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Outdoor styling section and new mural for village salon

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9 JUL

Outdoor styling section and new mural for village salon

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

A village hairdressers has pulled out all the stops to be able to offer their services to customers once again. Alike to so many hair salons across the country, The Old Stables Hairdressing Salon in Alton re-opened its doors to clients on Saturday (July 4). However, the team at the family run business have gone above and beyond by, not only re-opening their actual salon, but also setting up a temporary outdoor salon for people who may not feel comfortable about going into the indoor salon – with the current coronavirus situation.

A village hairdressers has pulled out all the stops to be able to offer their services to customers once again.

Alike to so many hair salons across the country, The Old Stables Hairdressing Salon in Alton re-opened its doors to clients on Saturday (July 4). However, the team at the family run business have gone above and beyond by, not only re-opening their actual salon, but also setting up a temporary outdoor salon for people who may not feel comfortable about going into the indoor salon – with the current coronavirus situation.

Business owner, Steve Sargeant told the Times & Echo: “The idea was, as we only have seven sections in the salon, and with having people with longer appointments, we are only operating every other chair, so it limits how many people we can have in the salon.

“So we have the gazebo for quick appointments and also for those who may be shielding and don’t want to go in the salon at all.

“I made it myself out of a pallet, put a mirror on it, and have placed it on our forecourt.

“It keeps the weather off.

“We are quite lucky as we’ve got two doorways into the salon as it is a former old barn.

“We are monitoring who goes in and out of the doors etc, and keeping clients separate when they come in.”

Th Old Stables, which offers hairdressing services for both men and women, already has a month’s waiting list after being fully booked up for four weeks.

Steve said: “It’s brilliant to be back open again.

“During lockdown, we used the time to redecorate the salon throughout and give it a deep clean.”

The salon has also had an additional feature which is getting some great feedback from customers.

During lockdown, artist Masie Baker has completed a mural within the salon which depicts many features of the scenic village of Alton.

Steve said: “Masie is a regular client of ours and I knew she did murals, so I thought it would be the ideal time during lockdown to ask her to do something for us.

“We gave her a free reign on the design. There’s reference to the family’s former salon in Moult Road, which was opened in 1979 by my mum and dad, and also lots of other places in the village such as churches, pubs, and the Roundhouse.

“Our clients have said it’s a nice addition to the salon, and I think it’s nice to have some positivity amongst all the current doom and gloom.”

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