TIME is running out. We want to hear the success stories behind Scotland’s health, beauty and aesthetics industry.

The deadline is fast approaching for the The Look Awards 2017, run in association with High Definition, which aims to celebrate the achievements of those involved in spas, beauty and hair salons, along with barbers, dentists, aesthetic doctors, cosmetic dentists and training institutions.

There are 21 categories to choose from. But entrants only have until Wednesday, March 22 to send in their free entries, which could see them receiving a career-boosting accolade at the black-tie dinner and awards ceremony on Sunday May 14 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

The event is sponsored by High Definition, a British luxury beauty brand. The firm is also sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution Award.

Its head of marketing Anna Pickford said: “Entering the Look Awards is an excellent way to raise awareness of your business and services .Not only will you be recognised for your skills and artistry, but your business will benefit from the added exposure that being involved in the awards brings.”

Lynn Milligan, Curriculum Head of Beauty at City of Glasgow College, which is supporting the Best Start Up Award urges new businesses to enter and said: “l am really delighted to be involved in judging The Look Awards 2017, as it is a pleasure to see how innovative and inspiring our creative industry has become."

First time sponsor Good Salon Guide is supporting a new category for 2017, the Colour Expert Recognition Award. Managing director Gareth Penn said: “The Look Awards Colour Expert category is a fantastic opportunity for you to show off just what you are capable of in the world of colour. We cannot wait to see what Scotland has to offer when it comes to their technical skills.”

Becky Woodhouse, CEO of Pure Spa, which is supporting the Training Institution of the Year category said: “Making people look and feel good every day should be celebrated. Winning or even being short-listed for an award really validates the success of your business.”

Skinade is supporting the Cosmetic Clinic of the Year Award and its head of marketing, Louise Marchesin, said: “We are excited to be part of the Herald Look Awards this year and hope to show that there is no brand too big or too small to enter and enjoy the great exposure it will give your brand.”

OSMO is supporting the Best Barber category. Brand manager, Sinéad McLaughlin said “I’m sure that despite their many years’ experience in the industry, the judging panel will have their work cut out with the exceptionally high standard of entries. OSMO wish everyone who entered the very best of luck.”

Fake Bake is supporting the Best Use of Social Media category again this year.

Global beauty consultant Sandra Vaughan said 'With over 20 categories, there really is something to suit every type of health, beauty or aesthetics business across Scotland. Entering your business into an award ceremony can seem little daunting, but the rewards definitely outweigh the effort."

Anyone wishing to enter should log onto newsquestscotlandevents.com/the-look-awards-entry-form. For more information on entering or attending the event, please contact Cheryl Risk on 0141 302 7410 or email Cherylrisk@newsquest.co.uk.