A team at a popular beauty salon in Stourport are celebrating after reaching the finals of a prestigious industry awards. 

All four members of the House of Envy Clinic, which specialises in beauty, aesthetics and SPMU, were recently announced as finalists across multiple categories at the Hair and Beauty Awards 2024. 

This includes salon owner, Shelley Towler, aged 50, who has reached the final for aesthetics, Georgina Lily, aged 24, who is a finalist in the lash tech, best newcomer and MUA categories, Agne Januleviciute, aged 33, who is in the final for nails and SPMU and Val Gaal, aged 42, who is a finalist in the nails category. 

Owner Shelley Towler said: "I've been in the beauty industry for about 25 years now and it is such a competitive sector with lots of businesses in Stourport alone. 

"The process for reaching the finals was tough as the judges look through our separate business reviews and social media before deciding who becomes a finalist, so it means a lot to us to be recognised for our hard work. 

"It was a huge shock that we all got finalists in our chosen categories especially as we didn't know each other had entered, but the girls work really hard and it has given them a real morale boost. It is amazing news and we can't wait to celebrate." 

All the women are self-employed with each independent business, Georgina Lily Lashes and MUA, B Beautiful with AJ and Nails by Val, working within the House of Envy salon, which opened six months before the pandemic. 

The salon itself, which is located in Lombard Street, also came in the top five at the GB Beauty Awards 2023. 

Ms Towler, who trained at Kidderminster College, added: "It wasn't the easiest of starts opening the salon, especially during Covid as we have faced a lot of setbacks, but I've worked hard to build up the business and create the team.

"We all get on really well and just love working with our clients. We're really proud of everything we've achieved and reaching the finals in the first year I entered my category is fabulous. 

"We're all feeling a bit nervous but the girls are really up for it and buzzing to be finalists in the same category as really big names in the industry." 

The Hair and Beauty Award 2024 winners will be announced at an awards ceremony later in the year. 

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