Bar­bers make the cut for awards

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ASOUTHPORT sa­lon has been recog­nised as one of the coun­try’s best af­ter be­ing an­nounced as a dou­ble na­tional awards fi­nal­ist.

The multi award-winning Mas­ter Bar­bers Shop, in Way­far­ers Ar­cade on Lord Street, was short­listed for Male Groom­ing Sa­lon of the Year and Retail Sa­lon of the Year for the HJ Bri­tish Hairdressing Busi­ness Awards 2018.

And sa­lon co-owner Robert Rix was short­listed in the Busi­ness Direc­tor of the Year cat­e­gory.

The Mas­ter Bar­ber’s Shop im­pressed the judges with its busi­ness growth and retail turnover, the sa­lon’s unique sell­ing points, the mar­ket­ing un­der­taken by the sa­lon and how the team works to­gether.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the HJ Bri­tish Hairdressing Busi­ness Awards, said; “To be named as a dou­ble fi­nal­ist highlights how ex­cep­tional this sa­lon is.

“With hun­dreds of en­tries for each cat­e­gory and a panel of judges that ex­cel at look­ing for the finer de­tails, just to make the short­list is an out­stand­ing achieve­ment.”

Robert Rix im­pressed the judges thanks to his ca­reer achieve­ments, mo­ti­va­tional skills, en­tre­pre­neur­ial tal­ents, in­dus­try stand­ing and ac­tiv­i­ties be­yond the sa­lon.

Jayne Lewis-Orr said; “To be named as a fi­nal­ist in the Busi­ness Direc­tor of the Year cat­e­gory highlights just how ex­cep­tional Robert is.

“Al­ready he is a name within the in­dus­try, thanks to his com­mer­cial acu­men, that is ri­valled by only a hand­ful of oth­ers.”

HJ’s Bri­tish Hairdressing Busi­ness Awards pro­mote pro­fes­sion­al­ism, in­no­va­tion and ex­cel­lence, while recog­nis­ing those in­di­vid­u­als and teams who work tire­lessly to raise the profile of the hairdressing in­dus­try.

More than 287,000 peo­ple work in the hairdressing, bar­ber­ing and beauty in­dus­tries, con­tribut­ing more than £7bn to the UK econ­omy each year.

Dan Rix, co-owner of The Mas­ter Bar­ber’s Shop, said: “We’re de­lighted to have been named as a fi­nal­ist not just once, but twice, for the Bri­tish Hairdressing Bri­tish Awards.

“It re­flects the tremen­dous hard work ev­ery­one at the sa­lon has put in over the past 12 months, and we’re in­debted to them for mak­ing this such a fan­tas­tic year.”

The Bri­tish Hairdressing Busi­ness Awards took place at the Park Plaza, West­min­ster Bridge, Lon­don.

The Mas­ter Bar­bers Shop is also fi­nal­ist for the Na­tional Hair­dressers Fed­er­a­tion Bar­ber­shop of the year which will be held in Novem­ber in Manch­ester.

DAVE BROWN

The Mas­ter Bar­ber’s Shop own­ers Dan Rix, left, and Robert Rix

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