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Jul 10, 2018 / by Donna Young / In Hairdressers In Peterborough / Leave a comment

It’s Our First Birthday – Hair Dressing Salon In Yaxley

As we approach our first year, although it feels like we only opening the salon in Yaxley yesterday, we look at where we have come from, what we have done and where we are going. It’s been an amazing journey over the last year, quite the rollercoaster of excitement – so sit back, strap in, keep your arms inside the carriage and scream if you wanna go faster!

Biggest Achievement

The obvious choice would be getting the salon in the first place, and the growth of the premises and the team. I honestly never thought it would grow as fast as it has!!

However I think the more surprising achievement that I really didn’t see happening are the awards we have won. Our business award won Small Business Awards Peterborough for Apprentice of the Year and the fantastic hairdresser award wins were completely unseen in my original ideas for the salon!


Awards Won

In just one year we have been lucky enough to win three awards, including local and national awards. Late last year we won Apprentice of the Year at the Peterborough Small Business Awards. We were over the moon and it was great to be recognised locally.

Then, early this year we won 2 awards at the Fantastic Hairdresser Awards; Danni D won Fantastic Rising Star while Dani W won Fantastic Future Star. We are so proud of our girls for this well deserved recognition.


Best Moment of the Last Year

Within the same hour (4th June between 5pm-6pm) I gave birth to Tate and we won the 2 awards. I feel the stars aligned and it was our magical hour – just incredible.

Other than that, it is the support at our  opening event and the run up to our 1st birthday event, to see how many people support us has just been amazing. As a team we are so overwhelmed!!


Plans for Year Two

Well nothing went to a plan last year, there really wasn’t one and that worked out great!

However this year I feel ready to take on the world.

We would love to win more awards, and build the business to be able to wave our magic wand on more beautiful ladies hair and make people feel fantastic!

We are currently researching new hair services so watch this space.


Thank You Everyone!

In the past year my dreams have come true and I am in disbelief when I look back over the past 12 months.

The people around me have lifted me up and allowed me to grow; their belief in me has enabled me to take on the risks and challenges of opening a salon.

Without my loyal clients both new and established we would never be where we are today, thank you to each and every one of them.

My team have worked extremely hard and our joint love of our craft has allowed us to achieve what we have in such a short space of time. They are the wind beneath my wings and they keep us flying forward.

Thank you to all of them, they inspire me each and every day. I’m super lucky to work with such a kind, caring and empowering bunch of women.