A SALON owner has been left 'overwhelmed' and 'humbled' after being given a top award in the beauty industry.

Haylee Bone, of HB Aesthetics, in Witham, has been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year for her efforts in the beauty industry.

The 36-year-old salon owner, opened the clinic, HB Aesthetics seven years ago after spending many years training and ‘soaking as much knowledge’ as she could.

She said: “I have always had a passion for the beauty and aesthetics industry.

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“I had my eldest baby at 16, I left school with no GCSEs and it was a challenge to find my way into the industry, but I was determined to succeed."

Haylee’s journey to success wasn’t easy, she became an expert in beauty and aesthetics, and has continued to grow her business since 2017.

“My business has grown and grown which has led me to where I am today, with my own clinic which I’m so proud of,” Haylee said.

HB Aesthetics is a training academy for aesthetics and skin care, as well as a clinic, which is led by qualified nurses.

The clinic offers a range of natural enhancements, including treatments like dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, laser hair removal, and skin care.

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HB Aesthetics has been visited by celebrities, such as TOWIE star Junaid Ahmed, and Married at First Sight star, Peggy Rose.

Hayley said having celebrities come to the clinic who she now sees as friends has "helped her reach a wider clientele".

Haylee won Entrepreneur of the Year, 2024 for her efforts in the beauty industry with HB Aesthetics.

On her big win, she said: “Receiving the award was an incredibly overwhelming and humbling experience.

“The applause from the audience filled me with pride and validation for all my hard work and dedication,

“I felt a rush of emotions – gratitude for those who supported me, and sense of accomplishment."

Moving forward with her clinic, Haylee plans to "drive growth and success", by expanding her client base, boosting brand awareness and enhancing client experience by introducing new services, and products.

For more information, visit hbaesthetics.co.uk