A Chertsey salon has been named one of the best in the nation.

Leah Durrant Hair Salon & Beauty was announced as a finalist for the HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards.

The salon wowed judges with its customer care, complaints procedure, staff engagement and training.

The salon's Leah Durant was delighted by the announcement.

"It reflects the tremendous hard work everyone at the salon has put in over the past 12 months, and we’re indebted to them for making this such a fantastic year," she said.

"We’re so excited and cannot wait until the awards ceremony in September."

Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of the HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards, said it was a huge honour to be up for the award.

“To be named as a finalist highlights how exceptional this salon is," she said.

"With hundreds of entries for each category and a panel of judges that excel at looking for the finer details, just to make the shortlist is an outstanding achievement.

"We wish them all the very best of luck for the awards night, which promises to be a spectacular evening for all.”