Arnold salon triumphs at Group’s 2024 Awards

KH Hair in Arnold picks up Salon of the Year accolade

KH Hair in Arnold is celebrating after picking up a coveted Salon of the Year trophy at the hairdressing group’s annual award ceremony.

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‘Salon of the Year’

The much-anticipated event took place on 9 June on the outdoor terrace at Binks Yard in Nottingham City Centre, where KH Hair’s 200+ staff and VIP guests from Wella and ghd came together to celebrate the achievements of the Group’s 20 salons.

The evening began with Group managing director, Darren Messias, acknowledging 13 individuals for their long service to the company, before 22 awards were handed out to this year’s top salon teams and individuals.

Always the most coveted accolade of the night, Salon of the Year, was awarded jointly to the team at KH Hair on High Street who took to the stage alongside the Group’s Castle Gate salon in recognition of their excellent performances in customer service, turnover and retail sales.

The KH Hair Arnold team were frequent visitors to the winners’ podium as they picked up five more trophies including the Image of the Year Award. Salon manager, Helen Stilwell was triumphant in the Individual Turnover category and newly qualified stylist, Amelia Krasinski, was named at this year’s Rising Star. The team also picked up the Marketing Award sponsored by Toast PR and the Salon Clients Award.

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‘Image of the Year – KH Hair Arnold’

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‘Helen Stilwell – Individual Turnover’

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‘Rising Star, Amelia Krasinski’

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‘Collecting the Marketing Award sponsored by Toast PR’

Arnold’s salon director, Dawn Bramhall, says she is super proud of her team’s achievements. “The hard work and dedication of my team never fails to amaze me,” she says. “Everyone pulls together to support each other and it’s an absolute privilege to work with a group of like-minded people who genuinely enjoy each other’s company. This certainly shows in the salon, where there is always a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A massive thank you also to our wonderful and loyal clients. We couldn’t do it without you!”

Helen says it was an honour to be surrounded on the night by such talented hairdressers and incredible individuals. “We truly are like one big family,” she says. “I’m thrilled to have won the Individual Turnover Award. After finishing third and second in the last two years, finally winning it makes me so happy! And, of course, if it wasn’t for our fabulous clients, we could never achieve such amazing recognition by winning the Salon Client Award. So, thank you to them all.

“Thank you also to Darren for always giving us opportunities to better ourselves and providing the tools for constant improvement and, finally, a huge thank you to the best boss and friend, Dawn, who drives the whole team to be the best we can be.”

When all awards were safely collected, despite the rain threatening to put a damper on the evening, guests were entertained by international touring beatboxers and world champions The Beatbox Collective. Following the show, guests were invited to eat, drink, be merry, and dance the night away to end a perfect evening of celebration and recognition.

Group MD Darren says he is absolutely delighted for the teams at Arnold and Castle Gate. “They deserve to be recognised as ‘Salon of the Year’ because of the hard work, passion and commitment they show on a day-to-day basis,” he says. “And I am so proud they are part of the KH Hair family. The foundations of our business are based on creativity, consistency and fantastic customer service and I feel it’s only right to recognise and reward any individuals and teams who have excelled over the past twelve months. Many congratulations to all the winners and runners up.”

Full list of awards:

• Individual Turnover Award – Helen Stilwell (Arnold)
• Salon Clients Award – Arnold
• Rising Star Award – Amelia Krasinski (Arnold)
• Marketing Award sponsored by Toast PR – Arnold
• Image of the Year – Arnold
• 2 x Salon of the Year Award – Arnold and Nottingham
• Individual Retail Award – Steve McEntee (Nottingham)
• 2nd Year Apprentice Award – Sophie Taylor (Nottingham)
• Salon Highest Turnover Award – Nottingham
• Salon Highest Retail Award – Nottingham
• Salon Retail Improvement Award sponsored by Wella – Nottingham
• Master Colour Award – Gareth Bryan (Beeston)
• Salon Colour Award – Sutton
• Salon Turnover Improvement Award – West Bridgford
• Individual Clients Award – Judith Ashley (Ilkeston)
• 1st Year Apprentice Award – Ellie Copeland (Ripley)
• Salon Retail Improvement Award sponsored by Sebastian – Ripley
• Salon Service Award – Ripley
• Special Recognition Award – Lisa Coup (Head Office)
• The Menai Robinson 3rd Year Apprentice Award – Megan Maloney (Leicester)
• GHD Retail Award – Tutbury