The Collective Pride Awards announces new ceremony date and winners

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The Collective Pride Awards from mental wellbeing and suicide prevention charity Lions Barber Collective aims to reward hair and beauty professionals who are doing amazing things for their local communities. The winners have been announced (see more below) and the ceremony will take place on Monday 4 April to commemorate the winners and tickets are available now.

The Collective Pride Awards, presented by the Lions Barber Collective, has launched to recognise beauty, hair and barber professionals who go above and beyond for others and their local communities, acknowledging that the industry offers way more than just personal care treatments.

Launched by the Lions Barber Collective, the brand-new awards recognise the hard work of unsung hair and beauty heroes (individuals and teams) in eight categories – those who not only deliver exceptional services day in, day out, but go the extra mile to help others in a time of need, genuinely making a difference to someone’s life.

“After losing award-winning barber, LBC Ambassador and friend Sam Wall to suicide last year, I wanted to do something to keep his name alive – celebrating those who really look after their clients and the communities they sit within, as well as those who go above and beyond to make a difference to the industry,” Tom Chapman, founder of The Lions Barber Collective, exclusively told Professional Beauty Group (MB’s parent company), who is an official media partner for the awards.

Winners of the Collective Pride Awards 2021

There are 8 Collective Pride Awards categories hair, beauty and barber professionals

Beyond Business Award, sponsored by Andis – awarded to the barbershop, nail spa or hair and beauty salon where the effort goes way beyond business expectation, with the team doing way more than their competitors. A business at the hub of the community.To enter this category, the awards team want to know what makes your business so special. For example, maybe your team has raised funds for a wellbeing cause or has created an initiative to support a specific activity to benefit the local community. WINNER: Craig’s Barbershop

More Than Award, sponsored by The Institute of Trichologists – for too long people have said, “I’m just a barber” or “I’m just a beauty therapist”. This award will recognise the creative, heroic and understanding people who work in the beauty and hair industry, proving that they are so much more than people think. WINNER: Steward Roberts, Haircuts 4 Homeless

Against The Odds Awards, The Lions Barbers NFT – this award will recognise a young person (under 21 years olds) currently undertaking training, an apprenticeship or working part-time in a beauty salon, hairdressers or barbershop. The Awards team want to hear about the special individual who, in the face of adversity, challenges or difficulties, has the resolve, grit and fortitude to give 100 percent to their job in order to succeed. WINNER: Tyler Gray

My Saviour Award, sponsored by ASP – this award will recognise a hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist who a client regards as their “savour”; someone who has helped and given them support during a tough time in their lives. This person will be nominated by their client, not their colleagues. WINNER: Georgia Bell

Special Recognition Awards
– There are four categories in this section:

The Lifetime Achievement Award – which will recognise someone who stands out for their exceptional patronage to the charity and who has in the past 12 months relentlessly gone above and beyond to help and support others. WINNER: Leanne Hughes at Abingdon & Witney College

The Exceptional Educator Award – awarded to the tutor who delivers beyond the curriculum, making students feel valued, recognised and supporting them unconditionally throughout their studies. WINNER: Mary Pugsley MBE, Hair@theAcademy

Exceptional College – this is for the college demonstrating incomparable support to its students during the past 12 months and fully maintaining the Lions Barber Collective ethos. WINNER: Milton Keynes College

Sam Wall Unsung Hero Award – the jewel in the award’s crown. An individual can be nominated for this award for truly superlative effort to help others, going above and beyond the call of duty within the hair, beauty and barbering industry – or within their community. WINNER: Paul Lofthouse

The winners will be celebrated at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in London on Monday 4 April 2022.