THE Northern Echo is calling on readers to nominate their favourite hairdresser or salon.

Following our 2020 competitions to find the best chippy and a recent best takeaway contest we now want readers to tell us who the best hairdresser or salon is in and around the North-East and North Yorkshire

As many of us have been starved of a decent haircut throughout successive lockdowns, we thought now would be the perfect time to celebrate local hairdressers and barbers.

Tell us in your words why you love their styles and their service and what makes it so special.

Whether it’s their top trim, their brilliant banter or simply superb service, we want to hear from you.

We’re hoping to get as many nominations in as possible over the weeks ahead so place your nomination today and spread the word.

Simply register your nomination here and show just how much they are appreciated.

The closing date is Friday, May 21 and we will publish the names of the top 20, as voted for by you, on a coupon on May 27 and 28 for you to vote for the winner.