Clarendon Park-based salon takes home two awards at the Beauty Industry Awards

Local hair salon, Meraki Hair Leicester took home the award for Midlands 5 star salon and then claims the second title to win the entire region.

Businesses in the Midlands were nominated to the prestigious Midlands Beauty Industry Awards to celebrate the best professionals in the region’s beauty sector.

The awards took place at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham City Centre on Sunday 20 October. The crème de la crème of the beauty industry gathered to celebrate individuals and establishments that work hard to ensure their customers receive excellent services and treatments.

Nominated by clients, Meraki Hair was one of the finalists for ‘Five Star Salon’. Owner, Jame-Leigh Bailey said: “I didn’t hope too much for the win because the amount of talent in this industry is insane, so to bring home the East Midlands Five Star Salon Award was amazing; to then go on and win the overall Midlands title was genuinely overwhelming. I’d like to thank all of the clients in the Clarendon Park and Leicester area for entering us into the awards, as well as many loyal clients that travel much further for our banter.”

Jamie took over and fully refurbished Merak Hair from the previous employer, Jay Kenney, after working there for 10 years. After hearing about the win, he said: “I’m over the moon that Jamie’s drive and passion has been acknowledged. She has so much passion and commitment — I’m sure this will be the first of many awards for Jamie and her team.”

Nicola Cooper of Knighton, one of Meraki Hair’s longstanding clients, said: “It was a no brainer, when I saw the advert to nominate a 5 Star Salon — I had to nominate Jamie and her team; they go above and beyond any other salon that I’ve visited and I always leave feeling that every last attention to detail has been taken into consideration – not to mention the super friendly atmosphere. Going to the hairdressers used to be one of my pet hates, but it’s safe to say that is long in the past and I now love getting my hair done.”

A spokesperson for The Midlands Beauty Industry Awards 2019, said: “The awards have shone the spotlight on the talented professionals that have shown great passion, commitment and innovation to the beauty industry, who often don’t get the recognition they deserve.

“This year is stacking up to be an exciting year for Meraki. They’ve already won the business elite bridal specialist 2019 and now they’ve added Five Star Hair Salon East Midlands and the Midlands region…what will next year bring?”

Meraki Hair specialises in colour correction, blonding services and balayage. For more information or inspiration visit their website or call 0116 2702888.

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