Brentwood Salon owner, Raymond Bottone is celebrating today after winning ‘Outstanding Contribution’ to the hairdressing industry at the prestigious Salon Awards. Raymond wowed a panel of high-profile award-winning judges, including Errol Douglas MBE, after sharing the portfolio of his contributions to the industry since he started his career in hairdressing at the age of 16.
The awards began in April, and Raymond had to submit evidence of his contributions to the industry, including running a salon business for over 13 years, doing charity work, and helping over 130 salons businesses across the UK and Ireland through the pandemic and beyond.
The Grand Final show, held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel at St Pauls, London, was a thrilling and inspirational evening attended by some of the industry’s most illustrious names.
“I’m still in shock; there are some amazing people in our industry driving positive change and supporting others through what has been one of the most challenging times. I am so grateful to be recognised for the contribution I have made to my industry, but even more so grateful for the people that surround me; they made this possible.”
Said Raymond, referring to challenges posed by the pandemic.
As a winner, Raymond can expect even busier times ahead, working with Wella UK & Ireland, helping others in our industry grow, whilst still dedicating his time to both the experience of both our team and our clients here at our salon.