2 May 2019

On Wednesday 1 May 2019, the Hair & Beauty Community Awards run by the National Hairdressers Federation and the National Beauty Federation (NHF/NBF) took place at a reception held at the Houses of Parliament. The awards were launched in 2019 to recognise and promote the fantastic work hair salons, barbershops and beauty salons do to support their local communities.

Kelly Tolhurst, Minister for Small Business, Paul Uppal, the Small Business Commissioner, Mark Pawsey and many other MPs attended the Hair & Beauty Community Awards to learn more about the sector and their contribution to high streets. The reception was also attended by hair and beauty business owners from across the country who were invited to attend as a result of entering the awards.

The winners of the 2019 Hair & Beauty Community Awards:

Community impact (winner):

  • John Belfield International

This salon supports mothers and children who are victims of domestic violence.  The salon provides clothing, Christmas dinners, trips to the pantomime and farm visits.  The salon’s clients are fully involved in supporting this worthwhile charity.

Fundraising (winner):

  • The Head Gardener

This salon has raised a staggering £200,000 from bag packing, hair-a-thons, singing, dancing, cycling, running and organising a fundraising event ‘Stylish of the North’, all in aid of the Highland Hospice.

Community impact (highly commended):

  • Spencer Lynch Hair & Beauty
  • Code Hair Consultants
  • Deborah Alfa
  • Beauty with a conscience

Fundraising (highly commended):

  • Skin Deep Hair
  • Changes Hair Design
  • Eden Skin Clinic
  • Lesley McDonald Hair & Beauty

It was a privilege for the Hair & Beauty Community Awards to be attended by Ministers and MPs who were able to gain an insight into the hair and beauty sector

NHF/NBF President, Agnes Leonard said: “The Houses of Parliament reception was a huge success! It was a privilege for the Hair & Beauty Community Awards to be attended by Ministers and MPs who were able to gain an insight into the hair and beauty sector.

“I would like to say a huge congratulations to the winners of our Community Awards! We were blown away by the number of inspirational entries we received which highlighted to us just how much businesses in the hair and beauty industry do for their local communities and for national and local charities.”