To celebrate 50 Years of hairdressing, Ian did the Moonwalk!
This year marks 50 years of hairdressing for me and to celebrate this milestone, I wanted to do something special. I don’t want it to be about me as such, but I want to do some good that will help others.
That is why I’ve decided to take part in the Moonwalk in London with a group of girl friends. The London Moonwalk is a fundraising walk in support of breast cancer, something that has touched my heart many times through loved ones, past and present.
There are so many reasons why I have chosen this charity, but there is one very special reason. So here is a little bit about why it means so much to me and the celebration of 50 years in hairdressing.
I’m walking for one very special lady who changed my life just after my Mum died. Dorothy Langley. She stood on the parapet with me, put everything on the line so we could build a business together. She was always dedicated, hardworking and above all kind with the most wonderful sense of humour. I so enjoyed those days with Dorothy. It was great fun. We’d go off travelling, do hairdressing things together, we were building a business so that we’d have something for the future.
Sadly for Dorothy the future we had only lasted 10 years. She died of breast cancer.
So when a great friend of mine Judy suggested I do this walk with her for breast cancer, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate Dorothy, 50 years in hairdressing and have a little fun along the way with Judy and Alison.
Of course, as a hairdresser, I have met many, many girls over the years, heard their stories, become apart of each other’s lives and very sadly have lost some over the years to breast cancer. So I took Judy up on her offer and decided to walk for Dorothy and all of the girls we’ve lost to breast cancer, and to those who have bravely defeated it too.
We are called the Rocking Rollers (ha, who would have guessed … it’s the hairdresser in me!) and we will be donning our decorated bras to walk 26.2 miles on 20th May.
BJ (my husband for those of you who don’t know!) will be decorating my bra. The reason? Well, he’s super good at that sort of thing, but more importantly, I truly believe that Dorothy sent BJ to me. We met just a year after Dorothy died and have been together since. He is very much like Dorothy, he has looked after me and I couldn’t think of a better person to create my bespoke ‘Dorothy Bra’ as it will become known!
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we celebrate and remember those we have loved and lost, and those we are lucky to have in our lives today still. And, to mark the occasion of 50 years hairdressing, something I have loved. It fits perfectly.
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Introducing Nancy Cherry our newest member of The Salon Team.
Nancy has been hairdressing for more than 30 years having trained at Jingles International in London. Since then Nancy has managed several London salons, worked in Italy, Belgium and Scandinavia plus she has been a leading light in youth training alongside being a partner in her own Salon business.
We are delighted that Nancy now joins us at the Salon to share her love of hair, from colouring and cuts to long hair creations and more!
To introduce Nancy to The Salon, we are currently offering £5 off all ladies and gents cuts and £10 off cuts when booked with a colour service with Nancy in January and February.
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