14 May SLOANS NAMED AUSTRALIAN SALON BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AT THE 2019 AHIA AWARDS!
The awards just keep coming for Sloans of Lane Cove following a triumphant night at the recent Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA’s) on the Gold Coast. In front of a record-breaking crowd of over 650 guests in the Grand Ballroom of the Star Event Centre, Sloans were proud to be named winners of 2019 AHIA Salon Manager of the Year, 2019 AHIA NSW/ACT Salon of the Year and the big one – 2019 AHIA Salon Business of the Year!
The AHIA’s are owned by mocha publishing and are a national awards program which celebrate the industry with specialist, individual and state categories. They are seen as a benchmark of excellence and involve an in-depth judging process with acclaimed judges to determine the very best of the best in Australia across 29 hair related categories. Winning these three key awards has truly capped off an incredible few months for this renowned group of stylists who are dedicated to creating cutting-edge hair colour and hairstyles inspired by international catwalk fashion.
Led by Directors Scott Sloan and Jordan Hone, it was a particularly special night for Sloans’ beloved Salon Manager Cherie Cowan with her well-deserved win of 2019 AHIA Salon Manager of the Year. Anyone who has had the pleasure of dealing with Cherie will understand why this award was a very sentimental one for the entire team, as she has been with the salon for so many years and is such an integral part of what makes Sloans the warm and welcoming Lane Cove institution that it is.
2019 AHIA NSW/ACT State Salon of the Year is one of the toughest categories of the awards program, so Sloans were thrilled to represent the local community by being named not only the best salon in the state, but also the best in Australia! These awards represent the salon which shows the highest excellence in facilities, environment, customer care, service menu and training, so to be recognised as leaders is a monumental achievement.
“Our Lane Cove team, supported by our North Sydney salon, are honoured to have been recognised as being part of the best salon in the country. We pride ourselves on providing a touch of glamour in a relaxed and social space for our many clients, and it’s so rewarding to be acknowledged for our technical skills and exemplary customer service, thanks in particular to Cherie’s magical touch. While we have been successful in the past with many accolades such as these, we aren’t ones to rest on our laurels and we are excited to continue to push ourselves creatively and to see what’s next,” explains Scott Sloan.