Bespoke Hair and Beauty in Barrow to shut after years of trade

Bespoke Hair and Beauty in Barrow will be shutting up shop in Crellin Street, it has been announced.

The salon will be permanently closed as Bespoke Hair and Beauty from March 1.

Owner Becca Davies has run the business for the last six years and said she would be ‘forever grateful’ for the public support.

In a post shared online, she said: “It is with a smile on my face that I make this announcement after lots of consideration I have decided to close Bespoke Hair Salon.

“Last year I began the biggest role in my life being a mother and quickly realised this is where my heart lies and where I need to be.

“Working two days a week within my own business is not giving the salon the best of me and I’m not one for doing things by halves.

“I’ve had some wonderful years owning the salon since 2017 and will be forever grateful for the support Bespoke has received by the public.”

Owners hinted there may be plans for the salon in the near future which are yet to be announced.

Becca said: “The salon has a bright future ahead of it yet to be announced in the near future which I could not be happier for.

“I will be continuing my hairdressing journey with the wonderful team at Coco Hair and Beauty, Barrow located on Dalton Road from March 1.

“Jennie Hargreaves will be working from Zest Hair and Beauty located on Bowness Road, Barrow from March 1

“Once again thank you to all the clients that have supported Bespoke’s journey the past six years – I will be forever grateful.”

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Two Mold salons tipped for success at Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards

Cherise Amore Hair and Beauty and Revolution Hair and Beauty are both up for awards at the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards in the North Wales catagory with both salons nominated for the title of Hair and Beauty Salon of the Year.

Jade Bartie, owner of Revolution Hair and Beauty based on Griffiths Square in Mold said: “We as a team are absolutely thrilled to become a finalist for the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards.

“Since the change of ownership back in November, we have worked so hard to upgrade and develop our staff and premises.

“I’m so proud of each individual stylist we have here at Revolution, they really do love what they do, and exceed every single day.”

Revolution’s Jordan Elwell is also nominated for the title of Junior Stylist of the Year. 


Meanwhile, Cherise Amore Hair and Beauty, located on New Street are also in the running for the title of Salon of the Year. 

Cherise Amore will be looking to build on last year’s success following their awarding of Gold Salon of the Year for Wales at the 2022 British Hair and Beauty Awards. 

Salon owner, Cherise Davies said: “We were very fortunate to have won Gold Salon of the Year in Wales 2022 with the British Hair and beauty awards.

“The team work so hard to keep a high standard of work and education, so to be nominated and recognised again for such a prestigious accolade gives us the recognition they truly deserve.”


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Worcester hairdressers Tone shortlisted for UK Hair and Beauty awards

Gizem Sydney, who owns Tone on Pump Street said she is over the moon when she heard she had become a finalist in the extensionist of the year category. 

Miss Sydney, age 29, said: “My whole life I wanted to go to university, and then all of a sudden I woke up and I changed my mind.

“I decided I didn’t want to be in education anymore. 

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“I decided to go into the beauty industry because it makes everybody, not just women, feel confident about themselves. 

“We are more than just hair stylists. Our clients offload their problems onto us and it is like being a therapist.

“It would be phenomenal to win, especially after we’ve just opened in October. 

“It would be amazing to win best in the area, let alone best in the UK.”

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Miss Sydney, who is originally from Droitwich, said she has been in the hair and beauty industry for 14 years.

She has been doing hair extensions for the past ten years – which is where she said her true passion lies.  

“I’m not one of those hair stylists who does wild hairstyles, I do everyday glam,” she added.

“Everyone is so image-conscious and everyone wants to look good.

“I create hairstyles that look like seamless effort without doing any work.”

Worcester News: Gizem Sydney, owner of Tone on Pump Street, specialises in hair extensions Gizem Sydney, owner of Tone on Pump Street, specialises in hair extensions (Image: Instagram/ This is Tone UK)

The hair stylist previously used to

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Meet The Salon Owner: Self Love Salon in St Helens

The business opened on Baldwin Street in St Helens five years ago with Claire Jones in charge and it’s gone from strength to strength, offering different therapies and treatments to their clients.

Here 4o-year-old Claire tells us why she wanted to open her own business, what the inspiration was behind Self Love Salon and what plans she has for the future.

If you would like to appear in our Meet The Salon Feature, email [email protected]

All the colours of the rainbow

All the colours of the rainbow

What’s the name of the salon/business?

Self Love Salon

What’s the address?

23a Baldwin Street, St Helens

Are you the owner/manager?

I’m the owner of the salon.

How many employees do you have?

I have one employee and three others who are self-employed.

When did you open the salon?

I opened five years ago in May.

Self Love Salon opened on Baldwin Street in St Helens five years ago

Self Love Salon opened on Baldwin Street in St Helens five years ago

Are you local to the area? Did you grow up here?


Tell me a bit about your salon/business

We are a holistic hair salon and we believe in promoting inner beauty just as much as outer beauty. The salon was born from my own struggles with mental health and learning to love and appreciate myself more by using holistic elements such as aromatherapy, reiki and crystals. These elements are incorporated into the salon as a way of introducing clients to different therapies. We pride ourselves in being a sustainable salon.


The traditional barbershop treating men like gentlemen

Goregous, glossy waves

Goregous, glossy waves

What do you do? What services do you provide?

We provide all hair services such as cutting and colouring as well as bridal appointments. We also offer beauty treatments as well as massages, reflexology and reiki. We can provide specialist skin treatments such as dermaplaning.

Why did

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Bolton: The Place Hair and Beauty shortlisted for national award

The Place Hair and Beauty, located on Knowsley Street and which is also accessible from within the Market Place, is up for a prize at the UK Hair and Beauty Awards after making the shortlist in the ‘Best New Salon’ category in Bolton.

Owner of the salon, Abi Quigley, said: “Our current customers mention how we greet them and make them feel welcome. We don’t make them feel judged or look them up and down from the moment they walk in. 

“They feel important and listened to and our staff are not over the top in appearance and this makes customers feel less conscious about themselves when they come in.

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“We do a variety of styles. I get so many ladies with short hair telling me how hard it is to find someone who can cut short hair and many hairdressers won’t do it.

“What makes our salon different is the amount of skill in lots of different services and different types of clients.

“We are hijab friendly, and I have worked and done market research in many parts of the world by having my own hair done by hairdressers in parts of the world I visit to see if I can take things away to my own salon.

“We are also a finalist in the Bolton Women in Business Awards.”

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To celebrate being shortlisted the salon will be hosting an event on Saturday, March 11 between 2pm and 5pm.

Attendees will get a voucher which will give them £10 off services more than £50.

“We will have canapés and will be demonstrating some of our services,” Abi said.

The awards celebrate the

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Five hair salons close shop with no water, electricity

FIVE hair salons at the King Plaza complex in Windhoek have been forced to temporarily close shop due to constant water and electricity cuts.

King Plaza is owned by businesswoman Stina Wu. The hair stylists say water and electricity supply cuts have been ongoing for the past two years, interfering with their operations.

The president of the Namibian Hairdresser Association, Pujesu Namundjebo, last week said the situation has impeded their growth.

“This matter is not affecting me alone, but all hair salons at this complex. We have about five hair salons, and they accommodate almost 100 people per day.

“For four days now, water and electricity have been cut off,” he said.

The stylists say they are hoping for intervention, since they are losing customers. “We cannot do anything without water and electricity. We have a problem with the management of this complex, because they are not paying the municipality,” Namundjebo said.

Hair stylist Monika Shaanika last week said: “We are really affected because it’s month-end, and our landlords are expecting us to pay rent, and where we are staying we also need to pay rent.

“We do not have customers, because we do not have water and electricity.”

The owner of Lavish Hair and Beauty Studio, Lydia Atshikoto, said stylists are paying a high amount for rent. “Our salon invoice is always between N$24 000 to N$25 000 per month, and if you fail to pay on time you will just find your salon closed, while they are the ones owing the municipality a lot of money,” she said.

“Today we tried to set up a generator. It’s very expensive, because we are using petrol. It’s now month-end and their invoice is already out, and they told us they are only going to give us a discount

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