A HAIRDRESSER in Stroud is celebrating four decades of styling customers and making them look their best.
Louise Price from Vogue Haircare has seen a wide range of styles and fashions, from big hair and perms to mullets.
She began as an apprentice at the salon on Gloucester Street in 1982 and took over in 2000.
She moved to Stroud from Coventry with her family when she was five years old and attended Thomas Keble which at the time was known as Manor School.
Louise said she can’t quite believe that she has been at the salon for 40 years.
She said: “I took over the business in 2000, so I’m coming up on 40 years in residence on Friday which is something to celebrate.
“I can’t quite believe I have been here for 40 years, it is a testament to enjoying what you do and working with great people.
“As you can imagine I have seen a few hairstyles over the decades, having joined the salon in the 80s when big hair and perms were in demand.
“It’s interesting to see these looks re-emerging with mullets and shags making a comeback along with teenage boys surprisingly picking up the perming trend.
“It’s amazing to look back and see how technology has improved the industry, from clients’ records available to view at a click of a button, future appointments being made online, via our website and receiving text messages the day before to remind you of your appointment.”
On Friday (September 30) Louise will celebrate 40 years with fizz, tea and cake as part of her Macmillan Coffee Morning.
She said: “I’ll be celebrating with my fabulous team and all our new and long-standing clients, many of whom have been visiting us from the start.
“Our success and longevity are definitely due to our exceptional level of customer service which runs through the team.
“We want each client to have the best experience, we love creating a welcoming-all inclusive environment.”
Louise’s mum Edna Powell was well-known for her work with Stroud Country Show and in 2006 she opened up the Cotswold Sewing Machines in Lansdown.
Edna sadly died in 2018 and ever since Louise has been running Macmillan coffee mornings to help fundraise.
Everyone is welcome to attend Vogue Haircare’s coffee morning on Friday.
You can contact the hair salon at email@example.com or through their website www.voguehaircare.co.uk