Local nail professional Sue Davies from Bexley has double celebrations today as they were named as a finalist for Services to the Nail Industry Award as well as their already award winning salon becoming a finalist in the Nail Environment of the Year at the Scratch Stars Awards 2017.

The annual awards, presented by leading industry publication Scratch Magazine, are now in their 6th year and recognise and reward outstanding talent and achievement within the professional nail industry. Sue faced strong competition to be named as one of only 5 nationwide finalists who were all nominated by others within the industry.

The finalists will now be judged by a panel of industry experts and one of them will be chosen as the winner.

“We are looking for that special individual or company who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry over the last year – and beyond” says Helena Biggs, Editor of Scratch Her salon, Gorgeous Nail & Beauty Emporium was also successfully named as one of only 5 finalists from across the UK in this highly-contested category.

In the next stage of the competition, the salon will undergo a mystery shopper visit and a dossier of information will be put to the final panel of judges will decide who will walk away with this ultimate accolade.

All finalists will be invited to attend the Scratch Summer Party at Tropicana Beach Club, Covent Garden on Sunday 23 July 2017. After getting in the party mood, the Scratch Stars Awards winners of 18 categories will be revealed by a celebrity host. It is set to be a fantastic evening filled with music, entertainment, cocktails and canapés.

“We won the Salon of the Year Independent category in 2014 and having had a couple of years working on enhancing our client experience, I felt it was time to enter again and I was overwhelmed to have received Finalist status in two categories so close to my heart. The team can’t wait for the Scratch Stars Awards night to find out if we’ve done enough to win.”

Submitted by Sue Davies