Jedburgh hair salon hoping it’s got menu for success

Hairdresser Amanda Fair is confident she has the right menu for success after launching her first business in Jedburgh.

By Paul Kelly
Thursday, 6th August 2020, 8:39 am
Laura Harkin and Amanda Fair at their Jedburgh hair salon.
Laura Harkin and Amanda Fair at their Jedburgh hair salon.

Lockdown proved the impetus for Amanda, 28, to venture out on her own after 12 years working in the trade.

With time on her hands, she poured all her energies into getting More Than Just a Salon, at 33 High Street, ready to open when lockdown was lifted on Wednesday, July 15.

Working alongside her long-time hairdressing colleague Laura Harkin, the salon is already providing a luxurious experience and offering something different.

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Amanda, 28, said: “Everything is based on the theme of a menu, a hair menu, so you can pick and choose what you want and add in different services.

“I’ve also got a blow-dry menu so you and a friend can come in at the weekend or even late at night and you can have a cocktail delivered or a glass of wine and you are able to sit and have your hair done.

“That’s where I was going when I decided to call it More Than Just a Salon.

“You can come in and have a chat. There’s good music, with a great atmosphere, but at the same time it’s very professional.

“People like to have a drink when they have their hair done. I know I do.”

The salon, a Ghd and L’Oreal stockist, is also planning workshops in the future to teach customers how to make the best of their styling equipment and products at home.

Amanda, who thanked husband Gary and in-laws Gwen and Murray for making her dream a reality, added: “I decided to set up in lockdown.

“In the third month, I just decided to go for it.

“Lockdown gave me time, and it has proved a positive for me. It gave me that thinking time.

“There were two properties on the High Street and the one I viewed first was the right size.

“It needed completely doing out – it was pretty much a shell – and I worked from seven in the morning until seven at night to get it open.”