Reality television star opens salon

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A STAR of hit television show The Only Way Is Essex brought a touch more glamour to the opening of a new beauty salon.

Lucy Mecklenburgh visited the county on Friday night to the launch party for Indulgence salon in High Street, Thrapston.

The girls behind the salon have picked up the nickname “The Only Way Is Thrapston” – so they decided a TOWIE star was the perfect person to open it.

Indulgence officially opens for business at 10am on Thursday and will offer massages, spray tans, nails, eyebrows and other treatments.

All of the fixtures and fittings have been bought in Thrapston and all of the work done to the shop has been carried out by local firms.

Owner Claudia Herbert, 23, also runs Cloudz dance school in the town and has decided to diversify.

She said: “When I came back from university I just thought ‘why not?’.

“I’m so excited. I have been so busy I haven’t had a chance to think about it, which is probably a good thing.”

Manager Kim Newman, 22, said: “It is really exciting. I think there is the local market for it. We do HD brows, spray tans and nails and it is a nice, comfortable, casual environment.”

Miss Mecklenburgh said: “It is really lovely. I’ve heard it was a pet shop before so they have obviously done a lot to it.

“It might have the Essex effect on the town.

“I think there is the demand for it.

“All girls want to look nice and doll themselves up.”

For more information on Indulgence follow @Indulgenceat53A on Twitter.