Utopia Beauty crowned iiaa's Salon of Excellence 2016

Essex-based Utopia Beauty & Advanced Skincare, which won Professional Beauty Employer of the Year at the 2016 Awards, has been awarded a second accolade – The International Institute for Anti-Ageing’s Salon of Excellence 2016.

Owner Stefania Rossi said she was: “absolutely thrilled, honoured and humbled to accept the award…We have dedicated the last couple of years to the passion we have for our clients, in the brands and doing the best we can.”

The iiaa held its annual Salon of the Year awards at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard in London to recognise the achievements of its salon accounts in the UK and Ireland. Other winners included The Tessa Stevens Health and Beauty Clinic in Enfield, which won in both the Advanced Nutrition Programme and Environ categories, and Clarity Laser, London, which took the award for Jane Iredale.

David Alpert, MD and founder of the iiaa, said: “Having established these awards over a decade ago, I am so impressed by the constant innovation and commitment to the best client skin care that our skin professionals provide. All the finalists were chosen because of their extraordinary energy and I am very proud of their achievements.”