Melanie nominated for salon industry award

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An example of Melanie's work from her base in Peterborough

Melanie McDonald, from Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty on Bridge Street, is vying for one of 16 awards up for grabs on the evening comprised of six creative specialist categories, eight regional awards, the most charitable salon of the year and the most coveted title, the Great Lengths trophy for extension excellence, awarded to an outstanding extensionist.

Melanie is in the South East Hair Extension Salon/Freelancer of the Year category.

Now in its 10th year, the GLammies by Great Lengths recognise the UK’s most talented extensionists and celebrate the craft, creativity and business of hair extensions.

Judged by some of the industry’s most respected names, along with editors from the hairdressing press, the 2021 event will be take place on February 7.

In addition to a glittering GLammies trophy, winners in each of the 16 categories will each receive tickets for a tour of the Great Lengths production factory in Rome, with two nights' five-star accommodation, meals and internal transfers for two people.

The prize package also includes social media coverage and PR opportunities across both trade and local press, ensuring salons and stylists can publicise their recognition as the best in the industry.

"The GLammies by Great Lengths celebrate the very best extensionists in this amazing industry," said Joscelin McCourt, CEO of HB Collective (the home of Great Lengths).

"To be shortlisted for an award, nominees must demonstrate creativity and precision, as well as a talent for their craft which set them apart from the competition.

"Melanie McDonald should feel incredibly proud to be recognised at this level.’

Melanie said: "I’m thrilled to have made the finals. I am passionate about working with extensions and to be recognised alongside such creative stylists is a huge honour.

"I just hope I’ve impressed the judges enough to bring the trophy home to Melanie Richard’s Hair & Beauty."