The team at The Electric Chair hair salon in Ballymena are in doubly celebratory mood.
The William Street salon has topped off five successful years in business by winning the Hair Salon of the Year (County Antrim) award at the NI Hair and Beauty awards.
The prestigious award was presented to proprietor Tim Harrison at a gala ceremony in the Europa Hotel, after the salon was nominated by its loyal customers for the award.
“The award really is the icing on the cake as we celebrate our fifth year in business,” Tim said.
And the plaudits from the awards also extend to senior stylist Jillian Richmond who was a finalist in the Stylist of the Year category on the night.
Tim added: “What makes it even more special is that our loyal clientele took the time to nominate and vote for the salon in the awards.
“The fact they took the time to email and vote and put us forward for recognition is really wonderful.”
The boutique salon has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2011, a gamble that has paid off for Tim and his team.
“We opened just at the peak of the downturn and I am delighted by how far we’ve come in the past five years,” Tim said.
He added: “We started off with myself, two stylists and a junior - indeed that junior is still with me and is now a senior stylist.
“We’re now an eight-strong team including four seniors, two stylists and a junior, as well as having an in-salon nail technician.”
“We pride ourselves on being up to date with the latest trends - indeed our clients are very savvy over the latest hair trends - and the team love working with our clients to meet their needs.
“None of this would have been possible without our loyal clientele and I want to thank them for their continued support over the past five years.
“As a way of giving back to our clients, we are offering a special £5 discount.”
Full details of this special offer are included on the accompanying ad on this page.
* To make an appointment at the award-winnning salon, phone 028 2565 7272.