Henley Beauty Salon Wins UK Therapist of the Year


Agnes (right) with France Baudet, owner of Cannelle Beauty

Agnes Coullard who works at Henley’s Cannelle Beauty salon in Hart Street has beaten hundreds of candidates to win the much-coveted title ‘DECLÉOR Beauty Therapist of the Year’ in DECLÉOR’S annual Nationwide Excellence awards.

The prestigious prize was awarded to Agnes based on a portfolio of evidence including client testimonials, sales figures and Agnes’ own in depth response to a set of criteria about her experience to date, sales and marketing initiatives, future development and continued client care.

Earlier in the year Agnes also claimed the top award in product sales ‘DECLÉOR Dream Award Regional Winner’ achieving the highest DECLÉOR sales in the region.

Salon and Spa sales coordinator at DECLÉOR, Sadiya Manzoor was part of the judging panel for this year’s Excellence awards. She said “We had some really amazing entries this year and a lot of effort had been put into creating them.  Agnes showcased some amazing qualities in not only beauty therapy, but thinking out of the box and constantly innovating her team.  She came across as a real people’s person and it was felt that her efforts were well deserved of the winning prize.”

France Baudet, owner of Cannelle Beauty opened her first salon in Oxford in 1997 with a single therapist, expanding to Henley five years later. Today, with a total of 14 treatment rooms (11 in Oxford, 3 in Henley) and a comprehensive treatment menu, Cannelle Beauty offers everything from facials and waxing to the most recent state of the art treatment Soprano ICE laser hair removal.

Agnes travelled to the DECLÉOR award ceremony held at Gordon Ramsay’s MAZE restaurant in London to receive the award .

Agnes joined Cannelle Beauty in 2010 and is certain much of her success as a beauty therapist comes from having nine brothers and sisters. “My interest in beauty therapy has come from being part of such a large family. Taking care of each other was essential and in such a busy family life I developed a keen interest in helping my brothers and sisters as much as possible. I was used to a lot of noise and energy and also used to feeling personally very close to people.”