A HALESOWEN hair salon has proved 'a cut above' the rest after scooping a top industry award.

AJ’s Hair Salon, based in Colley Lane, was named Local Salon of the Year at The Great British Hair & Beauty Awards 2021 – Volume 2.

The awards celebrate stars of the hair and beauty industries, from cosmetic companies and stylists, to hair and beauty businesses, academies and clinics.

They honour those who create beautiful looks and deliver exceptional customer service.

Salon owner Amanda Dixon, who has been in the hairdressing industry for 40 years and has run the salon on Colley Lane for the last 17 years, said: "We are really proud.

"We have worked extremely hard to get our salon up and running not just once, but numerous times and we are looking forward to the future.

"Thanks to everybody who has supported us over the last two years through covid - our clients and our families - we couldn't have done it without them."

The 55-year-old said she believes the salon's success is that it caters for people of all ages, from babies having their first haircuts to grandmas.

She said: "We want everyone to leave our salon happy and for it to be a nice environment for them to be in."

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A spokesperson for The Great British Hair & Beauty Awards 2021, said "The Covid-19 pandemic presented unique challenges for the hair and beauty industry with many businesses being forced to close and various restrictions being in place.

"However, many businesses have successfully adapted to the new challenges the industry has faced since the pandemic started.

“In recognition of this, the awards shine the spotlight on the talented professionals that have shown great passion, commitment and innovation for the beauty industry, who often don’t get the recognition they deserve."

The awards were held at The Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 hotel on Sunday November 28.