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Barrie Stephen Hair, Leicester Earns ‘Best Local Salon’ Title at Most Wanted Awards

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Endlessly supporting and serving the local community, Barrie Stephen Hair in Leicester, has scooped the BEST LOCAL SALON title at Creative HEAD magazine’€™s 2013 Most Wanted awards, which celebrate unrivalled star quality and recognise the very best in UK hairdressing. The gripping Grand Final on Monday 2 September was held at the Natural History Museum in London, and was hosted by TV funny man and stand-up star Russell Kane. Members of the Barrie Stephen Hair team received their trophy to the cheers of a 600-strong audience including the who’€™s who of the hairdressing world, beauty industry bigwigs, fashion frontrunners and some of the UK’€™s leading business minds.

One of 11 Most Wanted awards announced on the night, BEST LOCAL SALON victor Barrie Stephen Hair demonstrated an €˜above and beyond€™ mentality towards local initiatives, resulting in a successful salon valued highly by clients, residents, and local businesses alike. One judge commented: €œI loved the Local Heroes initiative, SOS children’€™s villages and the amazing pop-up salon. A stand out entry! The Most Wanted Awards honour the best of British hair talent, so it’€™s no surprise that hairdressing VIPs, influential beauty press and fashion insiders descended on the famous London landmark to celebrate this year€™s outstanding roster of winners. Among the guests were Vogue beauty journalist and entrepreneur Anna-Marie Solowji, royally-recognised hairdresser Errol Douglas MBE, session star Sam McKnight both also winners on the night€“ and Millie Kendall MBE, co-founder of BeautyMART.

From a sumptuous steak and chips dinner served under the giant Diplodocus skeleton, to a spellbinding presentation from hair superpower ghd and a cocktail-fuelled after-party, Creative HEAD pulled out all the stops to ensure its gorgeous, gifted guests experienced a taste of the high life in an evening long to be remembered.

€œIt was a spectacular night that paid tribute to a host of hairdressing stars, and placed some exciting new names in the spotlight. We’€™ve never had so many entries to Most Wanted, and they’€™ve never been of such a high standard. This year the field was world-class, and our winners should be rightfully proud of themselves.€ Catherine Handcock, publisher of Creative HEAD.

œIt’€™s a lovely surprise to have won Best Local Salon. For us it’€™s all about Leicester. We take a really regional approach to our business and are proud to be connected with local charities, DMU, big events and to support both individuals and our community and winning this prestigious award endorses our ethos we love local!€ Barrie Stephen

Winning Best Local Salon in the UK is the second time Barrie Stephen Hair has taken the title€“ being first crowned in 2010.