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Be the ONE to inspire in the Hairdressing, Beauty & Wellness Industry!

The inaugural SWAS Excellence Star Awards seeks to promote and recognise excellence in continuous professional development within the Skill Development framework amongst the professionals and operators in the industry.  

Winners

Heritage Brand Category

Excellence Brand Category

Business Category

Brows Embroidery

Avone Beauty Secrets

Aesthetic – Dental

Elite Dental Group

Wellness – Guasha Orthopaedic Massage

Healing Touch

Skincare

Kskin Pte Ltd

Fascia Re-Sculpting

Kuko Beauty Managment Pte Ltd

Registered Training Centre

Singapore SPA Institute (SSI) Pte Ltd

Hair Loss Treatment

Two Herbs

Hair Replacement Treatment

Yu Plus Solution Lab

Digital Transformation Advocate Category

Beauty Cloud Solutions

Archer Logic (S) Pte Ltd

Spa & Salon Management Software

Refine Solutions Pte Ltd

SWAS Excellence Star Awards Category

Business Category

Entitlements

 

  • Special video featuring as the SWAS Excellence Star Awards Nominee from 2021 to 2022.
  • Listing in the SWAS Excellence Star Awards Hall of Fame 2021/22
  • SWAS Excellence Star Awards Logo Endorsement 
  • Exclusive Invitation to SWAS Excellence Star Awards Presentation. 
  • Highlights on the SWAS Facebook Page
  • Participation in the SWAS Excellence Star Awards Professional Training
  • Listing of Employees as Trained Therapists on the SRCT Portal 
  • Invitation to SWAS Excellence Star Awards Presentation
  • SWAS Excellence Star Awards Trophy
How to Participate

Qualifying Criteria:

Salons Establishment or Products Distributors registered in Singapore for more than 2 years involved in the following industries

  • Beauty
  • Aesthetics
  • Brows & Lashes
  • Body Wellness
  • Spa
  • TCM Wellness
  • Hair Care
  • Hairdressing
  • Nails Care
  • Make Up
  • Education
  • Products

 Upon acceptance, the judging committee would advise the award category.

Individual Category

SWAS Individual Awards

Entitlements

 

  • Listing in the SWAS Excellence Star Awards Hall of Fame 2021/22
  • Participation in the SWAS Excellence Star Awards Professional Training
  • Listed on the SRCT Portal for 12 months.
  • SWAS Excellence Star Awards Certificate
  • Invitation to SWAS Excellence Star Awards Presentation
  • In order to qualify for the award, nominees for the individual category will be required to attend a compulsory 8-hour workshop which serves to reinforce and sustain a consistent level of service after receiving the awards. This workshop is conducted in English on 08 Nov 2021.

How to Participate

Qualifying Criteria:

  • Industry Professional directly involved in the industry which includes Directors, Managers, Consultants, Trainers, Practitioners, Therapists, Masseurs, Hair Stylists, Manicurists, and any front-end or back-end professionals with approved qualifications.
  • Min 1 year of experience
  • SWAS welcomes industry professionals from all nationality to participate.

 

About the Workshop

Title of compulsory Workshop : Service Excellence for the Beauty & Wellness Industry

Date: 08 Nov 2021

Time: 9am to 5pm

Mode: Zoom Virtual Meeting

Language: English

Qualification:  SWAS welcomes industry professionals from all nationality to participate.

Certificate of Attendance will be awarded upon completion.

More information

SWAS Excellence Star Awards Judging Criteria

Business Category

All qualified nominees for the business category will be required to send min 2 employees or 5% of the employees (whichever is lower) to attend a 8-hours which serves to reinforce and sustain a consistent level of service after receiving the awards. Attendance of this workshop is compulsory to qualify for the awards. This workshop is conducted in English conducted during the 4th quarter of 2021. 

  • Company Information: Yes
  • Company Registered ≥ 2 Years: Yes
  • Involvement on Social Media (Facebook and/or YouTube): ≥ 15 likes & 3 shares
  • Customers Compliments: ≥ 3 compliments
  • Company Information: Yes
  • Company Registered ≥ 2 Years: Yes
  • Involvement on Social Media (Facebook and/or YouTube): ≥ 10 likes & 2 shares
  • Customers Compliments: ≥ 2 compliments
  • Company Information: Yes
  • Company Registered ≥ 2 Years: Yes
  • Involvement on Social Media (Facebook and/or YouTube): ≥ 5 likes & 1 share
  • Customers Compliments: ≥ 1 compliments

Individual Category

All qualified nominees for the individual category will be required to attend a 8-hours which serves to reinforce and sustain a consistent level of service after receiving the awards. Attendance of this workshop is compulsory to qualify for the awards. This workshop is conducted in English conducted during the 4th quarter of 2021.

 

The Judges


Ariel GOH

Deputy Director | Logistics & Wellness

ITE College East

 

 

Ariel manages the academic operation of courses under the School of Business & Services as well as the national education portfolio on Sports & Wellness programs at ITE College East.  She is a member of the Sectorial Committee for Sports and Wellness Sector with the five polytechnics.

Wellness programmes under her charge includes Beauty and Hair courses.  Ariel and her team work closely with Industry Partners and Trade Associations to develop and craft curriculum that meets international standard as well as train a ready pool of skilled graduates to meet local demand.  Students from the Beauty and Hair courses have been representing Singapore for the WorldSkills Competition since 2009.

Prior to joining ITE, Ariel spent more than ten years in the MICE – Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Exhibition Industry.  Her work allows her to travel internationally and experience the Spa cultures in different settings. She was part of the pioneer team who worked on the iSpa Conference Singapore in the early 2000.

 


Patrick LIM

Director | Leisure, Hospitality & Education

Enterprise Singapore 

 

 

Patrick is the Director for Leisure, Hospitality & Education in Enterprise Singapore. Together with his team, Patrick develops the strategies to support the industry transformation and enterprise development of various sectors under his portfolio, including Personal Care Services. Patrick joined ESG since his graduation and was involved in several initiatives, including entrepreneurship & start-up ecosystem development, and driving excellent management practices in organisations.


Suzanne NG

Programme Chair

Diploma in Wellness and Hospitality Business

Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management

Republic Polytechnic

Suzanne Ng has held management and consulting positions in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and China.

She has worked with major hospitality and wellness brands such as Spa Finder Japan, Mandarin Oriental New York and Tokyo, Westin Hotel Tokyo, Shangri-La Tokyo, Lotte Group and Six Senses. And for projects in China for Chateau Star River in Guangzhou and consulting projects in Xian and Chengdu.

Suzanne majored in Economics and Psychology at the National University of Singapore and did her post-graduate Diploma in International Management at INSEAD (France) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management Consultancy and Change at Poon Kam Kai Institute of Management, The University of Hong Kong. She is the Programme Chair in the School of Hospitality at Republic Polytechnic for the Diploma in Wellness, Lifestyle and Spa Management as well as the Diploma in Wellness and Hospitality Business.

Suzanne is also one of the members of the Spa and Wellness Association Singapore and held the position of Education Director. She has attended and presented at some of the key international wellness events such as the Global Wellness Summit in New York and India, ISPA (International Spa Association), Cornell- Asia Spa Institute Japan, Wellness Summit in Singapore and Cosmoprof in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Spa and Wellness Council and the Aging Investment Conference.

Suzanne teaches across a range of Wellness and Hospitality subjects from Health Psychology, Spa and Wellness Operations, Wellness and Medical Tourism, Hospitality Revenue and Service Quality and Professional Etiquette.  And she has done several research projects on the Singapore Wellness Industry. In Republic Polytechnic, she was commissioned by Spa and Wellness Association Singapore and Spring Singapore to conduct a focus group study on the Wellness Industry in Singapore, 2012. She also conducted a Feasibility study for assessing the viability of setting up Wellness Medicine Screening systems and associated therapeutic service in Spas in South East Asia, 2011. The research was also funded by Spring Singapore. As well as an Exploratory Study on Consumers’ Responses to the Spa, Beauty and Wellness Warranty Insurance Plan in Singapore, 2010.

FAQs

Who is SWAS?

Spa and Wellness Association Singapore (SWAS) was founded in 2004 in response to the need of an association to reach out to all sectors of the Beauty & Wellness Industry. In 2021, the association was renamed to Specialists in Wellness Association Singapore (SWAS) to better represent the industry.

Over the years, the Specialists in Wellness Association Singapore has developed from an interest group representing Beauty & Wellness establishments to a confederation of trade groups representing stakeholders within the framework of the Beauty & Wellness Industry. The association actively promotes the business interests of all stakeholders in Wellness, Beauty, Hair, Nail and associated Holistic Care & Service industry.

Who can attend for the Participation in the SWAS Excellence Star Awards Professional Training

Industry Professional working in the industry which includes Directors, Managers, Consultants, Trainers, Practitioners, Therapists, Masseurs, Hair Stylists, Manicurists, and any front-end or back-end professionals. All nationality welcome to attend the training to improve the professional skills.

What is SRCT?

SRCT is a platform for all Complementary Therapists to register their competencies, to showcase their knowledge and skills in specific treatments and sectors of the Wellness Industry. All Complementary Therapists and Wellness Practitioners are welcome to join SWAS and to list on SRCT.

 

Read more at https://swas.sg/srct/about-srct/

What are the Benefits for Therapists to register at SRCT?

  • Recognition as an Accredited Certified Therapist.
  • Endorsement of Qualifications & Competencies as a Professional in specific treatment(s).
  • Potential customers can find and verify you on SWAS SRCT Directory
  • Enhance Personal image and value.
  • Benefit from SWAS’ marketing and promotional activities.

 

Read more at https://swas.sg/srct/about-srct/

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