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Award Entries

When deciding on our business strategy part of our plan was to enter as many national industry related awards as we could in our first year of trading.  Below is a list of the awards we entered and the results we achieved.

At the bottom of this page you have the opportunity to purchase copies of our winning award entries.  We want to share what we have done and we hope that these entries will help you not only put together your own entries but perhaps give you some ideas to help improve your own business.

Ross Kernick, the silent partner in the business, is a graphic designer, web developer, search engine optimisation expert, social media marketing expert and Salon Smartphone App Builder.    Ross is delighted to provide help to any salons looking to grow both to provide general advice or help in the production of marketing tools to assist salon businesses.  Ross can be contacted on 07432 813765.

British Hair and Beauty Awards

These are online awards established in 2014.  Entries are submitted through the award website electronically.  The content for these awards was derived in the most part from the physical booklets that we created for the HJ Awards, Creative Head Awards, NHF Business Awards & Fellowship Awards.  We entered 5 categories and won all 5.

  • Top Rated Salon
  • Best Marketing
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best New Business
  • Hair Salon of the Year


Salon Business Awards

The salon business awards are operated by the magazine of the same name.  The salon business awards are well established and well recognised within the industry.  Submissions for the awards are all added online through the Award Website.  Winners can expect to be featured several times in the Salon Business Magazine following a successful win.  We entered 5 categories and we became finalists in every category we entered.  No other salon in the history of the awards has been named as finalists in all 5 categories entered.

  • Digital Salon
  • Customer Service Salon
  • Business Salon
  • Best Local Salon
  • Ultimate Small to Medium Salon


Creative Head Most Wanted & IT List

The Most Wanted and IT List awards are operated by Creative Head Magazine.  We entered 5 categories however we sadly didn’t make the cut as finalists.  Entries must be submitted as physically printed entries and sent to the main office of Creative Head.  We were disappointed not to have been shortlisted however we will try again in 2019.

  • Best New Salon
  • Best Salon Experience
  • Best Salon Team
  • Best Business Thinker
  • IT List Entrepreneur


Hairdressers Journal British Hairdressing Business Awards

The HJ BHBA have been established for over 20 years and are considered by many as the most prestigious in the hair industries business awards calendar.  These awards were our main focus and most of the awards we entered were derived from the entries and material collected and information submitted for these awards.

We entered 5 categories in these awards, we were nominated as finalists for 4 and won 3.  No salon outside of London has won 3 awards in one year in the history of the award and we are only one of 2 salons nationally to ever have achieved it.

  • Independent salon business newcomer – WINNER
  • Customer Care Award – WINNER
  • Salon Design Award – WINNER
  • Best Marketing Award – FINALIST
  • Salon Team of the Year – ENTERED


National Hairdressing Federation Business Awards

The NHF has been established since the 1940’s but only started their business awards in 2017.  Despite there being several categories we could have entered we chose to only enter the Best New Business Award which we won.


Fellowship for British Hairdressing Awards

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing was founded in 1946 as the Fellowship of Hair Artists of Great Britain and over the years has grown in stature and now covers many areas of the professional hairdressing industry. The Fellowship is an independent, non-political organisation run by members, for members.

Find out how we achieved award success in our first year of business

Each year the Fellowship have 2 categories that can be entered.  Individual Salon of the Year and Salon Group fo the Year.  With just 2 categories the competition is fierce and to be nominated as a finalist is a huge achievement in its own right.  H&Co have been selected as a finalist in the Individual Salon of the Year category.


HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards Marketing Award - Finalist Entry

CATEGORY:  Best Marketing
FORMAT: Softback Booklet / PDF

Booklet – £100
PDF Version – £75

Independent Salon Business Newcomer Winning Award Entry

CATEGORY:  Customer Care Award
FORMAT: Softback Booklet / PDF

Booklet – £100
PDF Version – £75

Salon Design Award winning entry

CATEGORY: Salon Design Award
FORMAT: Hardback Book / PDF

Hardback Book – £100
PDF Version – £75

HJ Independent Salon Business Newcomer Award Winning entry

CATEGORY:  Independent Salon Business Newcomer
FORMAT: Hardback Book / PDF

Hardback Book – £100
PDF Version – £75

AWARD: NHF Business Awards
CATEGORY:  Best New Business

PDF – £75

Fellowship Hair Awards - Individual Salon of the Year - Finalist entry

AWARD: Fellowship Hair
CATEGORY:  Individual Salon of the Year
FORMAT: Hardback Book / PDF

Booklet – £100
PDF Version – £75

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