I have been hairdressing for 30 years! (Wow am I that old)
It’s a job I thoroughly enjoy and love with a passion, it’s not even a job! I was once told if you find something you love to do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life! Totally true, love every day in salon!
I have NVQ 2 and 3, I am also an NVQ Assessor, I am a state registered senior hair stylist and the salon is also a member of the National Hairdressers Federation.
I was lucky enough to be able to open my first salon in Kirton Lindsey in 2004 aged 36, after a successful 6 years there we moved to our own premises in Hibaldstow. I always wanted to bring on trend, fantastic cuts and colours to a small village/town, I don’t see why you should have to travel to a city or large town to get fantastic hair! Having never liked large busy salons that are not personal, in my opinion, it was my ambition to open a small but friendly, welcoming salon. I am told lots that I have achieved this! I get told so many times how the salon is friendly and has a nice ‘feel’ about it when you walk in! That makes me smile!
I get asked what my favourite part of hairdressing is a lot, whether it’s cutting or colouring? I can honestly say I love it all, I like the fact that you do a cut, then a colour, then maybe a perm, a lady, then a gent, it’s never the same every day. The people I have met over the years have helped to guide me, even shape me into who I am today! Some clients have been coming to me for 25 years plus and clients travel from all around North Lincolnshire, they are now friends as well as clients!
I love to pass my knowledge onto the younger stylists coming up, there’s some great talent out there. I’m a perfectionist and my girls will tell you I have a thing about poor spelling, grammar, manners and cleaning! The salon has to be spotlessly clean! (Hair drives me nuts!)
In 2014 I had 3 discs removed from my spine in my neck and 3 cages and a titanium plate put in so as I can carry on with hairdressing for hopefully 20 years, that’s how much I enjoy my job! This problem was in fact made much worse because of hairdressing, bending over and looking down all day. I know some hairdressers who have given up hairdressing up because of neck problems. Not me!