A HAIR salon in the county has been awarded the highest rating by a standards scheme.

The Good Salon Guide, an independent guide to quality standards in hairdressing in the UK and Ireland, has given Edith & Moi in Bicester, a five-star rating.

The salon, which opened this year in Crown Walk is considered 'top-of-the-range' with 'highly-qualified' staff and 'personalised' service.

Salons sign up to be rated by the guide and are also regularly reassessed to ensure standards are maintained.

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Tia Jacobs, owner of Edith & Moi, said: “Being a member of the Good Salon Guide shows we are a fantastic salon in every way. It’s great not only for our clients, but for our team to know the salon has reached such high standards. It makes us all very excited about the future of our salon.”

Recognised salons are visited and objectively assessed by top industry professionals, hoping to give potential clients confidence in their choice.

Gareth Penn, managing director at the Good Salon Guide, said: “I am delighted that Edith & Moi has succeeded in reaching the standards required to become a member of the Good Salon Guide.

"Being in the Guide means a salon is among the best in the country which undoubtedly attracts new business and makes existing clients feel good.

"For salon owners, membership brings a whole host of free services including business advice, the chance to feature in our magazines and on-line media as well as great offers.”