Sharon Malcolm from Newtownards wins Trend Image of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards

LOCAL NEWTOWNARDS hairdresser and the proprietor of Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing, Sharon Malcolm has just been announced as the winner of the UK-wide Trend Image of the Year at the 2020 British Hairdressing Awards which took place on Monday 30th November 2020.

Held virtually due to the current pandemic and restrictions, Sharon’s creative hairstyling ensured her photographic work stood out from the rest, with Sharon’s image from her ‘Desire’ collection named as the winning image of Trend Image of the Year.

HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards 2020, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, are the Oscars of the Hairdressing world and Sharon competed against some of the biggest names in the business. Named as winner in specialist category of Trend Image of the Year, Sharon was also a finalist in the category of NI Hairdresser of the Year, a title that she has won in both 2019 and 2014.

Celebrating 20 years in business in October, this latest honour for Sharon Malcolm is one of the highest accolades at the British Hairdressing Awards and comes following a challenging year for all in the sector.

Commenting on her latest win, Sharon Malcolm adds: “Over the last 20 years, both the salon and I have been awarded on both a local and national stage but this award is particularly special as my image was up against imagery from some of the brightest and most recognised names in UK Hairdressing. I was honoured to be shortlisted in this category, and to win, is just incredible.”

Hosted by TV presenter, Rylan Clark-Neal, and Executive Director of Hairdressers Journal International, Jayne Lewis-Orr, Sharon was presented with her award virtually, and will celebrate with her team when it is safe to do so.

Sharon continues: “Although I’m absolutely elated, this award is bittersweet as it comes at a time when my salon is closed for the third time this year. It’s been a challenging year for many families and business owners, but we live in hope that brighter days are ahead.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my customers and my incredible team for their support. This has been the most testing year that I’ve ever been in business, but we’re incredibly grateful to have such loyal customers, many of whom have been supporting the salon for 20 years.”

HJ’s executive director Jayne Lewis-Orr said during her opening speech: “2020 has been a year like no other. The pandemic has meant that salons have been closed for many months and we’re still dealing with the challenges it presents. Yet despite these difficult times, the hair industry has demonstrated yet again just how resourceful, creative and resilient it is.”

The winner of the British Hairdresser of the Year was announced as Sally Brooks from Brooks & Brooks.

Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing will re-open on Friday 11th December 2020. The Salon has a selection of hair products and styling tools for Christmas gifts and offers gift cards. Please telephone the salon to arrange gifting requirements.

The salon can be contacted on 02891 819000 or via email at hair@sharonmalcolm.co.uk. Follow the salon at facebook.com/Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing or follow Sharon on twitter @smalcolmhair and Instagram @sharonmalcolmhairdressing.

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