Orbe, North Adelaide is the proud winner of Adelaide’s Best Hair & Beauty Salon/Spa in the recent 2016 City Awards. Sam-James Cockayne, Director of the salon that opened in 2014, with partners Ida Tirimacco and Joe Cimmino, were on hand to pick up their award alongside Adelaide’s best and brightest winners, showcasing both the city’s youthful entrepreneurship and celebrating iconic businesses that show a city merging old and new.

It’s been a stellar year for Sam and her team at Orbe, winning this years National Visionary Award, Making national finalist in AHIA Newcomer business of the Year and most recently, a nomination in the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Awards. It’s these awards however, largely peer nominated that mean a significant deal to Sam and the team. “We are proud to consistently win awards relating to the technical aspects of hairdressing as these mean we know we are at the cutting edge of our field in hairdressing – but this is our first business award and it’s incredibly satisfying to know that the public have voted for us and this has been recognised,” said Sam after receiving her award.

The City Awards, established in 2015 by The City newspaper – part of News Corps. Messenger paper group has rapidly established itself as a prestigious honour for any business lucky enough to win an award from any of their various categories because of the rigorous judging process. With over 9000 readers voting for their favourite businesses in 20 categories in an online survey, a judging panel then select a winner from the narrow finalist field as determined by public vote.

– TJ