Falkirk salon celebrates 20 years in business

Businesswoman Susan Calder had hoped to throw a big birthday bash when her Falkirk salon turned 20 this month.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 12:30 pm

Sadly, as with countless other arrangements she’s made in the past year, the Hairdotcomb owner had to shelve her plan and instead mark the milestone at home on March 1.

Despite lockdown restrictions hampering their celebrations, staff at the Kerse Lane business have been buoyed by the news they will be able to return to work on April 5, having been forced to close since Christmas.

Ms Calder, 46, admits home circumstances meant she was not able to draw attention to the anniversary in the way she had planned.

Susan Calder, owner of Falkirk salon Hairdotcomb which celebrated its 20th anniversary on March 1. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The Larbert-born woman said: “I haven’t done much on social media.

“With homeschooling, it’s been pretty tough going.

“We hope once we get back to normality we’ll go out and celebrate as a team with family and friends. I was hoping to have a big party but that’s not going to happen.

“I thought about giveaways but it’s been hard.

“The government’s announcement was a bit of a shock because we were expecting it to come at the end of April but it’s very good news.

“All day today I’ve been phoning clients to get them booked in.”

With nine members of staff on her books, including apprentices, Falkirk resident Ms Calder is desperate to reopen Hairdotcomb’s doors and welcome back customers.

She continued: “I think everyone just wants to get back to some kind of normality.

“There are a lot of new hairdressers and salons out there. Hairdressing changes all the time so it’s important to keep doing training, keep up to date with all the new trends, listen to your team and learn from the young ones.

“When you’ve got a good team behind you, it really does help.

“Thank you to all the team, our family and friends and the clients – without them we would be nothing. I’d like to thank them for their support and loyalty over the last 20 years, especially this year.

“We can’t wait to see our customers and hope they’ve all been keeping well.”

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