Darphin awards first Partners of Excellence
French skincare brand Darphin awarded its first Partners of Excellence last week. Eleven of its top salon and spa accounts made the grade and were awarded the accolade at a ceremony held at the Four Seasons hotel, Park Lane, London. The salons and spas were judged on criteria including sales, customer service, treatment quality and visual merchandising. The winners were: Beauty Network in Hamilton, Scotland Vineyard Spa in Berkshire Chester Grosvenor spa, Chester Nirvana Spa, Berkshire The Maytree, Surrey Beauty Within, Glasgow Elements Health and Beauty, Cumbria The Spa at Summerlodge, Dorset Beauty Boutique, Banstead The Retreat Nails and Things, Rochdale Whitelines Beauty Studio, Manchester, who are pictured here with Darphin operations manager Libby Koivio (right). At the event, Darphin also announced the launch of its first Salon/Spa of the Year and Therapist of the Year awards. Only its Partners of Excellence are eligible to enter and the winners will be announced next year. The new awards have been developed to recognise high standards as Darphin grows its UK business. The brand now has 122 professional accounts in the UK.