AN East Morton hairdresser has made the cut to reach the finals of a prestigious national competition.

Charlotte Horton is a finalist in the UK Hair and Beauty Awards.

She will compete in two categories, Hairstylist of the Year and Best with Blondes.

“There were thousands of entries so it is a great honour to get this far,” said Charlotte.

“I’m extremely excited about next month’s finals.

“Unfortunately it will not be a formal ‘black-tie’ event as normal, but an online awards ceremony, however it will still be good fun!”

Charlotte’s career has spanned over 20 years and has ranged from working on prestige cruise liners to photographic work for magazines and hair shows and managing two successful salons in Scotland.

She also worked at Bradford College for five years and became a fully-qualified hairdressing lecturer, trainer and assessor.

Charlotte says: “In more recent years I decided to open my own salon – at East Morton – and ‘get back to my roots’, but alongside the business I also work as a consultant for hairdressing manufacturer Hair Passion.”