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Business Spotlight: Horsepower Hairdressing, Our Story so far...

Added on: 25th June, 2020 by Kira_50215

Business Spotlight: Horsepower Hairdressing, Our Story so far...

Last Updated:
Thu, 25 June 2020

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Our journey started in a £50 caravan, converted into a salon, and parked
at the end of my Mum and Dad’s garden in Harefield.

I slowly progressed to a conservatory in the back of a house in South
Oxhey, cutting hair while balancing a full-time job.

When I began cutting in a West Drayton barbers, I often stayed in the
evening to work on clients hair. In time, I became a co-owner, and the
caravan seemed like a lifetime ago.

A friend and client of mine often commented on my love for a good Harley
Davidson, and pretty much anything that had a bit of oomph. He suggested
the name 'Horsepower', and from that point, our brand was born.

In 2003, I began planning for the future, and how my next shop would be
bigger, and better than the rest. In April 2006, I sold my 50% share of
the other business, my Harley Davidsons, and anything else I could so I
could purchase a popular and well-located, traditional barbershop in
the centre of Uxbridge, on Windsor Street.

As it happens, two of our staff -- Sarah and Tracey -- were already
working there, and within a year we had refitted the shop, changing the
name above the door a short time later, expanding on the traditional
barbershop to include a ladies hair boutique.

This expansion has provided our customers with access to experienced
stylists that have both traditional barbering skills plus up-to-date
ladies salon services, including: cutting, styling, colour, hair-up, and
much more!

We continue to evolve, and the business has tripled in size to become
your local, family salon with an edge.
We aim to accommodate everything from mild to wild, from your first
haircut to your last.

... All with a little rock'n'roll thrown in, of course!

And the current page in our story:

Sadly, recent days have seen the salon close it’s doors for several
months and, as with our neighbouring local businesses, we are holding on
and hope to weather the storm in true Horsepower style (likely on 2
wheels with a large engine). We are using the time wisely and
progressing our salon behind closed doors with it’s stories being
published on our social media regularly, achieving plenty of tasks that
would normally happen out of hours, including our new look shop front

Being very community minded, we have already extended our regular 20%
Blue Light Discount for emergency service men and women to our treasured
NHS volunteers, applicable from the moment we start trading and even our
swear jar for Dementia UK is increasing in value, all be it virtually,
by our very honest staff.

We are also running various competitions and groups from our facebook
page to engage with our community and keep spirits high. One of these is
our Locks off in the Lockdown competition (#locksofflockdown),
encouraging home hairdressing and offering £100 worth of Horsepower
prize vouchers for the best and worst attempts. A very handy prize to
fix any “mishaps” that may require professional attention. The entries
thus far are most likely leading to a hall of fame in the shop.

We hope to open soon, but still await official word from the powers that
be. We have produced extensive safety guidelines for the safety of our
staff and our customers alike and we have a telephone pre-booking
service in place which will have it’s details announced when we open it.
Until such time as we can see our customers again, please feel free to
chat and stay up to date with us on our media platforms.

We wish everyone the best health and safe living.

Adam & everyone at Horsepower Hairdressing.

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