A Bracknell hair and beauty business owner has been shortlisted for several categories at The Official UK Hair and Beauty Awards 2024.

Mona Rathod, based in Binfield, started her business specialising in eye treatments after her scientific background and changing lifestyle drew her to the industry.

She started her home salon, Glamoureyes Pro, as she craved a better work-life balance and quickly discovered her passion for beauty.

After a few years of growing her business, Mona has become one of Berkshire’s go-to experts for eyelash extensions and brow treatments.

The 51-year-old Bracknell Mum has been shortlisted in the 2024 awards for four catagories including best lash stylist, best eyelash extensions salon, best for brows and best home salon.

The UK Hair and Beauty Awards community comes together each year to celebrate the hair and beauty industry in style.

She said: "My background is scientific and I have 3 degrees, but since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated with eyes. After 16 years in the medical world, and after becoming a mum, I was looking for a different work-life balance.

“It was then that I came across the beauty industry and realised the transformative power of lash and brow techniques. I love seeing my clients' reactions and watching their confidence and self-esteem grow. And I've been addicted to becoming the best in the business ever since!”

Mona will attend the VIP Red Carpet event to celebrate the best hair and beauty businesses across the UK. The night will host an array of celebrity guests and vibrant entertainment to celebrate all the businesses that have been recognised.

Mona added: "I really pride myself in offering the very best lash, brow and salon experience to my clients so I'm incredibly grateful for this recognition by the UK Hair and Beauty Awards - especially in the special 10th year anniversary of the awards - and across four different categories!

“And I also owe a massive thank you to my family, friends and clients who've supported me along the way." 

The Hair and Beauty Awards' mission is to support businesses of all sizes and expose all candidates to new opportunities via social media and in the hair and beauty world, no matter their financial or social status.

They are breaking down barriers to support smaller industry businesses, helping contestants build followings and recognition – even if they don’t win. That's why they're celebrating the entire process of the competition and all the amazing talent that has entered.