PRS for Music has announced Paula Foskett of One.a Salon in Caernarfon, Wales, as the winner of this year’s £5k Sound Makeover, a competition that offers salon managers and owners across the UK the chance to improve their sound and music facilities.
PRS for Music – a membership organisation that represents the rights of 100,000 UK songwriters, composers and music publishers – has teamed up with sound expert and renowned music producer, Steve Levine, to transform One.a Salon into a music haven. The Welsh salon will be treated with top of the line sound equipment as well as a launch party to celebrate the efforts of Foskett and her staff.
PRS for Music’s commercial director, Paul Clements said: “We want to raise awareness to help our licensees use music to its full advantage to help set their salon apart within this competitive industry. We were very impressed with Paula’s creative ideas, her enthusiasm for music and genuine passion to use her salon for community events and fundraising. The interest and passion of Paula’s staff also really stood out within the sound makeover competition and how it could enhance their daily working lives. We are confident that her prize money, alongside the expert advice of Steve Levine will really help to make a difference for Paula and her business.”
Of her win, Foskett commented: “I am truly ecstatic and overwhelmed! I am really happy for my hardworking team, they are all overjoyed. I know the music will provide a special experience for all our clients. With our new sound system we hope to attract lots of new clients too!”
With over 400 entrants, the judging panel comprised record producer and PRS Director, Steve Levine, PRS for Music commercial director, Paul Clements, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale and salon entrepreneur, David Morris and TV and radio presenter/beauty expert, Gina Akers.
Winners and runners-up
Winner – prize value £5,000
Paula Foskett of One.a Salon, Caernarfon, Wales
Highly Commended – prize value £2,500
Headways Salon, Chippenham and Elaine’s Beauty Spot, Powys
Runners-up – prize value – £250 each and bespoke expert advice
Westbourne Beauty Clinic, Westbourne, Vox Hair and Beauty, Manchester, The Leading Edge, Hyde and Blaze, Leamington Spa