Setting down roots with local hair salon

A local mum has a firm-hold of her roots and opened a salon with a difference. Barbara Burnett has taken the reins of her very own Just Cuts salon as it opened its doors in the heart of Stevenage at the Westgate shopping centre on Thursday November 28th. On the morning of the opening, the first 30 lucky customers were given the gift of a haircut, just in time for Christmas.

Born and bred in Stevenage, Barbara previously worked in senior strategic management with major national charities across the UK. With her daughter Lauren, having Down’s syndrome and additional complex needs, it was important for Barbara to look for something to fit around her family’s needs. Becoming her own boss gives her the security and flexibility that is so crucial.

“There comes a moment, when your life choices change direction and I realised I wanted to step back from working for someone else to do something for myself. At Just Cuts there really is nowhere else that offers the same service. I’m extremely excited for the people of Stevenage to get involved too, especially as we get into December - they can visit us to get ready for the Christmas party season. A major benefit at this busy time of year is that you don’t need to make an appointment - you can simply pop in to the salon and join the queue. We’ll then notify you when it’s your turn in the chair so you can continue shopping whilst you wait.

“I’ve always had a strong connection with Stevenage and I think the imminent regeneration project is perfect timing to introduce the salon to the area. I’m looking forward to being part of fresh outlook for our whole community at such an exciting time.”

Stevenage is benefitting from a major 20-year regeneration programme worth almost £1bn which promises to reinvigorate the town centre and surrounding areas. Barbara is bringing seasonal cheer as the Stevenage salon allows locals to benefit from Just Cuts’ premium service at not-so-premium prices. On the launch day, Stylists will be giving the first 30 customers free Style Cuts, with everyone else being able to get a special price on their cut – down from £19 to £15.


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Image attached: Just Cuts Stevenage ribbon-cutting.

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About Just Cuts

Just CutsTM is a hairdressing salon that bridges the gap between a barber and a high end hair salon. Our fixed price, no appointment system is a convenient and practical solution for our Clients, offering them affordable Style CutsTM cuts from fully qualified Stylists. Just Cuts’” was the brainchild of Denis McFadden, who, back in 1982, turned a simple idea into a business concept that would change the hairdressing industry forever. Always ahead of the curve, McFadden decided to run a promotion at his Sydney salon to boost business and offered all Clients a “no appointment, $6 Style Cuts’” cut”. The response was outstanding and the idea of Just Cuts’” was born. We’ve grown to be the largest hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere and we perform over 100,000 Style Cuts’” cuts for our Clients each week!

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