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Rainbow Room International finalise in five categories in prestigious National Business Awards

Stylists from Rainbow Room International which has locations across Scotland, are buzzing with excitement after making it to the finals in an impressive five categories at Hairdresser’s Journal’s (HJ’s) British Hairdressing Business Awards 2024. 

Rainbow Room International Buchanan Street is shortlisted for Salon of the Year 1, sponsored by Vagaro and Salon Team of the Year, sponsored by Alan Howard, and there are also nominations for Riccardo Corvi (Franchisee of the Year, sponsored by Great Lengths) and Rachael Macdonald (Salon Stylist of the Year, sponsored by Revlon Professional), both from Rainbow Room International Ayr. Laura Leigh Kerr from Rainbow Room Academy has also finalised in the Educator of the Year category, sponsored by Wella Professionals. 

Considered the pinnacle business event representing hairdressing's entrepreneurs and success stories, these awards spotlight those who are making waves in the hairdressing industry, changing the game for everyone involved. Rainbow Room International reached the finals after submitting attention-grabbing entries, detailing the skills and experience that have contributed to the salon’s success to date. Rachael Macdonald is now poised for an in-depth interview with a panel of expert judges, before the winners will be revealed at the 25th British Hairdressing Business Awards, set to take place on Monday, 1st July 2024, at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. 

Reflecting on his nomination, Riccardo Corvi, Ayr Salon Director said, "I'm over the moon! I've poured my heart and soul into reaching this point in my career. Leading this business has been a journey of growth, fuelled by the collective effort of my amazing team. I'm immensely proud of what we've achieved together, not just for our business, but for our industry too." 

Rachael Macdonald, Ayr Salon Director said, “I cannot believe I have been nominated for the British Hairdressing Business Awards Stylist of the Year category. The competition is incredible, including many of my idols and I can’t double down on how much I’m totally blown away by being nominated!” 

Wil Fleeson Rainbow Room International Buchanan Street Salon Director commented,” I am so proud of our Buchanan Street team. It’s been an incredible year for us so far, starting with loads of award wins including winning Salon Team of the Year at our annual Rainbow Room International Awards and now, to have been recognised at the leading industry annual event The British Hairdressing Business Awards and be nominated in the top six salons in the whole of the UK for not only the Salon Team of the Year category but also the Salon of the Year category is truly amazing and so well deserved for our amazing and inspirational multi award winning team. Fingers crossed we can bring home both awards on the awards night on July 1!” 

Laura Leigh Kerr, Academy Director at Rainbow Room International Academy on Howard Street said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be a finalist for the British Hairdressing Business Awards this year for the Educator of the Year category. I won the category in 2022 and 2023 and to win again in 2024 would be an amazing achievement. It would also place me on the Hall of Fame for winning the category three times! When you love what you do and have faith that your plans will develop into something meaningful this is what gives you purpose. Looking forward to the awards night with the rest of our incredible RRI family up for some of the most sought-after awards.” 

Jayne Lewis-Orr, Executive Director of the British Hairdressing Business Awards, comments, "The awards celebrate the talented and passionate teams and individuals who contribute to the greatness of British hairdressing. Once again, our judging panel faced an outstanding group of candidates. To make the shortlist for these categories, nominees need to demonstrate a forward-thinking approach to running a salon, as well as the results and reputation to back it up. The Rainbow Room International team should feel incredibly proud to have achieved that and finalised alongside such impressive talent.” 

HJ's British Hairdressing Business Awards is not just an event; it's a testament to the dedication and passion driving the British hairdressing industry forward. And Rainbow Room International is leading the charge!

Pictured: Rainbow Room International's Buchanan Street Salon Team.

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