Salon owner creates new women’s awards

Sam along with Provost sadie Docherty and the first winners of Women Better Glasgow awards.
Sam along with Provost sadie Docherty and the first winners of Women Better Glasgow awards.

A Pollokshields beauty salon owner has created an awards ceremony to recognise women who have made an outstanding contribution to life in Glasgow.

Last week the city’s Lord Provost, Sadie Docherty, presented five women with an award to mark their achievements at a ceremony entitled “Women Better Glasgow” in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The recipients were fashion designer Kelly Mcgrath, Commonwealth Games judo champion Louise Renicks, founders of Tea in the Pot Anne Keegan and Anne Mcghee and Faten Hameed, the founder of the Scottish Iraqi Society.

Women Better Glasgow was the brainchild of Sam Younis. Sam is a busy working mum of three and owner of Oceanic Hair and Beauty in Pollokshields.

She said: “We are speechless with the response we received to our first Women Better Glasgow campaign. I understand only too well how much time and commitment it takes to be a working mum.

“We started this campaign after hearing the amazing stories of women in Glasgow.”

Sam now plans to make Women Better Glasgow an annual event.