British Beauty & Spa Awards, have rewarded the individuals, salons
and spas that have achieved excellence in their categories at the
most prestigious event in the beauty industry's calendar. The British
Beauty & Spa Awards 2009 took place recently at the Royal Lancaster
Hotel in London. Compered by television favourite and Dancing on Ice
star Michael Underwood, attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception before
dinner and entertainment, followed by the awards ceremony and dancing
until the small hours. Finalists in all 17 categories waited in anticipation
for the category sponsor to announce who was awarded with the prestigious
title and coveted trophy.
Secret Spa team from Wrexham had a fabulous night and won
three awards including Salon of the Year.
Beauty & Spa Awards, presented by Health and Beauty Salon magazine, have
for the past 13 years rewarded and recognised the best in the beauty and
spa industries. The awards reflect the way in which the beauty industry
has developed over recent years. Categories celebrate both business acumen
and hands-on treatments and procedures from salons, spas and individuals
within the British beauty industry.
"The beauty and spa industries have grown and developed tremendously and
the British Beauty & Spa Awards have grown in line with their development,"
comments Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Health and Beauty Salon, Jayne Lewis-Orr.
"From the outset, we wanted to recognise and reward excellence, innovation
and professionalism by businesses and individuals within the beauty industry.
This year we received a particularly high number of entries, making the
judges' task extremely difficult."
for Nail Professional. Previous recipients of this award include celebrity
nail technician Leighton Denny, Rainbow Room International Beauty and Spa,
Saks, Julijana Zappia, Claire Fairest, One Spa, Leighton Denny, Beauty with
Sara and be…healthy & beautiful.
judging for the British Beauty & Spa Awards takes place over two days,
where representatives from the sponsoring companies, along with industry
experts are split into groups to read through the dossiers, ensuring
that the criteria is met before selecting the six finalists in each
category. Judges cannot confer with one another during the judging
process, with the individual judges marking all entries independently.
This year there were five new inductees to the British Beauty & Spa
Awards Hall of Fame. This unique award is presented to salons, spas
or individuals who have won the same category three times; Sara Shoemark
for Salon Director Award, Zen Lifestyle for Salon of the Year North
West & Scotland, Glow for the Retail Award, Revival Retreat for the
Training Award and Clare
Fowley from Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh, won the coveted Salon
Director of the Year - following on from her success in the
awards last year..
"The night was a tremendous success," added Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of
Health and Beauty Salon, Jayne Lewis-Orr. "Each year the standard of salons,
spas and individuals entering the awards is exceeding our expectations and
they should all be justifiably proud that their achievements have been recognised
by the British Beauty & Spa Awards."
British Beauty & Spa Awards Winners 2009
Beauty Therapist of the Year sponsored by Decléor
Joanne Mary Smith - The Woodland Spa, Lancashire
Body Therapist of the Year sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
Tina Kennedy - SenSpa, Brokenhurst
Customer Care Award sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
The Secret Spa, Wrexham
Day Spa of the Year sponsored by Payot
Buff Urban Day Spa, Taunton
Destination/Hotel Spa of the Year sponsored by ESPA
The Spa at Gleneagles, Perthshire
Facial Therapist of the Year sponsored by Guinot
Lynn Daniels - The Haven on the Loch, Loch Lomond
Manicurist of the Year sponsored by Jessica
Heather Brown - GLOW, Wrexham
Marketing Award sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
Nail Professional of the Year sponsored by Sweet Squared UK
Liza Smith - Bodylines, Sittingbourne
Retail Salon of the Year sponsored by London College of Beauty Therapy
Cedars Health & Beauty Centre, Gloucester
Training Award sponsored by International Dermal Institute
The Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, County Durham
London & South East sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
Independent Mind Body Soul, Balham
Midlands & North East sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
The Retreat Reflections Face & Bodycare, Brackley
North West & Scotland sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
The Haven on the Loch, Loch Lomond
Wales & South West sponsored by Salon Secure
The Secret Spa, Wrexham
Salon of the Year sponsored by Health and Beauty Salon
The Secret Spa, Wrexham
Salon Director of the Year sponsored by Carita
Fiona Fowley - Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh