FINDING the perfect hairdressers can sometimes be trial and error. A fair few bad hair cuts later and you might find one you like.

However, visitors to the Raw Hair in Westcliff can bypass this stress.

The salon scored the maximum five stars in the Good Hair Guide 2011.

Having opened in November, the salon in Park Road has quickly established itself.

Corrine O’neill-Hatt and Zoe Southam decided to go into business with each other when the premises came up for sale last year.

Zoe has 14 years’ experience in hairdressing and Corrine has a background in accountancy, so they made the perfect duo for business.

“We had spoken about opening a salon for a long time and when the premises came up for sale we decided to take the plunge,” says Zoe.

“Scoring five stars in the Good Hair Guide has been a great boost for us and shows us we must make a strong team.”

The Good Hair Guide is the only independent, nationwide scheme for assessing professional standards and servicesin hairdressing.

If a hairdressing salon meets a set of minimum standards, it is given a rating of 3, 4 or 5 stars.

The hairdressers is located in a converted factory which dates back to the 1800s.

Inside, the premises are deceptively spacious and it is beautifully decorated throughout.

The salon is open Tuesday from11am until 8pm, Wednessday from 9am until 6pm, Thursday from 11am until 9pm, Friday from 11am until 7pm, and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

Raw Hair and Beauty Salon is iat 45 Park Road Westcliff.

Call 01702 334073 for details.