Malcolm Murphy Hair in Hinckley Road, Leicester, has been named BEST LOCAL SALON at the leading awards event for the professional hairdressing industry, Most Wanted.
Presented by Creative HEAD magazine, the Most Wanted awards recognise business acumen, creative talent and corporate social responsibility in UK and Irish hairdressing. The BEST LOCAL SALON award is presented to a salon that best serves its local community.
More than 50 judges, including Vogue beauty and lifestyle director Jessica Diner, managing director of Get the Gloss Gemma Bellman, course director of the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins Fabio Piras, session stylists Ken O’Rourke and Paul Percival, photographer/director Adam Slama and leading hairdressers John Vial and Nicky Clarke OBE, reviewed this year’s record-breaking number of entries.
Malcolm Murphy Hair stood out in their category through initiatives such as their work with local commmunity events and a regeneration project of Hinckley Road, where the salon is located, as well as their support for homeless people and disadvantaged youths in the local area.
The salon was honoured at the spectacular Creative HEAD Most Wanted Grand Final, held on Monday 3 September 2018 at the Natural History Museum in London. Hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan, the awards were attended by an audience of 650 A-Listers from the hair, fashion and media industries, who gathered to see the 14 Most Wanted trophies presented.
Along with their Most Wanted trophy, the team at Malcolm Murphy Hair has won an exclusive prize courtesy of category sponsor TIGI and publicity in Creative HEAD magazine for the duration of their winning year.
“We really didn't expect to win! Thank you to the team – they’re all amazing. And Leicester’s an amazing place to be!” – Joe Causier, Malcolm Murphy Hair
Says Creative HEAD publisher Catherine Handcock: “Malcolm Murphy Hair work tirelessly and creatively to ensure their local area is improving and evolving, making it easy to understand why this salon is the beating heart of its community.”