There are hundreds of brilliant hairdressers across our county.

For months, hairdressers were forced to close their doors because of the national lockdown but from this week they can now welcome back customers.

We asked our readers to nominated their favourite hairdressers and we can now reveal the top 15 finalists - as chosen by you.

We want to crown the Best Hairdresser Salon 2021, but need your help. Simply vote for your favourite from the list below by picking up a copy of the News & Star and posting your coupon to, News & Star Best Hairdresser Salon, Newspaper House, Dalston Road, Carlisle, CA2 5UA

nBoyd Hair & Beauty – 28-32 Bank Street, Carlisle

nCaptiva Hair & Beauty -23-25 High Cross Street, Brampton

nChapel Hair – 1 Chapel Street, Carlisle

nClash Hairdressing -Croft Terrace, Victoria Road, Carlisle

nCreations Hair and Beauty – 2 Poets Walk, Penrith

nElaine Swann Hair Studio – Poets Walk, Penrith

nHair Bonito – 3 High Street, Wigton

nHalo Hair & Beauty – 7-9 Rosemary Lane, Carlisle

nKing’s Hair Studio -Indian King Court, The Square, Dalston

nMeraki Hair Lounge - 25 London Road, Carlisle

nPamela’s at Clarence House – Clarence House, 6 Queen Street, Penrith

nRarity Hair & Beauty – 44 Blackwell Road, Carlisle

nThe Cutting Room -153 Newtown Road, Carlisle Carlisle

nViolet White Hair Salon – 26 Fisher Street, Carlisle

nWinter’s Hair – 36 Lowther Street, Carlisle

Vanessa Sims, editor of the News & Star, said: "Business has been tough, but we have some excellent hairdressers across Carlisle and North Cumbria.

"Never has there been more of a need for hairdressers as when people were queuing outside for their appointments. Make sure you pick up your paper and vote for the Best Hairdresser Salon 2021."

It will run every day from now until Saturday 24. Photocopies or illegible voting coupons will not be counted.