THE owner of a York business said her ‘mind was blown’ after receiving national recognition within seven months of starting up.

Laura Larner owns Cinnamon Hair & Beauty Studio in York Road, Acomb, which placed in the top 50 in the Best New Salon at the Hair and Beauty Awards 2024, held in Birmingham on June 1.

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Laura said: “To get the award was extraordinary, there were five in the team who went along and on the way down I was just thinking ‘we’ll have a good night and there’ll be plenty of food and wine’.

“It was a big do with lots of categories and my mind was blown when they read our name out.”

Laura paid tribute to her clienteleLaura paid tribute to her clientele (Image: Supplied)

The owner said although this was her second salon, a gap of five years meant she essentially started again from scratch with a small budget and limited time to get opened.

Laura said the interior and exterior of the salon were included in the judging criteria, along with a portfolio of the salon’s work.

She added: “Big thanks to all my team and my clientele, I could not have done it without them.”