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G&E McIntyres Northampton

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“The winning salon demonstrated a great recognition of needing to adapt to current circumstances to provide customers with confidence, thereby enhancing the salon experience. The salon displayed an understanding of the atmosphere it wants to create, the role the team plays and a clear customer journey for every salon visit.”

“The winning salon demonstrated a great recognition of needing to adapt to current circumstances to provide customers with confidence, thereby enhancing the salon experience. The salon displayed an understanding of the atmosphere it wants to create, the role the team plays and a clear customer journey for every salon visit.”

GAVIN MCINTYRE SAID:
“Our team have been outstanding this year. We’ve had to adapt and adjust quickly and we’re so proud of them for taking on the challenges of the past 12 months. They’ve been a dream to work with and we’re so delighted to have won. Well done to all of the 2020 finalists as it’s been a difficult year for all of us!”

G&E McIntyres

THE FINALISTS:

Alchemy & I, Berkhamsted
• Artelier Hair, Formby
• G&E McIntyres, Northampton
• Hazel & Haydn, Birmingham
• Headromance, Havant
• Tonics Hair Limited, Horsham
• Tuckwell & Co, Nottingham

Nicola Hughes Saks, Chester

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“The passion Nicola has for her franchise has resulted in some outstanding business success for her as an individual, and her team. The salon looks fantastic and reflects the team's hard work and dedication.

Her salon has continued year-on year growth and team training is prioritised at all times which just adds to the salon's success.”

NICOLA HUGHES SAID:
“I’m absolutely thrilled. Everyone has been amazing – the Saks franchise group has been fabulous throughout the pandemic and my team are incredible. I’m overwhelmed and I’ve got happy tears – thank you!”

THE FINALISTS:

• David Akroyd, TONI&GUY, East Grinstead
 • JC Aucamp, Guy Kremer, Lymington
 • Nasireen Chaudhary, TONI&GUY, Stratford City
 • Natalie Coates & Ryan Coates, TONI&GUY, Sutton Coldfield • Greg Corbett, Francesco Group, Walsall
 • Nicola Hughes, Saks, Chester
 • Vicky Stanley, Goldsworthys Hairdressing, Cirencester
 • Paula Wood, Saks, Knutsford

HARE & BONE, Esher

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“The judges noted the great blend of creativity and business acumen underpinning the winning salon.

The salon has a well thought out and transparent loyalty scheme, a connection to the local community, strong consistent marketing assets and it has demonstrated truly impressive growth."

SAM BURNETT SAID:
“Thank you so much – I’m over the moon. I’d like to say a massive thank you to the team in Esher – they’ve worked really hard and this is all for them. This accolade is really going to cheer everyone up, so thank you!”

THE FINALISTS:

• Alchemy & I, Berkhamsted
• HARE & BONE, Esher
• HEIR Salon and Education, Lytham
• Linnaean, London
• NOCO Hair, Bristol
• Tuckwell & co, Nottingham

John Alfred Paul Edmonds, London

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT: 
“John has a great attitude and passion. His road to success is evident in his training and creative work and his ambition and knowledge of the industry is grounded in curiosity and understanding with no opportunity being missed.”

JOHN ALFRED SAID:
“My heart is beating so fast. Thank you so much. I wasn’t expecting this and I’m over the moon. Thank you HJ for giving us something to look forward to during lockdown. Thank you to the whole team at Paul Edmonds London and Jack Howard for their ongoing support – I couldn’t do it without them!”


THE FINALISTS:

• John Alfred, Paul Edmonds, London
• Liam Howells, Chair Salons, Cardiff
 • Destiny Linwood, Bloggs Salons, Bristol
 • Liam O'Halloran, Goldsworthys Hairdressing, Cirencester
 • Adam Perenc, HARE & BONE, London
 • Loren Waugh, The Industry, Christchurch

fowler35 London

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT: 
“fowler35 have a strong brand and are well known in the industry. The salon shows commitment to the team, clients, business growth, giving back and moving forward and take every opportunity presented to grow and develop.”

DARREN FOWLER SAID:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have won this tonight. Thank you so much for hosting this HJ and to our team – past and present. I want to thank all of them from the bottom of my heart.”

THE FINALISTS:

• Bloggs Salons, Bristol
• Ego Hair Design, Inverness
• fowler35, London
• Hairven Salon Group, Nottingham
• Hunter & Walsh, Penzance
• Raw, Dartford

SANRIZZ London

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT: 
“SANRIZZ clearly knows its business and is very successful at it. It offers a high quality of training and continued to deliver during lockdown, with those participating having had lots of success. SANRIZZ offers a wide range of additional learning opportunities with a great career path on offer to those who are accepted on to the scholarship programme.”

SHARON COX SAID:
“SANRIZZ is 40 years old this year so this award is wonderful for us. A huge thank you to our education team, Tony Rizzo and everyone who has ever visited our fabulous education academy.”

THE FINALISTS:

• Lucy Healey Bridal Hair and Business Education, Horsham
• SANRIZZ, London
 • Scots Hair Design, Lincolnshire

Joshua Goldsworthy, Goldsworthys, Swindon

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“Joshua has been described by the judges as a great stylist and educator. A true professional who values his role in the industry and sets the standards high! ”

JOSHUA GOLDSWORTHY SAID: 
“The industry means so much to all of us and we’ve been hit really hard this year so to bring this award back to the salon is incredible.

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank HJ, JOICO and all of the sponsors. It’s given us something to look forward to at the moment.

Congratulations to all of the finalists as well – as I know what it’s like to be a finalist and not a winner so huge congratulations to all of you too.”

THE FINALISTS:

• Sharon Fearn, Ego Hair Design, Inverness
• Joshua Goldsworthy, Goldsworthys, Swindon
• Korey Grantham, G&E McIntyres, Northampton
 • Jessica Neil, KH Hair, West Bridgford
 • Tammy Reynolds, Tammy Reynolds For Hair, Kidderminster
 • Jade Summers, HARE & BONE, London

Jack Howard, Jack Howard, London

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT: 
“Jack maximises social media, mixing it up and keeping his content fresh. He has an incredible following and engagement using social media to show his passion and demonstrate his skills. He remains focused and committed to delivering to his audience.”

JACK HOWARD SAID:
“This is the second time I’ve won this award and I can’t believe it. Thank you to HJ for putting on such a great event. I’d like to thank John Alfred who does some filming for me, I want to thank Carrie for looking after me, Schwarzkopf Professional and Paul Edmonds London. It’s been so difficult for us all this year, but we’ve managed to pivot and offer training and education online. Thank you to every single person who has followed and tuned into a live – it really means the world to me.”

THE FINALISTS:

• Errol Douglas MBE, Errol Douglas, London
 • Jack Howard, Jack Howard, London
 • Dylan McConnachie, Salon64, London
 • Gareth Williams, Salon64, London

Adam Reed London

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“Adam Reed London has great brand imagery that has been well thought through. The salon has demonstrated a creative response to client marketing through lockdown, utilising software effectively to market and generate new clients. A fantastic campaign that continues to get them noticed.”

ADAM REED SAID: 
“Thank you so much – it’s honestly amazing as last year we weren’t even open yet and right now we’re not open again. I’d like to thank the brands I work with who allow me to make the crazy things that go on in my head marketable, Jonathan and Caroline and the rest of my team who allow our ideas to become a reality for our clients. Thank you for bringing our community together and to all of the hairdressers in the UK who have supported one another! I’m over the moon – thank you so much!”

THE FINALISTS:

• Adam Reed London, London
 • Get Groomed, London
 • Hairven Salon Group, Nottingham
 • Headmasters, Tolworth
 • Lucy Healey Bridal Hair and Business Education,        Horsham
• Salon 54, Thirsk

Linnaean London

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“The judges commented on this winning salon’s beautiful design which leads to an incredible look and vibe. The quality shone through in every element of the design and Linnaean has demonstrated an understanding of the importance of salon design and branding.”

ELENA TAYLEUR SAID:
“Thank you so much. I’m inviting you all to Linnaean once the salon reopens. It was our first year and what a year to be launching our new salon concept. Thank you so much to everyone, as for us it’s been so important to translate our brand ethos into the design, and it’s been amazing to work with an incredible team of designers to create Linnaean. This is the highlight of the year for all of our team – it will bring light and joy to all of us.”

Linnaean

THE FINALISTS:

• Alchemy & I, Berkhamsted
• B.E. Ironbridge, Telford
 • Gatsby & Miller, Amersham
 • Headromance, Havant
 • Linnaean, London
 • Mewies & Co, Mountsorre
 • Rose & Wild, Fulham
 • Tim Scott-Wright @ The Hair Surgery, Stourbridge

Sean Butt, Alchemy & I, Berkhamsted

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“This winner has a fantastic strategy for getting to know new team members. The judges commented that Sean has been pivotal to the salon's success and puts everything into the role to deliver for the business and the team.”

SEAN BUTT SAID:
“I don’t want to scream really loud but it’s such an amazing thing to happen. Thank you so much – I’d love to thank Hayley and my team because I couldn’t do what I do without them. Thank you to my other half and thank you to all of you!”

THE FINALISTS:

• Sean Butt, Alchemy & I, Berkhamsted
 • Danilo Giangreco, Danilo Hair Boutique, London
 • Isis Marcello, Rose & Wild, London
 • Kimberley Nuttall, Simone Thomas Hair Salon, Bournemouth
 •Jenny O’Neill, Guy Christian Salon, Cardiff
 • Carla Zebrowski, Ego Hair Design, Inverness

Bloggs Salons Bristol

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“Our winner has developed a unique way to work that is tailored specifically to the team’s needs and the demographic of its core clientele. Bloggs has worked hard to cultivate a personal approach to all aspects of the salon, ensuring it keeps the team motivated and clients coming back time and again.”

JOE HEMMINGS SAID:
“Thank you very much. This has been a fantastic evening. I’m speechless as I didn’t expect to win this. It’s been a tough year, so this really means a lot – this is brilliant!”

THE FINALISTS:

• Artelier Hair, Formby
 • Bloggs Salons, Bristol
 • G&E McIntyres, Northampton
 • Hunter & Walsh, Penzance
 • NOCO Hair, Bristol• ORA Hair, Banstead
 • Smith England, Salisbury

Jessica Crane

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“This winning innovation is an exciting and scalable service that is exactly what the industry needs! Judges were impressed with the commitment the winning entrant has shown to building the business which has continued throughout 2020.”

JESSICA CRANE SAID: 
“I’m quite shocked but I want to say thank you to all of our clients and to everyone who’s joined us this year.

Without them I couldn’t do what I do, especially this past year, so thank you so much!”

Jessica Crane

THE FINALISTS:

• Ego Hair Design
 • Hair Made Easi
 • Jack Howard
 • Jessica Crane
 • Sknhead London
 • Vish

Ego Hair Design Inverness

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT: 
“This winning salon has incorporated a social aspect to its mission as a business. The dedication to detail and excellent culture of education is reflected in the growth of the salon and its commitment to team development and the customer journey is admirable.”

CAROLINE SANDERSON SAID:
“Thank you so much – I’d love to thank my amazing team who are absolutely phenomenal – I love them to death! I'd like to thank HJ, all the sponsors, the finalists and everyone within our industry.”

Ego Hair Design

THE FINALISTS:

• Ego Hair Design, Inverness
 • fowler35, London
 • Gatsby & Miller, Amersham
 • Hairven Salon Group, Nottingham
 • SANRIZZ, Guildford
• Tuckwell & Co, Nottingham

Gatsby & Miller Amersham

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“Gatsby & Miller has fantastic ideas on staff incentives and training. The salon displayed a clever approach to marketing, particularly during lockdown and the implementation of COVID-19 guidelines when salons reopened.”

DAWN MONTGOMERY SAID:
“I want to thank John and all of the team who have been incredible during this situation we’ve found ourselves in! It’s an incredible end to not such a great year so thank you so much!”

Gatsby & Miller

THE FINALISTS:

• Christian Wiles Hairdressing, Northampton
 • Daniel Rymer Male Grooming, Bristol
 • Gatsby & Miller, Amersham
 • Grizzly's Male Hair Salon, Horsham
 • Joe and Co, London
 • Sir & Co Barbers, Aldeburgh

Colin McAndrew, Medusa Hairdressing, Edinburgh

Congratulations

THE JUDGES’ VERDICT:
“Authentic, driven, creative, forward thinking and not afraid to take risks are just a few of the words the judges used to describe Colin.

He not only shows great financial growth but also devotes time to the community, charity and most importantly the development of his team."

COLIN MCANDREW SAID:
“To be in this category with absolute superstars is incredible. Collette and Phil have been absolutely amazing during this lockdown – I take my hat off to you both. My skin is tingling as I’m so blown away to have won as we’re always a bridesmaid and never the bride. It’s even more special as it’s Burns Night here in Scotland tonight. Thank you to my team – brilliant efforts from everyone. I’ve won because of what our team has achieved. Thank you to my wife Kate and all of the finalists tonight – it’s a real honour to be up against all of you. I think we’re all winners tonight, especially after the past 12 months we’ve all experienced. My message to everyone is that things can only get better. We will get through this and I want to say – if anyone wants to chat I’m here to help! And God bless to our accountant Gary, who was with us for 13 years and passed away just before Christmas.”

THE FINALISTS:

• Mark Creed, Idlewild, Bicester
• Barbara Khattri, elements Lifestyle, Oxted
 • Colin McAndrew, Medusa Hairdressing, Edinburgh
 • Keith Mellen & Anne Veck, Anne Veck Limited, Oxford
 • Collette Osborne, Hairven Salon Group, Nottingham
 • Caroline Sanderson, Ego Hair Design, Inverness
 • Phil Smith, Smith England, Salisbury

This article appears in the March 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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