Eren is made up to reach final of awards

A Berwick salon is taking on the best in the business this weekend at the National Make-up Awards.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24 May, 2018, 09:23
Eren Saygilier of Ministry of Design salon in Berwick.

Ministry of Design (MoD), based on Bridge Street, has been shortlisted as one of 10 finalists in the Make-up Salon of the Year category.

Owner Lorna Saygilier and her daughter, Eren, who does all the make-up at the salon, are eagerly anticipating the event.

Eren said: “The majority of the salons and individuals nominated are based in big cities so it is an amazing achievement for our salon, in such a small border town, to be a finalist.”

Winning might be a long shot but the business is no stranger to success, taking the salon of the year title at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards last year.

Eren has worked in the salon since 2012. Very early on she showed a keen interest in make-up artistry and did intensive training with The Academy of Makeup in Glasgow in 2013. She has also done further training with P Louise Manchester this year.

“Eren’s diary is constantly booked with ladies going off to weddings, the races, days out with friends, etc,” said Lorna. “She now has a huge clientele, quite often having to go on waiting lists.

“Eren is a true perfectionist and this certainly shows in her work so it is no surprise that she has been shortlisted as a finalist at the National Makeup Awards. She is going to be alongside huge names in the industry.

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“It’s quite normal in the city centre salons to bump into the footballers’ wives preparing for their nights out but after Eren is finished with her ladies, they could easily be mistaken for celebrities. They all look fantastic when she puts her brushes down.

“Lots of clients actually tell Eren that they can get two days out of her makeup as it stays on so perfectly. She also has some makeup masterclasses coming up in June, one being for more mature skin and the other a full glam look perfect for a night out.”

The black-tie event will be held at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on Sunday.

The awards seek to provide a platform to acknowledge and honour the impeccable and tireless work of the best professionals and businesses in the British make-up industry.

Irfan Younis, chief executive of Creative Oceanic, said: “These awards embody the strength of the Britain’s make-up industry.

“The make-up industry needs to be recognised for its economic contribution to the national revenue. We will continue to push businesses forward and give the industry and the excellent professionals working in it the recognition they deserve.

“With tough competition, this year we wish all the finalists all the best of luck and we are looking forward to welcoming them to another memorable and enjoyable event.”