An entrepreneur who set up her first beauty salon at the age of 21 has won two business awards.

Michaela Meredith, 31, founded Bespoke You beauty salon in August 2015 in Broadwater Street West, Worthing.

She said that within 12 months of opening she won an award for being the best start-up business in the area.

Michaela then opened her second salon two years later at the age of 23 in Hove Park Villas, Hove.

This year, Bespoke You won two awards including the "Best Salon" in Sussex by Muddy Stilettos and the "Best Beauty Retreat and Spa" in West Sussex in the SME News Magazine's 2024 Business Elite Awards.

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Michaela, who said her dad inspired her by running his own business, said: "Myself and my team are thrilled to win these awards and we want to thank all our customers for the support we have received since opening in 2015. 

"I am so proud and never would I have thought we would be winning not one but two awards for being the best salon in Sussex. 

"I love my business, it’s a huge part of me and I have put everything into the salons. It means the world to me that our clients love coming to Bespoke You."

The 31-year-old, who grew up and lived in Shoreham, said the business has just expanded into offering advanced injectable treatments.

She opened her first salon at the age of 21 (Image: Bespoke You)

The salons already offer a number of treatments including aesthetic treatments, skin treatments, nail treatments, spray tans and hair removal.

Michaela also said she has the best team working around her at both salons.

She said: "Thank you so much to my team for their continuous hard work, they truly are the best ladies and I am so fortunate to have the best team of beauty therapists. 

"A special thank you to all our customers for making Bespoke You the best and most rewarding thing in my life. "