New hair salon dedicated to children opens in Northampton

The final touches are being put on the new ShortCuts hair salon, which opens in Northampton today and is dedicated to children
The final touches are being put on the new ShortCuts hair salon, which opens in Northampton today and is dedicated to children
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A new hair salon with a difference opens in Northampton today...it is only open to children.

ShortCuts hair salon caters for youngsters up to early teenagers and is kitted out with children in mind. Young children can sit in replica cars while having their hair cut and older children can fire up the XBox and play games while getting a trim.

The final touches are being put on the new ShortCuts hair salon, which opens in Northampton today and is dedicated to children

The final touches are being put on the new ShortCuts hair salon, which opens in Northampton today and is dedicated to children

The salon is the brainchild of former banker, David O’Neal, who has already opened one branch in Milton Keynes. The new salon in Northampton is based in Octagon Way in Weston Favell.

Mr O’Neal was inspired by his own children to launch the salon.

“We pretty much started out due to my children finding it difficult to get their hair cut, and the usual moans and groans when they got there. I had a Eureka moment and thought about launching a children’s only hairdressers.

“It caters for all children - it’s not the first of its kind in the country but the others tend to concentrate on the young toddler age. We go up to up to early teens, which is why we introduced the XBoxes,” he added.

The salon has colourful replica cars on one side of the salon and Xboxes on the other.

Mr O’Neal said the response had been very positive when the first branch opened.

“It was really overwhelming, we didn’t have a huge marketing strategy. We put a picture on Facebook and that one picture had 32,000 clicks. We hope this one will have the same reaction - there is more design, more time and more effort gone into the launch of the Northampton one,” he said.