Castleford hair salon takes home top prize in national competition

A Castleford hair salon was crowned Best Local Salon at a prestigious national awards ceremony in London's Mayfair last week.

By Julie Marshall
Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 3:15 pm
Zoe Gaitley and staff members Ellie Grayshon and Danielle Sawani. Zoe's salon Hair n Beauty has won a Best Local Salon award. Picture Scott Merrylees
Zoe Gaitley and staff members Ellie Grayshon and Danielle Sawani. Zoe's salon Hair n Beauty has won a Best Local Salon award. Picture Scott Merrylees

Hair N Beauty on Smawthorne Lane has been a finalist in the Salon Business Awards four times and though Zoe Gaitley and her team were runners up last year, this is the first time they have won.

Zoe said: "I can't believe it. I had no idea at all, I never thought that we would win.

"You are up against such big salons. I thought we've absolutely no chance of winning - we felt it was such an achievement just to make it to the final."

Applicants had to submit a detailed questionnaire and send photographs of examples of their work.

The competition was judged by top hairdressers including Andrew Barton and Errol Douglas and representatives from some of the top haircare brands.

Over 300 guests from around the world attended the ceremony at London's Quaglino's to see the 14 salons and three individuals take home a Salon Business Award.

Salon Business publishing editor Joanne Charlton said: “This was the biggest and best SBAwards Grand Final yet.

“Each of the winners represent the dedication and passion that make this industry so great to be a part of.”