A HAIR and beauty salon in Padgate is celebrating its reopening with eight industry awards under its belt.

Kathryn Elizabeth Hair and Beauty, based in Padgate Lane, swept the board at the British Hair and Beauty Awards, winning Best Workplace Environment and Best New Business.

Salon owner, Kathryn Walker, 33, said: "I’m immensely proud of the team and all we have achieved this year.

"Eight awards is a massive morale boost after being unable to provide our treatments to our clients for so long.

"We are so excited to celebrate this win with our clients now that we are open again.

"We couldn’t do any of it without them."

The British Hair and Beauty Awards is one of the most prestigious online awards for the hair, beauty, nails and spa industry, recognising those who make a real difference and encouraging their development and hard work throughout the year.

The team at Kathryn Elizabeth had to go through three rounds of judging to win their titles, with judges looking at their reviews and sending in 'mystery shoppers'.

Staff member Jennifer Clancy won Excellence in Customer Service and Colour Technician of the Year, with Rachel Almegren taking home Message Therapist of the Year.

Meanwhile, Kathryn was named Creative Nail Artist, Nail Technician and Beautician of the Year.