STAFF at Malvern salon Belle Beauty are celebrating after winning a top accolade for the fifth time.

The salon at Worcester Road, Link Top, has been awarded crown salon status by skincare brand Guinot.

Lucy Watkins, who founded Belle Beauty aged just 21 in 2009, is one of the youngest salon owners to have achieved such success with the brand.

He said: "We’re delighted to have once again been recognised by Guinot for our hard work, professionalism and client care. It’s a real testament to the team.

“Everyone here is focused on making sure our clients get the best experience, from the moment they walk in to the moment they leave.”

Debbie Alban, salon manager, added: “It’s so great to have received the title of Crown Salon once again. A visit to us is all about the experience and leaving feeling great, and we know our clients feel fantastic when the leave us to get on with their day.”