Note: 2020 Awards closed. Sales open for 2021! New categories to be announced in June

World Lash University

Sunday 16th May 2021

Day Conference with Evening Awards, Dinner and Gala!

The Belfry Hotel And Resort, Near Birmingham, U.K.

Despite our 2020 event being postponed until May 2021, this year’s online business awards will still go ahead. It closed on the 7th April and winners will be announced on our Social Media (Instagram and Facebook pages) at 8pm on Sunday 17th May 2020. It will also be added to our website. Notably, this is when our awards celebration event was due to take place. Trophies and prizes will be dispatched as soon as we can. Timescales will depend on the availability of our sponsors and posting capabilities as we’re sure participants will appreciate.

2020 Ticket holders who have entered the 2020 awards using their free entry will have their entries honoured, so long as they retain their ticket for the 2021 event. If they don’t, we will invite them to cover the award entry fee or withdraw their entry.

If, for any reason they win any of our business awards and subsequently withdraw from our 2021 event, they will be required to either:

  • cover the full cost of the entry, or
  • forfeit their position. This would involve the return of their trophy and prizes. The podium will be adjusted accordingly and made public. 

In effect, everyone who bought their ticket that was intended for the 2020 event on or before the 23rd March 2020, will have another free entry for the online competition and business awards in the 2021 event. Our gift to you.

We hope that you understand why we need to be strict around the matter regarding free entries for the competition and awards for ticket holders intended for the 2020 event.

The opportunity to purchase award entries is still available on this page. Any sales after 23.59 on the 7th April 2020 (BST) will be considered as having entered the 2021 awards.

Business Awards

Recognising excellence.

The prestigious World Lash University Worldwide Business Awards are dedicated to acknowledging those who make a real difference to the lash industry and those who work hard to be the best that they can be.

You can enter our Business Awards whether you are attending the World Lash University event or not.

The 2020 Business Awards closed at midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

Winners were to be announced during our Evening Awards ceremony on Sunday 17th May 2020 but will now be announced on our Instagram and Facebook page due to the postponement of the event!

4 Nominations

Salon Of The Year

We are looking for the Best Salon. Best Salon’s know their clients’ needs and work as a highly motivated team to provide great treatments and customer service. A highly trained salon team who are forward thinking and know what they are still striving to achieve and how that will be accomplished.

Enter the Salon of the Year Award here

Trainer Of The Year

We are looking for the best Lash Extension Trainer. A Trainer who knows their students’ needs and provides great training and even greater customer service. A trainer whose courses are always up to date in this fast paced industry and knows what they are striving to achieve and how that will be accomplished.

Enter the Trainer of the Year Award here

Achievement Over Adversity

We are looking to recognise and celebrate the achievements of a Lash Stylist who has succeeded – despite hardship, adversity and challenge. This could relate to their health, finances, family or relationship circumstances. Despite it all, this Lash Artist has demonstrated a resilient, selfless, disciplined commitment and inner drive to succeed and rise to be the best that they can be.

Enter the Achievement over Adversity Award here

Business Person Of The Year

This is a new Award for 2020 and there will be more details coming soon on how to enter this prestigious Award.

Enter the Business Person of the Year Award here

Read the Business Awards criteria here

Winners and Participants Rewards

Each Award winner will receive

  • A trophy
  • A certificate stating their winning award
  • An e-sticker to promote their success
  • Prizes kindly donated by our generous Sponsors
  • Recognition through our promotion channels, e.g. Website and Social Media

How to Take Part:

If you wish to enter the Business Awards and attend the World Lash University Day Conference and Evening Awards Gala

Buy your event ticket here. Ticket holders receive one free entry to any category.

If you would like to take part in more nominations, simply add them to your basket.

Buy now at www.worldlashuniversity.com/tickets

If you wish to take part in the awards but not attend the event

Buy your competition entry tickets from our website.

One entry is £25.

Buy Now

£25.00Add to basket

Business Award Entry Rules

Please check that you meet the criteria of the Award before entering.

One submission per person, salon or trainer in each Award category.

Competition fees paid cannot be refunded, even where the participant has not completed or submitted their entry in time.

Competition fees are non-transferable.

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their entry is sent to info@worldlashuniversity.com by midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

Please do not exceed the word count as your entry will be disqualified.

The will be one winner.

In any given Award category, if the top scoring entrant has not achieved at least 50% of the available marks, there will be no winners declared for that entry. This is to ensure that the integrity of these awards to preserved.

The winners will be announced during World Lash University’s evening award ceremony that follows their annual conference. Winners will receive a certificate and an appropriate trophy and prizes donated by our sponsors.

World Lash University reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate and these will not warrant a refund

Read our full Terms and Conditions here

Winning Tips

All questions must be answered. Unanswered questions earn 0 points.

Read the questions carefully. Answer the question and not the one you want it to be!

The Judges will read many entries. Make yours easy to read that’s jargon free with no spelling or grammatical issues. Double check your work. Invite someone to proof-read it to check that you have answered the questions.

Be honest. This will prevent embarrassment or harm to your reputation should an issue arise.

Judges want to hear about tangible results, not read ‘hollow’ statements. Saying that you deliver excellent customer service is one of those hollow statements. You need to support any claim with facts and this could include testimonials, statistics and relevant awards or media coverage.

Judging

Judges will use a 1-10 scoring system with 10 being the highest score for each criteria based on the judges objective view of given evidence or response to the question – otherwise known as the criteria.

Judges’ decisions are final and are not subject to debate. No appeals will be accepted.

Submissions

Entries must be received before midnight on Tuesday 7th April 2020 using the relevant Business Awards online entry form to info@worldlashuniversity.com.

Please do not submit in any other way or your entry will be disqualified.

Our Judges

We have an amazing line up of judges that will all be announced soon. We start with . . .

Ria-Jaine Lincoln

Ria-awards-judge

Ria-Jaine is an award-winning accountant listed as one of the top 50 women in accounting across the world and your ‘go to’ for your accountancy needs, with personal taxation as her specialist area and the Beauty Industry her primary niche market. You may have seen Ria speaking at the first WLU event but for those who don’t know she has almost 10 years’ experience in accountancy and works with beauty businesses up and down the country providing accountancy and business management services to help business owners create strategies that are realistic and achievable. The recipe to Ria’s success is focused around using cashflow and management accounting tools to help business owners set achievable targets whilst remaining compliant with HMRC. Ria-Jaine is passionate about sharing knowledge with the beauty industry on all things accountancy and tax related to reduce the amount of incorrect tax returns and penalty charges that business owners are receiving. As a qualified lash artist she understands the pressures of running a beauty business alongside all the other hats a lash artist has to wear. Recently announced as judge for a national award for the Women in Accountancy and Finance, featured in several podcasts and published over 10 times in the first year of business alone Ria-Jaine is a savvy business women that is on a mission to help business owners that are striving for growth offering accredited tax and accounting workshops both live and online, all created personally based on her own experiences, qualifications and knowledge collected over the years. In her spare time Ria-Jaine is a wife and mum to three boys, champion for domestic abuse campaign Behind the Mask and voluntary family support worker for home start charity.

Chelsy Holland

Chelsy-awards-judge

From True Beauty Academy

Chelsy started her career by completing an apprenticeship in Hairdressing, realising it wasn’t for her, she decided to go into Beauty. Chelsy represented her college at the Worldskills UK and won the regionals for Yorkshire. Once she qualified Chelsy went straight to work for Steiner onboard the cruise ships for four sea contracts. When she arrived home she worked for a Clarins & Decleor Gold Award salon whilst completing her Certificate in Education at Huddersfield University. Chelsy has worked for other training providers and FE colleges teaching Level 2 & Level 3 Beauty students before founding True Beauty Academy. She was the FIVE time winner at the World Lash University conference in 2019 winning Best Lash Educator and Best Lash Academy, and has been a published author in Pro Beauty Loft Magazine. She is the founder and owner of Curl & Contour salon and ChelsyLash. Chelsy hopes to inspire the next generation of Beauty Therapists and Hairdressers, as well as helping those in need of a career change.

Follow Chelsy at @chelsyholland from @true_beauty_academy_

LashBase Amy

Amy-awards-judge

My first step into the beauty industry began back in 2006 when I decided to study Beauty Therapy at my local college. Having gained my Level 3 qualification my first job was in an aesthetics clinic where I worked my way up from there.

During my career, I have been lucky enough to work in various roles across the industry including aesthetics and salon management, but the one thing I enjoyed the most about these roles is that they included an element of marketing. Deciding marketing was something I wanted to pursue, in 2017 I quit my job and went back to college.

After a lot of hard work, I qualified in July of this year with a distinction in Level 4 Professional Marketing.

During my studies, in early 2018 I landed my job at LashBase and I am proud to be 1/3 of the award-winning marketing team there. I spend my days content planning, designing artwork and coming up with ideas to help build the LashBase brand. My role as Marketing Executive means I get to combine my years of beauty experience with my passion for marketing into a job that I love, and to be able to grow with the company is something that is really exciting.

The support I have received from LashBase has also encouraged me to launch my own business next year, so watch this space!

Ryan Power

Ryan-Power

“Marketing is the single most important business skill you can develop. A small businesses who is excellent at what they do, but unable to communicate their message and story in a way which resonates with their dream client – and makes them take action – will seldom find the success they desire.

Ryan Power is a beauty business owner just like you. He and his wife Hollie own a thriving day spa in sunny Bournemouth as well as coaching and mentorship brand Salonology (although you might be familiar with it as Beauty Business Superstars).

Ryan’s passion for marketing is as infectious as his energy and if he can’t get you pumped to take the action needed to push your business forward then nobody can.”

World Lash University

Sunday 16th May 2021

Day Conference with Evening Awards, Dinner and Gala!

The Belfry Hotel And Resort, Near Birmingham, U.K.

Despite our 2020 event being postponed until May 2021, this year’s online business awards will still go ahead. It closed on the 7th April and winners will be announced on our Social Media (Instagram and Facebook pages) at 8pm on Sunday 17th May 2020. It will also be added to our website. Notably, this is when our awards celebration event was due to take place. Trophies and prizes will be dispatched as soon as we can. Timescales will depend on the availability of our sponsors and posting capabilities as we’re sure participants will appreciate.

2020 Ticket holders who have entered the 2020 awards using their free entry will have their entries honoured, so long as they retain their ticket for the 2021 event. If they don’t, we will invite them to cover the award entry fee or withdraw their entry.

If, for any reason they win any of our business awards and subsequently withdraw from our 2021 event, they will be required to either:

  • cover the full cost of the entry, or
  • forfeit their position. This would involve the return of their trophy and prizes. The podium will be adjusted accordingly and made public. 

In effect, everyone who bought their ticket that was intended for the 2020 event on or before the 23rd March 2020, will have another free entry for the online competition and business awards in the 2021 event. Our gift to you.

We hope that you understand why we need to be strict around the matter regarding free entries for the competition and awards for ticket holders intended for the 2020 event.

The opportunity to purchase award entries is still available on this page. Any sales after 23.59 on the 7th April 2020 (BST) will be considered as having entered the 2021 awards.

Business Awards

Recognising excellence.

The prestigious World Lash University Worldwide Business Awards are dedicated to acknowledging those who make a real difference to the lash industry and those who work hard to be the best that they can be.

You can enter our Business Awards whether you are attending the World Lash University event or not.

The 2020 Business Awards closed at midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

Winners were to be announced during our Evening Awards ceremony on Sunday 17th May 2020 but will now be announced on our Instagram and Facebook page due to the postponement of the event!

4 Nominations

Salon Of The Year

We are looking for the Best Salon. Best Salon’s know their clients’ needs and work as a highly motivated team to provide great treatments and customer service. A highly trained salon team who are forward thinking and know what they are still striving to achieve and how that will be accomplished.

Enter the Salon of the Year Award here

Trainer Of The Year

We are looking for the best Lash Extension Trainer. A Trainer who knows their students’ needs and provides great training and even greater customer service. A trainer whose courses are always up to date in this fast paced industry and knows what they are striving to achieve and how that will be accomplished.

Enter the Trainer of the Year Award here

Achievement Over Adversity

We are looking to recognise and celebrate the achievements of a Lash Stylist who has succeeded – despite hardship, adversity and challenge. This could relate to their health, finances, family or relationship circumstances. Despite it all, this Lash Artist has demonstrated a resilient, selfless, disciplined commitment and inner drive to succeed and rise to be the best that they can be.

Enter the Achievement over Adversity Award here

Business Person Of The Year

This is a new Award for 2020 and there will be more details coming soon on how to enter this prestigious Award.

Enter the Business Person of the Year Award here

Read the Business Awards criteria here

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Winners and Participants Rewards

Each Award winner will receive

  • A trophy
  • A certificate stating their winning award
  • An e-sticker to promote their success
  • Prizes kindly donated by our generous Sponsors
  • Recognition through our promotion channels, e.g. Website and Social Media

ornament_wide.png

How to Take Part:

If you wish to enter the Business Awards and attend the World Lash University Day Conference and Evening Awards Gala

Buy your event ticket here. Ticket holders receive one free entry to any category.

If you would like to take part in more nominations, simply add them to your basket.

Buy now at www.worldlashuniversity.com/tickets

If you wish to take part in the awards but not attend the event

Buy your competition entry tickets from our website.

One entry is £25.

Buy Now

£25.00Add to basket

Business Award Entry Rules

Please check that you meet the criteria of the Award before entering.

One submission per person, salon or trainer in each Award category.

Competition fees paid cannot be refunded, even where the participant has not completed or submitted their entry in time.

Competition fees are non-transferable.

It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their entry is sent to info@worldlashuniversity.com by midnight (BST) on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

Please do not exceed the word count as your entry will be disqualified.

The will be one winner.

In any given Award category, if the top scoring entrant has not achieved at least 50% of the available marks, there will be no winners declared for that entry. This is to ensure that the integrity of these awards to preserved.

The winners will be announced during World Lash University’s evening award ceremony that follows their annual conference. Winners will receive a certificate and an appropriate trophy and prizes donated by our sponsors.

World Lash University reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate and these will not warrant a refund

Read our full Terms and Conditions here

Winning Tips

All questions must be answered. Unanswered questions earn 0 points.

Read the questions carefully. Answer the question and not the one you want it to be!

The Judges will read many entries. Make yours easy to read that’s jargon free with no spelling or grammatical issues. Double check your work. Invite someone to proof-read it to check that you have answered the questions.

Be honest. This will prevent embarrassment or harm to your reputation should an issue arise.

Judges want to hear about tangible results, not read ‘hollow’ statements. Saying that you deliver excellent customer service is one of those hollow statements. You need to support any claim with facts and this could include testimonials, statistics and relevant awards or media coverage.

Judging

Judges will use a 1-10 scoring system with 10 being the highest score for each criteria based on the judges objective view of given evidence or response to the question – otherwise known as the criteria.

Judges’ decisions are final and are not subject to debate. No appeals will be accepted.

Submissions

Entries must be received before midnight on Tuesday 7th April 2020 using the relevant Business Awards online entry form to info@worldlashuniversity.com.

Please do not submit in any other way or your entry will be disqualified.

ornament_wide.png

Our Judges

We have an amazing line up of judges that will all be announced soon. We start with . . .

Ria-Jaine Lincoln

Ria-Jaine is an award-winning accountant listed as one of the top 50 women in accounting across the world and your ‘go to’ for your accountancy needs, with personal taxation as her specialist area and the Beauty Industry her primary niche market. You may have seen Ria speaking at the first WLU event but for those who don’t know she has almost 10 years’ experience in accountancy and works with beauty businesses up and down the country providing accountancy and business management services to help business owners create strategies that are realistic and achievable. The recipe to Ria’s success is focused around using cashflow and management accounting tools to help business owners set achievable targets whilst remaining compliant with HMRC. Ria-Jaine is passionate about sharing knowledge with the beauty industry on all things accountancy and tax related to reduce the amount of incorrect tax returns and penalty charges that business owners are receiving. As a qualified lash artist she understands the pressures of running a beauty business alongside all the other hats a lash artist has to wear. Recently announced as judge for a national award for the Women in Accountancy and Finance, featured in several podcasts and published over 10 times in the first year of business alone Ria-Jaine is a savvy business women that is on a mission to help business owners that are striving for growth offering accredited tax and accounting workshops both live and online, all created personally based on her own experiences, qualifications and knowledge collected over the years. In her spare time Ria-Jaine is a wife and mum to three boys, champion for domestic abuse campaign Behind the Mask and voluntary family support worker for home start charity.

Ria-awards-judge

Chelsy Holland

From True Beauty Academy

Chelsy started her career by completing an apprenticeship in Hairdressing, realising it wasn’t for her, she decided to go into Beauty. Chelsy represented her college at the Worldskills UK and won the regionals for Yorkshire. Once she qualified Chelsy went straight to work for Steiner onboard the cruise ships for four sea contracts. When she arrived home she worked for a Clarins & Decleor Gold Award salon whilst completing her Certificate in Education at Huddersfield University. Chelsy has worked for other training providers and FE colleges teaching Level 2 & Level 3 Beauty students before founding True Beauty Academy. She was the FIVE time winner at the World Lash University conference in 2019 winning Best Lash Educator and Best Lash Academy, and has been a published author in Pro Beauty Loft Magazine. She is the founder and owner of Curl & Contour salon and ChelsyLash. Chelsy hopes to inspire the next generation of Beauty Therapists and Hairdressers, as well as helping those in need of a career change.

Follow Chelsy at @chelsyholland from @true_beauty_academy_

Chelsy-awards-judge

LashBase Amy

My first step into the beauty industry began back in 2006 when I decided to study Beauty Therapy at my local college. Having gained my Level 3 qualification my first job was in an aesthetics clinic where I worked my way up from there.

During my career, I have been lucky enough to work in various roles across the industry including aesthetics and salon management, but the one thing I enjoyed the most about these roles is that they included an element of marketing. Deciding marketing was something I wanted to pursue, in 2017 I quit my job and went back to college.

After a lot of hard work, I qualified in July of this year with a distinction in Level 4 Professional Marketing.

During my studies, in early 2018 I landed my job at LashBase and I am proud to be 1/3 of the award-winning marketing team there. I spend my days content planning, designing artwork and coming up with ideas to help build the LashBase brand. My role as Marketing Executive means I get to combine my years of beauty experience with my passion for marketing into a job that I love, and to be able to grow with the company is something that is really exciting.

The support I have received from LashBase has also encouraged me to launch my own business next year, so watch this space!

Amy-awards-judge

Ryan Power

“Marketing is the single most important business skill you can develop. A small businesses who is excellent at what they do, but unable to communicate their message and story in a way which resonates with their dream client – and makes them take action – will seldom find the success they desire.

Ryan Power is a beauty business owner just like you. He and his wife Hollie own a thriving day spa in sunny Bournemouth as well as coaching and mentorship brand Salonology (although you might be familiar with it as Beauty Business Superstars).

Ryan’s passion for marketing is as infectious as his energy and if he can’t get you pumped to take the action needed to push your business forward then nobody can.”

Ryan-Power