STYLISTS at a Bognor Regis hair salon have been celebrating in five-star style after being given a prestigious accolade.
Experts at the Good Salon Guide – the only independent, nationwide scheme for assessing professional standards within hairdressing – have handed Lotus Styling their top rating.
Husband-and-wife team Daren and Kate Terry, who own and run the Aldwick Road business, say they are honoured to receive the award. It is the only salon in the area to be given five stars.
The timing of the recognition is perfect as the company marks its 30th year of styling customers’ hair.
Daren said: “This award means we are at the very top of our business and is fitting that we should be recognised for this achievement in a year in which we are celebrating 30 years of excellence.
“The Good Salon Guide is seen very much as a mark of quality for the public and hairdressing industry and the rating is extremely hard to come by.”
The rigorous assessment sees professionally-trained assessors visiting salons and objectively judging them against a set of strict criteria, similar to the Michelin restaurant guide.
Kate says the salon’s staff, pictured above with her and her husband, deserved a lot of credit for helping to achieve the distinction.
“We take pride in our staff and we know they like to push themselves every day and work tirelessly, with a great amount of talent, dedication and professionalism. The five-star rating says so much about who we are and the standards that we set.”
Good Salon Guide UK key account manager Martin Durrant presented the award to the Lotus Styling team at the salon.
“We’re delighted for everyone involved with Lotus Styling and they should be proud of the achievement. Daren and Kate have a great team in place and it is that team and their hard work that has meant we are able to award the business five stars.”