Three hairdressers from a salon in Claygate have been named as finalists in the prestigious British Hairdressing Awards 2019.

The talented trio work at the The Vault Hair and Spa in Claygate, and were nominated among this year's finalists after a preliminary round of judging held at Epsom Racecourse.

The awards are put on by Hairdressers Journal (HJ) and sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional, and have been dubbed "The Oscars" of the British hairdressing.

Double-team David Vault Baker and Ben Hendry were confirmed as finalists in the Southern Region category.

The pair were nominated three times previously in the category and the renewed recognition seems to confirm their position amongst the UK's best hairdressers.

"The calibre of hairdressing recognised in these awards is widely known, and we’re very proud to have done so well.

"There are many amazing hairdressers in my region and we are thrilled to be nominated," Mr Vault-Baker said.

Meanwhile, The Vault Hair and Spa team picked up another nomination courtesy of Isabella Smith, who was named as a finalist in the Trend Image of the Year category.

Ms Smith is one of only a handful of hairdressers under 30 to be named among this year's finalists.

"I’m delighted to be a finalist.

"I create gorgeous hair all day in the salon for my clients, but it’s great to be able to capture what I think will be big for the next season and inspire people with my passion for hair," she said.

The woman in charge of the awards ceremony itself is Jayne Lewis-Orr, executive director of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards.

She praised the Claygate's trio's achievements ahead of the ceremony, which takes place in November.

"To be named as a finalists highlights just how exceptional David, Ben and Isabella are.

"Their hairstyling demonstrated fantastic skill and vision, and rightly gives them the acknowledgement as one of the UK’s best hairdressers.

"Britain has long had a world-class reputation for trend-setting in the hairdressing industry, and they prove that this renowned creativity and excellence are still at the heart of the British hair scene," Ms Lewis-Orr said.

The trio will discover whether they have been successful in clinching a gong at the British Hairdressing Awards 2019 ceremony, which will take place at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on November 25.