Babtac & Cibtac recognise 16 industry stars in their 2019 awards

Industry association Babtac and international standards body Cibtac named the winners of their 2019 awards during a gala dinner at Castle Hotel, Windsor on Sunday (September 15).

The awards event followed the first conference for Babtac, which hosted speakers including salon owner Sam Pearce, business coach Liz McKeon, and beauty blogger Caroline Hirons.

The conference was opened by QVC host and qualified therapist Alison Young, who was the keynote speaker and outlined the trends and challenges facing the industry.

Young also announced the awards winners during the evening event, which was opened by Babtac chair Lesley Blair (pictured) and sponsored by companies including MATA, Waxxxx Academy, SGI, HD Brows and Janssen Cosmetics.

The Babtac & Cibtac Award winners 2019 are:
Advanced Aesthetician: Amanda Pearson, Skin Revolution, Essex
Beauty Therapist: Jennifer Glen, Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh
Brow Specialist: Suman Jalaf Holistic Therapist: Katherine Tonkinson
Innovator: Martine Jarman, Skin Genius, Cheshire
Lash Specialist: Jessica Hillyard
Make-up Artist: Sita Gill
Nail Technician: Kayley Cairns
Waxing Therapist: Diana Jenner, Orchids Retreat, Hampshire
Small Salon: Zen Lifestyle, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh
Large Salon: Zen Lifestyle, Hanover Street, Edinburgh
Entrepreneur: Leighton Denny
CIBTAC Centre: The Healing Zone Academy, Dubai
CIBTAC New Centre: International College of Cosmetology, Latvia
CIBTAC Social Responsibility: Hyde Park College of Skin and Body Therapy, Australia
CIBTAC Student: Karen Saab, The Healing Zone, Dubai
CIBTAC Tutor: Tara O'Halloran Cronin, Kerry Education and Training Board, Ireland
Gold Award: Jennifer Glen, Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh

Each year, the Gold Award is given to the winner that Babtac and its judges feel demonstrates best practice and excellence within the industry. 

The next industry awards to put in your calendar is the Professional Beauty Awards 2020, which open for entries in October. Next year's event will have a completely new format and venue. Check out the details here and register your interest now to make sure you're the first to hear when entries open.