Experts from the hair and beauty industry donned the red carpet last night, to celebrate the inaugural Look Awards.
Hosted by Knoxy, Clyde 1, guests attended from across Scotland and celebrated in style at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
The event kicked off with a champagne reception and exhibitor experience, which saw HD Brows and Rainbow Room International offering demonstrations and live styling. Professional Beauty Systems sponsored the goody bags with gifts from Osmo hair products and Tantruth.
Dressed to impress, winners collected awards across 21 categories including the Outstanding Achievement award, which went to West College Scotland, for their Athletes’ Salon project during the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow.
Rainbow Room International, George Square scooped two awards for Defacto Hair salon of the Year (large), and also for the Hair Stylist of the Year award which went to Dylan Brittain.
BLOW in Finnieston were also double winners on the night, collecting both the Defacto Hair Salon of the Year (small) and Best Use of Social Media.
Defactosalons.com sponsored the salon categories in both the hair and beauty sectors, and were also winners on the night. They picked up the award for Innovation in Technology and Director, Marcus Macleod said of the night, “what a fantastic evening. We are so pleased and proud to see the great and good of the Scottish hair and beauty scene under one roof. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.”
The Best Barbers category award went to Rebel Rebel, with a commendation being awarded to Ruffians in Edinburgh. The Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, scooped the award for Best Spa whilst the Expert Makeup Artist of the Year award went to Sara Hill.
New businesses were also recognised on the night with the Best Start Up award, which was sponsored by City of Glasgow College. DIY Nails picked up the accolade for 2015, for their successful business launch which is now trending worldwide.
Elspeth McCallum Industry Academy Head, Leisure and Lifestyle Faculty, City of Glasgow College said of the evening, “City of Glasgow College have thoroughly enjoyed participating in The Look Awards this year, it has been a fantastic opportunity to highlight the incredible talent that works in this industry.
We would particularly like to congratulate the winner of the Best Start Up award, DIY Nails, and hope that they continue to have success in what we believe will be an extremely fruitful career. “
The Aesthetics categories were presented by Victoria Dobbie, director and founder of Face and Body Cosmetics, who was also a member of the judging panel. Best Cosmetic Dentist went to Visage Cosmetic Dentistry and Innocent Aesthetics were crowned Cosmetic Clinic of the Year.
The judges also awarded a special award on the night for their “One To Watch” category, which recognises a rising star in the industry. For 2015 this went to newly opened Glasgow business, House Martin Barbers.
The event was supported by Defactosalons.com, City of Glasgow College, Habia, Salon Geek, Colours Agency, Professional Beauty Systems, Rainbow Room International and HD Brows and the guest speaker for the evening was Adam Sloan, CEO of Men’s Hairdressing Federation and also a member of the judging panel.
Expert Makeup Artist of the Year
Sara Hill – winner
Defacto Beauty salon of the year (SMALL)– sponsored by Defacto
Angel Loving Care – winner
Defacto Beauty salon of the year (MEDIUM)– sponsored by Defacto
The Floatarium Spa – winner
Nail Technician of the Year
Lia Clarke, Swoon Nails – winner
Spa of the Year
The Guerlain Spa at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian- winner
Best Cosmetic Dentist
Visage Cosmetic Dentistry – Winner
Cosmetic Clinic of the Year
Innocent Aesthetics – winner
Visage Cosmetic Dentistry – commendation
Wedding Stylist of the Year
Ashley Cameron, Wedding Hair Lanarkshire – winner
Hair Stylist of the Year
Dylan Brittain, Rainbow Room International George Square – winner
Hair Extension Specialist
Macs Glasgow- winner
Kapello Hair Extensions – commendation
Defacto Hair Salon of the year (SMALL)– sponsored by Defacto
BLOW – winner
Defacto Hair Salon of the year (MEDIUM)– sponsored by Defacto
MB Hair – winner
Defacto Hair Salon of the year (LARGE)– sponsored by Defacto
Rainbow Room International, George Square – winner
Rebel Rebel – winner
Ruffians – commendation
Best use of Social Media
BLOW – winner
Best Start up Award – sponsored by City of Glasgow College
DIY Nails – winner
Marketing Campaign of the Year
Polly&Molly Hairdressing – winner
Innovation in Technology Award
DefactoSalons.com – winner
Training Institution of the Year
City of Glasgow College – winner
One To Watch
House Martin Barbers – winner
Outstanding Contribution of the Year
West College Scotland, The Athletes’ Village Salon – XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow – winner