Falkirk salon Tweedie and Marshall preparing to celebrate tenth anniversary
Staff at a Falkirk salon are counting down the days until its tenth anniversary.
Tweedie and Marshall Hairdressing will celebrate one decade in business this Sunday.
Those who have worked tirelessly to enable the Vicar Street shop to reach the milestone are elated to be within touching distance of its big birthday, which falls a year after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
The doors of Tweedie and Marshall have been shut since Christmas Eve in line with government restrictions.
However, co-owners Anthony Tweedie, 32, and Connie Marshall, 33, have remained positive and hope to welcome back clients soon.
For now, they and their staff are simply looking forward to the business’ big birthday.
Lockdown measures meant the team had to get creative when devising celebrations.
Tweedie and Marshall is now in the midst of a ten-day social media countdown and giveaway competition during which followers can win a host of prizes.
Mr Tweedie, of Denny, and Falkirk woman Ms Marshall are using the anniversary to stay in touch with customers and also support fellow town businesses.
The former said: “We feel a massive sense of achievement in reaching ten years.
“We’ve collaborated with a few local businesses to do a massive giveaway.
“We’ve paid for a couple of nights in glamping pods. Finnegan’s and Solo Nails and Beauty have put in vouchers.
“We’re using it to collaborate with local businesses because everybody’s in a similar situation.”
Having trained at salons in Stirling and Glasgow, Tweedie and Marshall’s co-owners now place an emphasis on developing their own talent.
The business currently has five full-time members of staff and three self-employed stylists.
Ensuring standards remain high across all areas has been pivotal, according to Mr Tweedie.
He continued: “We have staff who have been here from the get-go. We’ve trained up a lot of the stylists.
“The majority of our staff training is done in-house. We’ve trained a lot of people up from weekend positions.
“We’ve never lost focus of our standard of hairdressing. We go on colour courses three times a year and are always learning online.
“A lot of our clients come from down south when they’re visiting their parents.
“If we can come out the other end of the pandemic, I don’t think we’ll have any problems getting business back through the doors.”