A NEW hair salon has opened at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel.
William Wheelwright has fulfilled his dream of opening his own salon William Wheelwright Hair at the hotel.
William trained at Toni & Guy salons 18 years ago, where he became one of the top stylists in its flagship Kensington salon and went on to run its training programme for apprentice stylists.
He left London to return to his home town of Leicester where he spent five years with Cawthorne & Wright as senior stylist in its salons in Allandale Road in Leicester and Mill Street in Oakham.
The salon will include an Indian head and neck massage administered by qualified beauty therapist Michelle Jarps. A colourist will be joining the salon in June.
The premises will have vintage furnishings and original artwork by local artist Rori Crawford-Drake.
He said: “Barnsdale is a beautiful and perfect location for my first salon.
“Having cut many of the guests’ hair there for a number of years it was natural progression to open a salon here.
“The hotel has established a reputation for quality and service and that is synonymous with what I want to achieve with William Wheelwright Hair.”
He thanked Ed Burrows, the managing director of Barnsdale Lodge, for his support.