It’s a busy week here with our MD and educator at Cosmoprof in Vegas (more on that next week) and also the Salon Business Awards which our Remi Cachet brand are proud sponsors for. So we sent our marketing team down to represent us and hand out the prizes and here’s their report back.
It was all aboard the exclusive Yacht on the Thames for the second Salon Business Awards this year and with over 150 hairdressers there to enjoy the champagne reception and see if their salon or stylist had won a converted award. The Laurent Perrier was flowing nicely which helped ease the gentle swaying on the boat; stylists were on good form, pleased to be together and enjoy the warm weather, magician and club music.
With 12 awards up for grabs the award ceremony was swift to put everyone at ease. The full list of winners can be found on Remi Cachet’s Twitter feed from the night with images. This was the second year Remi Cachet have sponsored the award for Education signalling the importance the team put on training – whether this is learning a new skill or a stylist’s continual personal development.
Our MD Victoria Lynch was one of the select judges who had the onerous task of scrutinising the entries and picking a winner last month. In presenting the award to HOB Camden, it was noted they had understood that their team is their most valuable asset and has their own dedicated academy where they can offer apprenticeships and ongoing training. They also work closely with some of the best brands in the industry to ensure their education is comprehensive from junior all the way up to manager. Emma Seldon presented the award on behalf of Remi Cachet and alongside Salon Business Editor Jo Charlton. As part of the prize, HOB will now be given the opportunity to train with Remi Cachet, so watch this space.
There were plenty of happy stylists – even those without a trophy and certificate. The evening continued with asian style bowl food and a magician wowing everyone with his card tricks. We still haven’t a clue how he did it! Music got the party started whilst guests explored the luxury yacht with some beautiful seating areas to admire the views across the embankment. There was an ‘award faces’ competition on social media too – check out the hashtag #SBAwards to see these. Sloping away before the end, leaving the hairdressers to party as only a hairdresser can, we had a great night, shared with some great people.
We will have to wait for the official images in next month’s issue of Salon Business and keep our eye’s peeled for more from this year’s winners.
Here’s to SBAwards2016.