Room 97 - Nomination for Educator of the Year

Room 97 Creative in Wakefield has been shortlisted for the prestigious Educator of the Year
title, sponsored by Wella Professionals, at HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards 2021.

This is the second national award Room 97 has been shortlisted for in the last six weeks with
their Room 97 Creative Academy in Wakefield — they are also a finalist for Salon Business
Educator of the Year, which will be announced in London on 19 July

Room 97 Creative made the final stage of the competition after compiling a detailed entry
outlining their approach to hairdressing training and the impact it has had on the industry.
Winners will be announced at HJs British Hairdressing Business Awards on Monday 4th
October at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, to an audience of some of the
industry’s most prolific names.

The British Hairdressing Business Awards - now in its 23rd year - recognises the hardworking
names that have built outstanding salon businesses, helping to make British hairdressing the
most respected in the world. From standout salons and exemplary teamwork to
groundbreaking innovations and trailblazing individuals, HJ’s British Hairdressing Business
Awards are an annual celebration of business brilliance.

Owner and director, Marcello Moccia, says: ‘We are thrilled to have made the finals of such
a respected event. The last 16 months have been incredibly challenging and we’ve had to
quickly re-assess how education is delivered, coming up with ways of keeping individuals

About Marcello

Motivated and inspired, and looking at how we can
incorporate practical hands-on work without compromising
social distancing guidelines. I’m incredibly proud of what we
have achieved, both as a business and an industry at large.’

Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the British
Hairdressing Business Awards says: ‘These awards are a
celebration of the talented and passionate people that help
make British hairdressing so revered. To make the Educator
of the Year shortlist, nominees need to demonstrate
excellence in all areas of hairdressing training, from their
training philosophy and structure to how their programme
is implemented and evaluated. In an extraordinary year that
has seen hairdressing hit headlines more than ever before,
Room 97 Creative should feel proud to be recognised for
their ongoing commitment to technical and creative training.’

A total of 16 trophies will be handed out at the finals, with other categories including
awards for best team, customer care and the most exciting new innovation. Launched in
1998, HJs British Hairdressing Business Awards have previously honoured names including
Lee Stafford, Trevor Sorbie and TONI & GUY.

In 2018, the hair and beauty industry generated over £8 billion in turnover for the UK economy. Currently over
288,000 people work in hairdressing, barbering and beauty (over half of whom are self-employed) and there
are over 45,000 hair and beauty business in the UK, an increase of over 1000 since 2019.*

*source NBHF 2020 industry report

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