Salon Business Awards

14 Jun 2018

Written by Alice Smithson

With awards fever beginning in the hair industry, excitement was building for the first event if the year – The Salon Business Awards.

The awards themselves, which are now in their fifth year, celebrate and reward the best in the hairdressing industry, with categories ranging from Salon Team of the Year,  Design Salon of the Year to Retail Salon of the Year and Ultimate Salon of the Year, amongst many more. With 15 awards up for grabs, the anticipation was at an all time high, with everyone anxiously waiting for the big announcements.

The venue this year was London’s beautiful Mondrian Hotel, with the awards taking place on the rooftop bar, with the most spectacular views. The Grand Final follows months of activity including hundreds of hairdressers pitting themselves against their peers, a #SBAwards buzz across various social media channels and shed loads of organising behind the scenes at Salon Business HQ. After a fabulous introduction the winners were announced –


Education Salon – Karoliina Saunders

Colour Salon – Ashley Gamble Hair

Local Salon – Linton and Mac

Salon Group – Contemporary Salons

Green Salon – Jakeman and Green

Retail Salon – Academy Salons Cobham

Digital Salon – Simone Thomas

Business Salon – Sarai Hair & beauty

Creatvie Salon – Tim Scott Wright at the Hair Surgery

Customer Service Salon –Bebop London

Design Salon – Sesh Hairdressing

Stylist of the year – Gary, Artistic Director @ HeadMasters

Ultimate Medium salon – Aesthetics

Ultimate Large Salon – Q Hair and beauty