A STOURPORT salon has boosted its team by welcoming a newly qualified stylist to its ranks.

Alicia Ashford is now taking appointment bookings at the award-winning Phillip Farnsworth Hairdressing, based in Hartlebury Road.

The former Kidderminster College student has been learning the trade under the tutelage of Mr Farnsworth, who said he was delighted with her progress.

Alicia said: “I’m thrilled to have recently qualified after 18 months study at Kidderminster College.

“I have been very lucky to have Phillip as my mentor during this time, he has coached me and demonstrated contemporary hair colour, styles and hairdressing techniques with flair and fun.”

Mr Farnsworth added: “It has been great fun mentoring Alicia. She is a fantastic stylist with her own flair and personality.

“It has been highly rewarding to mentor Alicia and watch her develop and grow over the past 18 months.”

Alicia’s success story is the latest boost for the company, having won two service excellence awards based on five star customer reviews on Salon Spy.