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Aesthetic Clinic of the Year

This category is for any clinic in Ireland that offers invasive and/or non-invasive aesthetic treatments can enter this category. These may include (but are not limited to) botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, peels, radio frequency, laser treatments, body contouring, minor cosmetic surgery and cosmeceutical-based skincare. The clinic must have a medical practitioner (i.e doctor, nurse or dentist) working on site.


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When entering this category please note that you must provide:

  • Examples of your operational and marketing activity
  • Examples of training
  • 2 high resolution pictures of your business
  • Treatment menu

Beauty Salon of the Year

To enter this category, you must not have any heat or water facilities such as saunas and pools (salons with steam, heat and water facilities should enter the Spa of the Year category). 


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  • Attach examples of your operational and marketing activity
  • Outline your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD
  • Upload examples of training Upload at least 2 high resolution pictures of your business
  • Upload your treatment menu

Therapist of the Year

This category is for any beauty therapist who has been working in a salon, spa, clinic or as a mobile therapist. Therapists who work from their own homes are eligible to enter.


Finalists in this category will be required to attend a virtual interview. These will be held on Wednesday 21st September or Thursday 22nd September 2022. 


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  • Upload copies of certificates
  • You must upload a high resolution picture of yourself.
  • Please upload your CV

Nail Salon of the Year

This category is for any salon in Ireland that advertises itself as doing mainly or exclusively nails or hand and foot services.


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  • Attach examples of your operational and marketing activity
  • Upload examples of training
  • Please upload a high resolution picture of your Reception area
  • Please upload a high resolution picture of a Treatment area
  • Please upload a high resolution picture of your Salon exterior
  • Upload your treatment menu

Beauty Salon or Spa Team of the Year

The team is the backbone of any salon or spa business – this category celebrates teams of three or more, encompassing all relevant employees from reception and front of house to therapist and manager.


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  • Upload examples of external PR which relate to your team
  • Upload one high-resolution photo of the salon or spa team

Spa of the Year

This category recognises exceptional spas. To enter this category, the spa must offer water and/or steam facilities (e.g. pool, hot tubs, steam room, sauna).


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  • Attach examples of your operational and marketing activity
  • Outline your therapists’ qualifications and your ongoing training & development policy, including dates of most recent CPD
  • Upload at least 2 high resolution pictures of your business
  • Upload your treatment menu

Make-up Artist of the Year

This category is for any make-up artist providing full make-up services who has been working in a salon or spa or as a freelance or mobile make-up artist.


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  • Upload your CV
  • Upload certificates
  • Provide three images showcasing the creativity of your make-up work with background information for each image
  • Upload eight photographs to complete a step-by-step of a complete make-up look. The photographs need to be accompanied by a written technical explanation of each step, and the system you have used and why
  • Upload a high resolution shot of yourself in a work environment

Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year

Who can enter?

Any GMC-registered doctor, dermatologist or surgeon, GDC-registered dentist or GPhC-registered pharmacist prescriber working with the aesthetics industry in the Republic of Ireland.


Criteria

The winner will demonstrate that they excel in the following areas: • A commitment to high levels of patient care and safety • Demonstration of ongoing professional education, training and revalidation, where applicable • A minimum of one patient case study that demonstrates your skills as an aesthetic medical practitioner • Testimonials from patients • Evidence of clinical expertise • Ethical provision of treatments and adherence to best practice • Significant contribution to the industry and their profession in the last 12 months.

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1. Please provide us with a professional biography listing details of where and when you trained as a medical practitioner; your qualifications, accreditations and experience that are specific to aesthetics; any previous accolades you have been given; any work you do as a conference speaker, KOL or trainer; any clinical studies, papers or articles you have written that have been published in professional magazines or journals; any associations you are a member of and any roles you hold within these associations. Any paid work you do as a brand ambassador.

2. Please provide details of your current practice and where you work from as well as details of your website and links to your social media. 

3. Please provide at least one example/case study illustrating your work and details of how you achieved the result. Before and after images must be included. 

4. Please provide us with a maximum of three patient testimonials dated within the last year. 

5. Please tell us about the areas of your field that you feel you excel or specialise in (for example facial injectables, body contouring, threads, cosmetic surgery, laser).

6. Please explain how you feel that you offer a high standard of clinical care to your patients to ensure their mental and physical wellbeing.

7. Please tell us what you most enjoy about your job?

8. Explain how you deal with challenging or difficult patients and complaints? 5. Please tell us why you feel you should win the title of Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year 


Irish Hairdresser of the Year

WHO CAN ENTER?

  • All qualified hairdressers who work in a commercial environment and have done so for a minimum of three years excluding training may enter this category.
  • Entrants must have a regular client column. A regular client column is working in a salon for a minimum of one day per week. This may be checked. 
  • Work submitted may be published work.

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HOW TO ENTER

  • The following needs to be submitted;
  1. 4 FINAL IMAGES - Please submit in high and low resolution 10" x 8" (portrait)
  2. PRE-EDIT IMAGES - Entries must be supplied with an “after” shot of each model before any post-production/ retouching. Each photograph should be no larger than 10" x 8" (portrait). The organisers and judges reserve the right to question any photographs, which appear to be computer enhanced. 
  3. BEFORE IMAGES - Entries must be supplied with a ‘before’ picture of each model taken on the day of the shoot prior to any hair work, make-up or styling. 10" x 8" (portrait)


THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOOT

  • You must declare which pictures contain the above by labelling the back of the pictures with the words ‘wig’ or ‘extension/hairpiece/strand’. 
  • No more than two faces may appear in any one photograph.
  • No more than three pictures can be used in two different categories. Photographs may be black and white or colour and the hair should be aspirational, wearable and reflect current trends.
  • Professional photographers, make-up artists and stylists may be used.
  • Images do not have to be head and shoulders, but they do need to focus on the hair, especially in terms of lighting and pose 

Hair Salon of the Year

This category relates to an independently owned salon or one salon within a group.


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  • Why do you think your salon should win this award? Can be submitted in a word answer (300 words max) and/or 90 second video filmed on your phone.
  • Upload a graph showing the annual turnover of the salon for the last two financial years and the level of gross profit. 
  • List the policies you have in place to ensure good customer relations.
  • Tell us about the guidelines you have in place when dealing with customer complaints.
  • Shout about the promotional and marketing activity which has taken place during the past year. Please upload examples
  • List the key aims and objectives of your marketing and promotional plans.
  • Upload a completed assessment form that you have used to monitor performance.
  • Tell us about the key elements of your training policy, including career opportunities. Upload examples
  • Upload one Exterior & one Interior image of the Salon

Hair Salon Team of the Year

The team is the backbone of any salon business – this category celebrates teams of three or more employees.


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  • Tell us why your team should win this award. This can be submitted in a word answer (300 words max) and/or 90 second video filmed on your phone.
  • Upload examples of external PR which relate to your team.
  • What does your team offer and what makes them special?
  • What team building activities and/or initiatives do you have in place to ensure team integration and motivation and what new activities have you undertaken as a team? Include a short description of how you worked together and what these activities achieved.
  • Upload ONE photo of the Salon Team (high resolution)

Business Director of the Year

The driving force behind the business – forward thinkers, entrepreneurs and strategists.

A joint entry may consist of a maximum of three directors.

Finalists in this category will be required to attend a virtual interview. These will be held on Wednesday 21st September or Thursday 22nd September 2022.


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  • Why should you win this award? Can be submitted in a word answer (300 words max) and/or 90 second video filmed on your phone.
  • As a Director of your company – what is your role?
  • As a Director, what are you most proud of? How do you motivate others?
  • What skills do you have that allow you to excel in your role?
  • What are your passions within the hairdressing industry and how do others in the industry view you?
  • List any additional activities you are involved in within the industry.
  • Upload a recent photograph of yourself
  • Describe your professional self in 50 words

Digital Salon of the Year (Hair and Beauty)

Having thousands of followers on social media is one thing, but if you’ve turned your online presence into a thriving salon business, this is the category for you.

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  •  Why should you win this award? Tell us why you deserve to win in a 90-second video 
  • How have you used your digital strategy to grow your business?
  • Please upload your client numbers, turnover and figures and stats of repeat bookings
  • How does you digital strategy reflect your brand?
  • How do you keep your social media fresh?
  • Show us your business in numbers. Please provide: Follower count, Average monthly reach, Average monthly impressions, Average number of clients per week, Average bill and New client request figures
  • Optional file upload for additional information you would like to share
  • Please explain the business philosophy and its point of difference from other salons? 
  • Please upload a photo of your salon

Colour Technician of the Year

WHO CAN ENTER?

  • All qualified hairdressers who work in a commercial environment and have done so for a minimum of three years excluding training may enter this category.
  • Entrants must have a regular client column within the region entered. A regular client column is working in a salon for a minimum of one day per week. This may be checked.
  • Work submitted may be published work.    

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HOW TO ENTER

  • The following needs to be submitted with your online entry;
  1. Make sure to take a video of your shoot. This needs to be a 360 degree video of each model before any work and on completion of the final look. This can be done on a mobile phone.
  2. 4 FINAL IMAGES - 10" x 8" (portrait) full colour, high resolution photographs, of the same model's hair after colouring. 
  3. PRE-EDIT IMAGES - Entries must be supplied with an “after” shot of each model before any post-production/ retouching. Each photograph should be no larger than 10" x 8" (portrait). The organisers and judges reserve the right to question any photographs, which appear to be computer enhanced. 
  4. BEFORE IMAGES - 10" x 8" (portrait) full colour, high resolution photographs, of the hair before colouring. 
  • Please complete our standard questionnaire for each look. This can be downloaded through the entry form or obtained by calling Lizzi Diggins on 020 3841 7365 or email lizzi.d@thepbgroup.com. This can include additional photographs to demonstrate the process, outlining: texture, porosity, previous colour applications and other relevant information.
  • The before and after photographs, together with the A4 technical explanations (as detailed above) for each shot should be uploaded with your entry. Please ensure that you upload each 'before' photograph and 'after' photograph in the same order as the questionnaire so that they can be clearly identified during the judging. 


THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SHOOT

  • Make sure to take a video of your shoot. This can be done on a mobile phone.
  • ENTRANTS MUST SUPPLY BEFORE SHOTS OF ALL MODELS.
  • Please ensure that nothing appears in the photographs or technical portfolio that could be used to identify the entrant i.e. branded gowns.