The Look Awards Partner with Scottish Hair & Beauty

Rewarding health, beauty, aesthetics and business talents across Scotland, The Herald's Look Awards are returning for their fourth annual outing in 2018, with this year's Awards ceremony taking place as part of the Scottish Hair & Beauty show. 

Following its launch in 2015, The Look Awards celebrates the achievements and success stories behind Scotland's health and beauty industries. The event has created a platform for the hair, beauty and aesthetic sectors to demonstrate how their work, salon, business strategies and services are making an impressive contribution to their industries.

In 2018, the Awards categories include:

Expert Make-up Artist of the Year

Beauty Salon of the Year (Large & Small)

Nail Technician of the Year

Medical Aesthetician of the Year

Best Independent Nurse Prescriber

Cosmetic Clinic of the Year

Wedding Stylist of the Year

Hair Stylist of the Year

Hair Extension Specialist

Spa of the Year

Hair Salon of the Year (Large & Small)

Barber of the Year

Colour Expert Recognition Award

Best Use of Social Media

Best Start Up

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Innovation in Technology Award

Training Institution of the Year

Outstanding contribution of the Year

One to Watch

For 2018 The Look Awards have collaborated with the Scottish Hair and Beauty Show 2018 which will be held on Sunday 22nd April and Monday 23rd April 2018 at the SEC, Glasgow.

As part of this collaboration, the hair categories will be judged at a live styling event on Sunday 22nd April as part of the event, on our very own Look Awards stage.

In addition, the collaboration will mean that The Great British Barbering Academy will sponsor the “Best Barber Award” which will be judged at The Scottish Hair and Beauty Show, and presented by Mike Taylor on the evening of the Look Awards. Those shortlisted in the Best Barber category will be invited to the live judging day on Sunday 22nd April and invited to attend the Look Awards 2018 in the evening, when the winner will be announced. The competition for the Best Barber Award will be judged as part of The Great British Barbering Academy's annual competition.

Salons, clinics and spas will be invited to enter in January, with a panel of industry judges selecting the winners from those nominated in each category. The Award winners will then be announced on the evening of Sunday 22nd April at the SEC Glasgow, following the Scottish Hair & Beauty show.

For more information on the Scottish Hair & Beauty Show, please visit our website, or contact Rachel Atherton at

For further details on the Look Awards, how to enter or how to sponsor a category, please contact Heather Steven at