A TALENTED theatre hair and make-up artist is bringing the West End to World’s End, after taking up a position at a beauty salon.

Theatre hairstylist Alice Townes joined the team at World’s End Hair and Beauty in Burgess Hill after stage performances were put on hold across the United Kingdom due to Covid-19.

Now, she is shining the spotlight on the town’s residents after previously styling hair for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 9 to 5, the Sound Of Music, and many more.

“I love working with people,” Alice said.

“Ultimately, whether on stage or off, my job is about giving people confidence in how they look so they can shine.”

Alice’s new role at the salon came about after it was confirmed the West End would not reopen until spring 2021 at the earliest.

Alice added: “Many theatre professionals are facing redundancies.

“We’re looking at permanent closures for some of the West End’s biggest shows, including the Phantom Of The Opera.

“These are tough times but I’m looking forward to building a wonderful clientele at World’s End Hair and Beauty, growing the business and team with Sally, and continuing to run and work at the salon alongside my return to the glittering West End next year.’”

Fortunately, Sally Boarer, who runs World’s End Beauty Salon, says Alice’s salon debut has been a box office smash.

She said: “Our customers love the idea of getting the West End treatment, especially after lockdown left us all feeling a bit rough around the edges.”

Alice will return as head of wigs and make-up on Hairspray the Musical, starring Michael Ball, when the West End is allowed to return.