A St Albans hair salon has scooped one award and has been nominated for two more.

Clipso has been recognised for its hard work, with senior team member Dean Lawton-Taylor winning the Commercial Colour Genius at last month's World Colour Genius awards.

The ceremony in Bermondsey saw him demonstrate his skills to a judging panel made up of 35 expert hairdressers and industry professionals.

On a day where the Prosecco was flowing, Dean said: “I was beyond happy to be a finalist but to win was next level! Especially for doing something I love so much already.”

But the awards season is not over and the summer could bring even more success for the staff at Clipso.

Dean has also made it through to the final of the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy, a competition that celebrates professional excellence across the UK, with thousands of artists vying for the crown. He's been nominated for the gong twice before, and will be hoping it's third time lucky when the ceremony takes place on July 8.

Salon owner Simon Cox is also nominated for an award this summer, having been shortlisted for Franchisee of the Year at the British Hairdressing Business Awards.

Simon is among six finalists at what is considered to be the biggest awards ceremony in the industry.

He said: “I am so happy personally for me and my business to be chosen as a finalist for Franchisee of the Year at the British Hairdressing Business Awards. 

"If I were to win this award, I’m dedicating it to my team for all their hard work, which has allowed me to be a finalist.”

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Clipso as a collective team have also won the Apprentice of the Year award at last years Salon Awards and were shortlisted for the best team award.

Calipso are currently hiring, with Simon saying: "Clipso is an exciting place to be right now, and we are currently seeking new talent to join us. We believe in offering career progression and plenty of opportunities.

He can be contacted by emailing stalbans@clipso.co.uk.