Finalists Professional Beauty Awards 2012

PB awards ceremonyThe Professional Beauty Awards have been on the industry calendar since 1997 and the announcement of the winners has now become the most eagerly awaited ceremony in the world of the beauty professional. March 4th 2012 sees the glittering event at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane and the shortlist of finalists has now been confirmed.

The judging process now enters its second rigorous stage involving official and mystery visits to all finalists, after which judges meet in London for a deliberation day. They then submit their final scores to the Professional Beauty Awards team, and after totalling up scores from individual judges the finalist with the highest collective score in each of the thirteen separate categories wins. The results are kept secret and only announced at the glittering Awards night to an excited and expectant audience.

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Finalists in each category are:

Beauty Salon of the Year – Four Rooms or More

  • Zen Lifestyle (Hanover Street, Edinburgh)
  • The Face and Body Shop (Saddleworth)
  • Esqué Beauty (Leamington Spa)
  • City Retreat (Newcastle)
  • Chamomile Sanctuary (Edinburgh)

Beauty Salon of the Year – Three Rooms or Fewer

  • Epitome Health and Beauty (Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire)
  • Pure Touch (Cockermouth, Cumbria)
  • Skin & Tonic (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
  • The Potting Shed Spa (Bradford)

Nail Salon of the Year

  • Bodylines (Kent)
  • Spoilt For Choice (Wallsend, Tyne and Wear)
  • The Nail Lounge (Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire)
  • Perfect10 (Kent)

Day Spa of the Year

  • Breathing Space (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)
  • Pure Spa (Aberdeen)
  • The Dorchester Spa (London)
  • The Sanctuary Spa Covent Garden (London)
  • The Spa at Henley-in-Arden (Warwickshire)


Residential Spa of the Year – 10 Rooms or Fewer

  • Delphi Spa (Connemara, County Galway)
  • Sofitel So Spa (London)
  • Spa at Blythswood Square (Glasgow)
  • Spa InterContinental (London)
  • The Spa at Coworth Park (Ascot, Berkshire)

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Residential Spa of the Year – 11 Rooms or More

  • The Spa at Rockliffe Hall (Darlington, County Durham)
  • Oceo Spa, Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel (Gorey, County Wexford)
  • Vale Spa at the Vale Resort (Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan)
  • The Spa, Oulton Hall (Leeds)
  • Kallima Spa (London Syon Park, Brentford)

Employer of the Year – 20 Employees or Fewer

  • Tonic Lifestyle Salon (Southampton)
  • Saks Hair & Beauty Kings Hill (Kent)
  • Delphi Spa (Connemara, County Galway)
  • City Retreat (Newcastle)

Employer of the Year – 21 Employees or More

  • Skin Health Spa
  • The Clubhouse Spas at Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Independent Mindbodysoul
  • Hand Picked Hotel

Nail Professional of the Year

  • Elise Scholes Pilkington
  • Gemma Lambert
  • Hazel Dixon
  • Jenni Draper
  • Sonia Strong
  • Vikki Taylor-Dodds

Make-up Specialist of the Year

  • Abigail Rose Crook
  • Defaf Alamri
  • Jodie Collins
  • Jodie Hazlewood
  • Michelle Kerslake
  • Zoe Nichols

Medical Aesthetics Clinic of the Year

  • The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, Buckinghamshire
  • Dr Xavier G. Medi-Spa, Southampton
  • Riverbanks Clinic, Hertfordshire
  • Tracey Bell Clinic, Liverpool

The evening involves a glamorous reception and gala dinner at The London Hilton. The London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, has hosted many dazzling occasions over the years. Frequented by royalty, celebrities and business leaders since its opening, the hotel is renowned for providing the exceptional style, service and facilities expected from a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of London.

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