Lipstick and Locks, in Sudbury, named best salon in national awards
A Suffolk beauty salon has been hailed as the best in the country after it scooped four national awards.
Abi Cutter, 30, owner of Lipstick and Locks in North Street, Sudbury, and her team of 19 celebrated after another successful year at The Salon Awards in London.
This year, the salon went home with four awards, including Best Team, Best Salon and two individual awards for stylists Megan Tuck – Stylists of the Year – and Kelsey Perry – Colourist of the Year.
Abi expressed her excitement after securing the biggest award of the night – the best salon.
She said: “It’s incredible. We couldn’t be happier.”
“We went last year and won three awards, but the one we really wanted was the best salon, and that’s the one we won this year.
“It’s the biggest award, which they leave until the end, so the anticipation of hearing our name called out – we all just exploded with cheers and celebrations.
“You’re never convinced you’d win. We hoped we would. We have a fabulous team here, and after winning some last year, we hoped to come home with a few.”
Last year, the salon won in the following categories: Best Customer Experience, Best Salon for Hair Extensions and Best Colour.
The Sudbury salon– officially named as the best salon – opened just four year ago, and since then, the business expanded to three other locations across Suffolk and Essex, including Bury St Edmunds, Braintree and Halstead.
However, customers can expect more than just a trim and colour, with cocktails also available.
Commenting on what makes the business stand out, Abi said: “You’re not just sitting in a dull salon.
“People can walk-in and feel like they’re having a break from the stresses of life.
“We’ve a fully licensed cocktail bar and all the stylists are very highly trained and professional.”
Due to the success of the Sudbury salon, the business is looking to expand its premises this year.
Abi said: “Due to the high demand, we’re actually extending our Sudbury salon by converting our cellar.
“We will put beauty rooms and have space for two more stylists.”
She added: “The business is thriving, and unfortunately in the times when people are struggling, we seem to have the most amazing loyal clients and the most fabulous staff.
“They are really supportive, and we just seem to be going from strength to strength.”