British Beauty & Spa Awards 2008 Finalist Announced Monday 14 July 2008 PDF Print The individuals, salons and spas who have achieved finalist status at the 12th annual British Beauty & Spa Awards have just been announced. Health & Beauty Salon magazine launched the British Beauty & Spa Awards in 1997 to raise the profile of the professional beauty and spa industry by recognising and rewarding innovation and excellence throughout the profession. They rapidly became the Oscars of the beauty industry. "Dedication and commitment to excellence has been shown by every finalist," comments Health & Beauty Salon Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Jayne Lewis-Orr. "All finalists represent the best the beauty industry has to offer in their chosen area of skill - whether it is body therapy, facial therapy, customer care, marketing or retailing. Success in this market is not only determined by practical skills, but also by business acumen - and the British Beauty & Spa Awards are designed to reward and recognise both." Salons, spas, and individual therapists have to meet the criteria set for the category they enter. Their work is presented in a dossier, along with corresponding evidence to back up any claims, and sent to the event organisers for verification. Judging for the British Beauty & Spa Awards takes place over two days. During the judging process, representatives from the sponsoring companies along with industry experts and members of the beauty press, are split into groups and read through the dossiers to ensure the criteria has been met before selecting the finalists in each category. Judges cannot confer during the judging process, and each marks all entries independently. Previous award winners include celebrity nail technicians Leighton Denny, Jacqui Jefford, Andrea Fullerton and Sophy Robson who all tend to the nails of supermodels and celebrities alike. The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental, a previous winner of the Day Spa of the Year category, is a favourite of Madonna when she is in London, while the luxurious celebrity bolt-hole, Champneys Forest Mere, in Liphook, Hampshire, and the beautifully located, Stobo Castle, on the Scottish Borders, are both previous recipients of the Destination Spa of the Year Award. Wrexham’s Beauty with Sara (now called Glow) and Newport’s Be…healthy and beautiful are both the recipients of many British Beauty & Spa Awards with Sara Shoemark from Glow, being awarded the first ever Salon Director of the Year in 2006 and once again in 2007. Meanwhile, Glasgow-based Rainbow Room International Beauty and Spa has won the Scotland and North West Salon of the Year category three times, and is now in the prestigious Hall of Fame, as is Leighton Denny and Glow. The British Beauty & Spa Awards 2008 presentation takes place on Sunday 7th September 2008 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Hosted by a leading TV personality, the event is the biggest and brightest in the beauty industry’s calendar, and features fabulous entertainment, a superb dinner, and, of course, the much-anticipated announcement of the winners of the British Beauty & Spa Awards 2008. The Finalists Beauty Therapist of the Year Sponsored by Decleor Carolyn Philpot - Pure Wellbeing by Design - St Albans Nicole Robinson - Nicole Robinson Beauty - Weybridge Rosin Eadon-McKenna - Glow - Wrexham Margo R Robertson - Beauty Network - Hamilton Louise Snowdon - City Retreat Salon & Spa - Newcastle Laura Wood - Relaxation Station - Worcester Park Body Therapist of the Year Sponsored by Health & Beauty Salon Tina Kennedy - Senspa - Brockenhurst Lynsey Ashman - The Haven on the Loch - Loch Lomond Jamie Chalmers - On Spa - Edinburgh Rebecca Livings - Serenity Spa - Seaham Louise Postlewaite - Utopia Salons - Anglesey Elaine Sadler - Balance Skincare Studio - Leamington Spa Customer Care Award Sponsored by OPI Cedars Health & Beauty Centre - Gloucester Revival Retreat - Glasgow Pretty Woman - Leeds Utopia Salons - Anglesey Zen Lifestyle - Edinburgh City Retreat Salon & Spa - Newcastle Day Spa of the Year Sponsored by Payot Paris KuBu Spa - Henley-on-Thames Waterfall Spa - Bishop Auckland Eastthorpe Hall Health & Beauty Spa - Mirfield Pure Spa Silverburn - Glasgow Chessgrove Day Spa - Bromsgrove Portland Hall Spa - Southport Destination/Hotel Spa of the Year Sponsored by ESPA Senspa - Brockenhurst The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA - Auchterarder Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa - Nantwich Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa - hornton Hough Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa - East Grinstead Titanic Spa - Huddersfield Norton House Hotel - Edinburgh Facial Therapist of the Year Sponsored by Guinot Lynn Daniels - The Haven on the Loch - Loch Lomond Melanie Verity - Pure Health & Beauty - Lewes Jessica Hayton - Serenity Spa - Seaham Jennifer Emms - Cedars Health & Beauty Centres - Gloucester Jennifer Griffiths- Glow - Wrexham Emma Clark - Epitome Health & Beauty - Bushey Heath Manicurist of the Year Sponsored by Jessica Claire Bradshaw - Tranquility Beauty - Wolverhampton Linda Butler - Just Nails - Poole Heather Brown - Glow - Wrexham Alison Smith - Epitome Health & Beauty - Bushey Heath Kate Reeves - The City Retreat - Newcastle Samantha Calvert - Way Beyond Beauty - Dewsbury Marketing Award Sponsored by Sponsored by the London College of Beauty Therapy Beyond Beauty - Cheltenham The Day Spa at Whittlebury Hall - Northampton Pretty Woman - Leeds Tulsi- Reigate Utopia Salons - Anglesey Zen Lifestyle - Edinburgh Titanic Spa - Huddersfield Nail Professional of the Year Sponsored by Grafton International Sam Biddle - Dorset Susan Green - En Route Hair Design - Wakefield Claire Durtnall-Holland - Perfect Elegance - Eastbourne Elise Scholes - Flawless Nails - Stoke–on-Trent Liza Smith - Bodylines - Sittingbourne Belinda Price - Nailspa - Huddersfield Retail Salon of the Year Sponsored by Health & Beauty Salon Cedars Health & Beauty Centres - Gloucester Beauty Beyond - Cheltenham Serenity Spa - Seaham Zen Lifestyle - Edinburgh Training Award Sponsored by International Dermal Institute Serenity Spa - Seaham Revival Retreat - Glasgow Epitome Health & Beauty - Bushey Heath Zen Lifestyle - Edinburgh London & South East Sponsored by Vibro Tone La Mirage Beauty & Laser Clinic - Stanmore Skin Deep Beauty Clinic - Elstree Cedars Health & Beauty Centres - Bushey Heath Epitome Health & Beauty - Bushey Heath In-Touch - Southend-on-Sea In Harmony Spirit & Balance - East Molesey Skin & Tonic Beauty Salon - St Albans Midlands & North East Sponsored by Health & Beauty Salon LA & CO Professional Hair & Beauty - Litchfield Beauty Beyond - Cheltenham Helene at L’Academie - Shipston-on-Stour Pretty Woman - Leeds City Retreat Salon & Spa - Newcastle Elysium Day Spa - Leamington Spa North West & Scotland Sponsored by Health & Beauty Salon The Haven on the Loch - Loch Lomond Revival Retreat - Glasgow Zen Lifestyle - Edinburgh Celeste Beauty Spa - Edinburgh Pure - Edinburgh Beauty Network - Hamilton Wales & South West Sponsored by Salon Secure The Beauty Clinic - Clevedon Cedars Health & Beauty Centres - Gloucester Aspirations Hair & Beauty - Clevedon Utopia Salons - Anglesey Figure & Face - Welshpool Frontlinestyle - Bath The Secret Spa - Holt Salon of the Year Sponsored by Health & Beauty Salon The winners of the regional categories will be judged and the winner of Salon of the Year will be announced on the evening of the awards. Salon Director of the Year Sponsored by Carita Julie Speed - Cedars Health & Beauty Centres - Gloucester Debra Bell - The Haven on the Loch - Loch Lomond Sara Shoemark - Glow - Wrexham Rebecca Lane - Epitome Health & Beauty - Bushey Heath Lynda Tarpey - Pretty Woman - Leeds Fiona Fowley - Zen Lifestyle - Edinburgh For further information on the British Beauty & Spa Awards please contact Alison Jameson or Rachael Ross at Alison Jameson Consultants on +44 131 621 7210, fax + 44 131 621 7215 or email; email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Alison Jameson Consultants in the following categories: Health, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.