18 November 2019

Hair, beauty and barbering business from across the UK gathered at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel last night for the crowning of the winners of the NHBF Business Awards.

Business Awards Evening

The news of these new champions came alongside an announcement made at the ceremony that the former NHBF will now be known under one name as the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF). This decision comes after a successful first year for the NHBF, providing unparalleled support to beauty businesses.

Last night, nominees and guests were welcomed to the NHBF’s fabulous awards evening with a drinks reception before the winners of both the Business Awards and the NHBF’s Photographic Image of the Year were unveiled at the ceremony. The spectacular evening continued in true hair and beauty style, with a party to celebrate the success of some of the best businesses in these industries.

NHBF Business Award 2019 winners

The Business Awards attracted high caliber entries competing across twelve different categories. The winners were: 

Best Independent Hair Salon or Barbershop – Small

Sponsored by Premier Software

Antonacci Hair & Beauty

Best Independent Hair Salon or Barbershop – Large

Sponsored by Loop HR

Law Salons

Highly commended: Energy Hair

Best Indepdent Beauty Salon

Sponsored by Shedul.

Tranquility Beauty Studio

Best Innovation

Sponsored by Global Payments

Chair Salons

Best Client Experience

Sponsored by Shedul.

Melissa Timperley Salons

Best Apprentice

Sponsored by VTCT

Owen Davies, Saks Chester

Best New Business

Sponsored by Coversure

Law Salons

Highly commended: Studio 88

Best Community Support

In association with Hair and Beauty Charity

Barrie Stephen

Best Front of House

Sponsored by Ellis Whittam

Burghley Hair-Beauty-Academy

Best Social Media

Sponsored by City & Guilds


Best Salon Design

Sponsored by Shedul.

Harris & Fox

Outstanding Contribution to the Hair or Beauty Industry

Sponsored by Phorest

Tina Parsons, Burghley Hair-Beauty-Academy

NHBF Photographic Image of the Year winners

Entrants to the Photographic Image of the Year competition were invited to submit a magazine-quality image or collection of images to showcase their hair or beauty skills. Winners were announced across four categories:

Female Fashion Look – Single image

Andrew Smith, Andrew Smith Salon, Fareham

Female Fashion Look – Collection

Karen Thomson & KAM Hair and Body Spa Creative Team, Lossiemouth

Male Fashion Look – Single image

Yucel Olmezkaya, MR. Barbers, Cambridge

Male Fashion Look – Collection

Jim Shaw, Essensuals and Essensuals Men, Billericay

NHBF president Ian Egerton says, “This very special occasion is a fantastic way to celebrate our fabulous industry and all those who help to make it so special. We’re also very grateful to our generous sponsors who helped to make this year’s event such a huge success.

“The entries we received this year were of an extraordinarily high quality and the judges were hugely impressed. Choosing the overall winners from such a strong field of finalists was a tough task, and we’d like to congratulate everyone who made it to the finals. Our finalists and winners should be extremely proud of their achievement.”