Margate beauty business scoops top place in south east awards – and is off to national finals

Award winning team from SKIN Beauty and Aesthetics

A Margate business is celebrating after scooping top place in the regional South East Business Awards 2022 held in Guildford.

SKIN Beauty and Aesthetics in Margate High Street took the top place in the hair and beauty salon and will now go forward to compete in the national Grand Final in Birmingham this month.

Owner and experienced therapist Jo Fulton Tolley  has been in Margate for more than a decade after ditching corporate life to concentrate on building her own business.

She said: “We were anonymously nominated by a member of public then compared to other businesses in our category for the South East.

“We were also mystery shopped in person, on phone, on our socials by the England Business Awards and voted for to become finalist.

“We travelled up to Guildford to attend the South East finals having no idea if we would even place against the others in our class across the country, so going on to win our category outright was a total shock.

“As regional winners we now get put through to England finals which is this Sunday in Birmingham

“We are so super thrilled and beside ourselves with excitement, after three incredibly tough years with Covid and the cost of living crisis we have continued to fight and deliver our vision of an all inclusive friendly and professional environment.

“We have little extras like the client garden, bar and activity table away from mirrors and full beauty department with luxury pedicure spa, aspiring to be a one stop shop for every one including hair, beauty, barbering and aesthetics, with constant professional training and evolving the business we are proud to be representing Margate and Kent, we are not just some sleepy seaside town… we are award winning!”


  1. Thank you Isle of Thanet News for your write up…
    We still are amazed at winning Best Hair & Beauty Salon in Kent.

    We been here 4 years now but previously there has been a Salon in this spot for 70 years, we hold a very important commitment to serve our community and remain here for many more years to come.

    After getting through the toughest times in history we are only going from strength to strength and this is mainly down to our ethic of putting the customers needs first priding ourself on spending quality time with our clients and delivering “out of the box “care and soloutions.

    That and many, many years experience in business, constantly evolving, fabulous staff and staff care and an 90 % return rate from our lovely and very loyal clients goes some way to explain our strong position on the highstreet. To be acknowledged by such a large awards organisation makes all the extra hours, hard work and commitment to Margate just that little bit more special.

    We look forward to welcoming and celebrating with new and our existing clients over the next few months. We are hoping to have an exciting re fit in January too..

    Love Team Hair & Skin xxx

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