H&Co Hair Salon from Babbacombe, Torquay has been named as one of the country’s brightest hairdressing stars having won three awards at the HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2018 regarded as the most prestigious awards in the UK.
H&Co Hair Salon collected the Customer Care Award, Salon Design Award and Independent Salon – Business Newcomer Award. In the past 20 years of the Awards history, only one other salon in the UK has won 3 awards in the same year and in 2018 H&Co were the only salon in the UK who had been nominated as finalists in 4 categories
The ecstatic team collected their hat-trick of prizes during a star-studded ceremony, hosted by TV presenter Vernon Kay. Held at the Park Plaza Hotel in London, the event was attended by over 800 hairdressers, VIPs and household names.
The salon, which is less than two years old, impressed the judges’ thanks to their ability to create the perfect customer journey; their innovative eye for salon design as well as their business plan and overall growth during the past year.
Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British Hairdressing Business Awards said;
“Huge congratulations to the team at H&Co Hair Salon on winning the hat-trick at this year’s awards! They are fantastic ambassadors for the industry with skills and vision that make them the perfect winners. Through these awards, we champion and celebrate the very best within British hairdressing – everyone from the Front of House Team to the Business Director. Hairdressing is often undervalued as a career choice despite the opportunities it affords people including worldwide travel as a session stylist, flexible working as well as a creative and business outlet for driven individuals.
“There are over 40,000 hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses in the UK, with the number growing daily. The industry employs nearly 300,000** individuals with over half being self-employed and it is a hugely innovative industry and one we are all incredibly proud to work within.”
Launched in 1998, HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards promote professionalism, innovation and excellence, while recognising those individuals and teams who work tirelessly to raise the profile of the hairdressing industry, with previous winners including Toni&Guy, Rush, Electric and Lee Stafford.
Commenting on winning the award, Hannah Harry of H&Co Hair Salon, said,
“I am literally speechless, it’s amazing to have won not one, but three awards! We are new salon, only 18 months old and completely unrecognisable from the 1970’s little salon in Torquay we once were. I wanted to create an award-winning salon and I have – I am so proud! I have to thank my husband, business coach, Penny Etheridge, the salon team and my clients – they’re all amazing!”
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