Bond Hair Celebrates 10 Years
Northamptonshire-based hair extensions company celebrates 10th Birthday
A hair extensions business in Brigstock, Northamptonshire is celebrating its tenth birthday.
Established in 2009 by entrepreneur Faye Perkins, Bond Hair specialises in keratin-bonded hair extensions. Faye started the business at the age of 21, after wearing hair extensions at University, and decided to undertake the training, initially as a hobby.
The business of hair extensions is growing
The business has now grown and Faye looks after over 30 clients at any one time – all of whom receive a bespoke service suitable for their own hair.
Faye estimates that she has fitted more than 1,000 sets of hair extensions over the years. She now runs Bond Hair from a home salon during evenings and at weekends, alongside her full time career in marketing.
Her clients are typically professional women aged 35-50 who have extensions to enhance their natural hair, for example to add thickness to thinning or fine hair.
Faye also offers Great Lengths hair, which is applied using a heat-free, cold-fusion method and flat bonds are sealed using a patented ultrasonic technology.
Award-winning hair extensions business
“Bond Hair was never supposed to be a business,” reveals Fae, who has won several awards including Young Business Person of the Year for her work with Bond Hair in 2016.
“10 years ago I saved up £500 to have a lady come to my house to train me. I bought the kit, had some leaflets printed and put up a basic website. As it grew, I looked at taking on a High Street salon or franchising the business but soon realised I could offer something different and keep working full-time.
“There was just no need to complicate the business model as it works fine as it is. I’m happy to offer a home-salon experience at hours that suit working women and have clients travelling from all over the UK to see me as I have built up a reputation for discreet, neat flat bonds. I know how many small businesses fail to make it past the first year or two, so I’m thrilled I’ve been able to reach this milestone. I have many of the same clients I started with in 2009, which is really nice. You get to know people when you spend two or three hours with them every few months, so many of my clients are now friends more than customers.”
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