The owner of newly opened hair salon Henderson & Co, Kellie Henderson, spoke to us about why she’s going it alone as an independent business, and why the salon is great for you, the environment and bunny rabbits…
‘It’s going to be a small friendly salon with just a few chairs with just myself and a friend working there (not like the big conveyer belt salons which I’ve previously worked at). The salon is going to have a vintage/French feel to it, and coming soon, I am also going to have bespoke products made for me in a lab. The products won’t contain any nasties like parabens or sulphate and most definitely will not be tested on animals!
My cousin also runs a jewellery website called Decadorn selling amazing pieces online and in London boutiques, which I’ll be selling in the salon too.
I have been hairdressing for 15 years, and I’ve worked and trained with Toni&Guy and Saks. Cardiff based, I was salon manager at Toni&Guy for three years, and Saks for seven years.
Unfortunately Saks recently closed down, so I thought now’s the time to start on my own. Most of my clients I’ve known for years and they’ve become my friends, so I wanted a salon they can feel really comfortable in, and for new clients not to feel intimidated when they walk in, as I can find myself feeling this way when I walk into other salons or shops.’
Henderson & Co is located at 84 Monthermer Road, CF24 4BG (near the Gower Pub)
For appointments, call the salon on 029 21159762
Monday and Tuesday 10am – 6pm
Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 4.30pm
Images: copyright Kellie Henderson