The TIGI Retail Awards 2008, TIGI UK Salon of the Year

2008-TIGI-AWARDAs part of TIGI’s European Release Conference on Sunday 2 March 2008, 1500 Hairdressers from European Salons attended at the Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane, the TIGI Awards recognised individuals and groups who have excelled over the past year. Simon Ostler, MD of European Operations was compere for the awards and was joined on stage by Nick Irwin TIGI European Creative Director.

The first award was a presentation to the 2007 Inspirational Youth Team. The 11 team members were trained and mentored by Nick Irwin and Akos Bodi, respectively TIGI European Creative Director and TIGI European Educational Director, nurtured by TIGI Show director, Mike Esa and supported by other members of the TIGI team. The initiative is important in the annual calendar of TIGI events and illustrates Anthony Mascolo’s philosophy of pushing forward the stars of tomorrow and sharing both knowledge and experiences.

2008-TIGI-AWARD2Jemma Leach from Yazz Number One Hair Studio ,Rawdon,Leeds was one of the stars of Inspirational Youth 2007 and the experience saw her grown both creatively and personally. On stage to give out their awards was Emma Berry, Editor of Creative Head magazine, Inspirational Youth’s media sponsors.

The most prestigious award of the evening was the TIGI Salon of the Year Award.

This was presented to Paul Shakeshaft and the team at Yazz Number One Hair Studio for their outstanding creativity in Hairdressing, retailing success, innovative retailing ideas and their successful business initiatives.

The whole team from Yazz Number One Hair Studio joined Paul onto the stage to receive their award – Paul said “ To win such an accolade beating all of the other TIGI UK Hair Salons is an amazing achievement from my team”, making a powerful end to the Awards’ ceremony.

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