Three new jobs have been created by a Lincoln hairdresser who has made a slick relocation move.
Neil McCluskey has restyled his business by snapping-up smart new premises within a complex of luxury student apartments – just across the road from his old salon.
What started out as a few jokes while builders were constructing Jackson & Jackson Developments’ Water House in Water Lane, soon turned into a serious business opportunity for Neil.
“I watched the progress being made on the development of 15 flats and the workmen kept joking, “we’re busy getting your salon ready,”” said Neil.
“I realised the unit at the foot of the flats would be absolutely perfect for Hairworks. I was fully aware that my existing salon was well overdue for a refit and felt that this move would be an easy transition for us and less disruptive to the business and its clients.
Now Neil and his team of nine stylists and two apprentices are enjoying the benefits of working in bright, modern and slightly more spacious surroundings and he is delighted he acted quickly, because there was other interest being shown in the property.
“Water Lane is in a really good location, because it is close to the city’s High Street. We catch passing trade and we have already attracted new clients who love the look of our new salon,” said Neil.
“I strongly believe that, while anyone can take on an empty unit and kit it out as a salon, that your staff are the key to a really successful business and I never lose sight of that.”
Hairworks, which offers the full range of salon services for men, women and children, opens six days a week, from 9am to 6pm.
Neil still owns his former Water Lane premises, which could soon be revamped and home to a new tenant.
Lincoln BIG Events & Promotions Manager Michael Armstrong said: “We congratulate Neil on his move and we are delighted that he has also created new jobs in the process.”
Pictured: Rachel Phillips, Michelle Hartley, Tammy Pickering, Danielle Elvin, Alisha Shaw, Charlie Petchey, Tamara Lewis, Hannah Williams, Kelly Holdich, salon owner Neil McCluskey and Samantha Harwood.