A hair salon operating multiple stores across the county has won a national award.

Idlewild, which has salons in Abingdon, Witney, Oxford and Bicester, has triumphed as salon group of the year at the hair awards 2023.

The business was founded over 20 years ago by co-directors Mark Creed, Andrew Hall and Sam Harding.

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Mr Creed said: “We’re a very close knit, professional team and our emphasis is always on beautiful hair in great condition.

“We listen and respond to what our clients want and consistently deliver it. We’re very proud of our team, they’re all incredible talents so to see them rewarded with this honour makes us very pleased indeed.”

Recognising the hair heroes of the High Street and salons up and down the country, the hair awards is the insider’s guide to the top products and people in the hair world. With categories ranging from the best shampoos to Britain’s most talented stylists.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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