Elysium in Louth takes top Clarins award
Elysium Beauty Salon, of Louth, Lincolnshire, has been awarded the Clarins Gold Salon of the Year Award 2011. The annual award is made to a salon that exceeds its Clarins sales targets by more than 10% then also scores highly in a mystery shop test. Elysium, which is owned by Rachael Nurrish-Walker (second from left) and Elizabeth McCluskie, was the first salon ever to receive a 100% score in the mystery shop. Nurrish-Walker said: 'It's testament to the hard work of our entire team, particularly our therapists who set us apart from competitors with the very highest standard of treatments and client care.' Clarins introduced the concept of Gold Salons sixteen years ago for its top-performing accounts. It is among from these top accounts that finalists are selected. Clarins said Elysium stood out for its exceptional standard of practical treatment, professional advice and client care, salon ambience and overall business development. The salon was presented with a cheque of £3,000 and a Gold Salon trophy by Robin Vincent, managing director of Clarins UK. Runner up was Vogue Health & Beauty in Haverford West, Wales, while joint third place went to Dean and Smedley in Leicester and Anita's Hair & Beauty in Reading.