Charlie was named a ‘hair industry trailblazer’ by judges when she walked away with trophies at the prestigious Glasgow Herald Look Awards held in Glasgow earlier this month. We emphasise ‘trophies’ because, of the 100-plus grooming specialists shortlisted for the 21 awards, our salon was the only finalist to win two of the top prizes. Charlie, who as you know is one of the few women to earn a place in the British Hairdressing Hall of Fame and is a major force in the hairdressing world at home and internationally, was named Hair Stylist of the Year at the glamorous ceremony held on 15 May at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, while our two salons took the Defacto Large Salon of the Year title.
Our Perth and Dundee salons have been landmarks in the cities for 30 years and 20 years, respectively, and so we’ve already got a packed trophy cabinet, but it is always satisfying to add more. Especially one like Salon of the Year, which recognises the amazing contribution everyone on our lovely team makes that enables the salons to flourish.
The Scotland-wide competition, run by Herald Newspapers in association with Phorest software, awarded prizes in 21 separate categories spanning the full range of hair and beauty services. The judges described Charlie as a ‘hair industry trailblazer’ and ‘an ambassador for this growing industry’.
Congratulating Charlie and all the nominees, Marcus Macleod, owner of salon directory website and Salon of the Year sponsor Defacto, said: ‘It’s truly amazing to see all these people and businesses being honoured for their contributions to the industry.’
Picture 1 shows (l-r) Heather Fairfield (Dundee reception), Amy Hart (Perth reception), Charlie Taylor, Charlotte Maindron (Dundee reception) and Jane Christine (Perth reception)
Picture 2 shows Charlie with Jennifer McDougall from The Herald