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Choose from the categories below that best suit yourself and your business

Therapist of the Year

This category recognises those special beauty therapists who have in-depth knowledge and a broad skill set, and really go the extra mile for their clients.

Who can enter?

Any beauty therapist who has been working in a salon or spa or as a mobile therapist since at least the end of March 2021. Therapists who work from their own homes are eligible to enter.

Practical Day

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage, you will need to attend a practical test in London on Friday 13th May 2022. Failure to attend will result in disqualification.

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  1. What sets you apart from other therapists - why do you deserve to be Therapist of the Year? (300 words max)
  2. Please list the professional qualifications you have. (200 words max)
  3. Please detail any additional training you have undertaken. Including details and dates of the most recent CPD (200 words max)
  4. Please outline areas of specialism including any new treatments or techniques you have developed, and your key achievements in the last 18 months. (400 words max)
  5. Please outline how you have contributed to the success of your own business or the business for which you work in the last 18 months and any plans to develop the business over the next year (200 words max)
  6. Please explain how you ensure a high standard of treatments, hygiene and client care, giving examples where possible. (300 words max)
  7. Have you done anything to champion or develop the beauty industry? (e.g. work as an educator, speaker, judge or work in your local community). If so, please provide details and dates (200 words max)

Boutique Spa of the Year

This category recognises exceptional spas with 10 treatment rooms or fewer.

Who can enter?

Any hotel, destination or day spa that has 10 treatment rooms or fewer and opened before the end of March 2021.

Criteria

To enter this category, the spa must offer water and/or steam facilities (e.g. pool, hot tubs, steam room). If your property does not have water/steam facilities, you should enter one of the Salon of the Year categories.

Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Tuesday 24th May 2022.

Please click here for the terms and conditions for full details.

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  1. Why do you think your spa deserves to win this award? (300 words max)
  2. Please explain the spa’s philosophy and its point of difference from other spas (200 words max)
  3. Please explain how the spa excels at customer service. Please give examples (200 words max)
  4. Tell us about the guidelines you have in place when dealing with customer complaints.
  5. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business (250 words max)
  6. What is the retail strategy and how do you measure its success? (250 words max)
  7. Please outline your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD (250 words max)

Boutique Salon of the Year

This category recognises the best beauty salon in the UK with three treatment rooms or fewer. This category shines a light on outstanding boutique salons.

Who can enter?

Any beauty salon with three treatment rooms or fewer that opened before the end of March 2021.

Criteria

To enter this category, you must not have any heat or water facilities such as saunas and pools (salons with steam, heat and water facilities should enter the Spa of the Year category).

Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Wednesday 25th May 2022.

Please click here for the terms and conditions for full details.

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  1. Why do you think your salon should win this award? (300 words max)
  2. Please explain the salon’s philosophy and its point of difference from other salons in your region (200 words max)
  3. Please explain how the salon excels at customer service. Please give examples (200 words max)
  4. Tell us about the guidelines you have in place when dealing with customer complaints.
  5. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business (250 words max)
  6. What is the retail strategy and how do you measure its success? (250 words max)
  7. Please outline your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD (250 words max)

Large Spa of the Year

This category recognises spas with 11+ treatment rooms, first-class facilities, excellence in service, training and innovation.

Who can enter?

Any hotel, destination or day spa that has 11+ treatment rooms and opened before the end of March 2021.

Criteria

To enter this category, the spa must have 11 treatment rooms or more and offer water and/or steam facilities (e.g. pool, hot tubs, steam room). If your property does not have water/steam facilities, you should enter one of the Salon of the Year categories.

Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Tuesday 24th May 2022.

Please click here for the terms and conditions for full details.

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  1. Why do you think your spa deserves to win this award? (300 words max)
  2. Please explain the spa’s philosophy and its point of difference from other spas (200 words max)
  3. Please explain how the spa excels at customer service. Please give examples (200 words max)
  4. Tell us about the guidelines you have in place when dealing with customer complaints.
  5. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business (250 words max)
  6. What is the retail strategy and how do you measure its success? (250 words max)
  7. Please outline your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD (250 words max)

Spa/Salon Team of the Year

The team is the backbone of any salon or spa business – this category celebrates the amazing bonds formed within salons and spa, this award looks to the whole team and recognises the exceptional teamwork from every individual with a role in making the business successful.

Who can enter?

Teams must be made up of three or more, encompassing all relevant employees from reception and front of house to therapist and manager.

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  1. How many people are in your team?
  2. Please tell us why your team deserves to win this award (include any initiatives or examples of how they pulled together as a team during the Covid-19 pandemic)? (300 words max)
  3. What does your team offer and what makes them special?
  4. What team building activities and/or initiatives do you have in place to ensure team integration and motivation and what new activities or online initiatives have you undertaken as a team in the last 18 months? (include a short description of how you worked together as a team and what these activities achieved).

Spa/Salon Leader of the Year

This category showcases the leading lights in the industry, this award is for an inspirational and innovative leader who runs a dynamic, motivated team and a successful business.

Who can enter?

Any individual person working in the UK within the beauty, nail, spa or aesthetics industry who is leading or managing others and considers themselves a driving force behind the business. This category is looking for forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and strategists who are making a change in the industry. It is open to anyone who leads a salon, spa or clinic team/business; those who lead a brand or product supply company are not eligible to enter.

Interview Day

Finalists in this category will be required to attend a video interview. These will be held on Wednesday 18th May 2022 and are mandatory for the awards process.

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  1. Why should you win this award? (300 words max)
  2. As leader within your company, what is your role?
  3. Which achievements from the last 18 months are you most proud of? 
  4. How do you motivate and inspire others (please give examples)?
  5. What skills do you have that allow you to excel in your role?
  6. What are your passions within the industry and how do others in the industry view you?
  7. What has been your biggest leadership challenge in the last 18 months and how did you overcome it?
  8. Please list any additional activities or groups you are involved in within the industry
  9. Describe your professional self in 50 words or fewer

Nail Salon of the Year

This category highlights the dynamic nails market, this award celebrates salons that gain the majority of their business from nails.

Who can enter?

Any salon in the UK that has been open since before the end of March 2021 and advertises itself as doing mainly or exclusively nails or hand and foot services.

Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Thursday 26th May 2022

Please click here for the terms and conditions for full details.

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  1. Why do you think your salon should win this award? (300 words max)
  2. Please explain the salon’s philosophy and its point of difference from other salons (200 words max)
  3. Please explain how the salon excels at customer service. Please give examples (200 words max)
  4. Tell us about the guidelines you have in place when dealing with customer complaints
  5. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business (250 words max)
  6. What is the retail strategy and how do you measure its success? (250 words max)
  7. Have you or your team done anything to champion or develop the nails industry (e.g. work as an educator, speaker, judge, mentor, product or treatment developer, or work in your local community)? If so please provide details and dates (200 words max)
  8. Please outline your nail technicians’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy including dates of most recent CPD (250 words max)
  9. How do you maintain a high standard of hygiene in the salon.

Employer of the Year

This category looks to acknowledge the spa, salon or clinic that demonstrates real dedication to supporting its employees and giving them rewarding careers within a strong and successful business.

Who can enter?

Any beauty salon, nail salon, spa or aesthetic clinic in the UK that opened before the end of March 2021 and employs full- and/or part-time therapists and/or nail technicians and/or aestheticians. Product brands and suppliers are not eligible to enter this award.

Interview Day

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage, you will need to attend a video interview on Thursday 19th May 2022.

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  1. Number of staff employed full-time
  2. Number of staff employed part-time (put 0 if none)
  3. Your staff turnover for the last 3 years (ie number of employees who left the business each year and number of new employees who joined)
  4. Number of staff that have been promoted in the past year
  5. Why do you think your business should win this award? (300 words max)
  6. Please explain what makes your business and management philosophy special (200 words max)
  7. Please outline your key achievements of the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have improved your staff’s careers (400 words max)
  8. Please outline your training schedule for the last 18 months, including dates of CPD, and explain how staff have been encouraged to develop their skills and to contribute ideas to the business (400 words max)
  9. Please explain how you managed communications with your team during Covid-19 including training on procedures for reopening periods and any communications during closures
  10. Please outline your induction and disciplinary/grievance procedures (300 words max)

Large Salon of the Year

This category awards the super-salons, it recognises businesses with four or more treatment rooms that consistently impress consumers and deliver an impeccable customer experience from start to finish.

Who can enter?

Any beauty salon with four treatment rooms or more that opened before the end of March 2021.

Criteria

To enter this category, you must not have any heat or water facilities such as saunas and pools (salons with steam, heat and water facilities should enter one of the Spa of the Year categories).

Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Wednesday 25th May 2022.

Please click here for the terms and conditions for full details.

This category is now closed
  1. Why do you think your salon should win this award? (300 words max)
  2. Please explain the salon’s philosophy and its point of difference from other salons in your region (200 words max)
  3. Please explain how the salon excels at customer service. Please give examples (200 words max)
  4. Tell us about the guidelines you have in place when dealing with customer complaints.
  5. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business (250 words max)
  6. Attach examples of your operational and marketing activity 
  7. What is the retail strategy and how do you measure its success? (250 words max)
  8. Please outline your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD (250 words max)

Educator of the Year

This category showcases the best educators in the industry, this award is for an inspirational and innovative educator who teaches technical and creative skills and raises standards in the beauty industry.

Who can enter? Any individual who teaches technical and creative treatment skills to beauty therapists and/or nail technicians. It is open to in-house educators, freelancers and training providers, and the education can be delivered in person or online, including through social media. The award is not open to educators teaching solely business or digital skills.

Interview Day

Finalists in this category will be required to attend a video interview. These will be held on Thursday 26th May 2022 and are mandatory for the awards process.

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  1. What educator training have you undertaken and what qualifications do you hold? Why is your approach to training superior, and why should you win this award? Can be submitted in a 300 word answer and/or 90 sec video filmed on your phone.
  2. What is your training philosophy?Tell us about your concept and approach, and explain its structure and purpose. Show us how you implement training, what goals you set, and how you evaluate learner success.
  3. How do you appraise learners and recognise their work? Provide real examples of your appraisal methods and, if any, relevant reward schemes. What methods of evaluation and feedback do you use? Include a real example of a trainee’s program, including assessment and feedback.
  4. How has your training had an impact on the success of a team or individuals? Provide evidence of your results.

Innovation of the Year

Have you done something amazing this year? Maybe you’ve launched your own product brand, expanded into multiple sites or branched out into a completely new area of practice that has transformed the success of your salon, spa or clinic. This category celebrates innovation across the industry.

Who can enter?

Any spa, salon or clinic in the UK (including mobile/home-based businesses) that has launched an innovation between 4 December 2020 and 3 December 2021. The innovation may be a new brand, product line, franchise model, training school, mentorship programme, or other business extension. Product suppliers/distributors are not eligible to enter (other than salon/spas that have launched a new brand within the timeframe above and still also operate as a salon/spa).

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1. What is the concept you are entering for this award and why is it innovative? Can be submitted in a word answer and/or 90 sec video filmed on your phone.

2. Objectives- Why do you feel the concept/product is useful to the industry? What are your aims for the concept/product?

3. Success Criteria - How have you measured its success? Provide evidence.

4. Promotion - How have you promoted the concept or product? Include any internal or external promotional material used.

5. Photographic evidence of your innovation

Marketing and Social Media Award

This category showcases salons and spas that excel at marketing and are smashing it on social media, creating innovative campaigns that stand out from the crowd and deliver results.

Who can enter?

Any spa, salon or clinic in the UK (including mobile/home-based businesses) that excels in marketing and social media. The award is not open to suppliers/brands. 

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1. Tell us about your brand image and how this has evolved and why should you win this award? Can be submitted in a word answer and/or 90-sec video filmed on your phone. Provide examples of any promotional material.

2. Describe your approach when putting together your marketing strategy. How does it differ from competitors? Provide an example of a successful marketing campaign and the costs.

3. How do you measure, monitor and evaluate your marketing plan? Provide evidence to back up your approach.

4. What is your marketing budget and what is it spent on?

5. Talk us through your website and how it has benefitted the business. Provide evidence of any marketing material used to encourage use of the website and any links to online activity.

6. Describe your social media strategy. Which platforms do you use and what are your objectives? What do you do differently from competitors.

7. How do you measure social media success? What metrics do you use - how have you grown following, engagement, revenue and/or any other metrics via social media? Please provide figures and evidence to demonstrate growth.

Mobile/Home-based Beauty Business of the Year

This category recognises the best beauty treatment business in the UK that operates as a home-based or mobile company.


Who can enter?

Any business that opened before the end of March 2021 and provides beauty, spa or aesthetic treatments to clients, either on a mobile therapy basis, or at a home-based salon.


Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Friday 27th May 2022.

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1. Why do you think your beauty business should win this award?

2. Please explain the business philosophy and its point of difference from other beauty treatment providers in your region

3. Please explain how the business excels at customer service and manages complaints. Please give examples.

4. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business

5. What is the retail strategy and how do you measure its success?

6. Please outline your qualifications and ongoing training & development, including dates of most recent CPD. Please do the same for your team if you have one.

Skin Clinic of the Year

This category recognises the best salon in the UK that provides advanced skin treatments.


Who can enter?

Any salon that opened before the end of March 2021 and specialises in providing advanced skin treatments to clients. You may also provide classic beauty, nails and spa treatments but the primary focus of your business should be advanced skin treatments. These may include (but are not limited to) technology-based facials using laser, IPL, radiofrequency, etc, peels, microneedling, mesotherapy, SPMU.


Video and interview

Please be aware that if you reach the finalist stage for this category you will be required to submit a video according to criteria set by the Professional Beauty Awards team and attend a video interview on Friday 27th May 2022.

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1. What advanced skin treatments do you specialise in?

2. Why do you think your skin clinic should win this award? 

3.  Please explain the business philosophy and its point of difference from advanced treatment providers in your region

4.Please explain how the business excels at customer service and manages complaints. Please give examples

5. Please outline the key operational and marketing initiatives for the last 18 months and give evidence/examples of how these have helped the business 

6. Attach examples of your operational and marketing activity What is your retail strategy and how do you measure its success? 

7. Please outline your and your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD

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