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Sussex & Manchester nail techs clean up at Salon Awards 2021

By Rebecca Hitchon | 14 January 2022 | News

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The winners of the The Salon Awards: Beauty 2021 have been announced, with two nail techs receiving awards.

The Salon Awards was founded in 2017 to champion excellence within the UK hair and beauty industry, and shine a spotlight on inspirational individuals and businesses. It prides itself on giving all types of salon the chance to be recognised, with its first stage allowing hair and beauty professionals to compete for titles at regional level, before a national finale is held.

The Salon Awards: Beauty 2021 were not held in person, so winners were announced via the Salon Awards‘ website and social media.

Amanda Gould, owner of Sussex salon, Beauty by Nailistics, and education ambassador for brands including CND and Lecenté, received the Nail Artist Award.

Amanda Gould

Amanda Gould

“I’m delighted and honoured to win the award,” Amanda tells Scratch. “It’s been a hard couple of years and during lockdown I spent a lot of time enrolling on courses to further my skills, so I was ready for when we opened again. It’s been a few years since I’ve entered awards so it’s been nice to dip my toe into the competition field again. They definitely push you to work harder to achieve your goals.”

Greater Manchester based nail tech, Jen Phillips of Nails by Jennifer Marie, was also recognised with the Future Talent Award.

Jen Phillips

Jen Phillips

“I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was when I found out I had won. I actually screamed when I saw my name – my poor husband thought something was wrong,” she chuckles. “Due to the pandemic, I’ve really struggled to build up a client base, so a lot of my designs have been practiced on myself or nail pops. It means the world to me to be recognised during a challenging time for the industry.”

The Salon Awards: Beauty will return in 2022, with its first live awards night in London. Join the Salon Awards mailing list to get first access to entry.