A NEWPORT hair salon is delighted after reaching the final of the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards.

MJ’s Hair & Beauty in the Celtic Springs Business Park has been shortlisted in the Hair Salon of the Year and Stylist of the Year award categories after they were nominated by clients.

The salon which has been in business for just three years, will find out if they will be crowned winners at ceremony held in Cardiff’s Mercure Holland House Hotel on June 28.

Last year, the salon was also a finalist in the first year of the awards which recognise talent in the profession across Wales.

Run by husband and wife team Carl and Maxine Jones, Mrs Jones is the stylist nominated for the award.

“We opened three years ago and since then have cone on heaps and bounds,” Mr Jones said.

“We are a really thriving business now and have exceeded all our expectations.

“When we set it [the business] up we focused on providing customer service and that is what we do.

“We have 300 to 400 clients who travel to us from all over Gwent Cardiff and even Swansea,”

Now the salon is planning ion providing testimonies from some of its clients along with photographic evidence, in the hope of securing he award.

The awards ranging from the Best of Cardiff award to the much sought after Beauty Salon of the Year have shortlisted seven finalists for each of the ten award categories who will be picked by judges.

Winners will receive the title and plaque.

On Ms Jones’ nomination Mr Jones added:”Maxine listens to what they [the client] wants- if they bring in a picture she will explain everything about it and has a unique flare [to her work.]”