A hair salon is preparing to officially relaunch on Friday after relocating to new premises in Derby city centre.
Blend Salon vacated 29 Sadler Gate, in the Cathedral Quarter – directly opposite The Wonky Table – to make room for Jack Wills on June 2.
It is now located at 48 Queen Street and salon staff are celebrating its move with a party on Friday evening from 7pm with a special guest.
Hairdresser Adee Phelan, who will be reopening the salon, became noticed by top celebrities in 2002 after opening his hair salon Strangeways in Leigh-on-sea. During the same year, he won the image of the year award, following David Beckham’s mohawk in the GQ shoot prior to the World Cup that year.
The salon, which was located in Sadler Gate for five-and-a-half years, has had a complete refit and recruited more staff for its bigger premises.
Jack Wills has applied to Derby City Council for permission to erect two signs at the premises in Sadler Gate and, once this has been approved – which is considered to be a simple formality – Jack Wills will launch in the premises in due course.
Currently, the premises remain empty.
Joanne Pilbeam, owner of Blend Salon, said: “We love it here, the salon is so much busier than it was before and we have a lot more passing trade now in such an upmarket area.
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“It was scary having to move, wondering whether it was the right decision or not but, once we got here, we knew it was the right place and we have had so much more business.”
Local traders, the salon’s clients and friends and family will be given a tour of the new premises and refreshments will be on offer, as well as a DJ.
The salon is open from 9am until 6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from noon until 9pm on Thursday and from 8am until 4pm on Saturday.
To make an appointment call 01332 361 481.
Source: Derby Telegraph