A SALON owner has been shortlisted for two major awards.

Jim Shaw, owner of Essensuals and EssensualsMEN in Billericay, has made the final cut in the Hair Awards’ ‘Men’s Hairdresser’ and ‘I Want His Hair’ categories.

To enter the Men’s Hairdressing category, Jim had to provide a written entry explaining and including evidence on why he is the best Men’s Hairdresser while the ‘I Want His Hair!’ category was an image entry, and the salon owner had to enter an image of his which would make men think ‘I want his hair!’.

Mr Shaw said: “To have finalised for these two awards is really fantastic. I’m delighted.

“It’s been an amazing year so far and to win these categories at the Hair Awards in September would just be unbelievable.”