Elliott Hair Design
From apprentice, to mobile hairdresser to salon owner, Shirley Elliott has been passionate about hairdressing since leaving school and has over 38 years’ experience in the profession. First beginning as a ‘Saturday girl’ and then completing her Apprenticeship, Shirley worked for a number of years in a hair salon. After her children arrived, she then set up her own business providing mobile hairdressing services, working around the commitments of looking after her new family.
As her children became older and more independent, Shirley opened her first dedicated salon in a single room premises in 2006, preferring to offer her clients a place to relax, away from their usual daily stresses.
Shirley spent seven years at this location, before expanding and taking on larger premises in 2014. Starting with just Shirley and a junior stylist, Elliott Hair Design grew to employ six staff in total. At this point Shirley also took the decision, with support and guidance from RR Accountancy, to register as a Limited Company.
The drive to provide a salon that was relaxed and friendly, offering a range of services, led to further expansion in 2017, when Elliott Hair Design was moved to the premises in which it is situated now on Church Street in Melton Mowbray. With now double the number of staff, going from 6 to 12 in the space of a year, the salon has been designed to provide a comfortable atmosphere, in keeping with Shirley’s philosophy of providing a relaxing retreat.
The age range and diversity of the staff also offers greater compatibility with a broader clientele, enabling customers to feel more at ease with their stylist and develop lasting relationships. With a number of mother-daughter teams among the staff, there is also a family atmosphere within the salon which adds to the friendly, happy customer environment.
In addition to the greater capacity, Elliott Hair Design now also has the space to provide a number of additional services. This includes Gents’ barbering, beauty therapy treatments and holistic wellbeing services.
Through considered expansion, with support from RR Accountancy throughout, Elliott Hair Design continues to grow its client base and the number of services provided in order to offer a relaxing getaway in the heart of town.
Call the salon on 01664 668015 to make your next appointment!