Last week, we gave you a few tips and tricks for using awards to market your oh-so-perfect Afro-Caribbean salon. Black hair is so unique, needing great care and service, and your incredible creativity and great customer service deserve to be recognized. We (hopefully!) convinced you that awards are a powerful way to market your salon by recognizing your existing talent, encouraging your already loyal customers, and helping potential clients make the best decision ever – to choose your salon above all the rest.
But maybe we overwhelmed you a little with all that talk of L’Oréal Colour Trophies and NoScruchie Good Afro Salon Awards. For those of you who were reading our post and thought, “what colour is the trophy, I wonder?”, we thought we’d break down a few of the biggest awards for Afro-Caribbean salons and stylists this week. So, sit down, relax, and prepare your best photographs. It’s time to enter!
One of Britain’s most prestigious and long-lived hairdressing awards (they’ve been around for 30 years!) the British Hairdressing Awards is the industry standard for showcasing the best of Britian’s hairdressing talent across 16 categories, including regional and men’s, as well as the Afro Hairdresser of the Year category. You know you’re awesome, your clients know you’re awesome, we know you’re awesome (we read your NoScrunchie reviews!!). So what are you waiting for? Don’t let the prestige give you cold feet. The awards are still open for entries until the end of June!
HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards Links:
Another one of Britain’s most imminent awards, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy are famous for awarding the best talent in British hairdressing every year in a number of categories. We’re interested most in the Mizani Afro Look Award, a recognition for a great stylist who create a beautiful look inspired by upcoming trends. Like the British Hairdressing Awards, it’s still open for entries, and their annual gala in November is an awards ceremony for the best of the best!
L’Oreal Colour Trophy Links:
The UK’s No.1 Black beauty magazine hosts their awards every year with a whopping 13 categories of prizes, including categories such as Stylist of the Year, Avant-Garde Stylist of the Year, Barber of the Year, Braid Stylist of the Year, and Bridal Stylist of the Year. Most stylists who have been working in a salon with an employee requirement of at least level 2 or 3 can enter by submitting 4 original photographs of their gorgeous work taken in the last year. For entry into most categories, work must be performed by one sole stylist, but there are a few exceptions in categories such as Avant-Garde.
BlackHair and Beauty Awards Links:
If all these big official major entries and regulations have you a bit spooked, we’ve got the brilliant solution for you. Our very own NoScrunchie Good Afro Salon Awards are the only award in the business where loyal clients choose their own award-winners. Nine stylists will be crowned and awarded at our own gala in November for nine different categories, including Best Weave Technician, Best Colour Professionals, Best Wig Makers, Exceptional Customer Service, and more. Think TripAdvisor or ZAGAT for Afro-Caribbean Salons. To enter, any client can leave a review for your salon on NoScrunchie between 22 September and 24 October to nominate your salon! All that’s needed is that review detailing which category and reason for nominating a salon or stylist.
NoScrunchie Good Afro Salon Awards Links: