Friday, 5 August 2011

Back to the 70s at salon to celebrate anniversary

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Prices rolled back to celebrate anniversary

A Shropshire hairdresser has found a fun way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his first salon – a return to 1970s prices.

Philip Minton, a Bond Street stylist in the swinging 60s and owner of K2 hair salon in the Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury, is giving his tariffs a quick trim on special offer days to roll back the years.

He has found original price list frm the opening of Cameo, in the towns castle street, back in Decmeber 1971, when Ted Heath was Prime Minister, Sir Alf Ramsey was manager of England and Bennie Hills Ernie, the fastest Milkman in the west was number one in the charts.

Customers who visit his website and sign up could find they are entitled to a restyle at 1970’s prices,

Mr Minton, 62, of Weston Lullingfields, who also has a salon in Newtown, said he wanted to share the anniversary with his loyal customers. His career started when he was only 15 and was inspired by Vidal Sassoon, the inventor of the bob.

He said: “I do remember the moment I wantedto be a hairdresser. I was watching TV and Vidal Sassoon came on one of those Saturday night programmes with two lovely girls on each arm and these women just stood there and shook the beautiful bobs he had created for them.”

Mr Minton who is married with three children, said: “when we opened our second salon in Newtown 12 years ago, Elaine Nations, Vidal Sassoons first wife, decided to come in and give us a try because she was interested I think to support the new local salon.”

K2 is a Sassoon partner salon which means staff have day- long work experience with some of sassoons top stylists.

By Carl Jones

Shropshire Star

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