We would like to congratulate Sleeping Beauty Salon on winning Nail Salon of the Year: Salon Environment and Retail Salon of the Year at Scratch awards 2016.

We asked Salon owner Lilac Miller how she feels about the awards and her top tips on becoming an award winning salon! 

Scratch Awards Sleeping Beauty Salon

It must feel amazing for your salon to gain industry-wide recognition! How did you feel when you heard your salon’s name read out at the awards ceremony? Twice!

We were delighted just to be shortlisted for the final so to receive two awards was such a surprise but really lovely to be recognised!

How long has Sleeping Beauty been open for?

We have four locations (soon to be five) and the first salon opened in 1999.  Our flagship Inverness salon has been open since 2006 so we celebrate our 10 year anniversary later this year

How did you celebrate this fantastic achievement?

We had a fantastic time at Cafe de Paris at the awards ceremony and we are also looking forward to celebrate with clients at an Open Evening later this Summer.

What do you think makes Sleeping beauty stand out from the rest of the competitors?

I think we have a real passion for customer service and making the entire experience as memorable as possible. Our team are all passionate about their work and we try and bridge the gap between friendly and professional.

Scratch Awards Sleeping Beauty Salon

Describe your salon environment and why you think it is award winning.

Our environment is unique, we are based in the City Centre in Inverness near a busy bus station but we wanted to create a calm and relaxing environment. We have used a lot of hand-made and one-off pieces such as a solid oak nail bar and a Pedi Shed. We have an open plan environment which works well for groups and parties as well.

What are your top tips for salons trying to retail products?

We love retail!  Genuinely we only work with products that we love and therefore our clients pick up on our passion for the brands. We also try to make sure we always keep stock of bestselling products and make sure retail displays are attractive, well-lit and all products are priced.  

What are Sleeping beauty's favourite Louella Belle products?

Retail wise Dadi'Oil is the best seller and treatment wise we love the Artistic Colour Gloss range which has been a phenomenal success since we launched it in 2015.  This month we are launching Footlogix as well which the team are excited to offer and we think the retail products especially will be very popular.