Professional Beauty Awards 2018 full shortlist announced

The full shortlist for the Professional Beauty Awards 2018 can now be revealed. Check out the salons, spas and beauty professionals hoping to take home one of the industry's most prestigious awards below.

Large Beauty Salon of the Year

Concepts Beauty & Wellbeing, Huddersfield
Esqué, Leamington Spa
Silhouette Beauty Salon, Castlederg, Tyrone
Simpsons City Centre Nail & Beauty Salon, Lincoln
Tessa Stevens Health & Beauty, London
The Treatment Loft, Exeter
Zen Lifestyle Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Boutique Beauty Salon of the Year

Emma Wilson Urban Spa, London
Hooker & Young Skin, Tyne and Wear
The House Beauty Spa, Liverpool
R Retreat, Oadby, Leicestershire
Virgo Beauty, Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire
Willow Beauty, Ballymena, Antrim
Zen Lifestyle Bruntsfield, Edinburgh

Day Spa of the Year

Banya No. 1, London
Devonshire Spa, Buxton, Derbyshire
Inside Spa, Nelson, Lancashire
Pure Day Spa, Newtownards, Down
Spa Experience by Better, Wimbledon, London 

Residential Spa of the Year: 11 Rooms or More

Gaia Spa, Plymouth
The Spa at Cameron House, Loch Lomond
The Spa at Galgorm, Ballymena, Antrim
The Spa at Pennyhill Park, Bagshott, Surrey
Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, County Durham
The Woodland Spa, Burnley, Lancashire

Residential Spa of the Year: 10 Rooms or Fewer

C Bay Spa, St Ives, Cornwall
Como Shambhala Urban Escape at Como Metroplitan Hotel, London
The Coniston Spa at The Coniston Hotel, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Dormy House Hotel & Spa, Worcestershire
The Spa at the Midland, Manchester

The other finalists for the other categories, first announced in September, are:

Employer of the Year

Beauty Matters Ltd, Leeds
nkd ( ) waxing, Nottingham
Saks Hair & Beauty, West Bridgford
Salon at Number 5, Cambridge
Spa Experience by Better, London 

Make-up Specialist of the Year

Suzanne Christie, Edinburgh
Camilla Collins, London
Rachael Divers, Barnsley
Sita Gill, London
Samantha Lyann, Lincolnshire
Clare Pearson, Oban

Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

Chester Medispa, Chester
EF Medispa Kensington, London
London Professional Aesthetics, London
MediZen, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
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
Podology, Saltburn
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 spa and salon categories is made up of the winners and particularly high-scoring finalists of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards, which were held last month. All other 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 in all categories 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

Tickets to the Awards can be booked online