Event celebrates the best of the UK's make-up industry

The inaugural Official Make-Up Awards 2018 took place this May, welcoming over 200 guests to celebrate the achievements of the British make-up industry. 

Businesses and professionals from across the UK gathered at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, where a total of 14 awards were presented on the night by host, Steve Sale. Chosen by the British public, winners were recognised for their talent, creativity and customer service. 

This year's honourees included Sacha Rhianne? Jones (Birmingham), ‘Celebrity Make Up Artist of the Year'; Aarti P - Asian Bridal Make Up Artist (London), ‘Ethnic Make Up Specialist of the Year'; The Glam Bar (Newhaven), ‘Make Up Salon of the Year - South England' and ‘Best Make Up Salon – Manchester', The Glam Box (who are pictured at the event).

Several of the awards were also split into local regions to ensure that diverse establishments from across Britain were recognised. 

For example, in the ‘Make Up Salon of the Year' category, the winners were: ‘Make Up Salon of the Year Scotland', Diva's Salon & Make Up Lounge (Glasgow); ‘Make Up Salon of the Year North England', The Beauty Closet (Stockton-on-Tees); ‘Make Up Salon of the Year Mid England', Silk Powder Make-Up Artists and Training Centre (Leicester); ‘Make Up Salon of the Year South England', The Glam Bar (Newhaven), and ‘Make Up Salon of the Year Wales & Overall', Sxy eyes (Flint). 

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic, said: “We are very delighted to have welcomed such great finalists and winners at the inaugural Official Make-Up Awards. The make-up industry plays a vital role in the Britain's economy and we are very honored to see that our attempt to acknowledge and reward the meritorious professionals of the sector has been successful."

 For the full list of this year's winners, click here.