Cherise’s delight as salon claims title

Mr Bella salon interior award winner
Mr Bella salon interior award winner

A hair stylist is celebrating after her new salon scooped a top award.

Cherise Bartram, who owns MR. FELLA & Me. Bella Sassoon in Kirkliston, is celebrating after winning UK Salon Interior of the Year in the PRO Hair & Beauty Awards 2014.

Cherise admitted she was happy enough to have reached the top five, but was “gobsmacked” when she found out the salon, which only opened 14 months ago, had won.

She designed its interior herself, wanting to offer something different from the usual experience, and styled it on a 1950s look.

“People come in and they don’t want to leave again!” she said.

As well as going the extra mile to source authentic touches like old-fashioned sinks, the salon experience is also more traditional than usual.

All stylists wear a uniform and are expected to look after customers during their entire visit, as well as offering services like cut and hot shaves for men..

However there are also more up-to-date touches, with customers able to use in-store iPads to read the news.