A beauty salon with a difference has opened its doors in Durrington.

B-unique Beauty and Aesthetics on Bulford Road offers traditional beauty treatments alongside childcare services for parents using the salon as well as the wider community.

Owner Jamie-Lee Jones, 34, said: "As a single mother I struggled with childcare, I could never go to the gym or have treatments done so I know what it's like."

The on-site creche, a separate, sound-proof facility with its own entrance and toilets, will open on September 8 to coincide with the reopening of schools.

To respect social distancing, no more than three children will be looked after at any one time. Parents on-site can leave their children for up to four hours. Those off-site for two.

Also offered by the salon, which has only been open for four weeks, are mindfulness services such as personal readings by medium Dan Clarke, hypnotherapy and life coach sessions.

"We're trying to be unique and provide different services.

"With lockdown people are struggling with anxiety and mental health and some aren't even confident enough to walk into a salon so we're just trying to bring people in and cater for the whole community," added Jamie-Lee.

The decision to open her own salon came after winning an international lash competition in February 2019.

The idea to add a creche to it was "always part of the plan" as the Amesbury mum-of-three also has a degree in childcare and education.

Setting up a business during lockdown was "hard, difficult and stressful" she said, but also "quite positive".

"I managed to bring some positivity into it. [Lockdown] gave me time to focus on making it perfect, work with other businesses [affiliated] with the salon and do lots of training. It kind of worked in my favour.

"At the moment we're open but we can't host events or anything like that so I'm just trying to get the word out there and let people know that we are Covid secure and have all the risk assessments in place."

As of Saturday, all beauty treatments are now allowed.

Measures to keep customers and staff safe implemented by the Durrington salon include the use of PPE and 15-minute slots in between appointments to clean and sanitise the premises.

Customers are also asked to sign disclaimers before their appointments.