A HEREFORDSHIRE hairdressers has been named one of the best new salons in the country.

Flaunt Salon in Hereford was named among the top three new salons in the UK in the Hair Awards.

The salon staff attended an awards ceremony in London earlier this month, and were placed in one of the top spots, just missing out on the trophy itself.

Danielle Statham, one of the stylists, said: "We are proud of everything we have done to transform our space into a warm, cosy and bespoke area for our guests."

The salon on Whitecross Road is owned by Sam Millard Powers and opened in May last year.

Hereford Times: Sam Millard Powers is the owner of FlauntSam Millard Powers is the owner of Flaunt (Image: Rob Davies)

Describing his career journey, Mr Millard Powers said: "I have been in the hair industry for 22 years and have a passion for hair.

"I began my career in a local salon in Herefordshire and began the creative journey of hair competitions almost immediately, which is an area I love and get to express my creativity.

"Once I had qualified, I moved to London and progressed my career further for eight years, where I got to refine my skills.

"I relocated back to Herefordshire and worked for a local salon group where I enjoyed heading an art team and participating in further competitions, fashion weeks and multiple photo shoots.

"Now I am welcoming clients to Flaunt in a new chapter."


Hereford Times: Sam Millard Powers and his team are celebrating their achievementSam Millard Powers and his team are celebrating their achievement (Image: Rob Davies)

The rest of the team is made up of Jonathan Hayman, Jessica Graham and Victoria Preece.

The Hair Awards are run by Hair Magazine, with "the Cut" categories being "the best of the best" in the UK.

The best new salon category aims to give brilliant new salons around the country the recognition they deserve.