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A STAR line-up

Following a huge number of entires this year, the shortlist for the first six categories of the national Professional Beauty Awards 2019 has been revealed. Employers, nail salons and professionals, therapists, clinics and make-up specialists entered the awards directly, and a panel of industry judges independently scored their entries to decide who makes it to the finals.

The remaining five salon and spa categories will be announced following the results of the Professional Beauty Regional Awards 2018 on October 21, when winning and particularly high-scoring finalists will be put through through to the nationals.

The finalists so far

Employer of the Year

Beauty Matters, Garforth, Leeds

nkd () waxing, Nottingham

Pure Spa & Beauty, Edinburgh

Saks Hair & Beauty – West Bridgford, Nottingham

Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh

Therapist of the Year

Emma Chilvers, The Potting Shed Spa, Batley, Yorkshire

Jennifer Glen, Zen Lifestyle, Edinburgh

Diana Jenner, Orchids Retreat, Lymington, Hampshire

Deborah Anne King, Angel Loving Care, West Lothian, Scotland

Jody Adele Taylor, Skin Deep, Doncaster

Danielle Woods, The Woodland Spa, Burnley, Lancashire

Nail Professional of the Year

Michelle Brookes, Beauty Lounge, Doncaster

Karen M Brown, Sanctuary in the City, Stirling, Scotland

Kayley Cairns, The Nail Boutique, Billericay

Metta Francis, Nails By Mets, London

Jo Wickens, Jojo’s Nails, Newton Abbot

Nail Salon of the Year

Coco Nail Bar, London

Nail’d it, London

Nails & Brows, London

Niche Nails & Beauty, Oxfordshire

Semilac UK Solihull, West Midlands

Medical Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

EF Medispa, London

KLNIK, Cheshire

MediZen Cosmetic Clinic, Sutton Coldfield

Radiance MediSpa, Exeter

Viva Skin Clinic, London

Make-up Specialist of the Year

Sita Gill, freelance, London

Clare Pearson, Pearson & Devine, Oban, Scotland

Shannon Shea, SS Makeup Studio, Bordon, Hampshire

Aoife Taggart, House of Evelyn, Manchester

Betsy-Dora Turner, Betsy Make-up Studios, Lancashire

The shortlist for the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2019 has also been announced and can be viewed at

The winners of both awards will be announced at a glittering black-tie dinner in London on the evening of February 24, 2019. Ticket sales for the national awards will open soon. In the meantime, register your interest by emailing


This article appears in the PB October 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the PB October 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty