BORDERER Lottie Herbert fulfilled her dream of owning her own salon when she opened up LVH Beauty in Melrose last week.

And the 26-year-old who offers a wide range of products and treatments has already been inundated with enquiries.

Lottie trained at the prestigious Mary Reid International Spa Academy.

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And she qualified as a beauty therapist in 2015, achieving both ITEC and CIDESCO accreditations – recognised as the world's most reputable qualification in the field of beauty therapy.

After graduating Lottie, who is from Melrose, went on to work in the renowned five-star Blythswood Square Spa and Mar Hall Spa, gaining invaluable experience and the skills to deliver the best possible service and treatments available.

From there she went on to manage an award-winning salon, where she perfected her skills and gained an excellent reputation as a specialist in waxing, nails and lashes.

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Lottie said: “Opening my own promises in Melrose has been a lifelong dream.

“I’ve had a lot of experience working in different places but this is the first time by myself and I am so looking forward to it.

“And I honestly couldn’t ask for a better week with over 30 clients. I’ve absolutely loved meeting them all.

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“The reason I attended Mary Reid Spa Academy was to follow in my late grandmother Moira Pearson’s footsteps.

“She attended when it first opened and was trained by Mary Reid herself and was very successful with her own business.

“ I grew up as a child aspiring to be just like her.

“The memory of my grandma and my grandfather Tom Pearson has helped me to set up the salon and achieve this dream.”

LVH Beauty is situated at 1 Waverley Offices in Market Square and Lottie can be contacted via or on 07496 784249.