Entry Requirements

For each category you must provide

• Contact Name
• Name of Business
• Telephone Number
• Address
• Email Address
• Social media accounts
Your Website 

Word count must not exceed 1000 words

Maximum of 2 high resolution images per entry

Please ensure you read HOW TO ENTER AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Send entries to info@nibeautyexcellence.com

 

1. Beauty & Skincare Salon of the Year

Whether you specialise in beauty practices and/or skincare this category will recognise a salon that stands out in the Northern Ireland beauty industry.

The judges will be looking for a high-quality practice and products combined with excellent customer service.

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your salon has been trading
  • What you think makes your salon stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff you employ and their qualifications
  • Provide your staff training and development policy
  • How does your salon stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback received
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

2. Hair Salon of the Year

This category will recognise a hair salon that is excelling in Northern Ireland. Whether you are a small independent or part of a large chain our judges want to recognise a salon that stands out in the NI Hair industry.

Judges will be looking for a salon that excels in quality practice and customer service.

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your salon has been trading
  • What you think makes your salon stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff you employ and their qualifications
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • How does your salon stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

3. Salon/Clinic to watch

This award will recognise an emerging salon that is making waves in the Aesthetics, Beauty or Hair industry in Northern Ireland. The judges will be looking for a business that is already making an impact in their first two years of business.

Please include within your entry:

  • The date your salon / Clinic started trading
  • What you think makes your salon stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff employed and any outstanding qualifications
  • What staff training & development policy
  • How does your salon stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Customer feedback received
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

4. Nail Salon of the Year

The judges will be looking for a Nail Salon that provides quality practice and treatments combined with excellent customer service.

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your salon has been trading
  • What you think makes your salon stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff you employ and their qualifications
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • How does your salon stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback received
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

5. Aesthetics Clinic of the Year

Are you the top aesthetic clinic in Northern Ireland? Do you offer the best range of treatments from a highly trained team of staff?

The judges will be looking for an aesthetics clinic that is innovative, not only in the services that they provide, but also the quality of care they give their clients. The award will recognise an outstanding clinic that is leading the way in the aesthetics industry. (The clinic must have a medical practitioner whether visiting or fulltime onsite (i.e. doctor, nurse or dentist) providing the injectables.)

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your Clinic has been established
  • What you think makes your Clinic stand out from the competition (please include examples of treatments available)
  • Number of staff you employ and their qualifications.
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • How does your clinic stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

6. Cosmetic Dental Practice of the Year

Are you the top Cosmetic Dental Practice in Northern Ireland? Do you offer the best range of treatments?

The judges will be looking for the dental practice that is the most innovative, in not only the service they provide, but also the quality of care they give their customers. The award will recognise the dental practice that is leading the way in the cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland .

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your Dental Practice has been trading
  • What you think makes your Dental Practice stand out from the competition (please include examples of treatments available)
  • Number of staff you employ
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • How does your practice stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback received
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

7. Day Spa of the Year

Does your spa offer the most luxurious treatments and top-class service? The judges are looking for the most innovative spas in Northern Ireland that their offer clients an unforgettable experience. 

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your Day Spa has been trading
  • What you think makes your spa stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff you employ
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

8. Residential / Hotel Spa of the Year

Does your spa offer the most luxurious treatments and top-class service?  The judges are looking for the most innovative hotel / residential spas in Northern Ireland that offer their clients an unforgettable experience. 

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your spa has been trading
  • What you think makes your spa stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff you employ
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback received
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

9. Barbers or Male Grooming Salon of the Year

This category will recognise a Barbers or Male Grooming Salon that is excelling in Northern Ireland. Whether you are a small independent or part of a large chain, our judges want to recognise a salon that stands out in the barber / male grooming market.

Judges will be looking for a Barbers / Male Grooming Salon that excels in quality practice and customer service

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your barbers / male grooming salon been trading
  • What you think makes your salon stand out from the competition
  • Number of staff you employ and their qualifications
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • How does your salon stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

10. Make-Up Studio of the Year

This category will recognise a make-up studio that is excelling in Northern Ireland. Whether you are a small independent or part of a large chain, our judges want to recognise a make-up studio that stands out in the NI make-up industry.

Judges will be looking for a make-up studio that excels in quality practice and customer service.

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your make-up studio has been trading?
  • What you think makes your studio stand out from the competition?
  • Number of staff you employ and their qualifications
  • Please outline your staff training and development policy
  • How does your studio stay ahead of industry trends?
  • Provide your customer service policy and any feedback received
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

11. Product of the Year

This category is open to any Hair, Beauty or Aesthetic product from a company based in Northern Ireland that supports the industry through innovation and enhancing the needs of its customers.

Please include within your entry:

  • Details of your product
  • When the product was launched
  • What makes your product stand out from the competition
  • Any sales figures (this information will be kept confidential)
  • Any customer feedback received

12. Hair/Beauty Training Academy of the year

Education and training are at the core of all salons and clinics. This category will recognise a training academy / school that stands out in the Aesthetic, Beauty and Hair industry in Northern Ireland. Whether you are a small or large training academy our judges want to recognise a training school / academy that is focusing on quality and expertise.

Judges will be looking for a training academy that excels in quality practice and customer service.

Please include within your entry:

  • How long your training academy/school has been established?
  • What you think makes your training academy/school stand out from the competition?
  • Number of trainers you employ (if any) and their qualifications
  • What is your staff training and development policy?
  • Provide any feedback received from students
  • Please provide any other relevant information that you feel would support your entry. For example, do you provide mentoring, have you any involvement in your community or local charities, or do you act as an educator to share your expertise?

13. Excellence in Digital / Social Media

Does your Salon / Clinic have the best online platform for the hair, beauty or aesthetic sector? This award will recognise the best innovative online campaigns for a business, product or service in Northern Ireland.

Please include within your entry:

  • Relevant social media handles
  • Relevant URL and website details
  • Your social media follower and website performance statistics including website traffic, unique users and page impressions from the last full calendar month.
  • Demonstrate in your entry the effective use of online marketing and social media and the ability to drive sales /customer base through your online business.

14. Excellence In Marketing

Did you implement a successful marketing campaign for your business? Judges will be looking for evidence of an innovative campaign that has helped to drive sales and create brand awareness.

This award covers all sectors of the NI Beauty industry.

Please include within your entry:

  • What were your aims and objectives of the campaign?
  • What creatives did you use for the campaign?
  • What made your campaign stand out to get the industry talking?
  • Were your objectives (above) of the marketing campaign reached? E.g. was there an increase in sales / footfall through your salon?

15. Hair / Beauty Influencer of the Year – Non-Entry category (Public Vote*)

This special award will be presented to a Hair or Beauty Influencer that is passionate about making a difference for their followers and creating awareness about the best products and brands on the market.

16. Outstanding Contribution Award – Non-Entry category (Public Vote*)

This special award will be presented to the man or woman whom the judges believe has dedicated their working life to the industry and who has, as a result, made a long-term outstanding contribution.