Leamington and Warwick businesses shine in English Hair & Beauty awards

Nicola Smyth and co-owner Dan Humphriss
Nicola Smyth and co-owner Dan Humphriss

Small businesses in Leamington and Warwick are celebrating after being named as national and regional winners at The English Hair & Beauty Awards on Sunday.

Nicola Smyth, based in Clarendon Street, won the Salon Design of the Year Award for its second premises opened in Smith Street, Warwick, in December.

The Retreat in Leamington, named Midlands Spa of the Year at the English Hair & Beauty Awards.

The Retreat in Leamington, named Midlands Spa of the Year at the English Hair & Beauty Awards.

This was second time the business has been recognised on a national level in the last 12 months after its Leamington branch was named UK Colour Salon of the Year in July.

Co-owner Nicola Smyth (pictured with co-owner Dan Humphriss) said: “ With so many fantastic salons across England, we are delighted to have been recognised for our efforts in creating our second salon.”

The Retreat (pictured in group photo), in Chandos Street, Leamington, was the winner in the Midlands section of the Spa of the Year Category. Co-owner Tracie Dyer said: “We’re absolutely delighted especially because we weren’t expecting it. We only opened in February last year and we were up against some big names who have been in the industry for a while so we’re very proud.”