A British Hairdresser of the Year nominee has opened a new branch in Ponteland.
As well as cutting and styling hair, the Hooker & Young (H&Y) salon will also offer the latest beauty treatments including Oxygen facials, HD brows, LVL lashes and Essie nails.
Gary Hooker and Michael Young opened their first salon in Gosforth in 1996 and have since gone on to make a name for themselves at a regional and national level in the industry. Their other salons are located in Gosforth, Jesmond, Darlington and Wynyard.
For the Ponteland branch in Bell Villas, they have joined forces with H&Y Art Director and former North East Hairdresser of the Year Paul Ferguson.
Mr Ferguson said: “We are delighted with the reception we have received from the people in Ponteland and the surrounding area and it is especially exciting with the beauty room, which will be launched in the next few weeks.
“Customers can expect a luxury boutique style experience, with a hair massage and full length massage chair while they are getting their hair washed, and a range of treatments will be available.
“Our presence here means residents in the area don’t have to head into Newcastle to go to a high quality salon. We’ve got valuable free parking and there is a great little cafe with outside seating next door.”
The salon is open Monday to Saturday, with late opening on Thursday evenings until 7.15pm. A VIP area is available upstairs for groups.
Mr Young said: “We maintain a high standard and level of service that our customers love.”