#Tommy’s Hair Company Named `British Salon of the Year` At British Hairdressing Business Awards

Chester’s Tommy’s Hair Company was celebrating as they were announced winners of the British Salon of the Year award, sponsored by Clynol Salon Exclusive, at this year’s exclusive British Hairdressing Business Awards held at the Lancaster London Hotel, at the end of September.

Presented by Hairdressers Journal International, the British Hairdressing Business Awards are now in their 13th year and are designed to specifically recognise and celebrate the commercial success and professionalism of the hairdressing industry. There are 15 categories within the awards, ranging from the Customer Care Award to the Salon of the Year Award, which reward the entrepreneurial expertise of the UK’s leading hairdressers. To enter the awards, salons or individuals have to fulfil the criteria set down and present this in a dossier, which is initially judged by a team of industry experts along with the sponsors of the various categories. From impartial judging sessions, finalists are chosen and the dossiers are then judged by an independent panel of judges including industry experts, business journalists and financial specialists. In a number of categories, finalists are required to attend an interview with a panel of industry experts.

As winner of this prestigious award in 2010, Tommy’s Hair Company competed against six other salons in the Salon of the Year award sponsored by Clynol Salon Exclusive, at the glittering final of the British Hairdressing Business Awards. Hosted by TV personality and co-host of ITV’s Daybreak, Dan Lobb, Tommy’s Hair Company was delighted when their name was announced.

Situated near the Kaleyard Gate, Tommy’s Hair Company provides first class bespoke and personalised hairdressing services with exceptional customer service. Their combination of unique service in an urban, cool and contemporary salon impressed the judges and won them this coveted award for the second consecutive year.

Tommy’s Hair Company Chester winning the British Salon of the Year award for the second consecutive year running is a remarkable achievement for Tommy’s Hair Company as their North Wales salon in Ruthin is a three times previous recipient of the very same prestigious award. Having two different salons wining the British Salon of the Year award on five occasions is a feat, which no other salon business within the UK has ever achieved.

Amie Brierley, Top Stylist at Tommy’s Hair Company Chester was ecstatic when Tommy’s was announced as winners: “The team at Tommy’s Chester are overjoyed to have won the British Salon of the Year award for the second year running. Our team are dedicated to providing our guests with the ultimate salon experience and we are thrilled to have our high levels of service recognised and rewarded.”

Tommy’s Business Director Esther van der Veken-Prins echoed Amie’s delight: “Tommy’s Hair Company is more than just a hairdressing salon to us, and I believe that has been a key factor in the success we have enjoyed to date. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering real value for money and treating our guests as VIP’s. We are also an honest community focussed business and support as many regional businesses, events and charities as we possibly can. For our Chester salon to win the British Salon of the Year award for the second consecutive year is a remarkable achievement especially as our salon in Ruthin has won the same award on three occasions. This award is a tremendous testimony to our dedicated belief in customer care and support of the Cheshire community.”

Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr, added: “The winning entry from Tommy’s Hair Company was alive with innovation, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial expertise showing amazing proficiency. The judges had an extremely difficult job as standards were so high so to be chosen as a winner at the British Hairdressing Business Awards is a tremendous testimony to the business acumen displayed by Tommy, Esther and their team within Tommy’s Chester.”