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College Salon Runner Up in Hairdressing Competition

Salon Central Most Wanted

Central College Nottingham’s hairdressing salon, Salon Central, was named a runner-up in the “Best Local Salon” category of national hairdressing competition, the Most Wanted Awards. 

The Most Wanted Grand Final took place on Monday 5 September 2016 at the historic London Guildhall, hosted by comedian Rob Beckett. Presented by leading industry magazine Creative HEAD, the Most Wanted Awards comprised 12 different categories, each recognising excellence across a multitude of disciplines, from business acumen and customer service to creative skill and technical ability.

It was the second successive year the Salon was shortlisted, in 2015 it made the final of the “Innovation” category.

Salon Central, which offers a complete range of hair and beauty treatments, opened on Wheeler Gate in Nottingham city centre in September 2014 near several other national hairdressing chains. Over the last two years it has built up a loyal client base with more than 1000 regular customers within the Nottingham area.

The Salon is spread over three floors with 40 styling units, 16 nail units and 17 beauty beds as well as teaching spaces and staff and theory facilities with approximately 50 students working there at any one time.

Colleges don’t tend to get shortlisted in industry awards very often so to be shortlisted in 2015 and 2016 was a fantastic achievement. As well as being a highstreet salon, the facility is having a really positive impact on student recruitment for our courses.

Alison Asbury, Head of Hairdressing at the College

Record entries to this year’s Most Wanted means these were our most fiercely contested trophies ever. To have made the finals is an amazing achievement – something that marks you out as an exceptional talent.

Catherine Handcock, Publisher of Creative HEAD