The Herald’s Look Awards celebrate best of hair and beauty industry


THE cream of Scotland’s hair and beauty industry will be celebrated at The Herald’s Look Awards.

We are expecting a huge number of entries again this year, from training institutions and start-up companies to those taking the beauty industry by storm.

Now in their third year, The Look Awards, run in association with High Definition, reward the very best in hair, beauty and aesthetics across the country.

Title sponsor High Definition is supporting the Outstanding Contribution of the Year accolade.

Head of marketing, Anna Pickford, said: “It’s been an honour to work with so many talented people and incredible salon businesses – so we’re really excited to be able to celebrate their successes with the Look Awards.”

Supporting the Best Startup Award for the third year is City of Glasgow College. Industry Academy Curriculum Head, Elspeth McCallum, said: “It is so important to support new business men and women and to showcase the hard work they have put into getting their new business up and running.”

Fake Bake United is supporting the Best Use of Social Media category again this year.

Global beauty consultant Sandra Vaughan said “We were very impressed with the calibre of entries last year and are excited to see what this year will bring. These awards provide an unrivalled platform for beauty businesses in Scotland.”

New sponsor Good Salon Guide is supporting a new category for 2017, the Colour Expert Recognition Award.

Managing director, Gareth Penn, said: “The Look Awards recognises talent, and we look forward to seeing the finalists and helping to judge the winners.”

The One to Watch Award this year is sponsored by Pure Spa.

CEO, Becky Woodhouse, said: “We are delighted to celebrate and highlight the great opportunities and training on offer in the Scottish Hair and Beauty industry.”

Skinade is supporting the Cosmetic Clinic of the Year Award and its head of marketing, Louise Marchesin, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting the event, reflecting our dedication and on-going commitment to the professional channel.”

OSMO is supporting the Best Barber category. Brand manager, Sinéad McLaughlin, said: “The barbering industry is booming at the moment and we’re always on the look-out for fresh talent and new trends to inspire our own new creations.”

If you want your hard work to be recognised, make sure you enter now by visiting

The entry deadline is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 and it is free to enter any number of categories.

For more information on the event, please contact Cheryl Risk on 0141 302 7410 or email