When Rebecca Porter started a small beauty business in her living room, little did she know that in a mere six years, she would have her own salon and be featured in Vogue.

Essential Maintenance, a vegan and cruelty-free beauty salon on East Street, specialises in sugaring, a form of hair removal which is much more eco-friendly and less painful than waxing.

Rebecca learned about the sugaring process around two years ago and was an immediate convert.