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How lashes became big business

The beauty industry contributed £28.4bn to the UK economy last year, according to new figures compiled for the British Beauty Council.

According to the data, beauty stores and salons opened in 1,225 new high street locations.

The BBC's Emma Simpson met Jilly Scott, an entrepreneur whose eyelash extension business has taken off in the past two years.

All figures are based on 2018 data and compiled by Oxford Economics.