A NEW Aberdeen hair salon has officially opened its doors after investing a six-figure sum in a city centre premises.
Linton & Mac, a luxury hair salon for men and women, has been launched in the city’s Netherkirkgate following a two-month renovation.
Established by creative directors, Jennifer Linton, and Joanna MacDonald, the business has created 11 new jobs, including stylists’ positions, a make up artist, a nail technician and reception staff, and the pair forecast that this number will double within just six months of business.
Creative directors Ms Linton, 25, and Ms MacDonald, 29, have more than 20 years combined industry experience, and hope to bring the style of London hair salons to the city with their new venture.
Linton & Mac stylists will utilise and embrace new technologies, offering customers in-depth consultations and first-class hairdressing services.
The salon holds an exclusive territory licence for London-based hairdressing duo, Paul Windle and Neil Moodie’s premier products, and is the only hairdressers north of Glasgow to offer these specific products to its clients.
It will also feature eight columns for its styling bar and custom-made furniture made by well-known Scottish designer, Coiln Parker. The salon will have a strong focus on in-house and external training for staff, and education will be a key focus at Linton & Mac ensuring all staff are trained to the highest of standards.
The premises also boasts eye-catching London-chic interiors and an extensive refreshments list for customers featuring a number of craft beers, artisan gins, and soft drinks.
Creative director of Linton & Mac, Jennifer Linton, said: “We have worked really hard and are absolutely delighted to finally see our dream come true.
“After working in salons throughout our careers, we wanted to offer our clients something a little different and we think that the Linton and Mac experience will do this.
“We have really focussed on bringing the London style of hair salons to the city, and we are looking forward to welcoming the public to the salon.
“This investment is a huge step for the business and we have a great team behind us, and plan on focusing highly on training our staff ensuring they can provide up-to-date industry knowledge to our clients.
“The salon is very much fashion-forward, and we will be incorporating a number of different technologies into our consultation process, making sure our clients can chose realistic hairstyles instead of the high-fashion styles most magazines incorporate into their style books.
“It’s a very exciting time for us and we are looking forward to offering our clients the latest hair fashion trends at the salon.”
Neil Moodie, creative director and editorial stylist of Windle and Moodie, commented: “Linton & Mac are a perfect fit for Windle and Moodie because they are totally focused on adapting the latest trends to their salon ethos/culture.
“Windle and Moodie products have been created with both editorial hairstyling and salon hairdressing in mind, so this partnership with Linton & Mac couldn’t be better matched and we are excited about their forward thinking approach for the opening of their salon.”
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