Overall, we are doing about 60% better than the same time last year. Obviously, we could not achieve this without the fantastic reviews and recommendations/referrals we have received, so thank you so much to all who continue to come and help us to expand.
October last year saw the sad loss of part timer Emma to a full time job at a unisex salon in Wakefield. She was replaced sooner than was hoped by Bruce who does two days as opposed to Emma's one and has proved to be a great asset.
At the end of December last year we launched our mobile app which has been very well received. More people than ever are booking through the app as well as using the built in loyalty card.
In July Phil completed a men's facial waxing course so that we could add this to our list of services. All staff will be able to offer this service soon. As us gents mature, we often find ourselves plagued with ear hair and nose hair. Trimming these hairs only removes them at skin level. Waxing them removes them by the root and they need to regenerate and grow through the epidermis before we see them again, leaving the waxed areas hair free for 4-6 weeks. It would be an exaggeration to say it is painful but there is a small moment of discomfort which passes in a second or two. This is an excellent add on service which we would encourage everyone who has these hairs to try at least once. It is not just for ear/nose hair either, mono-brows, hairy cheekbones and above the eyebrows can be done too.
In September, we recruited our first apprentice, Niamh. Time will tell if Niamh will go on to become a barber, it is so hard to tell with 17 year olds. However, in the meantime we will give her all the help and encouragement she needs to succeed. She is currently our Head Hair Washer and Receptionist and is gradually being introduced to more aspects of the job. This time next year she'll be cutting and styling like a pro!!
We are currently working with Carl Hinder of Salon Help in south Wales. Not because we are struggling (far from it) but in an attempt to help propel us to the next level more quickly and improve what we do. You wouldn't want us to rest on our laurels, would you? Some noticeable changes you will see over the next few weeks are the introduction of our apprentice, Niamh, the fitting of cabinets, a slight re-organisation of the shop interior and a lick of paint, followed by a revised list of services. All scissor cuts will include a shampoo at the back wash either before or after the cut and some prices will change. You can see the revised list on our About page.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading and thanks once again for your custom.