NHF & NBF announces awards winners and rebrands to NHBF

The winners of the NHF/NBF Business Awards and Photographic Image of the Year were announced on Sunday, November 17 and included Tranquility Beauty Studio, Pwllheli, North Wales, which won Best Independent Beauty Salon.

The awards were announced during a ceremony at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, where the National Hairdressers Federation and National Beauty Federation (NHF/NBF) also announced that it was rebranding to become the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF). 

Speaking about the rebrand during the event, NHF/NBF chief executive Hilary Hall said, "Now is the right time to put hair and beauty under one roof." The association started out as the NHF, adding beauty, under the NBF banner in October 2018.

The full list of winners for the NHF/NBF Business Awards and Photographic Image of the Year is:

Outstanding Contribution to the Hair or Beauty IndustryTina Parsons, Burghley Hair-Beauty-Academy

Best Front of HouseBurghley Hair-Beauty-Academy

Best ApprenticeOwen Davies, Saks Chester 

Best Social MediaHxhair

Best Community SupportBarrie Stephen

Best Salon DesignHarris & Fox

Best Client ExperienceMelissa Timperley Salons

Best InnovationChair Salons 

Best New BusinessLaw Salons 
(Highly Commended: Studio 88)

Best Independent Hair Salon or Barbershop (Small)Antonacci Hair & Beauty

Best Independent Beauty SalonTranquility Beauty Studio 

Best Independent Hair Salon or Barbershop (Large)Law Salons
(Highly Commended: Energy Hair)

Male Fashion LookYucel Olmezkaya, MR Barbers

Male Fashion Look CollectionJim Shaw, Essensuals and Essensuals Men

Female Fashion LookAndrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salon

Female Fashion Look CollectionKaren Thomson, KAM Hair and Body Spa 

Business Awards are a fantastic way to get recognition for your business or for yourself as a therapist, leader or employer. The next awards in the calendar are the Professional Beauty Awards 2020. There are new categories this year and you can find out more about the Professional Beauty Awards and enter here