THE owner of an Ellesmere Port salon has been shortlisted for a top award.

Lauren Ellis, owner of LDE Studios on Whitby Road, in a finalist in the UK Hair and Beauty Awards in the Make up Artist of the Year category.

Lauren said: "I have been doing make up for five years now which is an achievement by itself! I have worked with clothing brands and beauty pageants and offer wedding and occasion make up.

"I opened LDE Studios in November 2021 just after coronavirus, we have an amazing team of girls providing all beauty treatments however I personally specialise in make up."

The UK Hair and beauty Awards final will be held over two days from April 21-22 in Birmingham, with Lauren's category being decided in the first day in an event hosted by singer and actor Duncan James.

It could be a double celebration for the Whitby Road salon, as also based there is Laura Yew, owner of Sassy Doll, who is in the final of The Brow Awards. Laura will find out if she has won her category at a glittering event to be held in Birmingham on September 23.