THE Chard and Ilminster News has launched its Hairdresser of the Year competition – and we want you to nominate your favourite hairdresser or barber.

This could be because of their friendly welcome, the quality of the cut or their passion for going the extra mile for their clients; let us know, and they could be in with a chance of winning.

Nominations for businesses in Chard, Ilminster, Crewkerne and the villages opened this week and will be accepted until February 11.

We will then publish the top 10 hairdressers as chosen by our readers along with a voting coupon so that you can vote for your favourite from the week commencing March 4.

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Alternatively, you can pick up a copy of this week's paper, complete the form and send it to Chard and Ilminster News Hairdresser Of The Year, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XD.

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