After a career in the hairdressing industry spanning almost 20 years, Lincolnshire hairdressers Richard Cotton and Daniel Ricketts decided to go it alone and open their own salon. Richard told us “We started the business so that we could be more in control, we had a real desire to create a progressive brand.” The plans for their business, Industry Hair Design, are to establish a strong brand identity and provide a relaxing salon experience for their customers. Richard and Daniel are keen to use contemporary techniques in colouring and styling, championing emerging trends and new techniques in the world of hairdressing today.

Although the two business partners had all the industry experience they needed to establish their place as seasoned stylists, they required business support in areas that they were less familiar with. After learning about NBV’s business support through Lincoln University, Daniel and Richard booked an appointment to see business advisor Mike Gibbs who was able to help them with advice regarding business set up and legal obligations. Richard recounts “Mike’s advice has been helpful in regards to some of the confusing insurance and legal aspects. He has also helped us with cash flow forecasts.”

Industry Hair Design opened in Saxilby on the 7th March 2017, during which time Richard and Daniel have taken on one extra employee. Their plans for the future are to expand into other aspects of hairdressing, as well as continuing to stay abreast of the latest industry techniques and skills. Although they have only been opened a short while, Richard and Daniel are very optimistic about the future of the company. “We have had a very positive start and have already built up a loyal customer base.” Daniel enthuses.

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