A KIDDERMINSTER salon is hoping to be head and shoulders above the rest after snipping away competition to reach the finals of a national contest.

Andrea Beers Hair and Beauty has been shortlisted for front of house team of the year at HJ’s 2014 British Hairdressing Business Awards.

Along with five other finalists, Miss Beers and the team will have to wait until September 8, when the winners are announced at a black tie ceremony at the Lancaster London Hotel.

Jayne Lewis-Orr, competition executive director, said: “To achieve finalist status in these awards is great recognition and a huge honour and they should be proud of their achievements.

“We received a record number of entries this year and the standard has been truly impressive and it is testament to the commitment and passion for their clients that they have a secured a place in the final.”

As well as the best front of house team, another 15 categories of the awards recognise the disciplines required to run a successful hairdressing business.

Categories include exceptional standards in customer care and salon of the year.