Finalists of Professional Beauty Awards revealed

This year has seen some of the finest talent in the industry enter in to the running for titles in the Professional Beauty Awards, which aim to champion excellence in salons, spas, and individuals across the British beauty industry.

The awards recognise strong customer service, quality treatment delivery and innovation. The judges have made their decisions on this year’s entrants and we can now reveal the shortlist.

Therapist of the Year
Julie Brown, Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh
Alexa Hillier, Burghley Hair-Beauty-Academy, Peterborough
Faye Pearson, Eastthorpe Hall, Yorkshire
Jennifer Rock, Freelance, Dublin
Alison Smith, Skin and Tonic, St Albans
Sarah Soffe, SenSpa at Careys Manor, Hampshire

Residential Spa of the Year - 10 Rooms of Fewer
Chuan Spa at The Langham, London
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Cheshire
The Spa at Armathwaite Hall, Keswick
The Spa in Dolphin Square, London
St Pancras Spa, London

Residential Spa of the Year - 11 Rooms of More
theclubandspa, The Cube, Birmingham
Grayshott Spa, Surrey
Oceo Spa at Seafield Hotel, County Wexford, Ireland
The Spa Hotel, Ribby Hall Village, Preston
Utopia Spa at Alexander House Hotel, East Grinstead

Nail Salon of the Year
Bodylines, Kent
Coco Nail Bar, London
Only Fingers and Toes, Croydon
Podology, Cleveland
Polish Nail and Beauty, Aberdeen

Nail Professional of the Year
Rebecca Abernethy, Matrix Nails and Beauty, Stockport
Hazel Dixon, Purely Nailz, Thetford
Emma-Jayne Fryatt, Nail Artistry UK, Ipswich
Samantha Grant, Polish Nail and Beauty, Aberdeen
Ekaterina Kluchnikova, Urban Retreat, London
Vikki Taylor-Dodds, Spoilt for Choice, Newcastle

Medi-spa of the Year
EF Medispa, Kensington, London
Medi-Cosmetic, Newtownabbey, Ireland
Light Touch Clinic, Guildford
Riverbanks Clinic, Bedfordshire
Skin Health Spa, Manchester

Make-up Professional of the Year
Emma Farrell, Freelance, Dublin
Laura Hunt, Freelance, Watford
Jen Hunter, Freelance, Merseyside
Suki Miles, Freelance, London
Lynne Mills, Freelance, Edinburgh

Employer of the Year - 21 Employees or More
Hand Picked Hotels, Kent
Skin Health Spa, Cheshire
The Spa at Rockliffe Hall, Darlington
Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh

Employer of the Year - 20 Employees or Fewer
The Chelsea Day Spa, London
Independent Mindbodysoul, London
Saks Beauty, Halifax, Yorkshire
Saks Hair & Beauty Kings Hill, Kent

Day Spa of the Year
Buff Urban Day Spa, Taunton, Somerset
Eastthorpe Hall, Mirfield, Yorkshire
Imagine Spa, Blofield Heath, Norfolk
Nirvana Spa, Reading
The Woodland Spa, Lancashire

Beauty Salon of the Year - Four Rooms or More
Chamomile Sanctuary, Edinburgh
City Retreat, Newcastle
The Potting Shed Spa, Yorkshire
Saks Beauty, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Zen Lifestyle, Teviot Place, Edinburgh

Beauty Salon of the Year - Three Rooms or Fewer
The Barn, Badgworth, Somerset
Independent Mindbodysoul Mummy & Baby Spa, London
Skin & Tonic Beauty Salon, St Albans
Smooth You, London
Zen Lifestyle, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh

The shortlist was decided on by a panel of independent judges with a wealth of industry expertise. Judges submit their scores for set criteria individually – without knowing how their fellow judges have scored. The winners will be announced at the prestigious awards dinner on February 23 in London. Awards tables and Individual tickets can now be booked online