SEVERAL local businesses were highly commended at this year's English Hair and Beauty Awards ceremony.

Winning stylists and salons were announced at the black-tie ceremony which took place at the Mercure Bedford Centre Hotel on Sunday, April 21.

Four Salisbury-based businesses scooped prestigious regional awards.

Carla Corte owns Hair By Carla, a "small but mighty" salon in Winterbourne Dauntsey. She won 'south west Hair Salon of the Year' for the second year running.

Salisbury Journal: Hair By Carla was named south west Salon of the Year.Hair By Carla was named south west Salon of the Year. (Image: Carla Corte)

Carla said: "It was absolutely amazing to hear that won this year for the second time round! I am very grateful to my loving and loyal clients as they are the ones who made this happen.

"My salon is small, and competing against big businesses is challenging is hard, but my determination, passion and dedication to the job I love and my commitments to hairdressing in a sustainable and greener way have been noticed by independent judges who chose me and my salon.

"We are only small but we are mighty!"

Business owners Nikki Spicer, from Vita Skin Spa, and Molly Cook, from the Hair Extension Cave, came together to celebrate their achievements.

Salisbury Journal: Nikki Spicer and Molly Cook.Nikki Spicer and Molly Cook. (Image: Nikki Spicer)

Nikki won 'Spa of the Year', she said: “I’m so grateful to my incredible team for all their hard work, whose passion makes this possible. A huge thank you also to our clients who voted for us and for all the heartfelt reviews that play a big part in the judging process.

"It was a joy to celebrate with Molly and her team and see Salisbury so successful."

Molly added: “We are so excited to have received an award for the second year in a row and I am so thankful to our amazing team and all of our amazing clients for continuing to support everything we do."

Michelle Crosser, who runs Bridal Hair Hampshire, scooped Bridal Hair Specialist of the Year. She said: "It was such a wonderful evening, surrounded by incredibly talented people, I really didn't think I was going to win.

"I just want to thank you all again for all the support, all the beautiful reviews, all the recommendations and for being with me along the journey, it means so much."

Salisbury Journal: Michelle Crosser.Michelle Crosser. (Image: Michelle Crosser)

A spokesperson for The English Hair and Beauty Awards 2024 congratulated the winners, they said: “It has been an unforgettable night, filled with incredible food, entertainment, vibrant energy, and passionate conversations.

"Winning an award in this prestigious competition is a significant achievement, as it acknowledges the talent and hard work of hair and beauty professionals and sets a benchmark for others to follow. The winners of these awards represent the highest standards of quality and service in the English hair and beauty industry.”

The full list of English Hair and Beauty Awards winners for 2024

Hair Salon of the Year (South East)

Be Fabulous (Peacehaven)

Hair Salon of the Year (South West)

Hair by Carla (Salisbury)

Hair Salon of the Year (South)

LK Hair & Beauty (Newbury)

Hair Salon of the Year (Overall Winner)

LK Hair & Beauty (Newbury)

Beauty Salon of the Year (South East)

Tranquil Soul Beauty Therapies (Maidstone)

Beauty Salon of the Year (South West)

Purity Salon & Training Academy (Plymouth)

Beauty Salon of the Year (South)

Beauty Secrets (Newport Pagnell)

Beauty Salon of the Year (Overall Winner)

Purity Salon & Training Academy (Plymouth)

Best Hair & Beauty Salon (South East)

McQueen Hair & Beauty Salon (Tunbridge Wells)

Best Hair & Beauty Salon (South West)

Thomas J William Hair & Beauty Design (Dorchester)

Best Hair & Beauty Salon (South)

Abi’s Hair & Beauty Spa (Purley)

Best Hair & Beauty Salon (Overall Winner)

Thomas J William Hair & Beauty Design (Dorchester)

Salon Team of the Year

The Beauty Shack (Dunstable)

Highly Commended went to Salon Bijou (Westbury)

Beauty Team of the Year

The Lemon Tree Beauty Salon Ltd (Plymouth)

Highly Commended went to Beauty Basement (Southend-on-Sea)

Hair Team of the Year

Lashes n Locks (Carshalton)

Highly Commended went to Be Fabulous (Peacehaven)

Local Salon of the Year

PURE Holistic Beauty (Southampton)

Highly Commended went to JAS Hair Salon Group (Salisbury)

Salon Experience of the Year

JAM Hair (South Croydon)

Highly Commended went to Butchers Salon East London (London)

Colour Salon of the Year

Hair it is (Milton Keynes)

Highly Commended went to Hair & Make Up Bar_byindre (Reading)

Make Up Salon of the Year

Blush Bude (Bude)

Highly Commended went to Paintbox London (London)

Nail Salon of the Year

Nail Logical (Gosport)

Highly Commended went to Emily’s Nails (Sidcup)

Hair Extensions Salon of the Year

The Hair Extension Cave (Salisbury)

Highly Commended went to Rose Elle Hair (High Wycombe)

Aesthetics Clinic of the Year

Bellissima Beauty & Aesthetics Ltd (West Byfleet)

Highly Commended went to NU: FACE Aesthetics (Verwood)

Skin Clinic of the Year

Bude Skin Clinic & IE Aesthetics (Bude)

Highly Commended went to The Skin Confidence Clinic Ltd (Coalpit Heath)

Outstanding Salon of the Year

Sacred Willow – Beauty Salon Weston Super Mare (Weston-super-Mare)

Highly Commended went to Beyond Nails (London)

Spa of the Year

Vita Skin Spa (Salisbury)

Highly Commended went to Laurabella The Barn (Newbury)

Tanning Salon of the Year

Tan King (Doncaster)

Highly Commended went to Tan-XS (Grinstead)

Training Academy of the Year

Sarah Crawford Advanced Aesthetics Clinic & Academy (London)

Highly Commended went to Creative Touch Group Limited (Littlehampton)

Lash Salon of the Year

Be Lash Hair and Beauty Salon (Weston-super-Mare)

Highly Commended went to Emma’s Eyes (Wendover)

Semi / Permanent Make Up Salon of the Year

Permanent Makeup by Michelle Louise (Sidcup)

Highly Commended went to Annette Power Semi Permanent Makeup (London)

Make Up Artist of the Year

Trish Rawlins – Makeup Artistry (Swindon)

Highly Commended went to Jo Watt Makeup Artist (Bournemouth)

Beautician of the Year

Anjalee (Anjalee Laser Beauty & Spa, Luton)

Highly Commended went to Vicky Preston (Metamorphosis, Aylesford)

Massage Therapist of the Year

Dani Rose Therapies (Taunton)

Highly Commended went to Blackbrook Spa & Wellness (Tauton)

Colour Technician of the Year

Amy (The Company Hairdressing, Horsham)

Highly Commended went to Lau Hairdressing (Maidstone)

Stylist of the Year

James Boswell (James Boswell Hair Design, Banbury)

Highly Commended went to Kyran (Savannah’s Hair Mobile Hairdresser, Oxford)

Creative Stylist of the Year

Sarah Hodge (Sarah Hodge Hairdressing Group, Chard)

Highly Commended went to Olga (Barnet & Boatrace, Poole)

Nail Technician of the Year

Charlotte Brighton (Charlotte’s Beauty, Gosport)

Highly Commended went to Megan (Nails by Megan, Godalming)

Creative Nail Technician of the Year

Charlotte (Charlotte’s Beauty, Gosport)

Highly Commended went to Kathy (Kathy’s Nails, Bristol)

Semi / Permanent Make Up Specialist of the Year

Permanent Makeup by Michelle Louise (Sidcup)

Highly Commended went to Samantha Thomas Elite Permanent Make Up & Aesthetics (Rochester)

Lash Extensions Specialist of the Year

The Island Lash Co. (Healing Island)

Highly Commended went to LS Lashes and Beauty (Ashford)

Bridal Makeup Specialist of the Year

South West Bridal Hair & Make-up (Bristol)

Highly Commended went to Blushing Brides Hairstyling & Make up (Bournemouth)

Bridal Hair Specialist of the Year

Bridal Hair in Hampshire (Salisbury)

Highly Commended went to Foreva Hair (Bournemouth)

Mobile Hairdresser of the Year

Hair Ever After • Mobile Hairdresser London (London)

Highly Commended went to Saffron Hair (Barnstaple)

Hair Extensions Specialist of the Year

Rox Lox (Bath)

Highly Commended went to Manestream UK (Witney