Hairdresser Caroline celebrates 25 years
The people of Wellington are a cut above the rest, if a growing hairdresser in the town is anything to go by.
Caroline George, who next month celebrates a quarter of a century since qualifying as a hairdresser, says business has gone from strength to strength after moving to larger premises in the town.
Her salon The Strand moved into its present location in Tan Bank at the end of last year, after more than two years in the town's Morrison's supermarket.
To cope with the extra demand she has taken on an apprentice junior stylist, Vicky Pasternak, and Caroline is also hoping to take on another staff member later this year.
"It's been really good, we had a lot of regulars when we were at Morrison's, and we knew that very soon we were going to need more space," she said.
"We have been very pleased with the way business has taken off. The majority of our customers are regulars who have been coming to us for many years, but we now also have more people popping in.
"I think where we are now means is very good for passing trade, and it is very convenient for parking as well."
Caroline, who is 42, began cutting people's hair in the town as a 16-year-old apprentice in 1991, and qualified the following July.