If you know what category you want to enter you can go directly to our submissions page or follow this link HERE. Alternatively if you are still unsure we have explained each category in a little detail below. Simply click on the area and then click the category to find out a little bit more about who it’s for!
New and Suggested Categories
When it comes to new categories we are always listening to our wonderful winners and entrants. Our New and suggested category section has the newest and most popular categories from your suggestions. Find out more about each category below by clicking on the category title.
Retailer of the Year
Have you set up a bespoke brand for your business? Or do you offer certain solutions to the Hair and Beauty industries? By entering and potentially placing in our Retailer of the Year category you will be not only showcasing your brand or solution but also showing your knack and knowledge of the industry as well as creativity and entrepreneurial skills boosting sales and reach of your brand to the industry.
Afro Hair Specialist of the Year
Do you, one of your employees or colleagues or salon specialise in Afro hair care and styling? If so you might have what it takes to place regionally and maybe even take the coveted overall title? Winners of this title will show potential clients that they are in safe hands.
Curly Hair Specialist of the Year
Our Curly Hair Specialist category is the perfect way to show new and potential clients you can work with 2A to 4C and everything in between. Maybe you specialise in one type or special treatments to tame unruly curls. Winning this category is the perfect way to showcase what you can do and offer clients.
Eco/Sustainable Salon of the Year
A lot of people are becoming more aware of how they impact the environment and a lot of salons and spas are going the extra mile to become eco or sustainable. This award showcases salons that go above and beyond to keep the planet and environment in mind while helping their clients look and feel fabulous. Maybe you use refillable products, or perhaps you offer a recycling scheme? Maybe your products are all green or cruelty free. This award will show new and existing clients that you care about the environment and that they can have a pamper without worrying about the impact it might have.
Home Salon of the Year
Over the years there have been an increase in home based Salons and we believe that these deserver to be championed alongside high street spaces. Have you converted a room in your home to provide relaxing and pampering treatments or maybe you’ve got your own little space in the garden to give clients a little retreat? This award aims to show that clients can expect the same level of service and care while in the comfort of a home based salon.
Electrolysis/Laser Hair Removal Expert of the Year
Do you have the skills and expertise to be crowned our national electrolysis/Laser Hair removal expert? Winning this category will show your ability at hair removal giving clients confidence that they can expect a confidential and professional experience when dealing with hair removal.
Bridal/Special Occasion Make-Up Artist of the Year
There are moments in life when people want to look their best. Our Bridal/Special Occasion Make Artist of the Year is the perfect accolade to show you are the best of the best when it comes to making your clients special day or occasion all that more memorable. From simple styles to elaborate creations. This is the perfect category to showcase your creative flair.
Skin Specialist of the Year
Are you obsessed with all things skin? Can you help transform a clients problem prone skin to glowing? Well Skin Specialist is sure to highlight your knowledge and skills to clients. Designed to highlight those who are dedicated to helping and solving all kinds of skin woes be with unique facials or more complex treatments.
Community Champion of the Year
Those who work in the Hair and Beauty Industry are often pillars of the community. They become friends and confidants to their clients and often help in the local community with charity work and the like. Our Community Champion award aims to show just how much these individuals do that goes beyond their job of making clients feel fabulous.
Rising Star of the Year
Our Rising Star award is designed to highlight those are showing a real talent in the industry. Be it opening their own business, completing new courses or rising through the ranks from apprentice to junior and beyond. This award shows the dedication and passion the individual has for their job.
Blow-Dry Specialist of the Year
A good blow-dry can be hard to find. By entering and placing in our Blow-Dry specialist of the year clients know that their hair is in skilled and safe hands.
Self-Employed Individual of the Year
We believe that all individuals deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication and often times self-employed individuals might not get that. Well our Self-Employed individual award is designed to do just that. Show your hard work, dedication and passion to your business!
We have numerous business categories to choose from, whether you want to reward an outstanding employee or showcase your customer service there is sure to be a category for you.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
For many people their business is one of their proudest achievements. Our Lifetime Achievement Award is the perfect accolade to show all your hard work and dedication has paid off. Designed to be awarded to those who have given their all for their business.
Manager of the Year
Beyond every brilliant team is a brilliant manager. Our Manager of the Year award is designed for individuals who go above and beyond to make sure their team are the best they can be. Offering guidance and support Managers are the heart of many teams in our salons and spas. Show potential employees that your team is the one to be on with a manager who is caring, motivated and focused.
Employer of the Year
Do you treat your team like a family? Do you ensure that employees are invested in and find their job rewarding. This award will let potential employees know that they can expect an employer who cares about their workers. That they know they will be invested in, trained and supported throughout their time with you.
Excellence in Customer Service
Do you, your team and/or salon go above and beyond for your clients? Do you always get glowing reviews and referrals from satisfied customers? Maybe you offer a unique experience for your clients and their journeys? Well why not enter Excellence in Customer Service and show new and existing clients what they can expect! Placing regionally in our Excellence in Customer Service category will give clients both new and old the peace of mind that they will not only get a great service but also a great
Top Rated Salon of the Year
Does your salon go above and beyond for your clients? Are you always getting five star and glowing reviews? Do you offer that little extra to stand out and show a worldclass service? Top Rated Salon of the Year is the perfect way to let clients know they can expect a five-star, top of the range service no matter what treatment they will be having.
Best Workplace Environment
Does your team call themselves a family? Do you ensure your team are happy, health and rewarded for all their hard work? Then you might have what it takes to place in Best Workplace Environment. Designed to highlight places were the team are more like a family. This is the perfect award to attract new employees and let current employees know they are in the best place.
Best New Business (Open less than five years)
The Best New Business award is the perfect accolade for those who have recently established themselves and overcome all the obstacles that business owners face. It highlights the dedication and skill you have for your business and how you have made your business a success.
Best Marketing in Partnership with and Judged by BoostMySalon
Marketing is an essential for any business. Our Best Marketing award is the perfect way to find out you are doing things right. In a growing industry standing out from the crowd and engaging with clients both new and old is essential. Winners of this award will show they know just what their clients want and how to stand out.
Hair and Beauty Salon
Do you offer a one stop location for your clients hair and beauty needs? Have you recently combined hair and beauty in your salon? Then this is the category for you. By winning this award you show that you have skills, knowledge and expertise in both Hair and Beauty and that clients can have all their needs taken care of in one visit if so desired.
Creative Artist of the Year (Hair, Nails or Beauty)
Do you have a flair for the creative? Are you a talented nail technician, a wiz with colour or a magician with a make-up brush? Then this category is for you. Designed to celebrate all the creativity that goes into a treatment and highlight not just the end result but the process and precision needed to create it. This is open to all aspects of hair and beauty industry.
Employee of the Year
Do you have an employee that has gone above and beyond for the business? Perhaps they have given their whole or rose through the ranks quickly and have a talent for their role. This category is the perfect way to recognise them and their hard work, dedication and skills.
Education and Learning Categories
We have several categories to recognise those who provide outstanding education in the Hair and Beauty industries as well as those who are shining stars when it comes to learning.
Apprentice of the Year
Do you have an apprentice who is always willing to learn? Are they eager to progress through their course and get to work, giving a 100%? What better way to recognise them than with our Apprentice of the Year Award. Designed to highlight individuals who show a real passion for completing their qualification and progressing in the industry.
Junior Stylist of the Year
Do you have a junior stylist who gives their all to their job? Have they shown a real talent and dedication to progressing? Then this is the perfect way to show that their dedication is recognised and lets clients know they are in good hands.
Training Centre of Excellence Award
Do you offer top notch training? Perhaps you offer life time support after completing a course or you just want to train the next generation? Then this is the perfect way to showcase your academy or training centre as one that not only offers fantastic training but cares about all its students and their success.
Hair Salon Related Categories
From styling to creating the perfect colour we have numerous hair related categories to choose from.
Hair Salon of the Year
Our Hair Salon of the Year Award is the perfect way to let clients know they are in the best place for all the hair related treatments.
Hair Stylist of the Year
Do you live and breath hair styling? Then this the category for you. Our Hair Stylist of the Year award is the perfect way to let new and existing clients know your skills and expertise when it comes to all things related to hair styling.
Mobile Hairdresser of the Year
Do you run a mobile business? Maybe you enjoy offering a relaxed pamper in the clients own home? Then this the category for you. New and potential clients are sure to know they are in good hands if you place in our mobile Hairdresser category.
Colour Technician of the Year
Do you have a flair for colour? Are you creative with vivid or do you love a good blonde or brunette? Then Colour Technician is the category for you. Clients will know they are in safe hands with their hair and colour when you have this award on display.
Barber/Gentleman’s Hairdresser of the Year
Do you offer the perfect barbering experience? Perhaps you focus on gentleman’s styling solely? Then this is the category for you. Customers will know they are in safe hands when you have this award on display.
Best Bridal/Special Occasion Hair Stylist of the Year
Have you gone above and beyond to create someone’s special day. Do you enjoy making Bride’s dreams come true? Our Best Bridal and Special Occasion hair Stylist of the year is the perfect way to let customers know you can take their dreams and turn them into reality for their special occasion.
Hair Extension Specialist of the Year
Have you specialised in hair extensions? This category is perfect for those who are experts in all types of hair extensions whether you offer different types or just one this will let clients know that they are in safe and experienced hands.
Barbershop of the Year
Do you offer a unique barbershop experience? Perhaps you have a traditional barbershop? No matter the style this category is perfect for all barbershops and is perfect to let potential clients know they can expect a fantastic service.
Scalp Pigmentation Specialist of the Year
Have you specialised in Scalp Pigmentation to help improve clients life who are suffering from hair loss? This category aims to highlight the skill and knowledge that you have and let clients know they will have a perfect and confidential treatment.
Hair Loss Specialist of the Year
Do you specialise in hair loss? Perhaps you offer treatments or even services such as wig making and fitting? Or extensions? This category aims to celebrate those hair specialists who focus on helping clients regain their confidence.
Beauty Salon Related Categories
We have a range of Beauty and Spa related categories available. You are sure to find one that perfectly suits your business!
Beauty Salon of the Year
Our Beauty Salon of the Year Award is the perfect way to let clients know they are in the best place for all the beauty related treatments.
Beauty Therapist of the Year
Do you live and breath beauty therapy? Then this the category for you. Our Beauty Therapist of the Year award is the perfect way to let new and existing clients know your skills and expertise when it comes to all things related to beauty therapy.
Nail Technician of the Year
Are you are nail expert? From a simple overlay or normal polish to nail extensions and nail art this category is designed to show you are one of the best when it comes to all things nails.
Aesthetic Salon of the Year
Our Aesthetic Salon of the Year category is designed to show those who live and breath skin and skin treatments. From LED masks, non-surgical procedures, fillers and everything inbetween this category is for the salon that focuses on aesthetics and giving clients a five star experience with knowledgeable staff.
Semi-Permanent Make-Up Artist of the Year
Do you specialist in Semi-Permanent Make-up? Be it for aesthetic or medical reasons this category is perfect way to show case your skills.
Nail Salon/Bar of the Year
Do you have a five star nail salon/bar? Perhaps you focus solely on Nail services? This category is perfect for those who want to offer a top notch nail service to their clients. Clients will know they can expect skilled technicians and a clean and safe environment to have their pamper.
Massage Therapist of the Year
Do you thrive on helping clients relax and unwind? Have you specialised in certain massage techniques or perfected the Swedish massage? This category is designed to award those who go above and beyond to give their clients a truly indulgent and relaxing experience.
Mobile Therapist of the Year
Do you run a mobile business? Maybe you enjoy offering a relaxed pamper in the clients own home? Then this the category for you. New and potential clients are sure to know they are in good hands if you place in our mobile therapist category.
Day Spa of the Year
Is your day spa a space of calm and tranquillity? Do you offer the ultimate escape from the stresses of day to day life and let clients relax and unwind. This category is perfect for the day spa that offers it all in terms of the ultimate pamper and relaxation.
Best Lash Bar
Do you own the best Lash Bar around? Well this category is for you. Designed for the bar/salon that does and knows everything there is to know about lashes it is the perfect way to let clients know that they are in the best place for all their lash needs be it extensions, lash lifts or a tint.
Lash Specialist of the Year
Our Lash specialist award is the perfect way to let clients know that you are the best person for all their lash needs be it extensions, lifts or tints. You have the skills and the talent to deliver what your clients want.
Brow Specialist of the Year
Our Brow specialist award is perfect for the brow experts out there whether you be a talented waxer or threader and everything in between or even a simple dye. Clients will know they have the best of the best looking after their brows.
Make-Up Artist of the Year
Do you specialise in Make-Up Artistry? Maybe you enjoy working with special effects make up for photoshoots and events, or maybe a simple makeover is what you prefer. This category is perfect to showcase your skills and talents with everything make up.
Tanning Expert of the Year
Our Tanning expert category is the perfect way to let clients know they are in the right place to get that glow they want. Be it manual, spray or other methods this category is for those who are dedicated to giving clients the perfect tan.
Microdermabrasion Expert of the Year
Perfect for skin experts who love to see results and know how to get them. Our Microdermabrasion expert category lets clients know you are the one to go to for healthy and clear looking skin.
Microblading Expert of the Year
Perfect for skin experts who love to see results and know how to get them. Our microblading expert category lets clients know you are the one to go to for healthy skin and with someone they can trust.
Waxing Expert of the Year
Are you a wiz at waxing? Maybe you are known for a relatively pain free intimate waxing? No matter what type of waxing your focus on this category aims to highlight your skills. It lets clients know they can expect an excellent and effective service in a safe and discrete environment.
Aesthetic Tattoo Artist of the Year
Do you have a skill and flair for tattooing when it comes to make-up? This is the category to enter
Medical Tattoo Artist of the Year
Do you specialise in medical tattooing? Perhaps you focus on recreating areoles for cancer survivors? This category will let clients know they can expect an expert, professional and confidential services from someone who cares.