H&B Hair Art & Beauty Wins Top Business Award!

H&B Hair Art & Beauty, Christchurch were proud to win the prestigious Grand Salon of the Year award at the Kitomba NZARH Business Awards held recently in Auckland. The award recognises excellence in business performance, profitability and customer service.

Carla Thompson, owner of H&B, said she was ecstatic to have won the award but could not have done it without the support of her dedicated team of employees and her loyal clients. She paid tribute to her partner who she said has put up with a lot in the last year as well as to other members of the hairdressing industry who have both inspired and supported her.

In particular, she said she has received much support and guidance from Robert Aubin, CEO of La Biosthetique Australia/New Zealand and Alan Shaw, General Manager of La Biosthetique New Zealand. H&B is the first full concept salon for La Biosthetique in New Zealand and Carla said her clients love every aspect of the range from hair through to beauty and make-up.

Originally from the UK, Carla founded H&B over 15 years ago and the salon has grown steadily since. Specialising in colour corrective work and the latest trends and techniques from Australasia and Europe, Carla’s internationally trained team offer a full range of services which are complemented by a separate beauty day spa.

Furthermore, H&B are a registered Great Lengths salon specialising in the higest quality, ethically sourced, 100% human hair extensions. The salon relocated to purpose built premises just prior to the September 2010 Christchurch earthquake and has since suffered two more earthquakes and several hundred aftershocks. The building which was strengthened to regulation standards withstood the quakes well and H&B were able to continue to trade without too much disruption.

The award is made all the more special by H&B opening its doors to another salon Do.Hairstyling who lost their premises in the February quake. By allowing Do.Hairstyling to continue to trade, they too were able to enter this year’s awards and came away with Boutique Salon of the Year.

Owner, Mihi Tiananga said that he will always be grateful to Carla and her team at H&B. And with the two salons currently under one roof, there may be yet another convert to the fantastic range offered by La Biosthetique!