Corby stylist dying to get back to hair business
Stacey Fotheringham will be back at work next week after the school run
A Corby hairdresser has vowed to get her clients' hair back to looking its best after some have not had a professional cut for seven months.
Stacey Fotheringham, a self-employed stylist, has spent the last 13 months working in Morrisons, Corby, as her business had to close for a total of nearly ten months due to Covid restrictions.
She will re-open to clients at 9.30am on Monday, April 12, after another lay-off with customers just as keen to get back to the salon to tame their unruly lockdown locks.
She said: "I'll welcome the lovely Joy back to my salon. I've got new equipment including scissors, and a new hairdryer. Before Christmas I tried to get through as many clients as possible so the old ones did quite a bit of work.
"I'm sure I'll come across quite a few dodgy fringes where people have had a go but my clients haven't any box dyes."
Stacey has been keeping in contact with her loyal customers on Facebook but her first customer under the new lockdown-eased rules will not be able to have her hair coloured.
As the restrictions are only eased on the Monday morning, clients wanting to lose their grey roots will have to wait two days for a skin test to ensure there's no reaction to dyes.
She said: "Because we can only open on the 12th, my first clients can have their skin test but not the colouring. I will shampoo, cut and blow dry but the colour for them will have to wait.
"We have to do a 48-hour skin reaction test. The immune system changes all the time and what with Covid, vaccinations and the natural changes we always do a test."
Stacey has booked in three customers or her first day back and since some have not visited her salon since October, she is looking forward to catching up.
She added: "We're not going to go grey gracefully round here. It's been such a long time. I've kept in contact and I can't wait to see them."