Walk-in hair salon celebrates 10th anniversary in Yate Shopping Centre

Staff at LA Barber in Yate celebrate the salon's 10th anniversary

Staff at LA Barber in Yate celebrate the salon's 10th anniversary

First published in News Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury

A HAIRDRESSERS in Yate is marking 10 years of scissor happy cuts at trim prices.

LA Barber opened on South Parade, in Yate Shopping Centre, on February 28, 2004.

The no appointment salon was unique at the time, although many budget hairdressers have since followed suit, and was started by Lesley Didsbury.

With walk-in cuts and styling, the salon has gone from just two employees to now having six stylists and two apprentices.

Mrs Didsbury, who has another salon in Chippenham, said: “It has been great, the time has absolutely flown by.

“Having no appointments has worked really well, it means we can do far more people and most people love the fact they can just drop in. Busy mums especially love it.

“It was quite unique when we opened and has been why the salon has worked.”

She added: “With six stylists on a Saturday we can do around 40 people each.

“We started the apprenticeship scheme three years ago and that has gone really well too, we have put quite a few young people through now.”

LA Barber will celebrate is 10th anniversary with a week-long 10 per cent discount on all cuts, treats for all customers and a big staff party.

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