Mum and daughter hair and beauty duo up for award

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The mother of four who has been active in the industry for over 20 yrs has not too long ago turned her enterprise into a loved ones affair as her daughter, Shanice, joins the team to supply an expanded menu of magnificence remedies to clients.

The entrepreneur has also introduced a training academy and now delivers an online retail outlet from which she sells her possess branded items.

Award officials released its list of nominees a short while ago for the occasion which will be held throughout two weekends Sunday, June 5 when hair experts will be awarded and Sunday, June 12, when the natural beauty component of the party will just take put. Both ‘chapters’ will consider position at the Europa Hotel.

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Linda Leighton with her daughter Shanice McDevitt

The awards are honoured by Innovative Oceanic but voted for by the general public of Northern Ireland who have experienced the assistance initially hand at each nominated salon.

They appear as the field ways back out into the limelight just after a difficult two years of lockdowns and pressured closures.

Between the groups are Elegance Salon of the Yr, Hair Salon of the 12 months, Pores and skin Clinic of the 12 months, and Teaching Academy of the Yr.

Linda Leighton’s salon is shortlisted for the Hair Salon of the Year in the Co Derry division.

Linda Leighton.

Linda balances family life with not just the intense procedure of a hair and attractiveness salon but she provides back with a schooling academy for those people who desire to embark on a vocation in the subject.

In the meantime her charity perform, together with her endeavours for Macmillan Most cancers Assist and Crohn’s & Colitis Uk, as nicely as her support for the Limavady Youth Neighborhood Hub sees her well-loved and respected in her local community.

Prior to launching her own business enterprise, she built a title for herself in a variety of other award-successful salons in the North West ahead of launching her incredibly possess business in 2012 at her house.

Good results and advancement followed enabling her to open up a salon in Limavady in 2014, which she initially referred to as Vainness. As customer quantities grew and solutions expanded, the salon was renamed Linda Leighton Hairdressing and Make Up Salon.

Linda Leighton (second from appropriate) with her daughters (L-R) Tianna Doherty, Shanice McDevitt and stylist Rachael McLaughlin

Linda also has her own variety of hair solutions which noticed her enterprise into the globe of e-commerce even though the start of her instruction academy in March has confirmed to be really popular.

The Northern Eire Hair and Magnificence Awards 2022 is not her very first brush with accomplishment. She was winner of the exact same class at the event’s 2018 ceremony. She was also awarded a Girl of Elegance Award by Nearby Ladies Journal in 2016.

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Linda stated: “My team strives to keep the optimum level of services, when catering to clients’ specific wants and wants. One of my stylists, Rachael McLaughlin, has labored with me for in excess of 5 a long time and helps to handle the salon. Remarkably properly trained and skilled stylists specialise in precision chopping, customised hair colouring and extensions. The team pride them selves in making a comfortable and welcoming setting even though delivering the most effective hair services out there.

Linda Leighton

“During the pandemic, the closure of the salon prompted me to interrogate my small business product and to undertake new means of doing the job. In addition to launching ‘The Linda Leighton Collection’, a bespoke selection of products and solutions which involves lashes, lip glosses and hairbrushes, I embraced the world of e-commerce. I was established to provide my consumers with the goods they necessary on the internet, at the basic simply click of a button.

“I am also delighted to have introduced my quite personal hair academy in March 2022 which is proving very well-known. My finest accomplishment is to formally welcome my daughter to the staff. To see Shanice doing the job together with me, having our salon to the following degree will be an enjoyable chapter.”

The business enterprise girl has taken benefit of a new campaign in NI, Voice for Locals, which has assisted her in ramping up the salon’s use of know-how to strengthen profits and revenue.

The initiative has supplied her expertise, marketing and advertising and other services to aid enterprise restoration write-up pandemic.

Linda provides: “The Voice for Locals initiative will enable me to better comprehend my prospects, applying knowledge to make knowledgeable decisions to push repeat enterprise by means of personalised loyalty programmes, improving the over-all shopper practical experience.”

A spokesperson for The Northern Eire Hair & Splendor Awards 2022, reported: “We are now two a long time on from the country’s initial lockdown and this milestone highlights the energy of companies inside the hair and magnificence field in Northern Eire.

“Although the pandemic offered quite a few issues for the industry with numerous corporations becoming forced to shut, these finalists have productively adapted to the new troubles the field has confronted due to the fact the pandemic started off.

“In recognition of this, the Awards will glow the spotlight on the talented experts that have demonstrated wonderful enthusiasm, motivation and innovation for the beauty business, who usually really don’t get the recognition they are entitled to.

“With intense level of competition this yr, we would like to want to the finalists the most effective of luck and we simply cannot wait around to welcome our attendees and produce yet another satisfying celebration.”

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