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Julie Wotton – one of the current salon owners – managed the original salon Snips for 9 years; which had been established for over 35 years. The sad news broke that her 9 years of management at the Co-op owned salon Snips was soon to be no more, due to Co-op selling off the small businesses.
In 2009, now current owners Julie and Sarah Jury stepped up to the challenge of saving the business by deciding to partner up and rebrand the salon. Julie tells us that the name Halo was chosen as they collectively wanted something short and sweet.
“We had shortlisted the name as one of our favourites, then a week later Beyonce brought out her song ‘Halo’ – it was definitely a sign and confirmed that this was the name to be!”
The two ladies work very well together as partners, owing to their many years of combined hairdressing experience and close friendship.
“It all happened very quickly,” Julie explains, “I had just had a baby and originally had no intention of taking on a business with six employees! The fact that we’re still here is a great bonus.
“We’ve also kept the same staff from Snips too which is amazing. Hairdressers don’t tend to stay in the same place for too long normally.”
Halo has recently taken on a new stylist called Kirsty. Julie describes her as “willing to help with everything every day.”
“Nothing is too much trouble for her. She was working as a hairstylist somewhere else before and she felt she needed a change. She came to us and she fits into our team very well.”
The salon has gone through a lot over 10 years, back when they were due to celebrate their 7th birthday partners Julie and Sarah took the plunge to refurbish the salon; mainly because they felt that the salon needed remodernising.
The salon are always up to date with the ongoing, evolving changes in the industry and the latest changes by season. Maybe this is why 75% of their client base has stayed with them since the beginning!
“Most of our clients have been with us since the beginning.” Julie tells us, “These are clients who have been with us since before we opened as Halo.
“We’d like to think it’s because we offer a friendly and reliable service that people like to return for.
“We also offer a number of different discounts: we offer a 10% discount which is on our website, a refer a friend card, a loyalty card and a Christmas booklet with lots of offers inside!”
We asked Julie if they have plans to celebrate 10 years and she told us that “I wouldn’t need an excuse to party because I like to be out enjoying myself when I can, but we definitely have something in the pipeline to say thank you to our clients.”
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