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Welcome to the 2017 Health, Beauty and Wellness Awards Every year the health, beauty & wellness sector continues to evolve and grow rapidly. With new trends emerging and the demand for the very best service and products increasing, it is important to remember those working behind the scenes ensuring that their business succeeds within this vibrant industry. As such we have created the 2017 Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards as a celebration to the leading lights of this dynamic industry. Those whose innovative ways, tireless efforts and dedication has seen them achieve incredible accomplishments over the past 12-months and we believe that such success deserves an accolade to match.


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Best Boutique Hair Salon - London & LUX Recommended for Keratin Smoothing - UK - Kink Hair

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Best Cosmeceuticals Development Company &

Most Innovative Anti-Ageing Product Range: Platinum Care Series - UK- Glasgow - Janssen Cosmetics UK Best Boutique Hair & Beauty Salon - West London &

LUX Excellence Award for Body Treatments - UK- Jo Blu Salon Best Boutique Health & Beauty Salon - UK- Beau Beauty

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Best Boutique Beauty Clinic - London- Bellezza Clinic

Best Mindfulness & Self-Help Class Provider - Northern Ireland - Immeasurable Minds

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Best Hair Salon & LUX Excellence Award for Hair Extensions - West Yorkshire- NJK Hair

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Complementary Therapist of the Year 2017 &

Award for Excellence for Deep Tissue Massages - Tyne & Wear- Essential Thyme

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Best Hair & Beauty Salon - South Hampshire- Affinity Hair & Beauty

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Stress Reduction Specialists of the Year - North Carolina- Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic, LLC Best Aromatherapy & Skincare Products Provider - UK &

Best Beauty Oil Product: Rosehip Seed Oil- Sanatio Naturalis

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Best Natural Cosmetics Company - Home Counties &

Natural Cleanser of the Year 2017: Juniper Berry Cleanser & Tonic - UK- Rhodes to Heaven

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Baby Massage Therapist of the Year - London - Hands 4 Healing Complementary Therapy and Training Centre Holistic Therapist of the Year 2017 - Devon - The Healing Space Best Personal Training System- G-WerxÂŽ Fitness

Best Muslim Family Support Training NPO - West Midlands &

Excellence Award for Child Wellbeing Advice - UK- Approachable Parenting Best Medical & Aesthetic Technologies Company - UK &

Excellence Award for Non-Invasive Fat Removal Device: Lipofirm Pro - Advanced Esthetic Solutions Limited

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Best Luxury Natural Soap Company - UK &

Bathing Product of the Year: Cornish Salty Seaweed Aromatherapy Bath Salts- Sapooni Ltd

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Best Skincare & Beauty Therapy Provider - Essex & LUX Excellence Award for UV Tanning - UK - Koocachoo Best Hair & Beauty Salon - Kirklees - Envious


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“Operating in a fashion dominated market means that Kink Hair has to offer clients the very latest services, which would not be possible without a workforce who were committed to constantly developing” 4 LUX - Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards 2017

Best Boutique Hair Salon – London & LUX Recommended for Keratin Smoothing - UK


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Best Boutique Hair Salon – London & LUX Recommended for Keratin Smoothing - UK Kink Hair is boutique hair salon based in London. We invited Laura from the salon to talk us through the range of services the salon provides. Established in in 2007 by salon owner Theo Silveston Kink Hair embodies his vision to create an environment where all his clients could enjoy a relaxed, family atmosphere together with being provided with a high-end service. Laura discusses how the salon works to achieve this vision and offer clients the very highest standard of service. “Here at Kink Hair, we work with a range of clients from our regular weekly blow drys, to clients looking for on trend cuts and colours and we also complete celebrity hair for events. We offer a full range of hair treatments, including conditioning treatments and keratin smoothing all the way to hair extensions. We attend seminars on the latest products to the market, ensuring we can help our clients achieve the healthy hair they want to maintain. “To ensure that we offer the very highest standards of service, we have developed a salon protocol to enable our staff to offer a consistent service across the whole salon, from apprentice to style director. We have regular team meetings to discuss how we can improve our service and also complete client questionnaires to help us identify any areas we may need to improve on.”

to make sure this particular area of the hairdressing industry was being fulfilled to a high level in our salon. This involved further training, sampling a wider range of products and ensuring we were prepared for these requests.” Looking ahead, Kink Hair will be seeking to grow and develop in order to offer clients the service they expect, as Laura concludes proudly. “The biggest development within the hairdressing industry is actually more to do with the level of service clients now expect. Since the recession, people are happy to spend money as long as they feel they get complete value and satisfaction. This means that salons can no longer amble through their days and more focus needs to be on client retention and satisfaction. With so many hair salons for clients to choose from, making sure all aspects of the client’s visit is perfect is imperative to ensuring we are trading for another ten years and more.”

Operating in a fashion dominated market means that Kink Hair has to offer clients the very latest services, which would not be possible without a workforce who were committed to constantly developing, as Laura explains. “Kink is made up of a team of passionate and enthusiastic individuals, from the apprentices we train, through to the stylists, colourists, managers and director. Everyone’s main focus is the quality of work we provide for our clients and pushing ourselves to be constantly improving in our roles. “For example, one of the biggest trends of the last year was rainbow coloured hair. This is something that has increasingly become popular and it meant we had to review the service we were offering in order

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Best Cosmeceuticals Development Company – UK & Most Innovative Anti-Ageing Product Range: Platinum Care Series - UK

Company: Janssen Cosmetics UK Contact: Krestyna Batty Contact Email: krestyna. batty@janssen-cosmetics. com Address: Suite 3, Business Office Solutions, 112 -114 Market St, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3AY, UK Phone: 01942 252873 Web Address: www.janssencosmetics.com

Best Cosmeceuticals Development Company & Most Innovative Anti-Ageing Product Range: Platinum Care Series - UK Janssen Cosmetics is an international cosmeceutical development firm offering a wide range of products. We invited Krestyna Batty to tell us more about the firm and its innovative solutions. For almost 20 years, the Janssen Cosmetics family have been creating a range of outstanding products. Today the firm are the original cosmeceutical brand that is now sold in over 80 countries worldwide. Krestyna outlines the range of products the firm offers and explains the unique features that have helped drive Janssen Cosmetics to the success it enjoys today. “Here at Janssen Cosmetics, we offer the broadest selection of FDA approved skin and body care products to treat all skin types. Our products are scientifically proven to deliver outstanding results, and our pharmacy grade ingredients are stronger and more efficient than those used by some of our competitors. As such, there is less contamination in the ingredients of the products because they are purer. This means there is less chance of irritation for the client’s skin and we guarantee visible results. If clients prefer natural products we offer a Biocosmetics, Vegan approved range too.” This innovative range of products are sold through selected professional skin care clinics and salons. Our customers only have to stock what suits them – they don’t have to carry the entire range. What also sets us apart is that we are the only skin care company worldwide that offers CIBTAC Professional Endorsed Training qualifications for our skin care therapists professional development free of charge.”

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Overall the future looks bright for Janssen Cosmetics as the firm approaches a milestone anniversary, as Krestyna is proud to conclude. “Looking forward, Janssen Cosmetics has a very exciting future ahead. We are proud to announce that on June 28th 2017 in Vienna we are celebrating 20 years of Janssen Cosmetics. Our distributors from around the globe will travel to Austria to join in the celebrations together with the Janssen Cosmetics family and here we will launch our newest Mature Skin treatment range of cosmetics, designed on the very latest scientific research and an innovative new treatment complex developed in the laboratories of Dr Sacher.”

“Our products are scientifically proven to deliver outstanding results, and our pharmacy grade ingredients are stronger and more efficient than those used by some of our competitors”


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Best Boutique Hair & Beauty Salon - West London & LUX Excellence Award for Body Treatments - UK

Company: Jo Blu Salon Contact: Jo Contact Email: info@ joblusalon.co.uk Address: 11 Grove Park Road, Chiswick, London, W4 3RS, UK Phone: 020 8996 0616 Website: http://www. joblusalon.co.uk/index.php

Best Boutique Hair & Beauty Salon - West London & LUX Excellence Award for Body Treatments - UK Jo Blu Salon is a hair and beauty salon based in Chiswick, London and offering a wide variety of treatments to her thriving clientele. Founder Jo opened Jo Blu Salon in Chiswick in 2006 after managing and teaching for one of the biggest brands in the hairdressing industry. This soon became west London’s favourite boutique salon, attracting a full clientele and boasting many celebrities. A few years later the salon expanded when Jo created a fabulous Beauty section bringing in fantastic beauticians and now more recently further expansion and rebranding. The team has grown with each new member bringing their own artistic individuality and experience into the salon. All this succeeding Jo’s aim of providing a calm and welcoming salon experience enjoyed by the salons thriving clientele. Offering a wide range of treatments including hair colouring, cuts, extensions and occasion hair as well as facials, waxing and massaging, the salon now

supports a wide range of clients who enjoy the variety of treatments as well as the excellent service and outcome. Overall, Jo Blu Salon remains dedicated to offering the very highest standards of treatment and service to its clients, and moving forward maintaining these high standards will remain the salon’s ongoing focus.

“ The team has grown with each new member bringing their own artistic individuality and experience into the salon” LUX - Health, Beauity & Wellness Awards 2017 7


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Best Boutique Health & Beauty Salon - UK

Company: Beau Beauty Contact: Sarah Contact Email: beau.beauty@live.co.uk Address: UNIT L - Station Building, Llanidloes, Wales, SY18 6EB, UK Phone: 01686 412 935

Best Boutique Health & Beauty Salon - UK Beau Beauty is a small boutique Beauty Salon offering a wide selection of beauty, massage and holistic treatments within a glamorous, sumptuous environment. We profile the firm to learn more. Established in 2011 by a young 21 year old Sarah Clark-Jones Beau Beauty, is a unique beauty and wellness salon situated in the picturesque small town of Llanidloes, Powys. Sarah founded the firm after leaving Mid-Wales to build her career and experience in London, when she decided it was time to introduce luxury beauty treatments back home in rural Wales, where beauty and wellness treatments were still considered a luxury rather than essential. Since inception Beau has continued to grow from strength to strength, offering some of the most highly appraised product brands and treatments available in the country. Because of this, we have a very wide client base, ranging from young working professionals & holiday tourists to rural farming housewives; and a large selection of beauty, massage & holistic treatments to suit all ages, requirements and budgets. Offering a similar list of treatment services to many other salons, which includes facials, massages and various beauty treatments, Beau Beauty has prided itself with its unique luxurious approach to treatments and therapies. This enables the salon to stand out from its competition and receive continuous repeat custom. A little luxury goes along way, and small

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touches such as heated treatment couches and towels, personalised aroma, individual treatments from thorough consultation and post treatment refreshments and in depth aftercare have enabled Beau to become an Award Winning salon, standing apart from its local competitors. As well as paying attention to all the small details and touches around the salon, as therapists all the staff at Beau are dedicated to offering the best experience to customers they are able provide. This is normally through thorough consultations, a warm welcoming attitude and an on-going desire to improve and learn on all treatments and skills constantly. Looking ahead, Beau Beauty will continue to expand and develop as it seeks to build upon its current success. As well as introducing more gorgeous treatments, the salon will be introducing the gorgeous new brand Caudalie into the salon, a natural luxurious product company which has been developed from a French vineyard in Bordeaux- with its own unique concept of Vinotherapie. Whilst working with Caudalie Sarah and her team hope to expand client knowledge even further into natural beauty, increasing retail sales dramatically in their new shop front salon.


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Best Boutique Beauty Clinic - London

Company: Bellezza Clinic Contact: Sebastiano Accaputo Contact Email: info@ bellezzaclinic.com Address: Bellezza Clinic 2 Wimpole Street W1G0EB London Phone: 07916565280

Best Boutique Beauty Clinic - London Bellezza Clinic is a London based boutique beauty clinic chain offering a wide range of treatments. We invited Founder Sebastiano Accaputo to tell us more about the clinic and the range of services it provides.

Bellezza Clinic is run by Sebastiano and his wife Maria, both of whom are committed to excellence and making their clients happy. There are two locations; one clinic is in the prestigious central area of Oxford Street, the other is in West London, Chiswick. Sebastiano explains more about the philosophy behind this innovative clinic.

“To ensure that we always offer the most cutting edge treatments, at Bellezza Clinic, we make it our business to stay ahead of the game. We constantly assess new procedures and choose only those that deliver the best results for our clients. We aspire to help people reach ultimate beauty in its most natural, authentic form.

“Here at Bellezza, we see the world and its people in all their beauteousness and named our clinic accordingly. The perception of aesthetics is innate in us. This is the reason Italian style is so popular worldwide. Our mission is to enhance our client’s natural form and help them achieve their most gorgeous and confident self.

“Currently we offer a wide range of treatments including Botox, fillers, Mesobotox and rejuvenation peels.”

“During the individual consultations we provide, we advise on all appropriate options. We assess specific needs and make tailored recommendations. With deep care, we address the needs of our clients as a priority.” The world of beauty is constantly changing. New treatments are developed and existing treatments are refined constantly, and as such clinics such as Bellezza have to develop accordingly, as Sebastiano discusses.

Looking ahead, Bellezza Clinic will be looking to continue with this innovative and proactive approach in order to support an even wider range of clients.

“ We aspire to help people reach ultimate beauty in its most natural, authentic form” LUX - Health, Beauity & Wellness Awards 2017 9


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Best Mindfulness & Self-Help Class Provider - Northern Ireland

Company: Immeasurable Minds Contact: Bridgeen Rea Contact Email: mindfulmind@outlook.com Address: 5 The Cedars, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0SR, UK Phone: 0044 7981623566 Website: www.immeasurableminds.co.uk

Best Mindfulness & Self-Help Class Provider - Northern Ireland Immeasurable Minds teaches mindfulness and wellbeing to support clients through the stressful modern world. Bridgeen Rea tells us more about the firm and the range of services it provides.

Immeasurable Minds runs classes and retreats across Northern Ireland, as well as offering corporate workshops, taster sessions and courses. Bridgeen discusses the attributes which make her services unique and ensure that clients receive the best possible support at all times. “Through Immeasurable Minds I am the only person in Northern Ireland with a Masters in Mindfulness Based Approaches from Bangor University, Wales. I am also the only Northern Irish person to be accredited and trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion from the Centre for Mindfulness Self-Compassion. To reassure clients that they are getting the best possible service, I am UK Network Registered and am currently Centra NI’s Mindfulness Ambassador.” Ultimately, Immeasurable Minds is leading the field in Mindfulness Teaching in Northern Ireland, and moving forward Bridgeen is keen to build upon the firm’s current success and grow even further, as she proudly concludes. “Looking ahead, I think the market for mindfulness and self-compassion courses and retreats will only increase as the world people live in becomes ever more stressful so immeasurable minds are well equipped to help. I hope in the future to offer online courses and am excited for this development.”

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“ Ultimately, Immeasurable Minds is leading the field in Mindfulness Teaching in Northern Ireland, and moving forward Bridgeen is keen to build upon the firm’s current success and grow even further”


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Best Hair Salon & LUX Excellence Award for Hair Extensions - West Yorkshire Company: NJK Hair Contact: Nicola Kang Contact Email: njkhair@sky.com Address: 56 Heaton Road, Gledholt, Huddersfield, HD1 4HZ, UK Phone: 07853 414530 Website: mobilehairdresserhuddersfield.co.uk

Best Hair Salon & LUX Excellence Award for Hair Extensions - West Yorkshire NJK hair is a dedicated specialist in extensions, styling, cutting, Brazilian blow dry and colouring including OLAPEX with over 20 years’ experience in lady’s hairdressing. We profile the firm to find out more. NJK Hair was established in 2002, after the owner Nicola Jayne Kang gave birth to her daughter, she wanted to have a business that would be able to run around family lifestyle so NJK Hair became freelance to start with. To date NJK Hair have a large clientele base and have people coming from all over the country to her boutique salon. One of the unique benefits of NJK Hair is that clients are seen on a one to one basis in a very private setting in Huddersfield. Nicola has over 20 years’ experience in hairdressing and has been doing hair extensions since 2009. Hair extensions are probably one of the main things she is well known for in Huddersfield, people travel from as far as London and Liverpool to have hair extensions fitted by NJK Hair. Nicola only works with top luxurious brands of hair suppliers making sure her clients receive the best quality. NJK Hair’s main supplier is Beauty Works; who work with many celebrities including the Kardashians. NJK Hair has a passion and pride for making sure hair extensions are fitted correctly and safely every time. For clients looking to achieve salon quality hair at home, the salon has its own branded products where

clients can purchase hair extensions shampoo, conditioner and styling products they have also branded their own products that works beautifully with their keratin hair treatment, sulphate free shampoo and conditioners. The firm has the most experience in Huddersfield when it comes to keratin hair treatments. After testing several different keratin hair treatment over the years, they have used the brand Eternity List since 2009, the hair treatment keeps your hair smooth and silky for around 4 months, clients come back time and time again for this treatment. Ultimately, NJK Hair believes it success lies with giving clients a fantastic consultation so both client and hairdresser never confused about the outcome they are wanting to achieve, we also believe in giving the client a first class experience every time they come in, never taking any clients for granted and always having their interest first. NJK Hair have an open, honest and very welcoming approach for me this is one of the main reasons why clients come back time after time.

Over the next few years in NJK Hair intends on expanding their own brand making their products

available to purchase over the Internet and adding more variety including styling products.

“ Ultimately, NJK Hair believes it success lies with giving clients a fantastic consultation so both client and hairdresser never confused about the outcome they are wanting to achieve..” LUX - Health, Beauity & Wellness Awards 2017 11


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Complementary Therapist of the Year 2017 & Award for Excellence for Deep Tissue Massages - Tyne & Wear

Company: Essential Thyme Contact: Sandra Hope Contact Email: essential_thyme@aol.co.uk Address: 2nd Floor, 2 Osborne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2AA, UK Phone: 0044 790 627 9749 Web Address: essential-thyme.co.uk

Complementary Therapist of the Year 2017 & Award for Excellence for Deep Tissue Massages - Tyne & Wear Essential Thyme is an innovative massage therapy firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We invited Founder Sandra Hope to talk us through the firm and how it works to change clients’ lives for the better through its massage therapy services. Established in 2012, Essential Thyme offers a range of different massage techniques from Clinical Aromatherapy to Sports Massage. Each client has their session tailor to suit their needs on the day and this can include a range of the techniques within the one session to give the client maximum benefit from their sessions rather than just sticking to one type. Sandra discusses the increased popularity of massages and how she caters for a diverse range of clients as a result. “Here at Essential Thyme, we work with a wide variety of clients, both male and female, who have a range of issues such as tight or injuries muscles from sport related activities to client who are looking for a way to help them cope with pain and symptom management from chronic and complex medical conditions and this covers both younger and older clients alike. “More people are now starting to realise just how beneficial regular massage can be for both mind and body and it is not just a pamper session or treat as can be seen by some. Massage is the only service offered at Essential Thyme as I feel I want to specialise in this field to give my clients the maximum benefit from their sessions. Clients can receive a gentle relaxing massage to a deep tissue/ sports massage as well as being trained in specialist massage for pregnancy as well.” As massage continues to grow in popularity, Sandra is seeking to diversify her business and expand

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into new areas such as training, as she proudly concludes. “With regards to the future, I am currently looking into developing workshops around the different therapies I offer and how they can be incorporated into everyday life at home for clients to use inbetween appointments, as well as introducing other areas of the business such as mindfulness and story massage which I am also training in teaching. These new avenues will offer me many great opportunities to grow.”

“ Ultimately, Immeasurable Minds is leading the field in Mindfulness Teaching in Northern Ireland, and moving forward Bridgeen is keen to build upon the firm’s current success and grow even further”


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Best Hair & Beauty Salon - South Hampshire

Company: Affinity Hair & Beauty Contact: Anne Brindley Contact Email: affinity.hb@virginmedia.com Address: 1-2 Stokesway, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1PE, UK Phone: 023 9250 2322

Best Hair & Beauty Salon - South Hampshire Affinity Hair & Beauty is a luxurious salon based in Gosport. We spoke to Anne Brindley to find out more.

Founded in 1997, Affinity Hair & Beauty started out as a Beauty Salon and added on the hair salon seven years later. Anne outlines what sets the firm apart and marks it out as the best option for its diverse range of clients, who range from mums, working professionals to retired people. “What sets Affinity Hair & Beauty apart from many of our other competitors is the range of beauty treatments we offer including our most advanced technical services of IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatments for Hair and Thread Vein removal, NonSurgical face lifting and Micro-Dermabrasion, and always keeping up to date with current trends.” Staff are vital in any service profession, and in a salon they are never more so. Anne outlines how the firm supports staff to ensure that they receive the very best experience every time they visit.

Operating in such a competitive industry, the salon is constantly seeking to grow and improve, as Anne proudly concludes. “Looking ahead, I believe the focus/trends this coming year will be different hair colouring techniques, Balayage, free hand colouring, holographic colours, with Beauty, different Eyebrows and Sparkly/floral Make up. We have also noticed clients wanting a more natural approach to skincare/ facial treatments all of which we have embraced. “Overall, with so much competition Affinity Hair & Beauty is constantly looking at ways to improve, we have recently had a complete refurbishment and we are looking into offering some new treatments and getting the team on some new motivating courses.”

“To ensure excellence at all times we have always put great importance on Customer Care, as such we aim to provide them with the very highest standards of care by supporting our employees. When we employ a new member of staff, they will initially ‘shadow’ another member of the team so that they can see how we treat/speak to the clients, we have an employee’s handbook with an ‘Ode to Customer Care’ displayed in the staff room.”

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Stress Reduction Specialists of the Year - North Carolina

Company: Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic, LLC Contact: Melanie Berry Contact Email: melanie. berry@cbfclinic.com Address: 106 Oakley Avenue Suite 300, Pineville, NC, 28134, USA Phone: 001 888 317 5605 Website: cbfclinic.com/

Stress Reduction Specialists of the Year - North Carolina Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic, LLC, provides a specialized type of Behavioral Medicine using the very latest in cutting-edge neuroscience technology and time-tested, evidence-based, non-invasive, drug-free techniques to improve the lives of people struggling with a wide variety of symptoms ranging from chronic pain to stress and trauma related conditions to cognitive and attention deficits, as well as individuals wanting to train their brain to their maximum potential. We profile the firm to find out more. Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic utilises a wide range of techniques including microcurrent therapy, HRV Biofeedback, and Neurofeedback (also called EEG Biofeedback, Neurotherapy, or “brain training”). Clients learn how to recognize and self-correct dysregulation of both body and brain. They can choose from skill-based, interventional, or brain training approaches to relieve symptoms affecting the autonomic nervous system and to reach their optimum self. The Biofeedback and neurofeedback techniques the clinic offers provide the kind of evidence-based practice established by health care. “Evidence-based practice” is a process of using the best evidence, preferably research findings, to guide delivery of health services and to guide treatment approaches. Many biofeedback applications have been tested and proven, both in research and in practice, and rely on well-developed professional standards and guidelines for competent practice. According to such rigorous standards, two prominent biofeedback associations (AAPB and ISNR) commissioned a task force to develop official standards for research methodology,

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and to establish the types of research required for five levels of efficacy (effectiveness) for specific conditions or symptoms. The report that evolved from that effort continues to guide practitioners in the credible application biofeedback interventions for specific conditions, which Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic implements in order to support its clients. Overall, thanks to Carolinas Biofeedback Clinic clients learn how to recognize and self-correct dysregulation of both body and brain. They can choose from skillbased, interventional, and brain-training approaches to relieve symptoms affecting the autonomic nervous system to ultimately reach their full potential.

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Best Aromatherapy & Skincare Products Provider – UK & Best Beauty Oil Product: Rosehip Oil

Company: Sanatio Naturalis Contact: Valerie Contact Email: info@ sanationaturalis.com Web Address: www.sanationaturalis.com Facebook: www.facebook. com/sanatiobeauty Instagram: www.instagram. com/sanationaturalis/ Twitter: twitter.com/ SanatioBeauty

Best Aromatherapy & Skincare Products Provider – UK & Best Beauty Oil Product: Rosehip Oil Sanatio Naturalis is an innovative natural oils provider dedicated to creating essentially luxurious, beautiful products using ancient methods, that will help to improve the skins’ quality and health as well as giving the user feelings of wellbeing. We profile the firm and its product range to find out more. Aromatherapy uses essential plant oils to assist the body’s natural ability to balance, heal and maintain itself. Nourishing and revitalizing the skin, the body and the spirit. Sanatio Naturalis is pure beauty, based on the healing properties of nature. Sanatio Naturalis was started with a deep desire and a mission to share therapeutic grade, guaranteed pure, finest essential oils, beauty oils and floral waters. The firm is committed to providing only the purest therapeutic quality natural oils, a brand that people can trust. Exquisite raw materials are the secret of success for Sanatio Naturalis. Sourcing only the highest quality ingredients, cultivating plants throughout the world for their exceptional properties, it carefully ensuring that the customers only enjoy the very finest essential oils, their outstanding therapeutic efficiency and depth of fragrance. Sanatio Naturalis works directly with local farmers and artisan distillers, whose values align with nature, dedicated to using only traditional, long, slow distillation processes to provide the purest essences from as far afield as India and Brazil. Extracted from the seeds of rosehips grown in Chile, Sanatio Naturalis finest rosehip beauty oil is naturally rich in essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6), fatty acid (omega 9), antioxidants and vitamins. This lightweight, non-greasy luxurious oil helps to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, fine lines

and wrinkles. With regular use, it deeply conditions skin, improving firmness and elasticity and promoting a clear, even skin tone. Pure and natural, nourishing, regenerating and replenishing the skin’s moisture levels. It leaves the skin feeling soft, smooth, radiant and glowing. With no synthetic fragrances, the oils are directly derived from plants and are entirely natural delivering their own unique therapeutic and aromatherapeutic properties. No parabens or any other preservatives, no animal ingredients or animal testing ensures that everyone can enjoy these sumptuous products. Additionally, French-born Danièle Ryman, one of the world’s leading aromatherapy expert worked with Sanatio Naturalis to help create their select range of carefully designed products. Made in the UK and packaged in beautiful lapis lazuli blue glass and luxurious white boxes, these sumptuous products will make ideal gifts, and buyers can visit the Sanatio Naturalis website to view the full range.

“ The firm is committed to providing only the purest therapeutic quality natural oils, a brand that people can trust” LUX - Health, Beauity & Wellness Awards 2017 15


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Best Natural Cosmetics Company - Home Counties & Natural Cleanser of the Year 2017: Juniper Berry Cleanser & Tonic - UK

Company: Rhodes to Heaven Name: Annabel Rhodes Email: info@ rhodestoheaven.com Address: The Granary, Upham Farm, Upham, Hampshire, SO32 1JD Web Address: www. rhodestoheaven.com

“...the firm’s product range is extremely natural and organic, combining the best ingredients for maximum benefit” Best Natural Cosmetics Company - Home Counties & Natural Cleanser of the Year 2017: Juniper Berry Cleanser & Tonic - UK Rhodes to Heaven is a pioneering skincare which was one of the first to be free from Parabens, Petrolatum and Sles. We profile the firm to explore the secrets

Established in 2002, Rhodes to Heaven have been meticulously developing and perfecting their range, making sure only the best natural and organic ingredients are used in their products. The firm’s products harness the power of nature to achieve long term healthy, radiant and younger looking skin. The Rhodes to Heaven team have always been ahead of most skincare market trends – for years, staying clear of cheap and sometimes harmful ingredients such as Parabens and Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS) - a foaming agent, and exactly the same product that is used to degrease car engines. In the same way SLS dissolves the grease on cars, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate also dissolves and strips the natural oils on our skin. If someone suffers with eczema or any other dry skin condition, they will see an improvement in their skin just by avoiding SLS. Additionally, Rhodes to Heaven were also one of the first skincare companies to recognise the damage certain nasties such as ‘micro-beads’ can do to the environment - so they have always opted for organic and natural ingredients that care for not only our skin, but for the world around us. As such, the firm’s product range is extremely natural and organic, combining the best ingredients for

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maximum benefit – for example their best selling Facial Rescue Moisturiser carefully blends Wild Sea Fennel, Anise, Almond and Maca Root extracts with Evening Primrose Oil, Avocado, Olive and Coconut Oils; when combined – it helps regenerate, plump, add radiance, reduce wrinkles and to revitalise and lift. A truly All-in-One moisturiser that has an extremely loyal following and countless testimonials. Recently, the firm relaunched its website, and now, as well as offering some expert tips, they have also ensured customers can buy and receive their products as quickly possible - wherever they are in the UK (either by purchasing directly via their own website – or through Amazon). When a client makes a purchase directly via their website – they are automatically enrolled to a regular newsletter, which provides further advice and automatically notifies them of any special offers that are relevant to their previous online baskets. This focus on education ensures that clients always know exactly what they are buying and fully understand the benefits. This is also achieved thanks to the expertise of the firm’s dedicated staff. Due to the company size of Rhodes to Heaven, they are able to offer a very personal service, offering bespoke advice that truly cares about each and every one of their customers. Most of the staff that help with the sales of their products are familiar promoters or beauticians, both of which personally (and regularly) use the company’s products. This means they are extremely

familiar with what to tell others and their product knowledge is incredible, because they are genuinely passionate about the brand. Rhodes to Heaven promote an extremely open and honest culture and hold regular meetings to always promote and ensure open communication, which means they are on the same page when it comes to the firm’s aims. It is the extreme passion and love for natural skincare that hold all of the staff, promoters and beauticians together - and that will definitely be key in delivering the company’s upcoming big ambitions. Looking ahead, the next year will be particularly exciting for Rhodes to Heaven as they have been thinking long and hard about the brand name and engaging with their existing customer base. Consumers are increasingly becoming more health conscious, looking for bespoke (and increasingly organic) products – that are specifically beneficial and suitable to individual skin care needs; men and women are also becoming much more aware of the ingredients that go into skincare products, and what impact excess packaging has on the environment. In order to appeal to a wider audience and really highlight their natural and organic ingredients, the company will be rebranding to the name ‘Rhodes Organic’ which will potentially include a new men’s range and further new lines.


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Company: Hands 4 Healing Complementary Therapy and Training Centre Contact: Diane Tyrrell Contact Email: hands4healing@uwclub.net Address: 46 Guysfield Drive South Hornchurch Rainham, Essex, RM13 7AJ, UK Phone: 07792 423502 Web Address: hands-4healing.co.uk

Baby Massage Therapist of the Year - London Hands 4 Healing Complementary Therapy and Training Centre is the company of dedicated massage therapist Diane Tyrrell. We invited her to tell us more about her work. Hands 4 Healing provides a wide range of therapies including aromatherapy massage, Swedish massage, Indian head massage, hopi ear candling, Thai foot massage, reflexology, reiki, hot stone massage therapy, Thai herb compress massage, angelic reiki and reiki. Diane outlines how she works to ensure that clients receive the therapy and support they need when they visit her. “Personally, I am dedicated to improving and maintaining the most important aspects of life: health in mind, body and soul. I am a fully qualified practitioner and have been practicing for over 18 years both privately and for the NHS. I have continued to further my knowledge through various professional, certified organizations. “From a purpose-built treatment room that offers complete privacy, I ensure that enough time is allowed so that clients never feel rushed and thoroughly enjoy every part of their visit from start to finish. I offer an ongoing aftercare service so that I can be contacted if a client is unsure about any part of the treatment that they have received. I now specialise in Infertility and women’s health problems, with Aromatherapy products and Reflexology. “Additionally, I also run a successful fully accredited training centre where I offer training in all of the above treatments plus Anatomy & Physiology, Teacher Training, First Aid, Paediatric First Aid and Business Studies. These courses are run either on

a one to one or group basis, with each student being given the opportunity to learn at their own pace in order to achieve their goals. I offer a payment plan so that students can pay at an affordable cost to themselves. My methods of teaching vary from individual to individual to ensure the learner fully understands the course. Prior to taking on a course I offer the opportunity for them to meet with me (free of charge) and discuss the course and commitment so they are fully aware of the work involved. All courses carry ongoing support even after the course has been completed.” Among Diane’s service offering is her award winning baby massages, which she is keen to discuss in more detail. “As testimony to the level of excellence I offer, most of my work is from recommendations or from my website. I love every aspect of my work as I know it greatly enhances my client’s wellbeing, or gives my students the skills they require to run their own businesses. Baby massage, which is a wonderful skill to pass on to parents and their families, enables wellbeing for baby and equips both the adults and their baby to lead a more stress free, calming life, and a bond which lasts a lifetime if the massage is continued The Baby Massage course is taught around a baby’s needs, in a relaxed manner .” Looking ahead, Diane is keen to support more clients and provide a more specialist service in order to meet

the needs of those she supports, as she proudly concludes. “The future aims of my business are to have a larger premise to train people at with therapists working there, enjoying their work and earning a living. I can then specialise in the main services which I offer of baby massage, first aid, reflexology for IVF, which has helped many couples have babies, and other ailments. Also do aromatherapy bespoke treatments for individuals in a variety of cases. At present I am treating a soldier with Post Traumatic Stress and other injuries, free of charge, which is helping him enormously. I would love to do more of this work, as I find it very rewarding and it is not all about money.”

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Holistic Therapist of the Year 2017 - Devon

Company: The Healing Space Contact: Hilda Kalap Contact Email: hilda@ thehealingspace.global Address: Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5DA Phone: 0044 7983216793 Web address: www. thehealingspace.global

Holistic Therapist of the Year 2017 - Devon The Healing Space is an innovative holistic therapy centre run by experienced healer Hilda Kalap. We profile this Devon-based therapist and the services she offers. The Healing Space was established two years ago when its founder Hilda Kalap was living in Bristol. After two decades spent working as a journalist and public relations consultant for organisations such as the Red Cross, where she visited countries affected by conflict and natural disaster, Hilda decided to retrain as a complementary health therapist in her mid40s. In 2013 she embarked on a training programme with renowned American energy healer Donna Eden, author of best-selling ‘Energy Medicine’.

chronic pain, chronic fatigue, hormonal imbalances, dementia, osteoporosis, stress, anxiety, depression, Parkinson’s disease and eating disorders. The majority of clients are female but increasingly she is seeing male clients in her practice. She works from two central Totnes locations: the Totnes Natural Health Centre and Ola Chiropractic.

Following two years of study in Eden Energy Medicine (EEM), Hilda qualified as an EEM Certified Practitioner in March 2015, one of the first tranche of 80 practitioners to qualify in Europe.

The former is a charity that operates a donation system which allows those who cannot afford the normal complementary health rates to choose what they can pay ranging from £14 for an hour long session. It ties in with Hilda’s ethos of making healing accessible to as many people as possible. Ola Chiropractic is where she runs her private practice.

She was then inspired to continue her EEM studies for a further year which involved completing 100 case sessions and attending two workshops specialising in heart health and cancer. On completion of this additional study, last year Hilda qualified as an EEM Clinical Practitioner and moved her health practice to Totnes in Devon. EEM uses simple yet profound techniques that work directly with nine energy systems in the body to address energy blockages and activate the body’s natural healing abilities.

Aside from EEM she is also trained in massage, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), matrix re-imprinting, reiki and nutrition. This breadth of knowledge is what she brings to each session with a client and which makes The Healing Space offering so unique. Hilda is also able to work via Skype and so can offer consultations nationally and internationally. Her ability to speak Russian and French fluently means she will be offering online courses within those countries next year.

It combines concepts and procedures from ancient healing traditions such as traditional Chinese medicine with contemporary scientific understanding of health and healing. The aim is to empower people to heal themselves and at the heart of it is a simple five-minute daily energy routine that helps to balance the body’s energies for better health.

As well as running her own practice Hilda has built her brand by working with partner organisations such as organic specialist Neal’s Yard Remedies, national sports and fitness provider MoveGB and Total Wellness Club. She has also volunteered as a massage therapist at the last two Glastonbury Festivals, working in the Disability Field, which is testimony to her commitment to giving back to the community and supporting people through healing.

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Within the holistic healing market, Hilda hopes that The Outsiders charity, who organise massage in the Disability Field, succeed in their campaign for the Disability Field to get its own stage at the Festival. “I saw how much mud and rain there was last year and how hard it was for people to leave the field to get to the music. It’s about time things were a little easier for those with disabilities.” Alongside this, Hilda would also like to see more and swifter integration between complementary and allopathic medicine. “Increasingly I am seeing people who say I don’t want to be on this medication for the rest of my life, I’m young and there are side effects. I work part time within an occupational therapy team in a mental health hospital and I would like to see more treatments offered to the patients there – not just medication, psychiatry and CBT for example but Emotional Freedom Techniques – which I have seen to be effective amongst my client group for issues such as low self-esteem, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, weight loss and phobias. If EFT could be included within the NICE guidelines, then it would be better accepted within the NHS and there would be more funding for it”. Looking ahead, this summer Hilda will be teaching about the impact of electromagnetic fields and some ways to diffuse their effects using energy medicine. She is also publishing her first children’s picture book on the theme of mindfulness.


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Best Personal Training System: G-Werx®

Company: G-Werx® Fitness Contact: Diana Broschka and Phil Martens Email: diana@gwerx.com or info@gwerx.com Address: 428 S. 2nd Street #100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 USA 612.767.4415 Web Address: www.gwerx.com/ downtown-minneapolis Location 2: 820 W. 50th Street Minneapolis, MN 55419 USA 612.345.5455 Web Address: www.gwerx.com/ south-minneapolis/

Best Personal Training System: G-Werx® G-Werx® Fitness is a group personal training concept founded by Phil Martens. We invited Diana Broschka to tell us more about the firm and its proprietary service. Drawing on the immense expertise of Founder Phil Martens and Diana Broschka, G-Werx offers training that is applicable and adaptable across genders and generations, ensuring that anyone can utilize this innovative system, as Diana explains. “Our proven and patented G-Werx System is group personal training that combines machine, free weight and functional exercises in a circuit training format.” The G-Werx Machine is the versatile tool that makes the G-Werx Training Methodology possible. G-Werx Training is one of only a handful of fitness methodologies ever patented.

Founder and Inventor Phil Martens conceived the machine concept in 1999 and the training methodology in 2004. There are currently two studios utilizing the techniques in Minneapolis, one operated by Martens and the other by Diana. Together the pair co-authored the training methodology toolkit working together for 10 years to position the company for growth. Group personal training broadens the opportunity for consumers to receive supervised instruction at prices sustainable long-term, ensuring both quality service and value for money.

Looking ahead, Diana foresees greater focus by consumers on the health benefits of strength training beyond the aesthetics of weight loss. Research as outlined in the Time Magazine article “Why Weight Training Is Ridiculously Good For You” (June 2017) reinforces that “When we add strength...almost every health outcome improves.” At G-Werx Fitness, our primary goal is to improve more lives with long-term strength training that is safe and effective for clients.

G-Werx Training incorporates many of the fitness trends identified by ACSM each year so clients ranging in ages from 20’s through 80’s receive unmatched fitness benefits by participating. ACSM’s top 20 fitness trends include, but limited to, Body weight training, Strength training, Group training, Personal training, Fitness programs for older adults, Functional fitness, Group personal training, Circuit training, and Flexibility. G-Werx incorporates many benefits when delivering workouts. “To ensure excellence at all times, our staff who are both studio operators and trainers manage all aspects of client interactions for the studios they lead. We have a very detailed fitness methodology governed by the G-Werx Toolkit Martens and Broschka coauthored. Our Team is required to master all aspects of our G-Werx methodology.”

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Best Muslim Family Support Training NPO - West Midlands & Excellence Award for Child Wellbeing Advice - UK

Company: Approachable Parenting Contact: Kathleen Roche-Nagi Contact Email: info@ approachableparenting.org.uk Address: Innovation Development Centre, 22-28 George Street Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9RG, UK Phone: 0121 773 8643 Web Address: approachableparenting.org.uk Facebook/Linkedin : / approachableparenting Twitter: @PillarsParent

Best Muslim Family Support Training NPO - West Midlands & Excellence Award for Child Wellbeing Advice - UK Approachable Parenting CIC is a registered non-profit organisation which provides parenting courses to parents and wider family members, mainly of whom follow the Islamic faith, drawing upon psychological and Islamic principles. Kathleen Roche-Nagi talks us through the firm and the services it offers. Approachable Parenting have run the ‘5 Pillars of Parenting’ programmes for 10 years. Our programmes, including the ‘Pregnancy to 3 years’, ‘4-11 years’ and ‘Teenage’ which are all delivered for 2 hours per week over 8 weeks. Each programme differs in content, the psychological theories which they are focused upon and are tailored to specific age ranges of children. Linking psychology with elements of faith, and delivered in sessions using a coaching style which is conducive to the success of our programmes. The ‘5 Pillars of Parenting’ pregnancy to 3 years programme focuses on the emotional development of the baby from pregnancy. More specifically, the programme addresses communicative practices, secure attachment and the bonding process, brain development, post-natal depression and recognising infant behaviour. These sessions enable mothers and fathers to adjust to parenthood and support them in developing parenting plans. Conversely, the 4-11 years programme draws upon models of social learning theory and behavioural interventions used for modelling and shaping behaviour. Our programme is underpinned by systemic thinking in considering wider influences on parenting, such as family and society, and we teach coaching techniques to enable parents to achieve their goals. Kathleen discusses the factors which set the firm apart from others and mark it out as the best possible option for its users. “At Approachable Parenting, we provide a safe environment where parents can explore problems and learn adaptive parenting techniques which they can incorporate into their family. Providing parents with knowledge, strategies and support empowers

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parents to develop skills and improve their bond with their child. Through evaluating our programmes using data from questionnaires, statistical analyses and end of programme evaluation forms, this enables Approachable Parenting to provide evidence-based programmes, which are modified based on parent’s needs. “A specific benefit unique of our services is that, currently, there is no fee to participate in the parenting programmes, as funding is achieved locally. This enables many of our parents to join the courses. Trainers deliver in the evening and weekends at flexible times to accommodate parent’s requirements. Another unique feature is the opportunity for parents who attend the programme to have the opportunity to be trained as a Sparkler (parent peer mentor) once the programme has terminated. This enables parents who have experienced the course to go on to help and mentor other isolated parents within the community.” Approachable Parenting is currently seeing a huge surge in the number of parents and family members who wish to join our parenting programmes. To adapt to this, more trainers are being trained each year to run the courses, and more programmes are being implemented across the United Kingdom. Sessions over the internet are also being introduced to meet these demands, as Kathleen explains. “To meet the ever-growing demands for our services, Approachable Parenting is working to use technology to support users by introducing online classes through WebEx, using parent’s own mobile device or computer, which has made it easy for our clients

to access. Technology is further utilised through the Unity FM radio station and the app version of this which presents a weekly parenting hour show, broadcast by the managing director of Approachable Parenting, reaching 15,000 listeners.” “Additionally, Skype meetings are arranged between trainers and Sparklers, to discuss programmes while they are ongoing. These meetings ensure trainers are regularly supervised, thus ensuring parents receive the best possible experience.” As she looks to the future Kathleen believes that her firm’s newly developed programmes will allow it to build upon its current success and grow even further. “Looking ahead, we have an upcoming programme designed to meet the needs of teenagers aged 12-18 years - which will be piloted over summer 2017. Extending our programmes to meet the needs of older individuals will further help families with their parenting skills, as the behaviours and needs of children change as they move through adolescence. There will also be a specific course for teenagers, delivered in parallel to the parenting programme. This will enable parent and teenagers to learn techniques and have more meaningful conversations, especially around safety”. “Overall, Approachable Parenting foresees an increase in the demand of parents wanting to join our programmes. The webinar sessions aim to meet this foreseeable increase in demand and make our programmes more accessible. We are also at a stage where we can expand our organisation both nationally and internationally.”


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Best Medical & Aesthetic Technologies Company – UK & Excellence Award for Non-Invasive Fat Removal Device: Lipofirm Pro

Company: Advanced Esthetic Solutions Limited Contact: Phillippa Lunn Contact Email: Phillippa@ advancedestheticssolutions. co.uk Address: 8 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2DW, UK Phone: 029 2023 1228 Website: advancedestheticssolutions. co.uk/

Best Medical & Aesthetic Technologies Company – UK & Excellence Award for Non-Invasive Fat Removal Device: Lipofirm Pro Advanced Esthetics Solutions (AES) was born from a passion and true dedication of providing effective treatments for the medical, cosmetic and beauty industry with realistic and affordable opportunities for results-driven treatments. We profile this innovative firm to learn more. AESoffer a comprehensive range of aesthetic equipment to provide today’s clinic owner with cutting-edge technology to consistently deliver proven results. This includes exfoliation infusion oxygenation dermal volumizing, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction, skin contouring, acne scar improvement, skin resurfacing, hair removal, photo rejuvenation, tattoo removal, vascular removal, pigmentation remova,l facial telangiectasias, inch loss body contouring and body cellulite improvement. Additional treatments offered include body long term circumferential decrease, body skin tightening and firming, body lifting, toning and firming of muscles, body detoxification and improved drainage, enhanced blood circulation and oxygenation. As well as distributing these treatments to a range of platforms, AES also own their own hair and beauty salon and surgical clinic, and products sold are tried and tested by the firm’s teams to make sure they achieve what is stated and will not enter the distribution market until they have gone through

consistent activity testing to make sure the reliability is there on the service it is offering. As such, clients can rest assured that when they receive their products from AES, they are of high quality, reliable, consistent, and safe. Recently demand for skin rejuvenation and antiaging procedures with minimal down time and low risk has led to the development of methods for non-surgical treatment of wrinkles, scars and general facial enhancement. Over the past few years, fractional radiofrequency (RF) systems have been introduced that enable controlled skin resurfacing. The VoluDerm HE micro needles technology delivers hot and electrical energies creating micro ablation thus promoting natural fractional healing process for dermal refilling, skin renewal, collagen remodelling, skin volume refilling and wrinkles reduction. These innovative approaches are central to AES’s success and the firm will continue to look into offering the very latest solutions and treatments which meet its clients’ needs.

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Best Luxury Natural Soap Company – UK & Bathing Product of the Year: Cornish Salty Seaweed Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Company: Sapooni Ltd Contact: Jo Baskott Contact Email: info@ sapooni.com Address: Coombe Bay House, Coombe Rd, Saltash, PL12 4ET, UK Phone: 07730 937846 Website: www.sapooni.com

Best Luxury Natural Soap Company – UK & Bathing Product of the Year: Cornish Salty Seaweed Aromatherapy Bath Salts Sapooni Ltd prides itself on providing the very highest quality luxurious handmade soaps, skincare and soy candles. Jo Baskott tells us more about the firm and the range of products it offers. Sapooni is a family business encompassing three generations, cousins, godparents, in-laws, spouses, friends, and neighbours. Its creative products are handmade in the firm’s idyllic Cornish workshop; a real person measures, weighs, mixes, pours, cuts, labels and wraps each product made by the firm to ensure quality. All the firm’s packaging is recyclable, and its workshop has solar-powered hot water, electricity, and heating so that these products are both lush and sustainable. Founder Jo outlines how this unique business came into being and how far it has come since inception. “At Sapooni our story began when I went on holiday with my family to Cyprus and returned with a bar of olive oil soap, which turned out to be quite awful; grey, no fragrance, wouldn’t lather, and turned into a mushy mess in the shower. When the family moved to Cyprus, I expanded my hobby and started making olive oil soaps using Virgin olive oil collected from the local olive mill. A few bars became a few more, and a business began. When the family moved back to Cornwall in 2013, Sapooni Ltd was born. Sapooni is Greek for Soap; a fitting name for a company which started in Cyprus with a single bar of soap. Today, we are really blessed to have a stunning view of the Tamar River from our workshops.” Looking ahead, Jo’s focus remains on offering the very highest quality products to her clients, as she concludes.

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“Overall, our customers are central to our success, and we love meeting them, so attend several shows, fairs, and markets throughout the year, including the wonderful Padstow Christmas Market. At Sapooni we supply wholesale, but as we have a limited output, we concentrate on supplying only the best retail outlets. Massive expansion isn’t in our business plan, as our focus remains on quality.”

A “ t Sapooni we supply wholesale, but as we have a limited output, we concentrate on supplying only the best retail outlets. Massive expansion isn’t in our business plan, as our focus remains on quality.”


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Best Skincare & Beauty Therapy Provider – Essex & LUX Excellence Award for UV Tanning - UK

Company: Koocachoo Contact: Michael HarintonJones Contact Email: info@ koocachoo.com Address: 30 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 1EJ, UK Phone: 01992 678646 Website: www.koocachoo.com Facebook: www.facebook. com/koocachooEN9

Best Skincare & Beauty Therapy Provider – Essex & LUX Excellence Award for UV Tanning - UK Koocachoo is a 5 star Good Salon Guide listed business, offering beauty, hair, skin care and sunbed services. We spoke to Michael Harinton-Jones to learn more about the firm and the services it offers. Founded in 2014 since inception Koocachoo has won many awards as testimony to the level of excellence it offers. Everyone is welcome at koocachoo and our world class customer focused team ensure everyone experiences the best possible service with some of the market leading brands. A warm, friendly welcome awaits every client and every treatment is carried out with a thoroughly professional and caring approach in mind. The salon is calming and sedate, with gentle soothing music to allow you to completely relax and unwind. Michael discusses the salon’s service offering in more detail and explains how it aims to offer the very highest standards of service at all times. “Here at Koocachoo, we offer a fantastic range of services at the salon such as Acrylic Nails, Body treatments, Hair Colour and technical services and styling, Ear Piercing, Elemis Body, Eye Lash & Brow, Gel Nails, Prom Make up, Spa Packages, Tanning, Tinting, Waxing, Facials, Sunbeds, Massages, Junior packages and our Kooki Club kids party packages. We use 2 market leaders for skin care such as Skin Care by ELEMIS including ELEMIS BIOTEC, and Dermalogica . We have the latest MegaSun Alpha Business beds. We pride our self with the fact we

are part of the Sunbed association and promote safe healthy tanning as all of our beds are 0.3 compliant. “Alongside offering a vast array of services, we pride ourselves on offering World Class Customer Service to each and every one of our clients. Developing our team is at the heart of koocachoo and we ensure all of the team attend regular courses to maintain best practice in the salon. We love connecting with our clients and every year we hold a black curtain VIP event where clients can meet our reps who pick a specific topic within their brands to educate our clients on the best products for them, as well as some pampering and special offers for them too.” Looking ahead, the focus for Koocachoo is firmly on growth and expansion, as Michael concludes. “Overall, we are always developing and looking at what we can do next to keep our clients happy and those new ones coming in. During our first 3 years, we have developed our brand and now are ready to expand.”

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Best Hair & Beauty Salon – Kirklees

Company: envious Contact: Leon Breheney Contact Address: envioushairandbeauty@ outlook.com Address: 12 Town Street, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, WF12 8BQ Phone: 01924 451800 Website: www. envioushairandbeauty.com/

Best Hair & Beauty Salon – Kirklees envious is Dewsbury’s premier hair and beauty salon in the heart of Earlsheaton Village. They offer a variety of services including hair, beauty and nails treatments. We profiled them to find out more. envious is Dewsbury’s premier hair and beauty salon in the heart of Earlsheaton Village. They are based just one mile away from the town centre, with ample off street parking. They use only the best products to ensure you get the best results. envious’ staff are highly trained and they encourage their staff to keep up to date with new training courses. The treatments at envious vary, with a Crystal Clear option, facial and body treatments, Gentleman haircuts, children haircuts, Beauty Make Up, with treatments for hands and feet, plus a full waxing treatment option. There is no bias and all treatments are open to all types of clients, with fully trained staff ensuring customers will receive the best possible service. The business provides hair colouring and cutting services for all hair types. Creating a comfortable client atmosphere, the staff are contactable to provide more information if needed about the services that they provide. Where appropriate, tests are provided beforehand to ensure that specific hair treatments are available, and will not ruin the client’s hair! envious also offers a full range of beauty treatments which suit all client budgets, and the services include eye treatments, waxing and tanning. The website is always kept up to date for clients to view the services and keep up with information that they may require. Regularity is something that entices a client,

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and knowing that they are able to book their usual therapist is integral to the customer relationship. The staff specialise in nail treatments, offering OPI and gel treatments at excellent prices. Hair treatments include males and females, including children, so the client base is well diversified. envious makes sure the clients are well informed and with an easy booking service online or over the phone, it is clear the clients are put first. With offers and services across a variety of different treatments, envious can look forward to a brighter future, building on their ongoing success and attracting more clients. Every year the salon goes from strength to strength and this is its second award this year after winning best regional salon for Heaven by Deborah Mitchell in January. Overall, envious are proud to be giving excellent services to all its clientele.

“Every year the salon goes from strength to strength and this is its second award this year after winning best regional salon for Heaven by Deborah Mitchell in January. Overall, envious are proud to be giving excellent services to all its clientele.”


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