Winners of the third English Hair and Beauty Awards 2014 presented by Fake Bake were revealed on Sunday at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. The glamorous evening was hosted by Capital FM Manchester’s, Drive Time presenter, Sally Hudson. 

Awards were based upon public nominations which, this year received a staggering 10,000 votes covering 21 specialist categories. Accolades included Beautician of the Year, Hair Salon of the Year and Makeup Specialist of the Year, amongst many others. Now in its third year, the English Hair and Beauty Awards recognise and reward some of England’s top hair and beauty experts and in turn celebrates the amazing breadth of talent and style in this country.

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Toni Mascolo OBE of Toni & Guy, while Dr Leah Totton, Founder of Dr Leah Cosmetic Skin Clinic took home the Hair and Beauty Guru of the Year Award.  As well as the awards ceremony, guests were treated to special performances by the talented, Charlee Drew.

Sandra McClumpha, CEO of Fake Bake UK commented, ‘Fake Bake takes the position of title sponsor this year and have made their mark with three of their own categories: Fake Bake Therapist, Fake Bake Spray Tanner and Fake Bake Salon. The brand has gone from strength to strength since it was bought over by Scottish business tycoon Sandra McClumpha in 2008, with an array of award winning products used by salons nationwide.’

 The Awards also helped raise just over £1700 for the official charity partner, Make A Wish Foundation UK granting magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Selina Jogaloo was delighted to be shortlisted in the Beautician of the Year UK category, having won this prestigious award last year.

And the winners are:

(Beauty Salon of the Year and Hair Salon of the Year is split into 9  regions, with a regional winner from each and of the 9 regions, one overall winner) 

Beautician of the Year

Finalists: Nicola McIlduff (LK Hair & Beauty, Berkshire) // Shannon Kerr (Sirens, Durham) // Roxie Smith (Studio 5 Beauty, Ilkeston) // Maria Dallagiovanna (Wigs and Warpaint, Sheffield) // Selina Jogaloo (Pretty Woman, Hampshire) // Kerry Blois (Diamond Beauty, Essex).

Winner: Kerry Blois (Diamond Beauty)

Beauty Salon of the Year

Finalists South East: Pretty Woman (Hampshire) // Beauty Rooms @ the Oxford Hotel (Oxford) // TAO Beauty Salon (Oxford) // H:Room (Reading) // Blissfully Young (Milton Keynes) // The Beauty Therapy Centre (Milton Keynes).

South East Winner: Pretty Woman