UK Business Awards

2023 Hair And Beauty Awards

2023 Hair And Beauty Awards

The 2023 Awards are now closed, to join the awards for this year,
visit the updated Hair and Beauty Awards page.

Effective 19th May 2023: All awards will be launched with a new fee structure. Your Award Acceptance Fee will be a single, “flat fee”. If you are selected as a Winner, you will only pay one single fee regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x Winner Trophy is included in this fee. Additional trophies can still be purchased.

This has been made possible thanks to our new sponsors and partners, who have enabled us to pass our cost savings on to winners. All entries are still FREE for all sectors.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Hair And Beauty Awards Categories​

TypeAward/categoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryBest Beauty TherapistCelebrates a beauty therapist who consistently delivers outstanding treatments, enhancing client well-being and beauty with exceptional skill and care.
PrimaryBest Hair StylistHonours a hair stylist whose creativity and technical expertise consistently result in exceptional hairstyles, meeting diverse client needs and setting industry trends.
PrimaryBest Hair SalonRecognises a salon that offers superior hair services in a welcoming, professional environment, driven by a team of skilled stylists and excellent customer service.
PrimaryBest Colour ArtistAwards a professional whose mastery in hair colouring techniques results in stunning transformations, demonstrating creativity, precision, and a deep understanding of colour theory.
PrimaryBest Business BrandingAcknowledges a beauty or hair business that has built a compelling, distinctive brand identity, resonating with customers and setting it apart in a competitive market.
PrimaryBest Social Media CampaignAcknowledges a campaign that effectively leverages social media platforms, creating engaging content that increases brand visibility, customer engagement, and business growth.
PrimaryDiversity and Inclusion ChampionHonours a salon or individual promoting diversity and inclusivity within the beauty industry, fostering equal opportunities and contributing to a more equitable sector.
PrimaryRising Star AwardRecognises a new or rapidly growing individual or business showing outstanding potential for future success in the hair and beauty sector.
PrimaryFastest Growing TeamCelebrates a salon that has rapidly expanded its team, indicative of a positive work environment and strong leadership.
PrimaryTriumph Over AdversityAwards a hair or beauty professional or business that has overcome significant challenges, demonstrating resilience, innovation, and determination in the face of adversity.
PrimaryBest Nail TechnicianRecognises a nail technician who consistently provides exceptional nail services, demonstrating creativity, precision, and a deep understanding of nail health.
PrimaryBest Semi-permanent Makeup ArtistCelebrates a makeup artist who excels in semi-permanent makeup techniques, providing long-lasting beauty enhancements with skill and precision.
PrimaryBest Barber ShopRecognises a barber shop that offers superior grooming services in a comfortable, professional environment, driven by skilled barbers and excellent customer service.
PrimaryBest Brow TechnicianHonours a brow technician who excels in shaping and enhancing eyebrows, providing transformative results that frame the face and highlight natural beauty.
VerticalBest Wedding Hair StylistHonours a stylist specializing in wedding hairstyles, creating beautiful and memorable looks that complement the bride’s style and wedding theme.
VerticalBest Wedding MakeupAcknowledges a makeup artist who excels in bridal makeup, enhancing natural beauty and ensuring brides look their best on their special day.
VerticalBest Hair Extension TechnicianAwards a technician demonstrating excellence in hair extension services, offering seamless, natural-looking results that enhance client confidence and satisfaction.
VerticalBest Apprenticeship ExperienceAcknowledges a salon or individual providing an exceptional apprenticeship experience, nurturing talent, fostering learning, and contributing to the next generation of beauty and hair professionals.
VerticalBest Aesthetics ProviderRecognises a provider that consistently delivers outstanding aesthetic treatments, enhancing client beauty and well-being with a high level of skill, care, and professionalism.
VerticalBest Salon Interior DesignHonours a salon with a beautifully designed interior, creating a welcoming, stylish, and comfortable environment that enhances the customer experience.
VerticalBest Customer ServiceCelebrates a salon, spa, or individual that consistently delivers exceptional customer service, going above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction and foster loyalty.
VerticalBest Client Loyalty ProgrammeAcknowledges a hair or beauty business that offers an outstanding loyalty programme, providing exclusive benefits and incentives that enhance customer retention and loyalty.
VerticalMost Innovative CreationsRecognises a hair stylist, makeup artist, or beauty therapist who consistently produces innovative and trend-setting creations, pushing the boundaries of style and beauty.
VerticalMost Influential On Social MediaFor a beauty professional or business that effectively leverages social media to influence trends, engage audiences, and drive business growth, setting the tone in the digital beauty space.

Entry Form

Hair And Beauty Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.