Room 97 Creative nominated for another prestigious hairdressing award

06 July 2021

Room 97 Creative in Wakefield has been shortlisted for the prestigious Educator of the Year title, sponsored by Wella Professionals, at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021.

This is the second national award Room 97 has been shortlisted for in the last six weeks with their Room 97 Creative Academy in Wakefield – they are also a finalist for Salon Business Educator of the Year, which will be announced in London on 19 July.

Room 97 Creative made the final stage of the competition after compiling a detailed entry outlining their approach to hairdressing training and the impact it has had on the industry. Winners will be announced at HJs British Hairdressing Business Awards on Monday 4th October at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, to an audience of some of the industry’s most prolific names.

The British Hairdressing Business Awards - now in its 23rd year - recognises the hardworking names that have built outstanding salon businesses, helping to make British hairdressing the most respected in the world. From standout salons and exemplary teamwork to groundbreaking innovations and trailblazing individuals, HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards are an annual celebration of business brilliance.

Owner and director, Marcello Moccia, says: ‘We are thrilled to have made the finals of such a respected event. The last 16 months have been incredibly challenging and we’ve had to quickly re-assess how education is delivered, coming up with ways of keeping individuals motivated and inspired, and looking at how we can incorporate practical hands-on work without compromising social distancing guidelines. I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved, both as a business and an industry at large.’

Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British Hairdressing Business Awards says: ‘These awards are a celebration of the talented and passionate people that help make British hairdressing so revered. To make the Educator of the Year shortlist, nominees need to demonstrate excellence in all areas of hairdressing training, from their training philosophy and structure to how their programme is implemented and evaluated. In an extraordinary year that has seen hairdressing hit headlines more than ever before, Room 97 Creative should feel proud to be recognised for their ongoing commitment to technical and creative training.’

A total of 16 trophies will be handed out at the finals, with other categories including awards for best team, customer care and the most exciting new innovation. Launched in 1998, HJs British Hairdressing Business Awards have previously honoured names including Lee Stafford, Trevor Sorbie and TONI & GUY.