Asian Style Awards short lists announced

The Asian Style Awards ltd (ASA) launched in December 2007 to raise the profile of providers of South Asian related fashion and beauty products and services in the UK. ASA aims to recognise and reward excellence in standards and innovation throughout the industry.

This will be the first time in history such an awards ceremony will be taking place. With more and more influence of the east on fashion and beauty it was high time such an event took place, especially considering the contribution of South Asian related products and services to the UK economy today.

ASA hopes that through the awards we can promote the industry and encourage more ethnic designers, stylists and artists to engage with mainstream stylists and create diverse ranges that can cater for all communities which is an absolute requirement for modern day Britain and would help promote social interaction between cultures.

The public have been voting in thousands since January 08. With the votes now closed we have the official short lists are as follows:

BEST BOUTIQUE CATEGORY:
Manchester & Lancashire
Shireens (Blackburn)
Banjarans (Rochdale)
Sharara (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Arinder Bhullar (Leicester)
East London
RCS Designs (Green Street)
Chiffons (Green Street)
Henn/Mehndi (Green Street)
West London
Mongas (Southall)
Parampara (Southall)
RCKC (Wembley)
West Midlands
Zoya (Birmingham)
Laaj (Birmingham)
Mairs (Birmingham)
Yorkshire
Bombay Stores (Bradford)
Ranis Of Bradford (Bradford)
Bollywood City (Bradford)
Boutique 4 U (Huddersfield

BEST SALON CATEGORY:
Manchester & Lancashire
Mariah Khan (Blackburn)
Roop Hair & Beauty Parlour (Accrington)
Rikaz Beauty Salon (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Ropp Ki Rani (Leicester)
East London
Neelams (Green Street)
Naveeda’s Salon (Ilford)
Tamanna Hair & Beauty
West London
Images Hair & Beauty Salon (Middlesex)
Catwalk Beauty (Wembley)
West Midlands
Asif Yvette Hair (Birmingham)
Rupi’s Hair & Beauty Salon (Birmingham)
Yorkshire
Preity’s (Bradford)
Shahida (Bradford)

BEST FASHION DESIGNER CATEGORY:
Manchester & Lancashire
Sharara (Blackburn)
Imani Studio (Manchester)
East Midlands
Arinder Bhullar (Leicester)
East London
RCS Designs (Green Street)
Nudrat Choudrey (Ilford)
Chiffons (Green Street)
West London
Mongas (Southall)
Parampara (Southall)
West Midlands
Maria Zoya of Zoya (Birmingham)
Laaj (Birmingham
Yorkshire
Bombay Stores (Bradford)
Bollywood City (Bradford)

BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST
Manchester & Lancashire
Mariah Khan (Blackburn)
Roop Hair & Beauty (Accrington)
Rikaz Beauty Salon (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Roop Ki Rani (Leicester)
Niru & Neelam (Derby)
Zara Kamran (stoke)
East London
Naveeda (Ilford)
Ayesha Make-up artist (Ilford)
West London
Uzma Yakub – Sculpt Beauty
Kanz Ali (Uxbridge)
Nadia Butt (Middlesex)
West Midlands
Bodyego (Wolverhampton)
Kal Rayat (Coventry)
Zoya (Birmingham)
Yorkshire
Naz Beauty (Bradford)
Brides By Shahnaz (Leeds)
Bridal Hair by Saina (Bradford)

BEST HAIR STYLIST
Manchester & Lancashire
Mariah Khan (Blackburn)
Roop Hair & Beauty (Accrington)
Rikaz Beauty Salon (Blackburn)
Rifat Hussain (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Roop Ki Rani (Leicester)
Zara Kamran (stoke)
East London
Neelams (Green Street)
Tamanna Hair & Beauty
West London
Jayshreeban (Edgeware)
West Midlands
Asif & Yvette (Birmingham)
Kal Rayat (Coventry)
Yorkshire
Brides By Shahnaz (Leeds)
Andreas Constantinou (Bradford)
Bridal Hair By Saina (Bradford)

BEST HENNA ARTIST
Manchester & Lancashire
Mariah Khan (Blackburn)
Rikaz Beauty Salon (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Roop Ki Rani (Leicester)
East London
Shima Uddin (Ilford,Essex)
Joshiv (stratford)
Kiran Sahib
West London
Payal Malde (Wembley)
Karuna Billimora (harrow)
Ash Kumar
West Midlands
Kal Rayat (Coventry)
Dee Mehndi (Coventry)
Dalibur Kaur (Birmingham)
Yorkshire
Bridal Hair By Saina (Bradford)
Bollywood City UK (Bradford)
Shahida (Bradford)
Sobeiya Hussain (Bradford)

BEST TEXTILE FABRIC RETAILER
Manchester & Lancashire
Anisha’s Collection (Blackburn)
Sharara (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Arinder Bhuller (Leicester)
East London
Poojah Fabrics
Rani Designer (Ilford)
Raaha
West London
Pratap Fashions
West Midlands
O & P (Birmingham)
Yorkshire
Aziz Fashions (Bradford)
Bombay Stores (Bradford)

GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO ASIAN STYLE IN THE UK
Manchester & Lancashire
Rikaz Accessories (Blackburn)
Sharara (Blackburn)
East Midlands
Arinder Bhuller (Leicester)
East London
Bees (Green Street)
Daminis (Green Street)
West London
Mongas (Southall)
Asian Woman Magazine (Surrey)
Parampara (Southall)
West Midlands
Zoya (Birmingham)
Imran Ashraf of Bisma Shoes (Birmingham)
Kiran Laaj (Birmingham)
Yorkshire
Unze by Shalimar Shoes (Bradford)
Andreas Constantinou (Bradford)
Bombay Stores (Bradford)

The short lists for each region will now be passed to a specially selected panel of judges, who will be revealed once they have completed their assessments of the short listed businesses. Once the judges have rated the nominees based on quality and standards, business acumen and above all innovation, ASA official auditors Adam & Co, will collate the results and present the winning list on the night of the star studded awards function, which will be held at the Alexandra Palace, London on 1st November 2008.

So to find out who wins reserve your ticket now as they are going fast! Tickets booked before 30th September is £100each or £1000 for a table of 10. If booking after 30th September then £150each or £1500 for a table of 10.

The event is the first of its kind and is sure to make the mark for providers of South Asian related fashion and beauty products and services in the UK. ASA is honoured to receive an overwhelming response and unconditional support from the UK fashion and beauty industry and hopes you can join them to celebrate this highly diverse and rewarding event!

Region: All
Website: http://www.asianstyleawards.org.uk
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