Hundreds of votes have been counted and verified and the Ripley and Heanor News can today confirm that KLM Hair is the 2014 Salon of the Year.
The High Street hair salon in Heanor was voted number one in the region after the general public crowned their winner by the narrowest of margins.
The hairdressers, ran by Katie Louise Melnyk opened in October 2011 after her and a close group of friends, who all worked together at a previous salon, decided to take on a new challenge together.
Proud manager Katie spoke of her joy in winning Salon of the Year stating that it’s all down to the togetherness of her staff: “It all started with a light bulb idea, and it’s grown from there really, it couldn’t have gone any better, we’re all so proud to win this award.
“We’re all local girls, and we’re a tight-knit group of friends, there’s a great togetherness about the place,
“We go out on nights out together, and we enjoy each others company, it’s great working with your friends, there’s no atmosphere and I think that’s a big part of why we’ve been voted 2014 Salon of the Year.”
Celebrating with a bottle of champagne the tight-knit team said their emotional thanks to those who had helped them win: “We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of our loyal clients who made the effort to vote for us.”
“We hope the award will help bring more clients in.”