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My name is Kathy Griffiths, my business name is Hairby Kathleen. A little snippet of how I began ‘Hairby Kathleen’.
I have been a Hairstylist for over 30 years now and absolutely love it. I started out in administration but realised at the age of 19 that I loved to play with hair! My elder brother was a Hairstylist and I was mesmerised watching him work when I was younger. I worked for him in his salon. I was there for 10 years before I left to have my children and carried on building a clientele. During this time I decided I also wanted to continue with gaining new skills and completed a variety of computer courses. I also gained English literature, business administration, plus a basic counselling course! I just liked to keep my mind busy as well as my hands! At the tender age of 40 I decided that I wanted to pass on my skills to others, so I decided to do my teaching certificate in Education at Edge Hill University. I gained a teaching post in Knowsley Community College whilst training. I completed my qualification in 2008. In 2014 further Education had suffered for years in lack of funding and cutbacks, having an impact on teaching posts and some lost their jobs to redundancy. I decided to accept mine and start up my business.
I have been very fortunate with my client base, so decided I wanted to be more creative and focused more on my wedding hair. I thoroughly enjoy creating styles to suit the client’s expectations and also the image they desire. In the wedding industry I feel you have to also have the right personality to be able to gain your clients trust. As it’s their day, the most important day in their life and they expect perfection! I am able to communicate with clients and find it easy to make a connection with each and every one of them. I am a perfectionist when it comes to designing hair, and I think my clients get to know this and appreciate me for that. If there is anything at all they are unsure about, I work with them till we can get it perfect. I love being self-employed, and I love to do photo shoots and wedding fairs in my free time. I have lots of fabulous testimonials from client and actually some of my previous Brides have now became my regular clients, I must be doing something right!
As a Bridal Hairstylist I offer you a unique and professional service including a pre-wedding consultation and trial. I want to take away the stresses of planning and ensure your special day is as stress free as possible. I am intensely passionate about my work and this is reflected in the level of detail and quality I put into it. I am fully committed to my brides as it is more than my job, it is my responsibility.