Barrie Stephen adds to his industry awards roster

2017 is shaping up to be another successful year of awards for Barrie Stephen, as he wins Hair Magazine Award’s Best Salon Group award and is shortlisted for Business Director of the Year in the British Hairdressing Business Awards.

Barrie has finalised and won over 40 awards in the past eight years, making him the most prolific winner and finalist of hairdressing awards that this region has ever seen. With two more to add to the list, Barrie is still sitting proudly at the top of his game. How has he done it? By making Leicester the centre-piece of his entries – the events, the people, the services, the institutions and businesses and the charities and partnerships.

The Hair Magazine Best Salon Group award win came back in May.

Barrie and his five-salon strong team were judged by a panel of industry professionals on the salon group’s ethos, reputation, customer service and the stand out environments that make Barrie Stephen Hair the best not only in Leicester, but the whole of the country. Hair Magazine Editor Linda Fox said; “Barrie Stephen Hair is a much-deserved winner. Each of his five salons have a unique feel and the drive and dedication of Barrie and the team shone through in their entry.

From their first salon in Anstey, right the way through to the latest addition, ‘sassy little sister’ Bstyled, the Barrie Stephen experience is at the top of its game.”

Barrie is absolutely over the moon at being named as a finalist in the Business Director of the Year category at the British Hairdressing Business Awards, sponsored and hosted by Hairdressers Journal International. Even finalising in one of the prestigious categories marks a business out as one of the finest providers in the country. Business Director of the Year is the ultimate accolade on the night and celebrates the best business thinker in the hairdressing industry. HJ’s Executive Director, Jayne Lewis-Orr says,

“The Business Director of the Year Award is presented to someone who’s truly making a difference to the hairdressing industry with their wideranging skill set. It recognises fantastic commitment and passion for the craft, and we are delighted to recognise these individuals.”

Barrie says, “To kick off award season with a win such as Best Salon Group was fantastic enough, let alone to be shortlisted for Business Director of the Year! It would be a dream come true to win and it is the highest honour to be amongst the finalists.”