Hull rolled out the red carpet for Unique's 3rd Biennial Star Awards; a glamorous celebration of all the hard work and dedication from the talented team of staff across all three salons.
Set against the backdrop of the iconic Humber Bridge, the luxury Hallmark Hotel was host to the stylish Star Awards, hosted by director of the Unique group, Allan Smith. It was a rare occasion for all our staff from the three busy salons to get together to celebrate, so it had to be done in style!
The night kicked off with a drinks reception in the Merlot bar, giving a chance for the staff to mingle with some of the VIP guests and friends of Unique, including Daniel Minney from Wella UK, Craig Davies from Francesco group and stuart from Terrance Paul hairdressing group.
Our group of talented young assistants then showcased give stunning avant-garde hair looks, inspired by the 2013 Wella trends. These looks were a true testament to the high standards of work we are able to train our apprentices to achieve. All of our guests were then serenaded by an excellent local cabaret singer, who performed hit songs by Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra; during a lavish three course dinner.
Allan Smith then took to the floor; kicking off proceedings with a presentation of some of our successes over the past two years, including the grand opening of the newest Unique salon, in Beverley.
The awards followed, which were presented by various VIP guests and sponsors, and featuring some fabulous prizes, including magnums of Champagne, meals for two in top restaurants and even a surprise “adventure experience!”
The winners were:
Unique Star Assistant Award Ellie Mennell, Hessle
Host of the Year Award Stephanie Bordas, Hessle
Special Recognition Robyn Andrews, Hessle & Danny Smith, Beverley
Unique Colourist Award Bianca Bassett, Cottingham
Salon Photographic Award Hessle
Retail Star Award Holly Lindop, Beverley
Shining Star Award Helen Bucknell, Hessle
Directors Cup Award Emma Smith, Cottingham
NEW Award – Salon of the Year Hessle
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the awards, and we look forward to seeing you all again next time!