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Professional Beauty Awards

The scores are in and the shortlist for the first six categories of the Professional Beauty Awards has been announced. Find out who made the finals in the categories of Therapist, Employer, Medical Aesthetic Clinic, Nail Professional, Nail Salon and Make-up Specialist of the Year on the opposite page.

The shortlist for the remaining five categories – Boutique Salon, Large Salon, Residential Spa: 11 Rooms or More, Residential Spa: 10 Rooms or More and Day Spa – will be announced following the results of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards, which take place on October 22.

The shortlist for the following categories was decided from written entries, which were scored by a panel of independent industry judges. Those with the highest combined score made the finals. All finalists will now go on to the second-round process which varies depending on category but involves judging visits, trade tests and interviews.

Make-up Specialist of the Year

Suzanne Christie, Edinburgh

Camilla Collins, London

Rachael Divers, Barnsley

Sita Gill, London

Samantha Lyann, Lincolnshire

Clare Pearson, Oban

Employer of the Year

Beauty Matters, Leeds

nkd() Waxing, Nottingham

Saks Hair & Beauty, West Bridgford

Salon at Number 5, Cambridge

Spa Experience by Better, London

Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

Chester Medispa, Chester

EF Medispa Kensington, London

London Professional Aesthetics, London

MediZen, 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 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

Last year’s awards event sold out completely so be sure to secure your ticket early by booking online at

This article appears in the Professional Beauty October 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the Professional Beauty October 2017 Issue of Professional Beauty