Hair geeks give town centre a stylish boost

Alma Jamera-Gundu with some of the creations on offer
Alma Jamera-Gundu with some of the creations on offer

TOWN centre shoppers can get a new look thanks to the opening of two stores.

Hair Geeks, which specialises in hair extensions and wigs, has opened in New Post Office Square, and Greenwoods menswear store is soon to open in Spencer Court.

The businesses are welcome additions to the shopping centre which continues to buck the national trend of shop closures.

Hair Geeks was opened by three sisters Alma Jamera-Gundu, and Angela and Melanie Jamera, and is enjoying a roaring trade.

The former recruitment officer who recently moved to the Oakley Vale estate, Corby, from Bristol, said: “Our first week after opening was absolutely mind-blowing.

“We just didn’t expect to be as busy as we have been.

“We specialise in hair extensions and do the weaving for customers here in the shop.

“The wigs side of the business is a secondary element to what we do.

“We thought about the name for a long time and first rejected Hair Geeks but went back to it in the end because that’s what we are.

“We’ve been doing each other’s hair since we were children.

“Wigs and hair extensions are extremely popular at the minute. Women want to be able to change how they look in an instant and this way they can change colour and style.

“We’ve been really busy and we’re delighted to be here serving the people of Corby.”

The shop is planning to hold a hair party at the shop on Friday, July 27, when customers will be able to enjoy reduced rates.

Greenwoods is opening in a former shoe store in Spencer Court in June but a date has not yet been announced.

The shop is being opened as part of an expansion plan by the company which is launching five new stores this year.

A spokesman for the company, which has already started recruiting for the store, said: “We are looking forward to opening the store in Corby town centre and will be announcing more details, including the opening date in the near future.”

Greenwoods, which has its head office in Bradford, West Yorkshire, celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.

It opened its first shop in 1860 in Bradford city centre selling hats to the wool barons of Yorkshire.