Professional Beauty Awards 2020 shortlist revealed

The scores are in and the finalists of the Professional Beauty Awards 2020 can now be revealed.

This year, the Professional Beauty Awards has moved to become a standalone event, due to take place in June, and there were a record number of entries from spas, salons and individuals across the UK.

All entries were scored by a panel of independent industry expert judges and those with the highest scores in each category will go through to the finals.

The Professional Beauty Awards 2020 shortlist is:

Employer of the Year
Sponsored by Phorest
Aqua Sana, Nottinghamshire
Chocolate Beauty Spa, Leeds
City Retreat Salon & Spa, Newcastle 
NKD ( ) Waxing, Nottingham
Pure Perfection, Clitheroe, Lancashire
The Pink Shed, Brantham, Suffolk


Spa/Salon Leader of the Year
Amy Lewis, Mooeys, Bedford 
Kay Pennington, Aqua Sana, Nottinghamshire 
Rachael Hyland, Radiant Living, Lancashire
Stefannie Larkman, The Little Retreat Day Spa Nottingham
Tracie Giles, Tracie Giles London

Spa/Salon Team of the Year
Sponsored by Biologique Recherche
City Retreat, Newcastle 
K:SPA, Whiteley, Hampshire
Polished Nail & Beauty Boutique, Marske by Sea, Cleveland
Sparx Beauty, Winchester
The Secret Spa, Wrexham, Wales
The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, Preston, Lancashire

Therapist of the Year
Sponsored by Dermalogica
Diana Jenner, Orchids Retreat, Lymington, Hampshire
Justyna Rostek, Guinot Earlsfield, London
Katherine Sandford, Katherine Sandford Skin & Beauty, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Helen Ward, Sirens Beauty Salon, Durham
Jaime Godfrey, Studio 8 Beauty, Portsmouth
Tania Burton, Complexions, Coventry

Nail Salon of the Year
Diva Nails, West Lothian, Scotland
L.G Nails & Beauty, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire
Mooeys, Horsham, Surrey
Niche Nails & Beauty, Witney, Oxfordshire
Tigerlilly Nails, Wimborne, Dorset


Midlands and North West Salon of the Year
Andrea Simpson – Facialist, Melbourne, Derbyshire
Hampton Clinic, Solihull 
Renaissance Skincare & Beauty, Prescot, Merseyside
The Little Retreat Day Spa Nottingham
VL Aesthetics, Carlisle 

Midlands and North West Spa of the Year
Aqua Sana Sherwood Forest, Newark, Nottinghamshire
Hoar Cross Hall, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Rena Spa at The Midland, Manchester
The Falls Spa at Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick
The Spa at Armathwaite Hall, Keswick

North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland Salon of the Year
Sponsored by: Hidden Beauty
All About You - Urban Beauty Retreat, Newcastle
City Retreat, Newcastle
Simpsons City Centre Champagne Nail and Beauty Salon, Lincoln
The Gin Spa, Glasgow


North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland Spa of the Year
Rockliffe Hall, Darlington
Rudding Park, Harrogate 
Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, Seaham, County Durham
Spa at Blythswood Square, Glasgow 
The Spa at Galgorm, Ballymena

South East Salon of the Year
Amy Gordon Skin Clinic & Beauty Boutique, Colchester, Essex
Idyllic Beauty and Day Spa, Cranleigh, Surrey
K:SPA, Whiteley, Hampshire
Mimosa beauty, Chelmsford, Essex
The Nail & Body Boutique, Reigate, Surrey

South East Spa of the Year
Aqua Sana Woburn Forest, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa, Fawkham, Kent
Bulgari Spa, London
Poppinghole Farm Spa, Robertsbridge, Sussex
Sequoia Spa at The Grove, Hertfordshire

South West and Wales Salon of the Year
HI Therapies, Bournemouth 
The Garden Room, Taunton 
The Treatment Loft, Exeter
The Waters Edge Retreat, Hayle
Utopia Beauty Salon, Abingdon 

South West and Wales Spa of the Year
Aqua Sana Longleat Forest, Warminster
Buff Urban Day Spa, Taunton 
Parc Spa, Llanelli
St Michaels Spa, Falmouth, Cornwall
The Spa at The Randolph, Oxford

Additional categories to be announced on the night:

Boutique Spa of the Year
Sponsored by Elemis

Large Spa of the Year
Sponsored by Elemis

Boutique Salon of the Year

Large Salon of the Year

Finalists will now go on to the second round of the judging process, which varies depending on category but involves judging visits, trade tests and interviews. 

Winners for all categories will be announced in June. The shortlist for the four national salon and spa categories (Large Salon, Boutique Salon, Large Spa and Boutique Spa of the Year) will also be announced on the awards night in June as the finalists will be the winners and highest scoring finalists of the regional salon and spa categories.

The winners of the Professional Beauty Awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Sunday, June 28, 2020, at central London venue London Hilton on Park Lane.

Online bookings for the Professional Beauty Awards night are now open here

Did you also see the shortlist for the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2020, which take place in London on March 29?