NEON Salon & School in St Helier has been named as a finalist in the Training Award, sponsored by Wella, at the British Hairdressing Business Awards, hosted by Hairdressers Journal International.
The awards, which are now in their 19th year, seek to find and celebrate the very best salon businesses in the country – an industry which contributes an estimated £7bn to the British economy and one which employs more than 300,000 people.
Having opened the doors to NEON Salon & School just 11 months ago, owner Victoria Queree wanted to offer a new style of hairdressing training with an intense focus on the practical skills needed by the industry and to provide that training in a shorter time frame. Resulting in students gaining their qualification quicker and needing less time out of their current salons, promoting growth and development in the islands industry.
The Training Award celebrates the best educators in the country; those salons or groups of salons, which train up to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. They put education first and deliver tangible results that make a difference to their learners’ lives.
Victoria Commented: “Applying for the British Hairdressing Business Awards was a chance for us be recognised for what we’ve achieved on a national level. It may sound like a cliché but it really is incredible to be nominated for this award. The students in this intake have been outstanding and it’s a testament to their dedication which has made NEON so successful to this point.” said Victoria.
“Promoting professionalism, innovation and excellence, the British Hairdressing Business Awards recognise those individuals and teams who work tirelessly to raise the profile and stature of this industry, and make it one of which we can all be proud.” Says HJ’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr
With 17 categories celebrating all aspects of the business side of the hair industry, the awards are a proven platform for raising a salon’s profile. Even becoming a finalist in one of the prestigious categories marks a business out as one of the finest providers in the country; a win catapults them to the very top, providing unrivalled recognition that they are at the pinnacle of their profession and raising their profile to give an edge over competitors.
The awards take place in London on Monday 11 September.