New hair salon hopes to “wow” Jesmond
A new hair salon, which opened today (Wednesday 30 November), has created seven new jobs.
Two of those new posts at W-Salon, a former schoolwear shop on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Tavistock Road, are apprenticeships. Over the next few days a promotional team will be rollerskating through Jesmond handing out 50% discount cards for those on their first visit to W-Salon.
Salon owner Jo Ingham told JesmondLocal: “We opened today but we’re having an opening night on Friday at 7.30pm, with drinks and canapés. We’re also going to be offering a loyalty scheme for our regular customers.”
“The W- stands for “wow” or “wonderful”, which is what we hope the salon will be.”
There are several salons in Jesmond already, but Ingham thinks hers will have a wide appeal: “Some of the other salons are aimed at different customers. Some are trendy and attract the younger generation and others are a little more traditional and attract the older generation – I think our salon will sit nicely in the middle, everyone is welcome.“
We sent JesmondLocal reporter and guinea pig Kerstin Vogel to be W-Salon’s first customer. “I’m really pleased with my haircut – I didn’t want to go for anything too extravagant,” said Vogel. “The stylist, Sam, was very friendly and did an excellent job. I’d definitely go again.”
View before and after shots of Kerstin’s visit below: