A WHITCHURCH-based hairstylist is one of the finalists for a prestigious international award, which celebrates the industry with a VIP Red Carpet event.

Nathan Heath, of H2 Hair Salon in the Bredwood Arcade, Green End, has been shortlisted for the UK Hair and Beauty Awards in the "Hair Stylist of the Year" category.

Nathan explained that his business’ success comes from word of mouth and he is really excited for the event.


He said: “We have been opened since June 2021, and we are so busy all the time.

“It’s people’s word of mouth really – and I do love my job.”

The UK Hair and Beauty Awards community come together each year to celebrate the hair and beauty industry in style.

The annual VIP Red Carpet event entails of a once-in-a-lifetime experience with celebrity guests, hosts and entertainment, and can only be attended by invitation only.

Nathan added: “I am just really excited for the opportunity.

“In the salon I am more myself and I do me – and I think my clients like that.

“They like me for me – I am one of these that swears and has banter and I am just me.”

The UK Hair and Beauty Awards mission is to support businesses of all sizes, and expose all candidates to new opportunities via social media and in the hair and beauty world, no matter their financial or social status.

The Whitchurch salon has had to go through a process for entering the awards.

Nathan said: “We had to choose our categories and complete some forms – then we submitted them.

“But a lot of the work they do to select businesses happens behind the scenes.”

According to the official website , after the paperwork is submitted, a review will take place to determine whether the business and/or individual meets the entry requirements to qualify for Finalist Status.

H2 Hair Salon offers a wide range of services for men and women.

From cut and finish, to colouring and all sorts of treatments, the business has really grown since opening three years ago.

The event is set to take place in Birmingham and tickets are only available by request only, on tickets@hairanbeautyawards.co.uk.