A YOUNG entrepreneur has launched her very first beauty salon.

Rebecca Bond, 26, has set up her new business, Avante, at Colne Valley Golf Club in Earls Colne.

The salon offers a wide variety of treatments including facials, waxing, spray tans and eyelash extensions.

Ms Bond, who lives in Suffolk, has dedicated the salon to her late father, who she tragically found dead in November 2015 after he had suffered a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot.

She said: "The name Avante means new beginnings in Portuguese and is inspired by my late father who was of Portuguese decent.

"I thought it would be a nice way to remember him.

"I’ve been looking for somewhere for a while and when the golf club came up I just thought it would be a good place to set it up.

"Everyone has been very welcoming and it has been a good start so far.

"Our main goal is to help my clients to feel beautiful and to give reassurance, satisfaction and realistic goals."

To contact the salon, ring 07535 691047/