You beauty! Salon is in the running to defend top title

Courtney Dunn and Jane Williams from Enhance Beauty Rooms with their certificate at the English Hair and Beauty Awards.
Courtney Dunn and Jane Williams from Enhance Beauty Rooms with their certificate at the English Hair and Beauty Awards.

An Alnwick beauty salon is in the running to defend its crown as the best in the North East, after being shortlisted from hundreds of entrants in a prestigious industry competition.

Enhance Beauty Rooms, on Bondgate Without, has been named as a finalist in the North East Beauty Salon of the Year 2015 category, as part of the highly-renowned English Hair and Beauty Awards.

The parlour took the title last year and salon manager Jane Williams is hoping that the business can retain the trophy.

“To be shortlisted once again and to be in with a chance of winning the award for a second year in a row means everything,” said Jane, who is helped at the salon by colleague Courtney Dunn.

“It is good for business and it is also good for mine and Courtney’s morale and is reward for all our hard work,” added Jane, who was also named Fake Bake Therapist of the Year at the 2013 Awards.

Enhance is up against three salons from Middlesbrough – Miss Independent, Ruby’s Beauty and Grace & Elegance – as well as Durham-based Sirens Hair and Beauty.

The winner will be announced at a glittering ceremony at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on Sunday, March 29.

The Enhance girls have also been boosted by the fact that the salon has been awarded Dermalogica Expert Status, which recognises that the parlour has two of the most highly-trained skincare professionals in the country.

It is high praise for the pair, who have spent the last two-and-a-half years doing a post-graduate course at the International Dermal Institute.

They have been training with the world’s leading professional skincare brand, Dermalogica.

To achieve Expert status, they completed a succession of specialist product, treatment and business workshops, as well as unique workshops which are offered only to the most skilled and knowledgable therapists, in order for Dermalogica to award and recognise them as among the best in the industry.

Jane said: “We are the only salon in Alnwick and the surrounding area to achieve this award. The more knowledge that Courtney and myself have, the better service we can give our clients.”

The salon is open Tuesday to Saturday. For inquiries, call 01665 600820 or visit Enhance Beauty Rooms on Facebook.