STAFF from eight salons and head office in the hairdressing group Scissors gathered for an awards evening.

The event, at AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium, saw staff joined by guests from partner company Francesco Group and suppliers Wella Professionals.

The evening opened with a stunning hair show by the group’s stylists followed by a graduation show by seven young graduate stylists.

Top stylist and special merit awards were given to members of each salon before the announcement of the major awards.

Grace Morrison, pictured, of the Ringwood salon, was named group junior of the year.

Erica Deewy, of Ringwood, won group stylist of the year and two other awards – top stylist and the merit award for her salon.

Group salon of the year was Ferndown and the directors’ award went to Pauline Miles, of head office.