Nicola Smyth AWH Awards Weekend

We are so proud of our amazing team here at Nicola Smyth Award Winning Hair, who work so hard to deliver the high standards we expect in our salons all year around. To say thank you, last weekend we treated all of our staff to a surprise weekend away to celebrate their successes and reward our talented stylists.

The Weekend

We spared no expense in showing our team a good time! In order to keep the location under wraps, transport was provided from our Kenilworth salon to make the two hour journey to Shorefield House, a luxury retreat 30 minutes from the centre of Manchester, arriving late in the afternoon. Even the driver was sworn to secrecy to ensure the weekend was kept a secret! A drinks reception was provided at 7:30 PM, complete with surprise guests Mark Giannandrea, general manager of Goldwell and KMS UK, and Jane Hutchinson, Goldwell and KMS UK’s Key Accounts Manager.

Dinner was served in style at 8PM, a candle-lit affair prepared by a private chef. At 9:30, it was time for the main event: The Nicola Smyth Awards! Our team had their efforts recognised and awarded in specific categories, followed by a surprise party, complete with a mixologist, flare cocktail maker, and dry ice. We pulled out all the stops to provide a night to remember with a unique Ibiza style band to act as entertainment, and loved seeing our hard-working team let loose to dance the night away!

After an evening of celebration on the Saturday, Sunday was packed full of activities. Following a group breakfast at 10AM, the team engaged in a fun-day, kicking off with an exclusive pool party, taking advantage of the swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and gym at the retreat. Lunch was another luxury treat, as we enjoyed Italian Cuisine at Cibo, an Italian restaurant.

Another surprise was in store, as the evening was spent at the Chill Factore, where our team had fun in the snow, complete with a group ski lesson. After breakfast on Monday, we completed the journey home to Kenilworth, arriving for 3PM. The weekend was a complete success, with a fabulous time had by all.

The Winners

Whilst all of our staff have more than proved how amazing they are, we were so proud to congratulate the following as champions in their categories:

Hairdresser of the Year: Emma Bradshaw
Stylist of the Year: Natalie Cara Jones
Men’s Hairdresser of the Year: Natalie Cara Jones
Colourist of the Year: Scarlett Constable
Hair Extensionist of the Year: Alice Trout
Retailer of the Year: Hannah Murphy
Educator of the Year: Marie Crowder
Most Improved of the Year: Summer Young

Do you think you could have what it takes to join our incredibly talented and hardworking team? If so, we are often looking to expand with new stylists and recruit the stars of the future! Click here to apply.

Nicola Smyth AWH Leamington Spa Reopens!

It’s back to normality now at Nicola Smyth AWH, particularly with our Leamington Salon reopening next week, Tuesday 30th January, so be sure to get in touch to make an appointment with our Award Winners, or any other member of our amazing team.