Belsize Park welcomed a new salon in the area on Monday, as ELK Hair + Body opened for the first time as lockdown restrictions eased.

Located in England’s Lane, ELK is named after the animal - which the salon says represents a strong symbol of community.

Ham & High: The sign and balloons outside of ELK Hair+BeautyThe sign and balloons outside of ELK Hair+Beauty (Image: Hayley Benoit)

The salon offers hair, massage, facial, body and nail treatments.

Owner Elivinas Piscikas said: "It has been busier than we expected, we’re already overbooked.

“But we are still offering complimentary 15-minute luxury hair treatments to new customers between April 12-30."

The company says it is committed to using only environmentally sustainable product ranges, and has partnered with the brand Keune to do so.

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