Meet the Judges

We are proud of our judges, and we are so grateful to them for their support and giving up their private time to throw their support behind these Awards. Thank you Judges :)

We are also so grateful to have so many judges back year after year. This commitment is vital to the credibility of these Awards to ensure a balanced and independent approach.

Judges are selected based on their experience and qualification. We aim to have as many as possible, so that this enables us to allocate a reasonable number of entries to each judge to ensure that the evaluation is thorough.

This page is updated regularly. Come back and check it out from time to time, but for now, here are our Judges!

Head Judge, Lindsey Hope - Hair and beauty tutor and support for learning tutor at NESCOL.
Rachel Pearce - Rachel has over 25 years in the beauty industry, working at top health hydros, spas and onboard cruise liners before becoming an international trainer for a top skincare brand, moving forwards into lecturing within FE Colleges.
Guest Judge Marianne Pratt - is a highly experienced Business and Clinic Manager in the medical and aesthetics field.
Ellen Geddes - Owner Charisma Nails and Beauty and College Lecturer at Inverness College UHI
Roz Bullard - Owner Fres’hair and lecturer in hairdressing, barbering and trichology at Inverness College UHI. Roz Bullard is a qualified hairdresser for 25 years with a wealth of experience from owning and running hair salons as well as moving into lecturing for the past 10 years. She received awards for team events during her training with reaching number 1 in Scotland. Just recently she qualified as a trichologist winning an award for her studies. Prior to hairdressing she was an accountant and worked extensively in the music industry. In this capacity she judged Battle of the Bands in Australia for a number of years.
Guest Judge Justin Mackland – Justin is Schwarzkopf Professional’s digital ambassador as well as a monthly vlogger for Concept Hair Magazine.
Kate Stott - Kate is the founder of the Award Winning BeautyBooker App’s, her awards to date are “Scottish Business Woman of the Year 2019” “Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 with Booker Beauty Scooping “Most Innovative App 2020”. Kate has most recently been shortlisted for Barclay’s Peoples Choice “Entrepreneur of the Year 2020”.
Seonaid Morrison - Active in the hairdressing industry for 35 years, working for Essanelle as a salon manager (now Regis). Working for Inverness College for 26 years and has her own salon Hair@45.