Deadline approaches for entry to inaugural Herald Look Awards

TIME is ticking to enter Scotland’s newest hair, beauty and aesthetics event, with just seven days left to get your business in the running for an award.

The Look Awards will take place on Sunday, May 17 and each of the categories is open for entry until Thursday April 16, with applications submitted via the online entry form at

Entry to the awards is completely free, while tickets to the ceremony cost £80.

The judges are on the lookout for the top spas, beauty and hair salons, barbers, dentists, aesthetic doctors and training institutions that are doing something special to celebrate the industry in Scotland, and will be judging across 20 categories.

The Defacto Beauty Salon of the year and Hair Salon of the year, sponsored byDefacto salons, will recognise the salons in Scotland that have the wow factor. If you have a successful salon, that offers the best customer service and on trend services then we want to hear from you today.

Marcus McLeod, director of Defacto salons said: “To receive this award would be an amazing achievement for any salon. Who wouldn’t want to say they work at or visit the Defacto beauty or hair Salon of the Year for 2015?”

Best Start-up Award, sponsored by City of Glasgow College, pays tribute to all the new businesses in Scotland that are two years old or less. Aileen Vint, senior lecturer, at City of Glasgow College, said: “We are delighted to recognise this achievement of starting up your own enterprise. These are our employers of the future.”

Aesthetic doctors and dentists will also be awarded across four categories in the Aesthetics section.

For online media savvy businesses there are two accolades, Best use of Social Media and Marketing Campaign of the Year, and Training Institution of the Year for the industry’s training experts.

The full range of categories available to enter can be found online

The judging panel includes celebrity hair expert Sam McKnight, medical doctor Dr Victoria Dobbie, dental expert Dr Greig Mclean, hair expert, Adam Sloan, make-up artist Ainslie Currie and Glasgow City of College head of curriculum for beauty, Lynn Milligan.

The judges will deliberate on all submitted entries during an all-day judging session to determine who will be the winners for the inaugural year of the event.

The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 17, at Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow, with a black tie dinner, and awards ceremony.

You can follow all news on this event using @HeraldEvents #lookawards15

Entry deadline is Thursday, April 16.

For more information on entering or attending the event please contact Lynn Kelly on 0141 302 7410