A SALON at St Osyth Beach has been handed a prestigious national award.

V Styles hair and beauty salon, in Seaview Parade, was one of a number of hairdressers to be handed the four star Gold Salon Award.

The awards are designed to improve industry standards.

Verda Rigby, who runs the salon, said: “We worked very hard at V Styles to ensure quality and care for both our clients and employees and this has now been recognised in this award.

“We are delighted to have achieved it.”

The salon is also campaigning for a regular bus service to St Osyth Beach from the village.

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell visited the salon to celebrate its award and backed calls for the bus service.