Legends Hair & Beauty Salon has received first prize in a search to find the best Christmas shop window display in Hailsham.
The hairdressers and beauty services provider in Hailsham High Street was chosen by Hailsham Forward as the winner of this year’s competition set up to encourage businesses to decorate their shop fronts during the festive season.
Several shop displays were short-listed for the award in Hailsham town centre this year, including those produced by Bloomfield’s Florists also in Hailsham High Street, and MsMatch in St Mary’s Walk.
However, there was no topping the efforts of Legends which impressed judges with their front window display which incorporated a stylish white coloured theme to get people in the festive spirit.
Shop staff members were delighted when the Town Mayor and member of the Hailsham Forward Executive, Councillor Nigel Coltman, dropped in to hand out an award they hadn’t even entered for.
“We’re very pleased to have won the Best Shop Window Christmas Display this year,” said Legends proprietor Fiona Marden, who personally received the award.
“Not only did we have so much fun putting the decorations up, but we got to do something for the shops in the town centre and something for the local community who pass by the festive window.”
Abby Melluish, who also designed the window display at Legends said: “There was a lot of competition from many shops in the town centre with many of them having excellent displays.”
Windows were judged on visual impact, creativity, artistic merit, inventive use of materials and effort.
Councillor Coltman said: “We were impressed by the way that some shops had continued their festive theme inside, with many having decorated trees, hanging baubles and tinsel throughout. The dressing-up and decorating of shop windows for Christmas clearly enhances the festive spirit of this important retail period.”
“I’d like to thank all those shops who took the time and trouble to set up such brilliant displays, as well as my colleagues at Hailsham Forward for organising the competition.”
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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