A HALESOWEN hairdressers is joining the plastic-free revolution.

Helen Tether's Award-Winning Hair on Gorsty Hill is using and selling O-Way shampoo and other products in glass bottles.

Customers can then return with the empty bottles and pay to have them refilled.

It is also using bamboo tint bowls and tint brushes and aluminium tubes of colour.

Owner married mum-of-one Helen Tether said: "With the plastic thing it's like what have we done with the amount of plastic that is being used and thrown away?

"It makes sense to do a refillable service - then people pay less when they get it refilled.

"It's really important to protect the planet.

"We are the first hair salon in Halesowen going plastic free."

The 37-year-old, who lives in Oldbury, has been running her own salon on Gorsty Hill for the last three years and has already been recognised for her talent in numerous awards.

In May she got through to the final for Wella’s prestigious competition Trendvision.

She won bronze last year and said she's entered again this year, with the results being announced in September at the Roundhouse in Camden, London.

She said: "I finalised for Ultimate Stylist of the year at the Salon Buisness Awards and I’ve also finalised for The Hair Awards which is run buy the popular Hair magazine and I find out September 16th if I have won.

"I also made the semi finals of massive international competition the TCT Awards last year.

"I’ve entered the biggest hair competition of them all - The British Hairdressing awards - and find out if I finalised at the end of July.

"There are only six people from the Midlands who finalise, so I work hard at creating a collection with the most amazing models and photographer in a bid to win the Midlands Hairdresser of the Year title - which is my absolute life goal."