Biggleswade hairdresser wins at
HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2018
Maxwells Professional Hairdressing, Biggleswade, has been named as one of the country’s brightest hairdressing stars having won at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2018.
Maxwells Professional Hairdressing collected the Salon Team of the Year award, during a star-studded ceremony, hosted by TV presenter Vernon Kay. Held at the Park Plaza Hotel in London, the event was attended by over 800 hairdressers, VIPs and household names.
This category celebrates teams of three or more employees, where the team is the backbone of the salon business. Maxwells is a home-grown family business, now the largest independent salon in Bedfordshire, with a team of over 40. They impressed the judges thanks to their team strengths, the contributions they all make to the financial success of the business, as well as the work they do to remember former friend and colleague Kirsty Buttigieg. Through the company’s Buttercup Awards (named after Kirsty) which encourage excellence among employees, and regular cancer charity fundraising events, they ensure Kirsty’s memory lives on.
Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British Hairdressing Business Awards said; “Huge congratulations to Maxwells Professional Hairdressing on being named Salon Team of the Year. They are fantastic ambassadors for the industry with skills and vision that make them the perfect winners. Through these awards, we champion and celebrate the very best within British hairdressing – everyone from the Front of House Team to the Business Director. Hairdressing is often undervalued as a career choice despite the opportunities it affords people including worldwide travel as a session stylist, flexible working as well as a creative and business outlet for driven individuals.
“There are over 40,000 hairdressing, barbering and beauty businesses in the UK, with the number growing daily. The industry employs nearly 300,000** individuals with over half being self-employed and it is a hugely innovative industry and one we are all incredibly proud to work in.”
Launched in 1998, HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards promote professionalism, innovation and excellence – while recognising those individuals and teams who work tirelessly to raise the profile of the hairdressing industry, with previous winners including Toni&Guy, Rush, Electric and Lee Stafford.
Commenting on winning the award, Ian Hendry of Maxwells, said, “It feels absolutely amazing to win. This is the award we really wanted, and we got it! The team and the clients, that’s what it’s all about. I’m just sorry that not everyone from the salon could be here tonight, some of them have stayed behind to hold the fort – to them, and everyone, thank you!”
The British Hairdressing Business Awards took place on 17th September 2018 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, London. For further details please visit www.hji.co.uk/hjs-british-hairdressing-business-awards/