Congratulations! Omni nominated in national and regional awards

Omni the Salon in Surrey has been recognised for its excellence twice over, shortlisted for both the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and The Muddy Stilettos 2017 Awards.


Leadership excellence

The BABTC Annual Awards is now in its 40th year. It is one of the most prestigious dates in the beauty industry calendar. The gala event on Sunday 18th June shined a spotlight on businesses that have made a significant contribution to the UK beauty industry.

Carolyne Cross is the managing director of Omni the Salon and has a place on this year’s Lifetime Achievement/Contribution to the Industry award shortlist. Cross’ beauty career stretches over 35 years. It has involved extensive experience earned working on cruise ships, in salons, hotels and presenting ‘The Beauty Spot’ radio show. During her time as chair of BABTAC, Cross pioneered higher government standards and regulation within the beauty industry.

The Muddy Stilettos Awards celebrate the most unique, brilliant lifestyle businesses in the Surrey region. Omni the Salon made it onto the shortlist in this year’s Best Beauty Salon category.


Investing in people

The Omni brand includes the salon itself, as well as the Omni Academy of Beauty. The academy has trained thousands of individuals, providing them the skills necessary to embark on a successful career in the beauty industry. Just over 30 Skills Edge learners are currently receiving training at the academy.

Congratulations to Carolyne Cross and her team!

Walbottle Campus – Hair show 2017

One of our centres, Walbottle Campus, held a hair show for their learners to showcase their talents and what the have learned through training.

The event took place at Walbottle Campus School in Newcastle. The students taking part in the annual Hair Show for National Apprenticeship week were a mix of Year 10 Hairdressing students and also the Apprentice’s currently training with Walbottle campus/Skills Edge Training. This was a chance for the learners to showcase their skills and talent.

Every year the Trade Hair Supplies Artistic team also work alongside learners and demonstrate their amazing skills live on stage to a varied audience.

Around 20 learners took part in the show; we had lots of creative styles ranging from Avant Garde styles as well as Boho chic and contemporary looks.  Employers the Apprentices were invited along, as well as other industry professionals and parents to engage with the learners and embrace the learning opportunities available.

Around 80-100 people attended the evening which was another successful show for the 5th Year running.

The learners were congratulated on the planning and preparation to make this such a successful show.