Bridge of Earn hair salon earns a clutch of awards for being a cut above the rest

By Melanie Bonn

A Bridge of Earn hair salon recently scooped enough award certificates to decorate a wall.

Tanya Black Hairdressing was a finalist for Scotland in six categories at the British Hair and Beauty Awards.

And boss Tanya Black was absolutely delighted when that led to two gold awards, a silver and three bronze wins.

“Buzzing is an understatement,” said Tanya who celebrates 30 years in December with the Bridge of Earn salon that bears her name.

She bought the business on Main Street in 1991 when she was 21.

When the flat next door came up for sale Tanya wisely bought it and knocked through to make her place bigger.

Now 51, she joked: “You could say I’m in with the bricks.”

She previously did well at the Hair and Beauty Awards in 2018, winning hair salon of the year for the central region of Scotland, but this year’s haul takes the biscuit.

For the 2021 awards announced on August 30, scissor-hands supremo Tanya was crowned gold award winner for hairstylist of the year, in the Scotland region.

Then she learned she had got another gold, this time in the employer category. Tanya, who employs two stylists and an apprentice, was named gold award winner for employer of the year, Scotland.

In perhaps the biggest boost after a hard year riding out the pandemic and all that required salon owners to do to protect clients and staff, Tanya got the silver award for lifetime achievement.

It was a huge category, covering not just Scotland but Ireland too.

The list of awards for the team at Tanya Black Hairdressing went on: bronze for salon of the year in Scotland, another bronze award for entrepreneur of the year in Scotland.

Based on customer feedback, the Bridge of Earn team got a third bronze, this one for top rated salon for the whole of Scotland.

“I can’t thank my amazing clients and my super talented team enough,” she beamed.

“If it wasn’t for you all, I wouldn’t be here today.”

Tanya posted further heartfelt thanks on her Facebook page: “Also thank you to my amazing mum and dad and my son Jordan for always believing in me and helping me make my dream come true.”


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