Chippenham beauticians who staged a protest in a bit to be able to go back to work are celebrating after the Government gave the go ahead for treatments to re-start.

Last week nail and lash technicians spoke of the hardships they have faced because of not being able to work.

But now they can re-open from tomorrow after the Government lifted a number of restrictions.

Clare Blackwood of Park Lane sale, who got Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan involved in the campaign, said: “We are all so great full for the exposure up and down the country and if anything the silver lining is the community of beauticians has been brought together and united us again.

“I hope we’ve shown a side to women and women led businesses that we are entrepreneurs and contribute massively to the economy, I think an example has been set that together is better in any circumstance.

“We are all so excited to see our clients and thank them for standing by us. We are raring to go and get back to a new normal which lets us rebuild are businesses and keeps our clients safe.”