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Oh what a day. And night. It was incredible for our hair team in Chester to finally get together with loads of our fellow Saks salons up and down the country along with Saks HQ and Saks Artists for the 2022 Saks Gathering and Awards Ceremony.


Date… 12 June 2022. Setting… Wyboston Lakes. Vibe… channelling our own festival pre- Glasto 5-0. Live music on the main stage, stalls, games, butterflies on stilts, mirrored men, street food, games, dancing and singing in a field. Then a big awards ceremony and after-party.

Nikki enjoying candy floss at the festival

Dress code? Festival-glam. Coupled with much hugging, laughter and happy tears at actually seeing each other. With sunnies, glitter on our faces and in our hair, in Docs, flatforms and trainers… day to night bliss right?


As twilight set in, we all headed into the awards ceremony. And to our delight, our fabulous salon owner, Nikki, was given a Special Recognition Award (that’s two years on the trot) for flying the Saks flag and being a third-time British Hairdressing Business Awards finalist. As well as for her hard work and dedication to our hair salon in Chester.

Nikki and our fabulous team


And for part three we danced into the early hours with all the tunes provided by Ministry of Sound DJ *and old school friend of Saks* Nilesh Parmar. From dance classic *I know I can count on you* to all-time faves.

Saks knows how to party


Our MD Stephen Kee says: “Our awards recognise our superstars from our salons up and down the country and reward them for their hard work. There are no flukes here. It’s all measured by dedication to work, consistently, day in day out. I really want to congratulate all finalists and especially our winners. You’re doing amazing work and you deserve recognition.

“It was great seeing everyone together after not being able to get together for so long. Everyone had a fantastic time. Very proud of everyone at Saks and where we are in 2022.”

Our gorgeous girls


Huge thanks to our fab-u-lous hair, beauty and business suppliers for sponsoring this year’s event…

Decléor, Kerastase, L’Oréal Professionnel, Salon IQ and Towergate.

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