Getting the year off to a stylist start, RUSH Hair held its annual awards ceremony at the Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden. Over 900 team members and guests were welcomed by CEO and Co-Founders Andy Phouli and Stell Andrew to the Oscars to toast the success of the passed 12 months, bringing together the entire team to recognize those who had gone above and beyond in their work.
Hosted by International Creative Director Andy Heasman and Colour Director Chris Williams, the pair relived their highlights of the past year with the team, exclaiming ‘2018 was a year of incredible achievement’ for the entire RUSH family.
Touching on RUSH’s charitable side, Andrew and Chris announced that the October RUSH LIVE show raised £14,190, bringing the total raised over the year to a massive £149,190 raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
After hearing from Vice Chairman Peter Phouli and later Academy Director Adam Bryant who unveiled plans some exciting plans for 2019, it was time for the announcement of the RUSH Oscars 2018 winners.
Covering every area of the business, the winners are…
Andrea Lowe Award, Assistant of the Year 2018 – Holly Stubbs
Front of House Award 2018 – Moorgate team
Beauty Therapist of the Year 2018 – Danielle Schofield
Retailer of the Year 2018 – Liam Taylor
Retail Salon of the Year 2018 – The House of Rush
Newcomer of the Year 2018 – Liz Conroy
Head Office Award 2018 – Clodagh Girling
Social Media Award 2018 – Nottingham
Area Manager of the Year 2018 – Oliver Tobin
People’s Choice Award 2018 – Irfan Imam
Kudos Award of the Year 2018 – Demitri Deacon-Jones
Photographic Competition 2018
1st – Michael Rackett
2nd – Jack Le-Flay
3rd – Scott Johnston
John Haynes Award, Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 – Tina Farey
STC Stylist of the Year 2018 – Michael Butterfield
Colourist of the Year 2018 – Tilly Penn
Stylist of the Year 2018 – Esin Mehmet
Franchisee of the Year 2018 – Liliana Ionescu
Manager of the Year 2018 – Tina Poonam Mehmi
Salon of the Year 2018
Eastern – Ilford
Northern – Manchester
Western – Windsor
Southern – Reigate
Greater London – Clapham Junction
Central London – One New Change