Kingsclere Salon in the running for Hairdresser of the year.

Kit Malthouse, Conservative Candidate for North West Hampshire, recently dropped in to Twist Hair & Beauty in Swan Street Kingsclere to wish them good luck as they enter the final stages of the Hairdresser of the Year competition.

Owners John and Lisa Castelli have been finalists before but have yet to carry off the coveted prize of champion hairdresser for the region. Now they are down to the last six for 2014, with the winner to be announced at a lavish awards ceremony in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 24th November.

Kit Malthouse said: “I am rooting for John, Lisa and the team that it’s third time lucky! They are a great local business, putting customers first, making a big contribution to the life of Kingsclere, and generating jobs for local people. Small businesses like this are the backbone of this area and I will be doing my best to support people like John and Lisa so they can continue to prosper and grow. We all wish them the best of luck!”

Twist Hair & Beauty opened in 2000 and has grown significantly since those early days. Now there are plans to expand into an adjacent building and extend the current premises.