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Phenix Salon Suites launches competition to support UK hair & beauty talent

By Rebecca Hitchon | 16 April 2024 | Movers & Shakers, News

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Phenix Salon Suites, which offers four UK locations and over 300 US sites for pros to rent, has unveiled the Phenix Grant, a competition to discover and support industry talent.

Coinciding with the openings of suites in Liverpool and Nottingham, the competition is reminiscent of BBC TV show, Dragon’s Den, and invites established, entrepreneurial hair and beauty professionals with innovative concepts and dreams to own their businesses to participate.

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Investing over £100,000 into the UK hair and beauty industry, opportunities will be available across new Phenix Salon Suites locations. Each winner of the Phenix Grant will receive a year of rent-free operation within a Phenix Salon Suites location, personalised business advice from the company’s team and access to a series of business and creative education seminars – all of which is worth over £30,000.


John Gillespie, managing director of Phenix Salon Suites UK/Europe, comments: “We’re thrilled to roll out the Phenix Grant alongside our expansion into Liverpool and Nottingham. Our mission is to unearth and nurture the hair and beauty entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

“We’re inviting passionate professionals to step forward and turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. We’re offering a launchpad not just through financial support, but also by embedding our winners in a community that champions growth and creativity.

“We’re not looking for people with a bank-ready business plan; it’s about passion, creativity, drive and a chance to be part of a supportive ecosystem that values independence and creativity.”

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Professionals can find out more about the Phenix Grant and submit initial proposals by clicking here. These should focus on innovation, sustainability and enhancing the client experience. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of business experts, who will judge them on creativity, viability, market potential and presentation skills.

For more information on Phenix Salon Suites and the opportunity to lease your own space, contact John Gillespie on 07909 993 491 to arrange a tour.