The Beauty House in Castletown and the Country Spa, near Lybster, have both been nominated for the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards which are announced tonight.
Owned by Carey Henderson, the Beauty House was shortlisted in the Best Hair & Beauty Salon category for the 2021 awards which should have been held last December but due to Covid were postponed to February.
Carey (33), a beautician, will attend the presentation ceremony – which will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, Glasgow – with three other people who work at the salon.
The Castletown business is one of four shows set up for the region covering the North and West of Scotland. They face Hair, Tain, Cut Above, Portree and The Strand from CC of Fort William.
Excited about the awards, Carey said it was the first time her company had been nominated. She first worked at Castletown’s high street salon when it was called B’Dazzled, but changed names when she took over just over three years ago.
“I was working there, then the owner decided to sell the business, so I took over the beauty side, and then I recently took over hairdressing,” she explained. “The hairdressers are independent. We are very busy and we manage very well.”
Commenting on the awards, Carey said: “A client nominated us – I have an idea who it was, but I don’t really know. It was a huge surprise.”
A total of eight people work at the Beauty House, which not only offers hairdressing services, but also a wide selection of beauty treatments, including nails, waxing, facials, tanning and massages. Carey also hopes to introduce microblading soon.
The local beautician began her training at North Highland College in Thurso when she was 16 and later served as a lecturer there for a time.
Meanwhile, the Country Spa was put forward for the Most Loved Salon of the Year category along with nine other businesses mostly from the central belt.
Owner Katrina Sutherland hadn’t realized she had been put forward for the awards and said: “It’s a lovely surprise. It’s a huge honor to be nominated for the most beloved show in the world. year and we can only warmly thank our customers.
“I would also like to thank my wonderful team as they are the ones who provide the excellent service. I am happy that customers appreciate what we do and will continue to work hard to exceed their expectations.
It’s a real honor to be considered a finalist, whether we win or not when we feel like winners.”
Katrina is about to take part in the Professional Beauty Awards, UK, in the large salon category.
Organized by Creative Oceanic, this is the tenth official Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards. They have become the main celebration of hairdressing and beauty professionals operating in the country.
The ceremony promises to be an evening to remember, dedicated exclusively to those who work tirelessly to ensure clients look their best by following the latest trends and creative techniques.