A Solva hair salon is one of just ten in the country to be listed for Colour Technician of the Year in this year's Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards.

Kala's Hair Boutique, in the village's Main Street, is owned by former Western Telegraph employee Kala McCreadie.

The salon opened in May 2016 and has become increasingly popular. In the last two years it has been shortlisted for the Best Customer Services and the in the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards and the Best Hair and Makeup Salon in the inaugural Welsh Wedding Awards.

The Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards is an annual event with several categories for different regions. However, the Colour Technician of the Year is for the whole of Wales and finalists have been whittled down to just ten.

"I feel really privileged to be shortlisted," said Kala. I love doing colour, it's my passion. It's quite an achievement, I feel very proud."

Kala's colour work has been featured in training manuals. She says she does a lot of the fashion trends, including hand painting on colour, or balayage, which she says suits the Pembrokeshire lifestyle.

"A lot of the colours are more natural now and lower maintenance, they suit our way of life here in Pembrokeshire," she said.

Kala has submitted examples of her work to the judges and will find out if she is top of the chops at an awards ceremony in Cardiff on May 20.

"It's down to the judges now," she said. "But to get shortlisted for the awards is the really good bit. Your clients nominate you initially so that means they have good faith in you.

"For a small salon in Pembrokeshire to be shortlisted is quite an achievement. It means the clients have voted in large numbers."