HAIR and beauty salon inkfish is celebrating its 21st birthday this November and puts its survival throughout the recession down to branding and staff passion and development.
Formally known as Christopher’s and Neil’s, the salon began with only a few members of staff but now has 33 employees between its two salons on New Bridge Street and Quay Mews, Truro.
The salon is hoping to expand and have a refurbishment sometime next year.
Owner Vidette Chivers said: “Opening the salon all those years ago was my dream come true as I’m genuinely passionate about hairdressing and wanted my own salon. I always hoped it would be successful and don’t know where the time has gone.
“Each year the business has grown and I have witnessed many changes, and greater challenges.
“My team is the best and we were recently finalists for Best Salon Team 2010 at the Most Wanted Awards in London.”
inkfish is planning an evening to remember to help celebrate 21 years in the hairdressing industry for loyal clients.
The event will also name the six finalists of The Face of inkfish Competition 2010, displaying the images from the Tigi Photo Shoot in London and congratulating the winner, Ellie Sayer, who was handpicked by Anthony Mascolo, Tigi International creative director, and has won British Hairdresser of the Year three times.
Next year promises to bring more exciting challenges, with the team constantly visiting London to learn the latest cutting and colouring techniques.
Mrs Chivers said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank clients for their loyal support during the past 21 years and look forward to many more.”