Luxury Travel Guide Winners Again!!!

We are over the moon to be winning this award again for 2019/20.

The salon is busy and thriving with great support from our clients.

Here is what LTG had to say….

Good morning Sam,It was a pleasure speaking with you today. The judges were impressed with the personal nature and overall attentiveness of your team. You seem to go over and beyond for your clients and I hope this massive achievement serves as a springboard for continued success! : )

As discussed, I am extremely pleased to announce you have been successful in winning the award for:



LVL lashes

LVL lashes

Lash loving!

LVL training ??????

The Salon is closed today
We all need a lift…. these lashes are about to be transformed
LVL at Hazelwood is bringing you this in your life. Watch out for our promotions coming out in November




Hazelwood has decided to train with the registered charity Amethyst Trust who has developed a new approach to treating clients living with cancer in their business, through the creation of a specialist training course. The course is one of the first to be accepted by a leading insurance provider, has been approved by the industry standard Habia and endorsed by Penny Brohn UK.

Sam Francome says “There are a plethora of myths surrounding whether massage is safe whilst undergoing cancer treatment and the reality is that it is perfectly safe if adaptations are made hence we chose Amethyst’s recognised training to do this correctly. Recent research is showing that during 2016 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer, rising to 1 in 2 by 2020 so it is really important to my business that we are able to embrace the amazing benefits of massage therapy in body and facial treatments treating those clients safely and effectively.

Completing this course allows our Front of house staff to be fully informed and all our Therapists qualified and able to complete adapted treatments where needed after a full consultation. The treatments we provide are from our full Hazelwood Menu, it is in the consultation that we learn how to provide the best service for your needs. We are now fully insured by BABTAC for our Amethyst Cancer treatment accreditation.

We look forward to meeting all those in need of Beauty treatments during and after their Cancer journey.

Giving back program
Know someone in need of TLC?
Drop us an email where we can add their name to our Giving back program. Throughout the year we will pick out names at random and offer  complementary treatments at Hazelwood.

Show someone you are thinking of them by entering their name. Space, time and touch matter at this time and can make such a difference to their day.


Awards – Being Professional

Awards – Being Professional

Last night the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology put on a great ceremony for their Awards presentation.  We enter not just in the hope of winning an award but in the taking part, with our professional family to work together supporting high standards. You see we believe in our industry, Beauty, Customer service, the whole journey! Each year we learn something new, we put ourselves to the test, we analyse and scrutinise how we learn, perform, develop and treat one another. In this process I also have learnt to stick to my personal goals and how I wish to run my business. What qualities do I wish to bring to the table, what life balance do I wish my staff to receive.

We are finalists for BEST LARGE BEAUTY SALON IN THE UK yes, one of the final four in the UK, so I am pretty pleased to sit around the table sharing food and drinking wine whilst rounds of applause for each award category announced champions their winners.

Until next year!!!

National Award Finalists for BABTAC

National Award Finalists for BABTAC

Breaking news….
How to make a day great when you get to read this.

Dear Sam,
Congratulations – Hazelwood are a BABTAC 2019 Large Salon Finalist!

What a buzz today. Let us tell you why!

We love entering these prestigious awards. BABTAC holds so much pride for me as a salon owner. They are a fabulous not for profit organisation setting standards for the Beauty industry. They are dedicated and committed to bringing the Beauty industry to the highest bar and strongly support the wellbeing of all us professionals working in it. We hold our therapist insurance through BABTAC knowing we are in safe hands.

Entering awards can be done for many reasons and to me it is clear. The BABTAC awards symbolise professionals carrying out good practice, examining your working environment, being conscious of your role and responsibility to your staff, customers and business. It is easy not to enter, but entering shows a dedication, accountability, and contribution to the industry you love. So it is with pride that we have come so far to be one of four finalists in the UK.

BABTAC are there at the end of the phone to answer our questions and so provide re-assurance at all times. We follow the code of good practice outlined by BABTAC, you will see our certification logo displayed in our window.

Now time to sit down and have a drink!!!

Find out more about BABTAC?




Professional Beauty Awards Finalists

Professional Beauty Awards Finalists

We had a great time at the awards. Being one of the seven salon Finalists for the best large Beauty Salon in the UK was a great achievement.

Joining me and my husband this year was Ellie, Alysha and Linda. We had a hoot! lovely food and great company among some salons we knew and some who were New! We applaud all the winners and will hopefully join them again next time.