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Ambitious plans as Hadleigh hair salon goes eco-friendly


By Newsdesk Sudbury


A Hadleigh hair salon has unveiled a new look and is on the look out for a new apprentice.

Lisa Ashford – known as Lee to her clients – bought The Hair Lounge in the High Street six years ago after being salon manager for a number of years.

The refurbishment was completed in a week and she recently held a launch party for staff and clients to show off the new look salon, raising money for Suffolk Mind charity in the process.

Staff from The Hair Lounge celebrate their salon's recent refurbishment in Hadleigh. (16015277)
Staff from The Hair Lounge celebrate their salon's recent refurbishment in Hadleigh. (16015277)

With an interest in sustainability and the environment, Lee uses sustainable hair styling products and has introduced eco aspects into the refurbishment, including eco-friendly flooring, new wash units with eco shower heads and styling chairs made of recycled materials.

Lee, who has worked in the hairdressing industry for more than 30 years, said: “I am passionate
about sustainability and environmental concerns and feel it is important to not only practice these values at home but also in my business.

“So, wherever possible I use sustainable and environmentally friendly products, such as biodegradable capes. Even the sparkling water I offer to clients I buy in glass bottles.”

She said the refurbishment has also included the introduction of plants to give the salon a relaxed feel.

“Our clients are at the heart of our business and many can spend a long time in the salon having hair treatments. I feel that it is important to provide the best environment that I can – for them and for my staff,” she added.

Lisa Ashford - known as Lee - from The Hair Lounge, Hadleigh (16015564)
Lisa Ashford - known as Lee - from The Hair Lounge, Hadleigh (16015564)

The business has a brand new logo and the new look is already bringing in new customers, said Lee.

Now the business is looking for a new apprentice to join the team.

Lee added: “We knew we were setting Healey Building & Maintenance quite a challenge when we asked for the refurbishment to be completed so quickly.

“Testament to their commitment to meeting their customers’ needs, though, we didn’t miss a single appointment and our sustainable new look and approach means we’re already attracting new clients through our freshly painted doors,” she said.


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