A north Norfolk beauty salon owner has reached the final of a national award.

Mariah Armstrong, who runs Nova Beauty in Sheringham, has been named a finalist in the UK Hair and Beauty Awards' Best Eyelash Extensions Salon category for 2024.

Ms Armstrong launched Nova Beauty in a salon in her home back garden after the birth of her first child in 2019.

Eastern Daily Press: Ms Armstrong opened her home salon in 2019Ms Armstrong opened her home salon in 2019 (Image: Mariah Armstrong)

She has almost 10 years of experience in the beauty industry and has even worked on cruise ships, touring locations including Miami, Mexico and Venice.

"There is nothing more I love than giving my clients a huge confidence boost," she said. 

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"Having eyelash extensions can make a huge difference to how someone feels about themselves - if you’ve ever had them done before you’ll know.

"Plus having a lay down, catch up and a lash nap really helps your mental health."

Eastern Daily Press: She said she loves making her clients feel good with the treatmentsShe said she loves making her clients feel good with the treatments (Image: Mariah Armstrong)

She added she was "so thankful" to her clients for "keeping the dream alive" and helping her support her two young children through hard times such as the pandemic.

The winners of the awards will be announced at an invite-only ceremony in London this June.