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We’re thrilled to shout loud and proud about winning the Best Hair Salon in Northumberland Award 2021. We just loved flying the Saks flag at the fabulous awards ceremony held by England’s Business Awards.

We first got involved with the Best Hair Salon Award as we were nominated by our customers. The public then started voting our Hexham hair salon online. It was made clear that while getting votes helped massively of course, most of the judging was done on a mystery client visit to our salon. We still don’t know who the mystery client was, but they must have enjoyed their experience – just like every customer who comes through our doors.


Shannon, our fabulous stylist and marketing wiz, says “Winning this award comes at the perfect time, as it’s a great boost for our team post pandemic. We’re a close-knit team of eight who work every day to make our customers fee special, and we just love to provide gorgeous hair and get involved in Hexham and Northumberland’s community”.

Longstanding and much-loved Saks salon owner, Andrea says “It’s amazing news! Our motto is teamwork makes the dream work – and in this case it’s true. Thank you – as always – to my brilliant team for everything you do.”


Who were the lucky peeps to attend the awards ceremony? Shannon and Hannah were thrilled to represent our Saks Hexham salon on the night. They got their glad rags on, took plenty of selfies and had a blast. They also hit Newcastle after the award ceremony and danced until the early hours to celebrate.

What were the best bits? “Winning was obviously the highlight but also chatting to the people on our table was great”. Says Shannon.” We sat with The Powder Room of Alnwick and Tea Junction of Ryton and loved speaking to them about how they coped with the Covid crisis, as well as sharing ideas on how to improve business post pandemic. They were lovely people”.

How did you feel going on stage to accept your award? “Going on stage was a blur!” says Shannon. “I can’t remember what I said, but hopefully it sounded okay. We went up together to receive the award as its 100% always a team effort, it was nice to be able to enjoy that together”.

And a shout out for anyone in particular? We’d like to give a big shout out to Scott Summerville – the organiser of the awards for doing such a great job. And also the rest of our hair team for all their hard work!


Massive thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for us, as well as our loyal customers who always support Saks Hexham. Without them, we couldn’t have won the award.

And a huge well done to our amazing team for working so hard throughout the pandemic – they deserve this award!

Last but not least, a big thank you to England’s Business Awards for this prestigious award!


Not been in yet? Pop across to see us at 44 Priestpopple, give us a buzz on 01434 609 444, or book online.

See you soon, Love Saks Hair Hexham xxx

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