It was a wet and windy November morning as Julie and Nicola boarded the train from Central Station to Kings Cross. They were on their way to M Hotel, where label.m’s annual awards ceremony was going to take place that night.
The weather may have been glum, but Julie and Nicola shone with excitement. But why?
Zazu Hair Design, Forest Hall, had been shortlisted for label.m Salon Retailer of the Year 2019 Award.
Label.m is a major global brand in hair and fashion. They are run by the same team behind Toni & Guy, who are arguably the salon world’s biggest name.
Over 7000 salons worldwide had entered the competition and Zazu were the only UK salon in the top three.
Representatives from 35 countries were going to be there on the night, including salons from Australia, Greece, Israel and Finland.
On the train, Julie’s mind cast back to when she first opened Zazu
“I opened Zazu myself 33 years ago. I set out with a dream that I wanted to be the best I could be, and I was determined to build a team that had my passion and determination.”
And Julie felt she’d achieved this. She was now on her way to win a global award with a world-leading brand.
Julie and Nicola were quietly confident
That’s because their salon was being judged on three things that they knew they excelled at:
The team at Zazu are like a family, and the fact they were representing a small, local salon from Forest Hall speaks of their motivation.
And as for education? Julie was also confident there:
“Label.m offer training courses and demos from stylists who create hair for the biggest shows in the fashion world. We take advantage of all of these to learn everything we can from the best in the industry so we can be the best we can possibly be. Soaking up this knowledge means we can offer our customers the best cut and style possible.”
On the night
The awards ceremony was a real who’s who of the salon and fashion world, but Julie and Nicola felt at home.
Zazu no stranger to the world stage: Nicola won Product Expert of the Year 2018.
Plus, Zazu’s Executive Stylist, Robbie Wilson, is a member of London Fashion Week’s official artistic team.
The glitzy event was a real celebration, and the time finally came for the main award: label.m Salon Retailer of the Year 2019.
If you’ve been to Zazu before, you’ll know that you get world-class service at our hair salon in Forest Hall.
Is it any surprise that Zazu were crowned the winner?
“This is the biggest thing to happen to Zazu. It fills me with such pride and love for everyone I work with, as well as the label.m family" - Julie Marshall, Zazu Hair Design Owner and Winner of Label.m Salon Retailer of the Year 2019.
And the best news? You can be part of this
Yes, now you can become one of the hundreds of happy customers we give this experience to.
All you have to do is book online, or call us on 01912681665 to book your first appointment.
And if you’re already one of our amazing customers, you can now tell your friends that you have your hair cut and styled by world award winning stylists – how good is that?
We look forward to seeing you.