G&E McIntyres BHB awards 2020, Aston are pleased to support the continued success of G&E McIntyres

Northampton salon is thriving as it sweeps the board with a host of finalist
spots in HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2020
Even in the face of adversity this year, hair salon G&E McIntyres in Northampton has not only weathered the
storm but has been recognised as a finalist no less than three categories in HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards
2020.
G&E McIntyres has secured a finalist place in the following categories:

• Customer Service Award sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
• Salon of the Year 2 sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel
• Salon Stylist of the Year sponsored by JOICO

The Customer Service award, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, recognises salons that create an outstanding
customer journey. G&E McIntyre earned this top industry badge of honour thanks to its brilliant way of meetng
client needs, evaluating working methods and creating an amazing customer experience prior to and during
lockdown.

Korey Grantham who works at G&E McIntyres captured the attention of a host of industry judges and is one of just
six stylists in Britain nominated for Salon Stylist of the Year, sponsored by JOICO. The category celebrates a qualified
stylist who works full time in a British salon. Strong in both technical and relational skills, stylist Korey stood out for
his customer care, extensive product knowledge and commitment to keeping up-to-date with the latest industry
trends. Interest in training and professional growth was essential too, as was evidence of wider contribution to the
salon team, not forgeting glowing client testimonials.

The salon is also recognised for its all-round brilliance, securing a place as one of six companies in the UK now in
reach of winning the Salon of the Year award, sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel. The category celebrates a single
independent venture with an annual turnover of less than £350,000 that is excelling in all aspects of business.

HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards, now in its 22nd year, promote professionalism, innovation and excellence,
while recognising those individuals and teams who work tirelessly to raise the profile of the hairdressing industry and
make it attractive to new entrants while keeping it at the forefront of the mind of the consumer.

Commenting on the announcement, Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards
said; “This year has required hair salon owners to adapt, think creatively and showcase tremendous amounts of
resilience. I can only imagine how nerve wrecking the last few months have been, but to be named as a finalist in
multiple categories, shows just how exceptional G&E McIntyres is. We wish them the best of luck.”

On hearing of their success, owners Gavin and Ella McIntyre says: “This year has certainly tested the hair industry to
its limits and our business has faced challenges we never imagined we’d see. As salon owners, we’ve become used to
adapting, taking risks, seeing what works and re-evaluating for the benefit of our business, and these skills have
certainly helped us to weather the storm in the last few months. To be named as a finalist feels wonderful. These
awards prove to us that hairdressers are strong and resilient. We are survivors.

“We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this recognition without the support of our brilliant team who have stood
beside us with incredible enthusiasm and commitment.”
G&E McIntyres will find out if it has achieved the top spot at an awards evening on Monday 25th January at the
London Hilton on Park Lane.

Currently there are now more than 43,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK, following a 45% increase over the
past five years. It is reported that hair and beauty businesses also have higher survival rates after five years than
many other sectors.* It’s easy to see why the appointment books of UK salons are now full for the next few months
following the nationwide lockdown and it is clear that the value of a professional service is held in high regard.
For a list of all finalists visit: https://www.hji.co.uk/british-hairdressing-awards-sponsored-by-schwarzko...

There are 16 Award Categories in the British Hairdressing Business Awards

• Assistant/Junior of the Year
• Business Director of the Year, sponsored by Hairdressers Journal InternaConal
• Customer Care Award, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
• Educator of the Year, sponsored by Wella Professionals
• Franchisee of the Year
• Independent Salon–Business Newcomer of the Year
• Innovation of the Year
• Male Grooming Salon/ Barbershop of the Year
• Manager of the Year, sponsored by Kao Salon Division
• Marketing Campaign, sponsored by Phorest
• Salon Design Award, sponsored by Takara Belmont UK
• Salon of the Year 1 (turnover more than £350,000), sponsored by Wella Professionals
• Salon of the Year 2 (turnover less than £350,000), sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel
• Salon Stylist of the Year, sponsored by JOICO
• Salon Team of the Year, sponsored by Alan Howard
• Social Stylist of the Year

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