Scottish salon owners' efforts recognised with OBE

Alan and Linda Stewart, Co-Owners of Scottish salon group, Rainbow Room International, have received an OBE Award for Services to Hairdressing at an investiture ceremony held recently.

Presented at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, the couple's OBE was in recognition of their efforts in building the hairdressing sector in Scotland through their salon group, their state-of-the-art academy and Rainbow Room International product range. The pair have also raised a significant amount of money for charities within Glasgow and the hairdressing industry.

Following the ceremony, Alan and Linda attended a Royal Garden Party alongside others who had been presented of honours, debutantes and Royal Family members.

Commenting on the day, Linda Stewart, Co-Owner of Rainbow Room International, says:

“It was such a surreal experience attending the investiture ceremony at The Palace of Holyrood and the Royal Garden Party. We had a wonderful time and were delighted to have met and heard about so many inspirational individuals who have made significant contributions to their community. We are still so in shock that we have received this award but are extremely thankful and appreciative that our work in the hairdressing industry has been acknowledged in this way.”

Rainbow Room International