Trade show wins major business award

Robyn Moore who won the top prize for Hair Salon of the Year at the Prestige Business Awards.

Entrepreneur Robyn, 33, from Ruckley, opened The Hair Gallery just before closures were introduced across the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was open and closed for its first two years and finally fully reopened the salon in April last year.

Now Robyn has won the Prestige Business Awards title and will receive a glass trophy on May 23 at the Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.

Robyn said: ‘I’m so proud to have achieved this title in such a short time in business, especially with my salon opening three weeks before the first national lockdown.

The businesswoman said she was also driven to succeed while battling a chronic illness.

She said: “Having ulcerative colitis and having had ten bowel surgeries in the last 12 years and having to battle intense fatigue and chronic pain on a daily basis is mentally and physically draining.

“However, going through the trauma has given me the mentality to not be afraid to push the boundaries in business and push myself to prove that people can still be successful with this lifelong disease.”

Robyn has been a hairdresser for 16 years and in her life has worked in Australia and Dubai.

She said: “It was such a good experience, but I felt like I was too far away from my family and friends.

“I know all aspects of hairdressing, but when I opened the salon I had doubts about the business side which was completely new to me.

“This award has confirmed to me that I achieve most things.

“After the closures, customers returned to the salon and we also had so many new customers who had moved from the city to Shropshire during the pandemic.

“Many remained and are still on our books.”

Robyn also launched her own hair care line in 2020 which now has over 10,000 likes on Instagram.

The range, known as The Collection By Robyn Moore, includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products that contain natural and vegan ingredients and are packaged in recycled containers made from ocean plastics and are refillable at the salon. .

Robyn said: “I wanted to have cruelty-free products in my salon using only recycled packaging.

“I developed my products with a multi-award winning company that helps people like me realize their vision and by simply selling them to The Hair Gallery they exploded on social media and are now also sold online.”


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