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Pop-up salon in Northampton raises hundreds for hospice

Hattbox Hairdressing staff give dry cuts at a pop-up salon for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Hattbox Hairdressing staff give dry cuts at a pop-up salon for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

 

Organisers of a one day only charity pop-up salon in Northampton have said that the event was a huge success.

Hattbox Hairdressing, based in Kettering Road, opened their pop-up salon in an empty unit at 48 The Drapery on Saturday to raise money for Northampton’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Staff at the salon gave up their Saturday to offer free dry cuts, styling and consultations to the public, raising £758.68 in donations for the hospice.

The event ran from 10am-5pm at the Chown’s ‘to let’ property, with music from DJ D’Arcy, photography by Paul Michael Hughes and filming by Dennis Plesca.

Hair products were donated by Unite Eurotherapy and staff said the environment was “buzzing with creativity”.

Hattbox owner, Jason Hatt, said: “I’m thrilled the day went so well. We raised money for an important local charity and helped to bring a new feel to the town centre.

“If only for a day. I hope we see more vacant properties in the centre being used in similar ways to help rejuvenate the town and bring back some independent creative spirit.

“The shoppers in Northampton were absolutely fantastic, we had a great turnout and everyone gave so generously. My thanks go out to everyone who helped make the day a success.”

 

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