Congratulations go to Jane Spillings of Jane’s Hair and Beauty who has picked up the Diss Express Salon of the Year 2014 prize.
The newspaper received hundreds of public votes for the nominees from across the patch to secure the top spot.
The salon and beauty business has run from The Denny Centre, in Thomas Manning Road, Diss for the last eight years.
Ms Spillings was delighted to pick up the award. She said: “I thank all of them (customers who voted) so much from the bottom of my heart, it really does mean a lot to me. They are very loyal and lovely.”
The secret to success is service, she said. “It is about putting the customer first, last and in the middle.
“I give 100 per cent loyalty to them and they do to me.
“Most of my customers I have had for a long time. It is an old fashioned approach where you just fit them in.
“I have a lot of people from this area, but I also have customers from as far as north Norfolk who have moved away and still come to me.”
The salon caters for people of all ages.
Aria Johnson, 21, of Winfarthing and a regular customer, said: “Recently I put a box dye of red on my hair which was a total mistake and she rescued me from that. She’s amazing.”
Fellow customer Janet Johnson, also of Winfarthing, said: “She is never fazed with a certain style. If she doesn’t think it will work, she will tell you and give you advice how to make it work. She’s always lovely, kind and bubbly all the time.”
Ms Spillings, from Palgrave, said: “I’m really shocked because it is just me working on my own.
“People have been saying they have read the Diss Express and have sent off their vote - people I didn’t even know had seen the competition.”
She has been in the business for 25 years and offers a full beauty service including spray tans, waxing, facials, threading, eyebrows, pedicures and manicures.
She said continued success may even see her take on a member of staff in the future.
Call her on 07952 324297 for more details.