Finalists revealed for Professional Beauty Awards 2018
The scores are in and the shortlist for the first six categories of the Professional Beauty Awards can now be revealed.
Find out who made the finals in the categories of Therapist, Employer, Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Nail Professional, Nail Salon and Make-up Specialist of the Year below.
Make-up Specialist of the Year
Suzanne Christie, Edinburgh
Camilla Collins, London
Rachael Divers, Barnsley
Sita Gill, London
Samantha Lyann, Lincolnshire
Clare Pearson, Oban
Employer of the Year
Beauty Matters, Leeds
nkd( ) Waxing, Nottingham
Saks Hair & Beauty, West Bridgford
Salon at Number 5, Cambridge
Spa Experience by Better, London
Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year
Chester Medispa, Chester
EF Medispa Kensington, London
London Professional Aesthetics, London
Radiance Medispa, Exeter
Nail Professional of the Year
Katie Barnes, Simply Nails and Beauty, Warwick
Michelle Brookes, Beauty Lounge, Doncaster
Kayley Cairns, The Nail Boutique, Brentwood
Bethany Denby, Matisse Hair Studio, Bradford
Metta Francis, freelance, London
Kate Sawley, Metamorfosis, Wirral
Nail Salon of the Year
Coco Nail Bar, London
Nails & Brows, London
Simply Gorgeous, Derby
Simply Nails and Beauty, Warwick
Therapist of the Year
Victoria Barnes, Ostara Therapies at Quay Place, Ipswich
Rebecca Griffiths, The Secret Spa, Chester
Kate Kerr, Kate Kerr London
Deborah Anne King, Angel Loving Care, West Lothian
Jody Adele Taylor, Skin Deep, Doncaster
Dorthe Thomas, Dorthe Thomas Spa, Andover
The shortlist for the remaining five categories – Boutique Salon, Large Salon, Residential Spa: 11 Rooms or More, Residential Spa: 10 Rooms or More and Day Spa – will be announced following the results of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards, which take place on October 22.
The shortlist for all national categories was decided following written entries, which were scored by a panel of independent industry judges. Those with the highest combined score made the finals. All finalists will now go on to the second-round process which varies depending on category but involves judging visits, trade tests and interviews.
The winners of the Professional Beauty Awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner on February 25, 2018 at Tobacco Dock, London, where the winners of the World Spa & Wellness (WSW) Awards 2018 will also be revealed. To find out who made the shortlist in the WSW Awards, see our sister website, World Spa & Wellness.
Last year’s awards event sold out completely so be sure to secure your ticket early by registering your interest online.