INAA Awards Evening

Tuesday, 7 May 2013
gillian, louise & me - photo taken by morag
cheeky wee Burger King on the (empty) train home

Last week I attended an event through in Glasgow for the INAA Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards (or #SHABA*).  The award ceremony itself doesn't take place until the end of May, but this event was an opportunity for bloggers to meet with some of the sponsors and to get a sneak peek at the potential finalists list (my lips are sealed!).  

The event took place at Apartment 29, a private members club at Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow.  After getting changed at work I got the train through (which was delayed so I ended up being 10 minutes late...thanks Scotrail) and, after getting slightly lost wandering around the square, eventually rocked up to the venue.  As I entered the room I was handed a Belvedere long vodka - which made a nice change from the usual Prosecco (although I do love me some Prosecco) - then I took a seat and had a wee catch up with my fave blogger babes before the ladies from INAA came out to give us a little presentation about the awards.

INAA (or I Need an Appointment) is a website where you can book salon appointments online - a simple and stress free alternative to calling around different salons trying to find availability.  As someone who isn't a big fan of phoning up places for appointments (don't ask why because I don't really know!) this site is ideal.  

The INAA Awards are now in their 3rd year, and celebrate the best in Scottish hair and beauty with awards such as Best Beauty Salon, Expert Colourist, and Best Nail Bar.  Among the sponsors this year are GHD, Bumble & Bumble, and BareMinerals, and representatives from these brands were there on the night to give demos and chat to us about their products.  One of the guests was Lauren Goodger (from TOWIE) who was there to represent her Lauren's Way tanning range who are also one of the sponsors of the awards - as I'm a sad reality TV geek it was quite exciting seeing Lauren there - I made sure I got a photo with her (so sad...)!

The finalists for the awards should be announced soon, and then the winners will be decided at the awards ceremony on the 26th of May.  Good luck to my hair salon Medusa, as I know they were putting forward a few names (including my hairdresser Jill) this year so fingers crossed they pick up some awards!

Thanks to INAA for putting on a great night!

*I defy anyone to not think of Shaggy when they read that.

Photos 4, 5, 9, & 10 borrowed from the INAA Facebook page.


  1. Haha - I thought of shaggy! lol

    Looks like a great evening! x

    Jen xx

  2. Great blog and we so true your comment about shaggy - we have even thought of trying to get him to our awards to sing a song!! Look forward to seeing you at the next bloggers event. x