Salon is a real family aff-hair

An independent hairdressers' has shown it can cut it in business as it marks ten years of service.

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 9:04 am
Left to right, Chloe Harvey, Claire Laws and Leanne Kettle at Kinks Hairdressing in Bedlington.

Kinks Hairdressing in Bedlington was set up by Claire Laws in 2006, with her then sister-in-law Leanne Kettle joining the salon shortly after.

Now, as the business celebrates its tenth anniversary, Claire’s daughter Chloe Harvey is helping to keep it a family affair as she joins the team as a freelance stylist.

She returns to the salon having completed her Level 2 and 3 NVQ hairdressing course there from 2012-14, before moving on to other salons, and hopes eventually to set up her own business.

Claire, 41, from Cramlington, said: “It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since we first opened the doors of Kinks, but it’s been a fantastic success so far and we’re really looking forward to the next ten.

“Having Chloe back on the team is a joy, and it’s great for me, as her mum and her professional mentor, to see her developing her talents as a stylist and business professional through operating as a sole trader from Kinks.”

The salon puts its success down to making sensible cuts in the recession, which saw other local businesses close, and the loyalty of its customers.

Leanne, 34, from Blyth, said: “I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else or with anyone else – after ten years we’ve never had a single argument.

“The clients we have are fantastic and their recommendations and kind words to new customers have made Kinks a great success.”