A HUNGERFORD hair salon is celebrating after scooping a top honour in the English Hair and Beauty Awards. Perfectly Posh Hair Design saw Jodi Gale scoop Colour Technician of the Year at the ceremony in Manchester on Sunday 3rd March 2013.
It was the second year Perfectly Posh had reached the finals of the prestigious industry awards and as the evening wore on we were far from convinced we might win. Salon Director and owner Krysia Wilson said: “The atmosphere was electric and big salons were winning awards so when Colour Technician came up Jodi was saying ‘it’s not me, it’s not me…’ and they read out his name! We all just started screaming!”
“I couldn’t believe it!” explained Jodi Gale. “When they called my name and everyone started cheering and clapping. I went up to get the award and thanked my clients, my Mum and Krysia for giving me the chance to follow this career. It was surreal and after all these people from really famous salons were coming up and congratulation me on being the Colour Technician of the Year!”
“We were tweeting and updating Facebook live from the event, added Krysia Wilson “and when we announced the win it just went bonkers! It still is and like many salons we were closed on Monday, but the answerphone was filled with congratulations and new customers want to try us out.
“Last year just reaching the finals lead to a huge increase in business and allowed us to open a new, larger salon, still in the High Street. So we had already started to recruit for an experienced stylist to join the team anticipating more bookings would follow reaching the finals again. Now we’ve actually won one of the awards we will need to fill that space fast.”
Perfectly Posh was also up for Salon of the Year, which was awarded to a salon in Essex, although as Krysia says: “There’s always next year!”