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Mr Keith Hall MBE remembered in moving opening tribute


he biggest night of the year for KH Hair’s 22 salons was kicked off with a moving tribute to the Group's founder, Mr Keith Hall MBE.

Mr Hall, who passed away in May 2016 aged 94, was remembered by KH Hair's Managing Directors Darren Messias and Tim Fee who described him as a war hero, an exemplary business man, and true gentleman.

The tribute was followed by a show stopping catwalk by the KH Hair Art Team, before the 22 awards were given out to the Group's top performers.

The biggest award of the night came at the end of the evening as Darren and Tim announced that the West Bridgford salon were this year’s Salon Of The Year.

And, there were more celebrations for the West Bridgford team when they were chosen to receive the coveted Image of the Year Award, stylist Steve McEntee scooped the Individual Retail Award and the Salon Service Award with shared jointly with the Nottingham Salon who also scooped the Salon Highest Retail and Salon Highest Turnover Awards.

Salon Director of both the West Bridgford and Nottingham salons, Debbie McMenamin, said:  "I'm absolutely thrilled to have won so many awards across both the salons.  The wins are a true testament to our teams who work incredibly hard and support each other very closely and I'm extremely proud of every single one of them.  I would also like to say a huge thank you to all our loyal clients, without whom, we wouldn't be able to achieve so much."

Other big winners on the night included the KH Hair Long Eaton salon who walked away with the Salon Colour Award and the Salon Turnover Improvement Award. Salon stylist, Emma Davison, scored a personal hat trick by scooping a Master Colour Expert Award, the Individual Turnover Award and the prestigious Directors' Award - a special recognition award chosen by Darren and Tim.

KH Hair's apprentices weren't left out either as 1st Yr student Emily Dyer, 2nd Yr student Arif Arikan and 3rd Yr student Mollie Hovell were all recognised for their achievements. 

Darren Messias and Tim Fee said: “It's really great to have this opportunity to bring all our salon staff together to celebrate their achievements.  Once again, there were some really close-fought categories this year and our congratulations go to all the winners and runners up who thoroughly deserve this recognition."

Speaking about the opening tribute to the Group's founder, Darren said: "It was an honour to pay tribute to Mr Hall.  We were all incredibly saddened by his loss. The business would not be here today without his foresight and vision, and, even after his retirement, he remained a constant figure of inspiration and guidance throughout certainly our careers but also those of all 300 staff we have at KH Hair."

The event took place on 8 April at the Roundhouse in Derby city centre, hosting KH Hair’s 300+ staff with VIP guests from Wella and the company’s dedicated charity, ChildLine to which KH Hair recently handed £5,055 which was raised by the Group's salons throughout 2016.

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