Birth­day sa­lon too busy to party

Stockport Express - - Business -

THIS week­end a Bramhall hair­dressers’ 30th an­niver­sary went al­most un­re­marked - as the owner was too busy rais­ing money for Macmil­lan.

Ali­son Jones (then Pre­ston) set up Hair by Ali­son Pre­ston on Septem­ber 30, 1987 and the hair­dressers has been a sta­ple on Bramhall Lane South ever since.

Her team man­aged to raise £300 for Macmil­lan cancer sup­port and de­cided to only mark the an­niver­sary with a ban­ner above the sa­lon.

When asked about the suc­cess of her store, which is one of the old­est in the area along­side Turn­ers Floor­ing, the mother-ofthree said it was the store’s friendly yet pro­fes­sional at­ti­tude that helped them thrive.

Ali­son, 55, said: “We’ve used the same prod­ucts for 30 years that peo­ple like. We don’t like to chop and change.”

Some of her reg­u­lars have been vis­it­ing the sa­lon for sev­eral years or even a decade - in­clud­ing one who is 101 years old.

Ali­son’s en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit has brushed off on her chil­dren, with two launch­ing their own busi­ness. She added: “You’ve got to have am­bi­tion in to­day’s world.”

Her son, Daniel Scott, 25, runs Daniel Scott Kitchens and her daugh­ter Me­gan Jones, 21, has just set up MLJ pho­tog­ra­phy. Her other daugh­ter, Natalie, 27, is a teacher and has a son called Fin­ley.

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