons for their 35th Annual Congress, which
was held in Glasgow at Òran Mór in February. The Rainbow Room International Annual Congress gathers all directors and salon teams from Rainbow Room International’s eleven salons to award the hard work and dedication of team members.

Multiple awards were up for grabs, including the Self Improvement Award, for stylists who have improved significantly from the previous year, the Commendation Award, based on a stylist's number of total clients, converts and treatments, and Salon Team of the Year. Awards were also provided for those who have excelled with their social media content over the past year. 

The evening started with a champagne reception and salon team photographs before a delicious dinner was served. Following dinner, Alan Stewart, co-founder of Rainbow Room International with Linda Stewart, took to the stage to thank everyone for coming and for their hard work and dedication to the brand over the past year. Alan mentioned that this year it was a challenging decision for the judges to decide the award winners, with all entries being of an extremely high standard.

Following the awards, the night ended with live music from the band Groove Supply (led by Breck Stewart – Alan and Linda Stewart’s son) and all salon teams dancing the night away celebrating their successes and looking forward to another prosperous year in 2024.

Commenting on the night, Alan and Linda said: “Our Annual Congress was a fantastic evening – it’s great to get all our teams together and see such a magical team spirit. The concept of our awards scheme is based on two cultures of success, the western culture where awards are presented for 1st , 2nd and 3rd place, and the eastern culture of Kaizen (a Japanese word for continuous improvement). We believe that each member of our team is special and deserves their own recognition of success.

"As teachers and coaches, our job is to constantly reaffirm that we should not fear failures along the way and try to ensure that encouragement is always given to individual members. One of our great rewards in the industry is to see a constant intake of school leavers join our team, with their dreams big, shiny and bright. It re-energises us to watch their progress. Helping them grow and achieve their ambitions is the measure of our success.”

Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 26th Feb 2024

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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