A HALESOWEN hair extension expert has made it through to the final of a regional awards scheme.

Lisa Marusiak opened her salon Lisa Jay Hair Extensions on Dudley Road 11 years ago when she was just 21.

The 32-year-old mum-of-two has made it through to the finals of the Midlands Beauty Industry Awards.

She and three other staff members will attend a black-tie event at The Holiday Inn in Birmingham on Sunday October 20 to find out whether she has been crowned winner.

Lisa, who lives with her partner and their two children aged one and three in Blackheath, said: "I didn't realise I had been nominated so I didn't ask anyone to vote for me.

"I was really shocked and overwhelmed when I found out.

"I'm just a normal girl working and raising a family so I'm really excited!"

A Spokesperson for The Midlands Beauty Industry Awards 2019, said: “The ceremony will provide a great platform to the beauty experts to showcase their brilliant work and reach potential clients as for many the shortlisted contenders work as a guide; helping them to decide who they’ll trust to take care of their needs.

“With fierce competition this year, we would like to wish all finalists the best of luck and we can’t wait to welcome our guests and deliver another enjoyable event."