Different hairstyles, cocktails and a comedian provided a mix of entertainment at a charity ladies night in St Albans on Friday.

Artisan Ladies Night raised more than £800 for St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge at the event at the Abbey Primary School, in St Albans.

Sara Jackson, manager of the women’s refuge, said: "We are grateful to the event organisers for helping to raise much-needed funds for the refuge.

"We aim to provide a safe haven and advice for women who are experiencing domestic abuse."

The event was organised by Holywell Hill hair salon Artisan and included a catwalk show of different hairstyles and musical comedy from Vickie Arlidge.

St Albans Mayor Annie Brewster also attended the evening. She said: "It was a great evening that helped raise money for such a vital cause.

"We heard one of the charity’s volunteers describe why it is so important the refuge provides shelter to women and their children, fleeing from domestic abusive.

"I want to thank everyone who helped organise this event and also those who bought tickets to attend, with the proceeds of ticket sales going to the refuge."