A HAIR stylist from Smithills has made it to the final of the UK Hair and Beauty Awards.

Chantelle Wright is competing for the title of Stylist of the Year.

The final will take place virtually next month, with a date yet to be revealed.

Chantelle rents a chair at Everlasting Hair, Beauty and Aesthetics salon on Chorley Old Road.

She said: "It's really good to be recognised by the awards.

"It's nice to know that your work is appreciated especially after such a tough year.

"I found out that I'd made it to the final at the start of the month and there will be a virtual ceremony in March.

"I've specialised as a colourist, particularly balayage and vivid colours - it's my passion.

"I can't wait to be able to work again, it's what keeps me sane.

"My work is my life and I absolutely love what I do, it's nice to be recognised for this."

You can follow Chantelle on Instagram @cw_hair_design.