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Cut above the rest

A substantial investment in premises and staff aims to put a Brigg hairdressers a cut above the rest.

Owner of Guys & Dolls Steph Hart says customers have reacted favourably to the improved salon on College Yard.

She had worked for its previous owner Michelle Mundey for four years.

“It’s a well-established hairdressers with a good reputation,” she said. “Michelle retired in April last year after starting the salon 28 years ago.

“After taking it over, I’d wanted to make changes to the premises. It’s completely revamped and I’m delighted with it. We’ve moved things around and it’s modernized the salon.

“It’s small and quirky and 100 times better than what I thought it would be like.

“We’ve also switched names to Guys & Dolls.

“My partner’s name is Guy and my dad has called me ‘Doll’ from being small so it worked well.”

She enlisted the support of accountant Rebecca Abbott, a partner at RNS Chartered Accountants in Bridge Street, Brigg.

“I could not have done this without Rebecca,” said Steph. “She’s been amazing.

“Rebecca’s provided business support and planning. She helps me with all aspects of my financial arrangements.

“I’m really grateful to her and consider Rebecca a friend as well as my accountant.”

Steph, who has two daughters Lexi (10) and Erin (8), has been a professional hairdresser for 15 years. She’s joined in the business by Victoria Morwood and SJ Pick.

“We are all a really close team and good friends,” said Steph. “Without Vic and SJ the salon doesn't run. We are a little family.”

The unisex salon has a new aspect as Steph and Victoria have recently completed a year’s course at Doncaster College where they learned traditional, cut throat wet shaving.

“It’s something different and the men we’ve practiced on have enjoyed the experience.

“We’ve also been on a hair extension course over three days in Leeds.

“We’re developing different sides to the business. Both were really good courses and worth the investment.

“It means we can continue to appeal to young and older people alike.”

Rebecca wished Steph, Victoria and SJ all the very best with the new-look business.

“I think it looks fantastic,” Rebecca said. “I’m pleased that the team at RNS can support the business with payroll, monthly accounts and help them meet their annual tax and accountancy compliance needs.

“Steph’s got some great ideas about taking the business forward and we’ve worked well together. I wish her the best of luck.

“I’m certain what she’s done will prove a big success.”

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