I started work in a hairdresser’s when I was 14 as a Saturday girl. Realising this was my chosen career; I went on to do an NVQ in hairdressing. Then to further my skills I trained in London at the Wella Academy. Later on in life after starting a family I decided it was time to kick start my career. This is when I bought the Middleton salon. It’s client base was dwindling and the salon wasn’t meeting its full potential, but with hard work and a change to the décor Elite Design and Cut was formed. We have now been trading 12 years and I am very proud of what it has become.
I used to live in Maidenhead where I worked in a salon on a Saturday. From here I too did NVQ’s in hairdressing as well as advancing my training in Wella academy. I worked for 12 years in a local firm called ‘Finishing Touch’ before moving to Middleton on sea with my young family. Elite Design and Cut accepted me on a part time basis where I have a regular client base.
I have always wanted to be a hairdresser. As a little girl I knew my career path in life would lead me to a salon environment. So as soon as I could (at 14) I worked in a salon, shampooing, cleaning and making tea. Later, I decided to go to Kingston college for a year, and then moved to Littlehampton to start an apprenticeship. I completed levels 1, 2 and 3 in hairdressing. After qualifying I worked for 4 years as a barber, but completed ladies hair for one day per week. I then moved on and worked in a salon in Yapton. I didn't like the working atmosphere there and so I took a job at EDC. I have now been working here for a little while and am enjoying the friendly faces and building up my clientele.