Revealed: winners of the Professional Beauty Awards 2020

The Professional Beauty Awards 2020 crowned 17 deserving winners on December 8 during a live-streamed ceremony, including The Falls Spa, The Secret Spa and Kay Pennington from Aqua Sana.

The PB Awards have served the beauty industry for more than 20 years and are the most prestigious accolade for the beauty, spa, nails and aesthetics markets.

Recognising the unwavering hard work and dedication of individuals and businesses, the ceremony, was held virtually for the first time in its history, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

During the live online event, the industry came together to celebrate the businesses that have worked harder than ever to keep standards high and prove the beauty and spa industry is innovative, resilient and essential for wellbeing.

“There’s no doubt it’s been a challenging year for the beauty and spa industry but one silver lining among all of this has been the incredible community that has come together to support one another and to fight to get the industry the respect and recognition it deserves,” said Professional Beauty’s head of editorial Eve Oxberry.

"This is also why the Professional Beauty Awards have never been more important. For more than 20 years, we’ve been raising the profile of the businesses and individuals that really set the standard in terms of treatment delivery, customer service, care and progression of their teams and of course hygiene and safety and it’s so vital that we celebrate these achievements this year. So, a huge congratulations to all of our outstanding winners and finalists.”

 

The Professional Beauty Awards 2020 winners are:

Employer of the year

Winner: Pure Perfection, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Sponsored by: Phorest

 

Midlands and North West Salon of the Year

Winner: VL Aesthetics, Carlisle

Sponsored by: NHBF

 

Midlands and North West Spa of the Year

Winner: The Falls Spa at Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick

Sponsored by: UK Spa Association

 

Nail Salon of the Year

Winner: Niche Nails & Beauty, Witney, Oxfordshire

Sponsored by: VTCT

 

North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland Salon of the Year

Winner: Simpsons City Centre Champagne Nail and Beauty Salon, Lincoln

Sponsored by: Hidden Beauty

 

North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland Spa of the Year

Winner: The Spa at Galgorm, Ballymena

Sponsored by: Elemis

 

South East Salon of the Year

Winner: Amy Gordon Skin Clinic & Beauty Boutique, Colchester, Essex

 

South East Spa of the Year

Winner: Aqua Sana Woburn Forest, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

Sponsored by: Elemis

 

South West and Wales Salon of the Year

Winner: Utopia Beauty Salon, Abington

Sponsored by: Babtac

 

South West and Wales Spa of the Year

Winner: Aqua Sana Longleat Forest, Warminster

Sponsored by: British Beauty Council

 

Spa/Salon Leader of the Year

Winner: Kay Pennington, Aqua Sana, Nottinghamshire

Sponsored by: Biologique Recherche

 

Spa/Salon Team of the Year

Winner: The Secret Spa, Wrexham, Wales

Sponsored by: Biologique Recherche

 

Therapist of the Year

Winner: Katherine Flood, Katherine Skin & Beauty, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Sponsored by: Dermalogica

 

Boutique Spa of the Year

Winner: The Falls Spa at Lodore Falls Hotel, Keswick

Sponsored by: Elemis

 

Boutique Salon of the Year

Winner: Simpsons City Centre Champagne Nail and Beauty Salon, Lincoln

Sponsored by: Phorest

 

Large Spa of the Year

Winner: Aqua Sana Longleat Forest, Warminster

Sponsored by: Elemis

 

Large Salon of the Year

Winner: Amy Gordon Skin Clinic & Beauty Boutique, Colchester, Essex

Sponsored by: Dermalogica

 

We look forward to the Professional Beauty Awards 2021, where we will again be able to invite our winners to celebrate with us in style at a physical event.

The winners of the World Spa and Wellness Awards 2020 were announced during a virtual ceremony in November.