Worcester hairdressers Tone shortlisted for UK Hair and Beauty awards

Gizem Sydney, who owns Tone on Pump Street said she is over the moon when she heard she had become a finalist in the extensionist of the year category. 

Miss Sydney, age 29, said: “My whole life I wanted to go to university, and then all of a sudden I woke up and I changed my mind.

“I decided I didn’t want to be in education anymore. 

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“I decided to go into the beauty industry because it makes everybody, not just women, feel confident about themselves. 

“We are more than just hair stylists. Our clients offload their problems onto us and it is like being a therapist.

“It would be phenomenal to win, especially after we’ve just opened in October. 

“It would be amazing to win best in the area, let alone best in the UK.”

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Miss Sydney, who is originally from Droitwich, said she has been in the hair and beauty industry for 14 years.

She has been doing hair extensions for the past ten years – which is where she said her true passion lies.  

“I’m not one of those hair stylists who does wild hairstyles, I do everyday glam,” she added.

“Everyone is so image-conscious and everyone wants to look good.

“I create hairstyles that look like seamless effort without doing any work.”

Worcester News: Gizem Sydney, owner of Tone on Pump Street, specialises in hair extensions Gizem Sydney, owner of Tone on Pump Street, specialises in hair extensions (Image: Instagram/ This is Tone UK)

The hair stylist previously used to

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Sponsored: This San Diego Beauty Salon Provides Affirming Services for All

Beauty Lounge team
The Beauty Lounge team.

When it comes to finding a full-service salon in San Diego that truly understands and embraces diversity, look no further than Beauty Lounge. For more than 13 years, this Hillcrest-area beauty destination has been a safe space for all clients and employees, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

At Beauty Lounge, the focus has always been on providing top-notch customer service. Whether clients come in for their hair, skin, lashes, or nails, the Beauty Lounge team strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. From the very beginning, Tina Ngo and Vivian Nguyen, the co-owners of Beauty Lounge, have made it a priority to be active allies in their community. 

When they first started their business, the beauty industry was not welcoming to male technicians due to societal gender norms. With the belief that everyone should be judged solely on their skills and ambition, Ngo and Nguyen were among the first to break that mold and hire men. In addition to gender diversity, their staff is proud to include beauty experts of all ages, 

In addition to creating a supportive and inclusive workplace, Beauty Lounge also prioritizes equality in its services by creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of race, orientation or gender. As a small business, the salon looks forward to participating in many San Diego Pride Parades in the years to come. 

“The diversity among our staff allows us to better serve and connect with their diverse community, and Beauty Lounge is proud to be of service to our LGBTQ+ community – They’re a constant source of inspiration for us, and their stories drive us to strive for excellence in all we do,” Nguyen said. “At the center of everything we do, client satisfaction is our top

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Ghana Beauty Awards

Ghana Beauty Awards

The sixth edition of the annual Ghana Beauty Awards (GBA), organised by Makeup Ghana in partnership with First Choice Hair and Beauty, has officially been launched with nominations open to industry players.

The beauty industry in Ghana has over the years produced a number of outstanding pioneers, pacesetters and game-changers who deserve to be acknowledged, honoured and celebrated for others to emulate, and this is the sole objective of the Ghana Beauty Awards (GBA).

The GBA is an annual celebration for the beauty industry aimed at fostering excellence by rewarding and celebrating pioneers, leading professionals, and upcoming talents within the industry, as well as businesses and brands who are contributing to economic growth.

The theme for this year’s awards is: ‘Celebrating Beauty Excellence: the Key to Sustainable Economic Growth’, with preliminary activities such as the Beauty Entrepreneurship Summit taking place in Accra and Kumasi, which will culminate into a glamorous Awards Night on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the plush Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra at 7 PM.

This year’s GBA will reward outstanding beauty practitioners, entrepreneurs, promoters, brands, manufacturers, etc. in a total of 33 award categories. Nominations are officially opened and will be closed by August 31, 2022. Beauty professionals, businesses and emerging talents are encouraged to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity.

Check out the categories by clicking on the link bit.ly/gbaward. Fill in and submit your nomination now.

Awards process is as follows:

  1. Nominations
  2. Shortlisting
  3. Final announcement
  4. Judging/Due Diligence/Public voting


Sub-Saharan Africa beauty industry continues to grow exponentially. It is currently home to about 821 million consumers eager to buy a wide range of cosmetics and beauty products. The Africa beauty market is also valued at US$10billion, with South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Cameroon, Rwanda, and Ethiopia leading, which clearly means that Ghana plays

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