From Loo to Shampoo at a New Salon

How a new hairdressing salon rose from the ashes of a disused toilet in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Over fifty years ago, Tib Street in Manchester was noted for its pet shops. Today, it is noted for its hairdressing salons. Many stylists have chosen to set up in this part of the Northern Quarter. One of them is Melissa Timperley from Wardle, near Rochdale. She set up her hairdressing salon on the site of… public toilets.

The 24-year-old stylist has a passion for all things of a hairdressing nature since she was very young. She did her work experience at Sassoon’s Manchester salon. Just before Christmas, she decided to set up her own salon. According to the Manchester Evening News, she has built up a regular clientele.

Entrepreneurship also runs in her family. Her father set up a business 12 years ago and spends most of his time jetting off to meet international clients. Her mother focuses on helping international businesses to gain more work.

Seen below are a couple of Google Street View images which show the salon’s site in 2008 and 2016. What a difference!

New Salon: Before

Before: a 2008 view of the present site. Image courtesy of Google Maps Street View.

New Salon: After

After: a 2016 view of the salon’s premises whilst under construction. Image courtesy of Google Maps Street View.

Passion Hairdressing and Beauty, 28 February 2017.

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