A CHILDREN'S hairdressers which recently opened in Halesowen has been named small business of the year in an awards.

Trimz and Tantrums, on Peckingham Street, caters for children from aged six months to 16.

It is owned by Natasha Campbell and her husband Stephen and is the third shop they have opened - they already have salons in Rubery and Solihull - after starting the firm two and a half years ago.

The pair were delighted when they scooped small business of the year at the Birmingham Awards 2019.

Mum-of-two Natasha, aged 37, said: "We were so pleased - it was amazing to get the recognition.

"We had a lot of people travelling from Halesowen and surrounding areas to our other shops, so we thought we would expand and open a new store.

"We also cater for children with autism and special needs - people come from as far away as Essex to our stores.

"I had been a hairdresser since I was 16 and I was always the one who would cut the children's hair - so I thought I would start my own salon which would be just local and all of a sudden people were coming from all over.

"Since then it's gone from strength to strength."

The unit, which used to be a charity shop, has been totally transformed and boasts three cars for children to choose from - a bat mobile, Thomas the Tank Engine and a pink Audi.

It has one full-time member of staff and is set to take on another part-time staff member soon. They will be getting into the Christmas spirit by dressing up as elves from Friday until Monday December 23.

Natasha, who is based at the Rubery salon and Stephen live in Bromsgrove. Appointments can be booked on the salon's Facebook page at Trimz and Tantrums Halesowen.