Awards & Press

mcIntyres Salons have gathered a wide variety of accolades over the years, in the areas of business, design, customer service and top industry recognition.

Leading the way is founder and business owner Kay McIntyre who has achieved many top creative awards including the pinnacle, winning the British Hairdressing Awards in the ‘Scottish Hairdresser of the Year’ category not once but three times.

This has also earned her a coveted place in the British Hairdressing Awards ‘Hall of Fame‘, she is the only Dundonian to be recognised at this level.

3 British Hairdressing Awards + ‘Hall of Fame’ Award IMAGES/LOGOS

Kay is also a member of the Fellowship of British Hairdressing and has been honoured with a special evening as one of its most recognised members with her success. Kay works with the world’s leading hairdressing technology brands such as ghd launching products on-stage, in the press and to dedicated professional salons in studios and salons worldwide.

Kay is the UK & Ireland Ambassador for Nioxin, the World’s No1 hair thinning brand. She also works with various cancer charities such as Little Princess Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust in assisting those affected to find solutions when faced with total hair loss.

Kay also mentors a team of creative award winning stylists who have won a variety of the industry’s most recognised global creative hairdressing awards. These include two Wella TrendVision Gold Winners, in the ‘Colour’ and ‘Creative’ categories. mcIntyres is the most successful salon in Scotland since the Wella TrendVision Award began, having had several people win the Scottish region as well as the UK Finals.

Kay has guided many long term team members over 20 years to dedicated salon professionals, many reaching guest artists level where they have been selected to work in some of the most respected creative artists teams in the UK. These include the Wella Next Generation artists teams, Sebastian Cult Team, Xposure, L’Oreal Colour Trophy winners. These accolades and consistency has attracted the finest global brands as partners who trust mcIntyres with leading technology trials engaging mcIntyres to research and test new products.


3 x ‘Scottish Hairdresser of the Year’ British Hairdressing Awards
‘Hall of Fame’ Trophy British Hairdressing Awards

British Hairdressing Business Awards Winner  – Marketing
British Hairdressing Business Awards Finalist  – Retailer of The Year
British Hairdressing Business Awards Finalist  – Salon Design (Union Street)
British Hairdressing Business Awards Finalist  – Customer Care

Wella Trend Vision Award UK Gold Winner 
Wella Trend Vision Award UK Gold Winner
Wella Trend Vision Award winners Scottish winners

L’Oreal Colour Trophy Award winners Scottish winners

Regeneration of Scotland Award (Union Street)
British Civic Trust Awards – Commendation (Union Street)
City Council Special Award by Lord Provost – Waterfront regeneration