Shotton hair salon Guappo up for top industry award

An East Durham hair salon is on the shortlist to be named the country’s best at the industry’s Oscars later this month.

Guappo Hair Design, based in Shotton Colliery, is in the running to be named ‘Salon of the Year’ at the English Hair and Beauty Awards Chapter 2.

Guappo and owner Philip Unsworth will find out if they will be crowned winners at an awards ceremony being held in Manchester later this month.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the first part of the elegant, black-tie awards ceremony which will take place on Sunday, March 25, at the International Suite in Manchester’s Mercure Piccadilly Hotel.

The awards aspire to recognise and celebrate those in the hair and beauty industry who make us look and feel our best and often go above and beyond to do so.

The English Hair & Beauty Awards have been running successfully for the past five years and have continued to grow and have become the industry’s leading awards ceremony.

Philip said: “To be nominated for ‘Salon of the Year’ at the industry’s top awards is very exciting and we are thrilled to be part of such a prestigious national event. It’s credit to the whole team. Thank you to everyone who nominated us.”

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “The industry is booming at the moment with the entire industry contributing £17 billion to the UK economy and employing over a million people. The English Hair & Beauty Awards offer an unrivalled opportunity to showcase, network and gain media coverage in the increasingly competitive environment.”