G&M Wins Best Salon Experience Award
Hairdressers across the UK united to celebrate the resilience and talent in the hairdressing industry during the prestigious Creative HEAD Most Wanted Awards which saw Gatsby & Miller in Amersham scoop the Best Salon Experience award.
The Most Wanted awards celebrate the most accomplished individuals, teams and businesses in British and Irish hairdressing – those who push boundaries creatively, setting new consumer trends, but who also breathe life into local high streets and the wider economy with their commercial innovation.
Relaunched in 2019 as a Culture Concept salon, Gatsby & Miller wanted to create a space that was “more than just a salon – the perfect place to eat, drink work or relax”. Seating and styling stations are kitted out with wifi and built-in phone chargers, while the 19-seater Cafe67, complete with alcohol licence, serves food and drinks not just to clients but passers-by too.
This superb win comes just a month after G&M won the Male Grooming - Barbershop of the Year award at the Hairdressers Journal British Hairdressing Business Awards 2020, as well as making it to the finals in the Salon of the Year and Best Salon Design categories
During 2020 we were also finalists for Best New Salon in the Most Wanted awards, and finalists in the Best Male Grooming Salon and Best Salon Design categories at The Salon Business Awards 2020.
With our latest win, the judges learned how important it is for Gatsby & Miller to take each guest through an emotional journey during their appointment. From the moment they step through our doors, we want to generate a positive emotion, and we do this by implementing a Salon Emotion programme which includes a warm welcome, a comprehensive consultation, relaxation areas, creating fabulous hair cuts & colours as well as a home-care regime, and making the whole journey easy and accessible.
We also talked about our efforts in keeping guests as safe as possible during the Covid pandemic, with as touch-free an experience as possible.
Salon Manager Dawn Montgomery said: "We are thrilled to have received this recognition for all the work we do at Gatsby & Miller. It is especially welcome during what can only be described as a year of turmoil for us all.
"I would like to thank the G&M team for being bold and brave in the ways they have adapted our client journey, helping guests feel safe while they are with us. This is recognition for their immense efforts.
"We cannot wait to re-open our doors again on April 12th when we will see our guests again. Rest assured, we will continue to look at ways in which we can progress and improve so we can continue to deliver the exceptional experience our guests have come to expect from such a progressive salon."
Creative HEAD Publisher Catherine Handcock added: “Gatsby & Miller is helping to redefine the salon experience, offering a place to come and relax and unwind, regardless of whether you’re getting your hair done. It’s a beautiful space that puts people first and centre, and is a spectacular community hub for the people of Amersham. Believe me when I say the competition was incredibly tough and to win is a fantastic achievement — G&M should be very proud indeed."
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