A BUSINESS in Herefordshire has been celebrating after being given national recognition.

Khaos Nail Bar in Ross-on-Wye has been shortlisted for three Hair and Beauty Awards, for best nail salon, best new salon and best salon decor.

The salon is run by three experienced nail artists, Jessica White, Niamh Compton and Georgina Hughes, who went into business together last year.

Hereford Times: Georgina Hughes, Jessica White and Niamh Compton in their Ross-on-Wye salonGeorgina Hughes, Jessica White and Niamh Compton in their Ross-on-Wye salon (Image: Khaos Nails)

The three women are long-time friends and juggle working at their busy salon with being mums to young children.

They took to social media to announce their achievement and said that they would be attending the awards ceremony in June for the final results.

Georgina told the Hereford Times: "We are so, so excited to have become finalists and can't wait to find out where we place at the awards ceremony in June!"


Khaos is based in the former Barclay's bank building in Gloucester Road, with a huge amount of work having gone into its conversion into a salon.

Hereford Times: Khaos Nail Bar, Gloucester RoadKhaos Nail Bar, Gloucester Road (Image: Khaos Nails)

It is known for having a distinctive style, with an eye-catching disco ball-style sign outside and a bright, colourful interior having earned the owners their place in the finals for salon decor.

Niamh is known for previously running the salon Nails by Niamh which was based in the Ross-on-Wye High Street. That salon was then taken over by Jessica before they decided to start a brand new business together along with their friend and fellow nail technician Georgina, and that's when Khaos was born.

The salon offers a variety of nail services, with bespoke nail art using acrylic and gel. The team also offer luxury pedicures and foot care services.