Stylists at a Bognor Regis hair salon have been celebrating in five-star style after being given a prestigious accolade by the industry’s leading assessors.
Experts at the Good Salon Guide — the only independent, nationwide scheme for assessing professional standards within hairdressing — have handed Lotus Styling a five-star rating.
Husband-and-wife team Daren and Kate Terry, who own and run the popular business in the town’s Aldwick Road, say they are honoured to receive the award — which makes it the only the salon in the area to receive the highest-rated assessment.
It comes as the company marks its 30th year of being in business in the town. Explaining why the award is so important, Daren said: “It 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.
“It’s a rigorous assessment and one we have embraced. The process sees professionally trained inspectors visit salons and objectively assess them against a set of strict criteria in the same way as, for example, the Michelin restaurant guide does, giving consumers confidence in their choice.”
Kate says the salon’s staff deserve so much credit for helping to achieve the distinction. She said: “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. The Good Salon Guide is such an important body within our industry so we’re all extremely chuffed to be recognised by them with such a resounding affirmation of excellent practice.”
Martin Durrant, the Good Salon Guide’s UK key account manager, was on hand to present the five-star award to the Lotus Styling team at a ceremony at the salon.
And he said: “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. Hearty congratulations are in order!”